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 Candice T. Hall.

2016-17 Board of Trustees


Robert HenkelRobert J. Henkel, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ascension Healthcare
Saint Louis, MO

Speaker of the Membership Assembly

Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, FACHESr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, FACHE
Congregational Leader
Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
Richfield, OH


Vice Chairperson/Chairperson-Elect

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

President & Chief Executive Officer

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC
President & Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association
Washington, D.C.


Estella ChapaM. Estela Chapa, FACHE
Chief Clinical & Transformational Officer
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System
Corpus Christi, TX

Jane Durney Crowley, BSN, MHA
Cincinnati, OH

Brian D'ArcyBrian J. D'Arcy, MD
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs/CMO
Catholic Health
Buffalo, NY

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

Matthew Lambert J. Lambert III, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHEMatthew J. Lambert, III, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President
Kaufman Hall
River Forest, IL

Julie ManasJulie S. Manas, MHA
President and CEO
Hospital Sisters Health System, Western WI Div.
Eau Claire, WI

Andrea MazzoccoliAndrea Mazzoccoli, Ph.D., MSN, MBA, FAAN
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive & Quality Officer
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Marriottsville, MD

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

Laurence O'ConnellLaurence J. O'Connell, Ph.D., STD
Ministry Leadership Center
Roseville, CA


Michael Panicola, Ph.D.Michael R. Panicola, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Mission, Legal and Government Affairs
SSM Health
St. Louis, MO

Sr. Patricia RayburnSr. Patricia L. Rayburn, OSF
Chairperson, Sisters Sponsorship Council
Dignity Health
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
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C .

Darryl RobinsonDarryl Robinson
EVP/Chief Human Resources Officer
Dignity Health
San Francisco, CA

Kevin J. SextonKevin J. Sexton
Silver Spring, MD

Michael A SlubowskiMichael A. Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE
Incoming President and Chief Executive Officer
Trinity Health
Livoinia, Mich.

Most Reverend George Leo ThomasMost Rev. George L. Thomas, Ph.D.
Bishop of Helena
Diocese of Helena
Helena, MT

J. Alex ValdezJ. Alex Valdez, Esq., J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Red de Salud UC CHRISTUS
Espanola, NM

Episcopal Liaison

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

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

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