Foundations Live

An Interactive 8-week Virtual Formation and Development Program
Jan. 30 - March 21, 2024

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Designed for Leaders Like You!
CHA’s Foundations of Catholic Health Care Leadership Program provides executives, sponsor and board members, directors, managers, clinicians and other leaders in Catholic health care with a foundation in core theological and ethical principles that are at the heart of the Catholic health ministry. Considered an essential primer for new and current leaders in Catholic health care, the program deepens understanding of the pivotal role leaders play in carrying out the healing mission of Catholic health care in serving the needs of patients, families, communities and the common good. The program consists of eight immersive sessions, each featuring presentations from seasoned experts in various domains of Catholic health care. These sessions are more than just lectures; they're opportunities for dialogue, networking, and deepening your knowledge in the company of like-minded individuals. To fully benefit from the program, registrants are encouraged to participate in all eight sessions. You will receive relevant reading materials and information for group discussions before each session, ensuring that you are well-prepared to engage deeply with the material and your fellow participants.

Registration for the program is now closed.


If you have questions, email CHA or call (800) 230-7823

As a Foundations of Catholic Health Care Leadership participant, you will explore:

  • Leadership in Catholic Health Care
  • Spirituality, Prayer, and Reflection
  • Catholic Social Tradition
  • Community Benefit: Catholic Social Tradition in Action
  • Global Health: Catholic Social Tradition in Action
  • Ethics and the Catholic Moral Tradition
  • Clinical Dimensions of the Ethical and Religious Directives
  • Stewarding Our Culture and Identity
  • Stewarding the Gift of Creation: A Mission and Health Imperative
  • Models of the Church: Spirit and Structure
  • Sponsorship Today
  • Integration, Discernment, and Human Flourishing
  • Human Flourishing and Continuing the Formation Journey

Jan. 30 - 1 to 2 p.m. ET

Each session takes place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Session 1 - Feb. 1
Session 2 - Feb. 8
Session 3 - Feb. 15
Session 4 - Feb. 22
Session 5 - Feb. 29
Session 6 - March 7
Session 7 - March 14
Session 8 - March 21

Who Should Attend

  • Executives
  • Sponsor and Board members
  • Directors
  • Managers and supervisors
  • HR staff
  • Administrators
  • Physicians, nurses and clinical staff
  • Pastoral care staff
  • Communications and marketing staff
  • Persons serving in leadership of partner organizations


Lori Ashmore-Ruppel 150

Lori Ashmore-Ruppel, MAPS
Senior Director, Mission Services Management

Bruce Compton

Bruce Compton
Senior Director, Global Health

Fisk, Jill

Jill Fisk, MATM
Director, Mission Services

Dennis Gonzales -150

Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D.
Senior Director,
Mission Innovation & Integration

Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, MSW, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer

Henson, Darren - 091123

Darren Henson, Ph.D., S.T.L.
Senior Director, Ministry Formation


Nathaniel Blanton Hibner, MTS, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Ethics

79028 - Lim, Nancy - 081123

Nancy Lim, MPH, BSN
Director, Community Health Improvement


Diarmuid Rooney, M.S.Psych., M.T.S., D.Soc.Admin.
Vice President, Sponsorship & Mission Services

Spugnardi, Indu
Indu Spugnardi
Senior Director, Community Health & Eldercare