CHA Board of Trustees

The CHA Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the affairs of CHA and for setting its strategic direction. Members of the board (other than the President/CEO, who serves ex-officio) are elected to serve three-year terms and may be re- elected to serve second three-year terms. A board member is limited to serving two consecutive terms. Board members and the Vice Chairperson/Chairperson-elect are nominated by the CHA Governance Committee and are elected by vote of the CHA Membership Assembly. The CHA staff contact is Lisa Gilden, J.D., Vice President, General Counsel/Compliance Officer.

2018-19 Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Chairperson

Michael A SlubowskiMichael A. Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE
President and Chief Operating Officer
Trinity Health

Speaker of the Membership Assembly

Rodney Hochman, MDRodney F. Hochman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health


Vice Chairperson/Chairperson-Elect

Kevin J. SextonKevin J. Sexton

President & Chief Executive Officer

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC


Damond BoatwrightDamond W. Boatwright, FACHE
Regional President, Hospital Operations
SSM Health of Wisconsin

Rev Joseph Cardone

Rev. Joseph P. Cardone, Ph.D.
Chief Mission Integration Officer
Mercy Health

Cathleen P. EldridgeCathleen P. Eldridge, MBA
Eldridge Consulting, Inc.

Deb Fischer-ClemensDeb J. Fischer-Clemens, MHA, BSN  
Senior Vice President, Avera Center for Public Policy
Avera Health

Dougal G. HewittDougal G. Hewitt
Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

Orest HolubecOrest Holubec
Senior Vice President/National Communications and External Affairs
Providence St. Joseph Healh

Elizabeth KeithElizabeth I. Keith
Executive Vice President, Sponsorship and Mission Integration
Dignity Health

Matthew Lambert J. Lambert III, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHEMatthew J. Lambert, III, MD, MBA
Board Member
Hospital Sisters Health System

Julie ManasJulie S. Manas, MHA

Patricia A. MarylandPatricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ascension Health


Rhonda MedowsRhonda M. Medows, MD, FAAFP
Executive Vice President, Population Health
Providence St. Joseph Health

Stephanie A. Mills, M.D.Stephanie A. Mills, MD, MHCM
inHealth Strategies

Michael Panicola, Ph.D.Michael R. Panicola, Ph.D.

Karen ReichKaren G. Reich, MSW, DCSW, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer/System Senior Services
Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System

Carolina Reyes, M.D.Carolina Reyes, MD
Board Member
Providence St. Joseph Health

Darryl RobinsonDarryl Robinson
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Dignity Health

Gabriela Saenz, JDGabriela Saenz, JD
Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy

Most Reverend George Leo ThomasMost Rev. George L. Thomas, Ph.D.
Bishop of Las Vegas
Diocese of Las Vegas

USCCB Episcopal Liaison

Bishop Samuel AquilaMost Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, DD
Archbishop of Denver
Archdiocese of Denver

Corporate Secretary
Lisa J. Gilden, J.D.
Vice President, General Counsel and Compliance Officer
Catholic Health Association  

Corporate Treasurer
Rhonda E. Mueller, CPA
Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations
Catholic Health Association