Six join CHA Board of Trustees; Yordy is chair-elect

July 1, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Five ministry leaders and a bishop were elected to CHA's Board of Trustees at the annual meeting of the membership held here during the 2013 Catholic Health Assembly. Three trustees were re-elected to serve a second three-year term.

In addition, Alan R. Yordy was elected to serve a one-year term as vice chairperson/chairperson-elect. Yordy is president and chief mission officer at PeaceHealth, a system headquartered in Vancouver, Wash. He will succeed Deborah Proctor as board chairperson at the 2014 Catholic Health Assembly in Chicago.

Peter L. DeAngelis, Jr., executive vice president of Catholic Health East/Trinity Health and president of the system's CHE Division, Newtown Square, Pa.

Deborah Fischer-Clemens, senior vice president of the Avera Center for Public Policy, Avera Health, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Robert J. Henkel, president and chief executive of Ascension Health, and executive vice president, Ascension Health Alliance, both of St. Louis.

Dr. Matthew J. Lambert III, senior vice president of physician advisory services, Kaufman Hall & Associates, Skokie, Ill.

Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive of Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo.

Bishop George Leo Thomas, bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Mont.

Returning to the board for a second term are:

Adrienne Y. Crowe, of Sacramento, Calif. She is a board member of Mercy Housing, Denver, and a past board chair of Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health), San Francisco.

Robert Issai, president and chief executive of Daughters of Charity Health System, Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Dr. Richard R. Vath, chief medical officer of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, La.

Yordy, who currently chairs the CHA finance committee, reported that the association will finish its fiscal year June 30 with positive net revenue from operations because of prudent management of expenses.

Proctor gave a report on the progress of the association's Membership Study Committee, which has just completed the first year of a three-year discernment process regarding membership criteria. She told the audience that the first year's work was focused on development of a "white paper" reflecting on the theological foundations of Catholic health care. Proctor assured attendees that CHA has been providing regular updates on the membership study to the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee on Health Care.

Board members completing their terms of service on the board were thanked at the meeting. They are:

Richard S. Blair, retired chief financial officer and treasurer of Allina Health System, Minneapolis, Minn.

Roslyn M. Brock, vice president of advocacy and government relations for Bon Secours Health System, Inc., Marriottsville, Md.

Dr. Robert Kuramoto, managing partner of Quick Leonard Kiefer, Chicago.

Robert V. Stanek, retired president and chief executive, Catholic Health East, Newtown Square, Pa., who chaired the CHA board in fiscal year 2012 and most recently completed his term as Speaker of the Membership Assembly.


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