Provider Advisory Council

The Catholic Health Association desires to strengthen the relationships between physicians and the Catholic health ministry, and to more fully engage and integrate physician leaders in CHA’s formational and educational programs and projects.The Physician Advisory Council is part of this effort.


Raymond Weick, MD
President, Mercy Clinic St. Louis and Mercy Clinic South


Clarissa Barnes, MD
Physician, Medical Director LIGHT Program, Physician Advisor CDI/UR
Avera Health

Michelle L. Edwards, DNP, FACHE, FAANP
Senior Vice President, Chief Experience Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

Marisa Emmons, MD
Medical Doctor
CHRISTUS Physician Group

Eugene P. Kim, MD
Chief Medical Officer
St. Joseph Health, St. Jude Medical Center

Lois Lane, JD, MA
Vice President, Mission Integration
CommonSpirit Health

Marilyn E. Pattison, MD
Medical Director
Franciscan Hospice & Palliative Care

Herbert A. Schumm, MD

Staff Coordinator

Diarmuid Rooney, MS Psych., MTS, D.Soc.Admin.
Interim Vice President, Sponsorship and Mission Services
Catholic Health Association