Damond Boatwright becomes chair of CHA Board of Trustees

July 2023







Damond Boatwright was formally installed as chair of the CHA Board of Trustees on June 13 in a ceremony during the association's annual Assembly.

Boatwright is president and chief executive of Hospital Sisters Health System, based in Springfield, Illinois. Before that, he was regional president of SSM Health Wisconsin.

The Membership Assembly also elected Joseph Impicciche, chief executive of Ascension, as 2023-2024 vice chair and chairperson-elect and three new board members. Laura Kaiser, president and chief executive of SSM Health, will become speaker of the Membership Assembly. Kaiser was the 2022-2023 CHA chair.

The new trustees are:

  • Eduardo Conrado, president of Ascension.
  • Dr. Marijka Grey, system vice president of ambulatory transformation and innovation, physician enterprise, of CommonSpirit Health.
  • Cheryl Matejka, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Mercy.

CHA members reelected three trustees: John Capasso, executive adviser, senior care, at Health Dimensions Group; Sr. Sharon Euart, RSM, executive director and canon lawyer with the Resource Center for Religious Institutes; and Bob Sutton, president and chief executive of Avera Health.

The terms of three board members ended June 30. They are: Dr. Rhonda Medows, president of population health management at Providence St. Joseph Health; Dougal Hewitt, executive vice president/chief mission and sponsorship officer at Providence St. Joseph Health; and Gabriela Saenz, senior vice president, corporate services at CHRISTUS Health.

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