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 Catherine A. Hurley, Esq., Vice President, General Counsel/Compliance Officer.

2022-23 Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Chairperson
Laura S. Kaiser, BS, MBA, MHA, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
SSM Health
Vice Chairperson/Chairperson-Elect
Damond W. Boatwright, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hospital Sisters Health System
Speaker of the Membership Assembly
Rhonda M. Medows, MD, FAAFP
President, Population Health Management
Providence St. Joseph Health
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sr. Mary M. Haddad, RSM, MSW, MBA


Cynthia Bentzen-Mercer, Ph.D., MBA, SPHR
Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer
John A. Capasso
Executive Advisor, Senior Care
Health Dimensions Group
Rev. Joseph P. Cardone, Ph.D.
Chief Mission Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Sr. Patricia Codey, SC, Esq.
Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey
Elizabeth Dunne, BS, MS
President and Chief Executive Officer
Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, D.D., S.T.L.
Archbishop of Seattle
Archdiocese of Seattle
Sr. Sharon Euart, RSM, JCD
Executive Director and Canon Lawyer
Resource Center for Religious Institutes
Joseph Gage, JD
Chief Human Resource Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Dougal G. Hewitt
Executive Vice President/Chief Mission and Sponsorship Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Orest Holubec
Executive Vice President, Chief Communication and Community Engagement Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Joseph R. Impicciche, JD, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Lydia W. Jumonville, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
SCL Health
Gabriela Saenz, JD
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services
Shelly L. Schlenker, MHA
Executive Vice President, Chief Advocacy Officer
CommonSpirit Health
Lawrence P. Schumacher, RN, MSN, FAAN
Senior Vice President, Operations, Southeast Division
CommonSpirit Health
Bob Sutton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Avera Health
Fahad Tahir, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Saint Thomas and SVP Ministry Market Executive
Ascension Tennessee
Tina M. Weatherwax-Grant, JD
Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy
Trinity Health
Kimberly K. Webb, JD, SPHR
Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

USCCB Episcopal Liaison
Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski
Archbishop of St. Louis
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Corporate Secretary
Catherine A. Hurley, Esq.
Vice President, General Counsel / Compliance Officer
Catholic Health Association
Corporate Treasurer
Loren Chandler, CPA, FACHE
Chief Operations and Finance Officer
Catholic Health Association