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.

2017-18 Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Chairperson

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

Speaker of the Membership Assembly

Robert HenkelRobert J. Henkel, FACHE
Ascension Consulting Network
Saint Louis, MO


Vice Chairperson/Chairperson-Elect

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

President & Chief Executive Officer

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC
Washington, DC


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

Jane Durney Crowley, BSN, MHA
Crowley Consulting
Cincinnati, OH

Cathleen P. EldridgeCathleen P. Eldridge
Eldridge Consulting, Inc.
Chapel Hill, NC

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

Dougal G. HewittDougal G. Hewitt
Chief Officer for Mission and External Affairs
Presence Health
Chicago, IL

Matthew Lambert J. Lambert III, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHEMatthew J. Lambert, III, MD, MBA
Board Member
Hospital Sisters Health System
(Springfield, IL)
Charlottesville, VA

Julie ManasJulie S. Manas, MHA
Eau Claire, WI

Patricia A. MarylandPatricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH
Executive Vice President, Ascension
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Healthcare
St. Louis, MO

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


Stephanie A. Mills, M.D.Stephanie A. Mills, MD, MHCM
inHealth Strategies
La Palma, CA

Michael Panicola, Ph.D.Michael R. Panicola, Ph.D.
St. Louis, MO

Sr. Patricia RayburnSr. Patricia L. Rayburn, OSF
Chairperson, Sisters Sponsorship Council
Dignity Health (San Francisco, CA)
Redwood City, CA

Karen ReichKaren G. Reich, MSW, DCSW
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System
Saint Petersburg, FL

Carolina Reyes, M.D.Carolina Reyes, MD
Board Member
Providence St. Joseph Health
(Renton, WA)
Sacramento, CA

Darryl RobinsonDarryl Robinson
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Dignity Health
San Francisco, CA

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

Kevin J. SextonKevin J. Sexton
Silver Spring, MD

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

USCCB Episcopal Liaison

Bishop Samuel Aquila Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila
Archbishop of Denver
Archdiocese of Denver
Denver, CO

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

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