Advocacy and Public Policy Committee


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


Sally Jeffcoat
Executive Vice President
Trinity Health West Midwest Group
Livonia, MI

Daniel F. Keenan
Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Sisters of Providence Health System
Springfield, MA

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

Peter M. Leibold

Chief Advocacy Officer
Ascension Healthcare
Washington, D.C.

Laurence J. O'Connell, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Ministry Leadership Center
Roseville, CA

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

Mary Jo Potter
Senior Advisor
BDC Advisors, LLC
Miami, FL

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

Carolina Reyes, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C.

M. Colleen Scanlon, RN, J.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Advocacy Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives
Englewood, CO

Michael A. Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE
President/Chief Executive Officer
SCL Health
Broomfield, CO

Heather Stoll
Vice President, External Affairs
Sisters of Charity Health System
Cleveland, OH


Staff Coordinator

Michael F. Rodgers
Senior Vice President, Advocacy/Public Policy
Catholic Health Association
Washington, D.C.