Advocacy and Public Policy Committee

Chairperson

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

Members

James F. Dover, FACHE
Division President/Chief Executive Officer
Hospital Sisters Health System, Southern IL Division
Belleville, IL
Jimmy Durant
Director of Advocacy
SSM Health - Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
Dougal G. Hewitt
Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, WA
Orest Holubec
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, WA
Sally Jeffcoat, MSN, BSN, FACHE
Executive Vice President, Growth, Strategy and Innovation
Trinity Health West Midwest Group
Livonia, MI
Daniel F. Keenan
Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations
Trinity Health Of New England
Springfield, MA
Matthew J. Lambert, III, MD, MBA
Board Member
Hospital Sisters Health System
Charlottesville, VA
Peter M. Leibold
Chief Advocacy Officer
Ascension
Washington, DC
Rhonda M. Medows, MD, FAAFP
Executive Vice President, Population Health
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, WA
Michael R. Panicola, Ph.D.
Board Member, Catholic Health Association
Saint Louis, MO
Mary Jo Potter
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Healthcare Angels
Walnut Creek, CA
Karen G. Reich, MSW, DCSW, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer/System Senior Services
Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System
Saint Petersburg, FL
Carolina Reyes, MD
Board Member
Providence St. Joseph Health
Sacramento, CA
Robert P. Ritz
Chief Executive Officer
MercyOne
Clive, IA
M. Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD
Senior Vice President, Chief Advocacy Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives
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