Section for Health Care Systems 2020 Regional Policy Board Representatives

Regional Policy Boards foster communication between the AHA, its members and state hospital associations and provide input on public policy issues unique to a region

Nine Regional Policy Board (RPBs) meet three times a year to foster communication between the AHA, its members, and state hospital associations. The RPBs provide input on public policy issues considered by the Board of Trustees, serve as ad hoc policy development committees when appropriate, and identify needs unique to a region and assist in developing programs to meet those needs. The Health Care Systems Council nominated executives to serve on a respective RPB. The AHA Board of Trustees approved the nominees.

Region 1

John Murphy, M.D. (2019-21)
Chief Executive Officer
Nuvance Health
Danville, CT

Region 2

Israel Rocha, Jr. (2020-22)
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
New York, NY

Bruce J. Flanz (2020-22)
President and CEO
MediSys Health Network
Jamaica, NY

Phil Okala, FACHE (2019-21)
Chief Operating Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Region 3

David J. Masterson, FACHE (2018-20)
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Sentara Healthcare
Williamsburg, VA

William "Brian" Floyd (2020-22)
President, Vidant Medical Center
COO, Vidant Health Hospitals
Greenville, NC

Region 4

Sanford Cohen, M.D. (2019-21)
Chair, Board of Directors
Lee Health
Ft. Meyers, FL

Jeff Bromme (2019-21)
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Altamonte Springs, FL

Zachary Chandler (2019-20)
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Memphis, TN

Region 5

Jason R. Fahrlander, FACHE (2018-20)
Executive Vice President and COO
Community Health Network
Indianapolis, IN

Michael Lappin (2019-21)
Chief Integration Officer
Advocate Aurora Health, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Nancy Susik, FACHE (2020-22)
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak
Beaumont Health
Troy, MI

Region 6

Jeff Johnston (2019-21)
Regional President, Eastern Region
Mercy Health
St. Louis, MO

Mary Edwards (2020-22)
Vice President, Public Policy
M Health Fairview
Minneapolis, MN

Region 7

Roberta Schwartz, Ph.D. (2019-21)
Executive Vice President
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX

Pete November (2019-21)
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Ochsner Health System
New Orleans, LA

Pamela Stoyanoff (2020-22)
President and COO
Methodist Health System
Dallas, TX

Region 8

David Price (2019-21)
Executive Vice President
Scottsdale, AZ

Region 9

Julie Miller-Phipps (2018-20)
Southern California Regional President
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Oakland, CA

Jason C. Chang (2020-22)
Executive Vice President and COO
The Queen's Medical Center
Queen's Health System
Honolulu, HI

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