Advocacy and Public Policy Committee

Chairperson

Rhonda M. Medows, MD, FAAFP
President, Population Health Management
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, WA

Members

Jimmy Durant
Director of Advocacy
SSM Health - Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
Deborah J. Fischer-Clemens, BSN, MHA
Senior Vice President, Avera Center for Public Policy
Avera Health
Sioux Falls, SD
Orest Holubec
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, WA
Daniel F. Keenan
Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations
Trinity Health Of New England
Springfield, MA
Matthew J. Lambert, III, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE
Board Member
Hospital Sisters Health System
Charlottesville, VA
Michael R. Panicola, Ph.D.
President/Chief Executive Officer
Epworth Children & Family Services
Saint Louis, MO
Mary Jo Potter
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Healthcare Angels
Walnut Creek, CA
Naomi Prendergast
President and Chief Executive Officer
D'Youville Life & Wellness Community
Lowell, MA
Karen G. Reich, MSW, DCSW, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer/System Senior Services
Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System
Saint Petersburg, FL
Carolina Reyes, MD
Regional Medical Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Valley Children's Maternal Fetal Center
Sacramento, CA
Robert P. Ritz
Chief Executive Officer
MercyOne
Clive, IA
Samuel L. Ross, MD, MS
Chief Community Health Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Baltimore, MD
Gabriela Saenz, JD
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services
CHRISTUS Health
Irving, TX
M. Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD
Executive Vice President/Chief Advocacy Officer
CommonSpirit Health
Englewood, CO
Tina Weatherwax Grant, JD
Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy
Trinity Health
Livonia, MI

Staff Coordinator

Lisa A. Smith, MPA
Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy
Catholic Health Association
Washington, DC