AHA Names New Trustees to the Board

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2018) - The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected seven members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances.

Incoming members of the AHA Board of Trustees include:  

Marna Borgstrom is CEO of Yale New Haven Health and Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. Borgstrom began her career at Yale-New Haven more than 39 years ago and her varied roles have taken her from a post-graduate fellowship, to various staff and management roles, to her promotion in 1994 to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office at Yale New Haven Hospital. In 2005, she assumed the position of CEO of Yale New Haven and President and CEO of Yale New Haven Health and now serves as CEO of both organizations.

Borgstrom chairs the boards of the Healthcare Institute and the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care and is the past chair of Vizient. She serves on several other boards including the Connecticut Hospital Association and New Haven Promise and Cryolife. Borgstrom has also served on a number of AHA committees, including the Section for Health Care Systems Council, the Academic Medical Center Strategic Leadership Group, and the Medicare DSH Advisory Group.   

Borgstrom has been the recipient of several awards recognizing her advocacy and community involvement including the AHA Grassroots Champion Award, the Anti-Defamation League Torch of Liberty Award, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Award, and Business New Haven Business Person of the Year.

Borgstrom received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a master’s of public health from the Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Delvecchio Finley is the CEO of Alameda Health System, a leading public health care provider and medical training institution based in Oakland, Calif. Finley has extensive experience in health care management with well-regarded institutions including the University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center; and Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center.

Finley is a leader in local and national health care organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, and the California Hospital Association. He is also a member of the AHA’s Section for Metropolitan Hospitals Council.

He has received recognition from Modern Healthcare as a Minority Executive to Watch (2016) and Up and Comer (2015), and Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top 25 healthcare leaders under 40 (2014, 2015).

Finley holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Emory University and a master of public policy from Duke University, where he also attained graduate certification in health policy, law, and management. He is board certified in health care management and is an ACHE fellow.

Susan Fox is President and CEO of White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y, a member of the Montefiore Health System. Fox first joined White Plains Hospital in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Administration. In 2011, she was named Executive Vice President and then President in January, 2013. She assumed the CEO position in 2015.

Previously, Fox was a Senior Vice President at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System developing and overseeing Physician and Ambulatory Network Services. Prior to that, Fox was a Senior Manager of Health Care Consulting at Ernest and Young, where she specialized in strategy and hospital reengineering.

Fox began her career as a pediatric intensive care nurse at New York Hospital in Manhattan and received her bachelor of science in nursing from Columbia University. She also holds a master of business administration from Baruch College, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Fox serves as chairperson on the Board of Directors of Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She also serves on the Columbia University School of Nursing Board of Visitors, the Board of the Healthcare Association of New York State, the Westchester County Association, and will be chair of AHA Regional Policy Board 2 concurrently with serving on the AHA Board of Trustees.

Becky Hultberg is the President and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA), a position she has held since 2014. ASHNHA provides statewide representation and advocacy for Alaska’s hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other health care providers.

Prior to her work with ASHNHA, Hultberg served as Commissioner of the State of Alaska’s Department of Administration, a diverse agency of ten divisions and five independent boards and commissions. In that capacity, she oversaw management of the state’s active employee and retiree health plans, with 80,000 covered lives. Her other past positions include serving as regional director of communications and marketing for Providence Health & Services Alaska and as press secretary in the office of Governor Frank Murkowski. She also has been a member of the AHA Regional Policy Board.

Hultberg holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Abilene Christian University and a graduate certificate in health economics and policy from Ball State University.


Greg Poulsen is Senior Vice President, Policy for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. He joined Intermountain in 1982 and has variously had direct responsibility for strategy development, research and planning, marketing, IT development and policy for more than 35 years.

Poulsen is board chair of the Utah Hospital Association and serves as a trustee for the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. He has also been a consultant to the Swedish Health Ministry and has provided counsel on health policy development in several countries. He was a commissioner for the Commonwealth Fund in Washington, DC, and participated in the development of the policy papers and initiatives “Bending the Curve” and “Why Not the Best.”

Poulsen is a national guest scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a board member and past chair of the Utah Foundation, a nonprofit public policy research organization, and serves as a policy lead for the World Economic Forum, including serving on its international Value in Healthcare Committee. He also serves as a delegate of the AHA Regional Policy Board 8 and is a member of the AHA Provider-Sponsored Health Plan Strategic Leadership Group. Poulsen will be chair of Regional Policy Board 8 concurrently with serving on the AHA Board.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in biophysics and a master’s in business administration, both from Brigham Young University.

Glenn Robinson is President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest in Waco, Texas, a position he has held since 2007. Robinson came to Hillcrest from Spartanburg, SC, where he served as CEO of Mary Black Health System. Prior to that, he held CEO positions at other hospitals in Alabama, Oregon, and Texas.


Robinson is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for both Baylor University and Trinity University, was named to Tenet Healthcare’s CEO Circle of Excellence, and is the recipient of an Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   

He also serves on a number of national and state health care policy boards, including the AHA’s Regional Policy Board 7. Robinson is a member of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees, served as Chairman of the Texas Hospital Association Special Task Force on Medicaid Reform, and currently serves as Chairman of the Texas Hospital Association’s Council on Policy Development. He is also a member of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Board and is serving on the board of the collective impact initiative Prosper Waco. He will be chair of Regional Policy Board 7 concurrently with serving on the AHA Board.

Robinson is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received a master of science in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Harsh K. Trivedi, M.D. MBA, is the President and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, the largest private, non-profit provider of mental health, substance use, special education, and social support services in the country. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Editor of the Psychiatric Clinics of North America.

Previously, Dr. Trivedi served as CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry. He also developed the behavioral health population health strategy for Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

Dr. Trivedi currently chairs the Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing for the American Psychiatric Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Hospital Association, and represents the field of psychiatry in the American Medical Association House of Delegates. He is also the AHA Liaison to the American Psychiatric Association and has served on the AHA Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services Council.

Dr. Trivedi is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his general psychiatry residency at the Zucker Hillside Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his child and adolescent psychiatry training at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. He completed his MBA at the University of Tennessee Haslam School of Business.

Contact:        

Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351, mjohnson@aha.org
Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491, cmilligan@aha.org

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