Brian Smith named CHA vice president, sponsorship and mission services

August 1, 2019
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CHA has named Brian Smith vice president of sponsorship and mission services, effective July 8. He succeeds Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, who became CHA's president and chief executive officer July 1.

As vice president of sponsorship and mission services, Smith will lead and oversee the association's mission services department, which focuses on mission integration, leadership formation, theology and ethics, ministry formation and sponsorship.

Smith joined CHA in 2012 as senior director of mission integration and leadership formation. Over the years, he enhanced the quality of CHA programming for mission leaders, executives and physicians. He led the development of the CHA Ministry Identity Assessment Process and efforts on ministry succession planning for key roles in mission and ethics.

Prior to joining CHA, Smith held various positions in the Catholic health and social service ministry related to theology, pastoral care, mental health and political advocacy. He was a vice president of mission integration at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas, and a vice president of system mission at Mount Carmel-St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio. He worked for 15 years in parish ministry and service at the Department of Special Education of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

CHA is recruiting to fill the position of senior director of mission innovation and integration.


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