Board of Trustees

The CHA Board of Trustees is the principal policy-making body for the Association.  Its members are elected by the CHA Assembly at the Annual Meeting. About two-thirds of the members are healthcare institution chief executive officers. The balance includes hospital trustees, physicians, and other senior healthcare leaders.

Executive Committee

Chairman
David Whitehead
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Transformation Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2018

Vice Chairman and Committee on Patient Care Quality Chairman
John Murphy, MD
President and CEO
Western Connecticut Health Network
Term Expires: 06/2018

Immediate Past Chairman
Bruce Cummings
President and CEO
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2018

Treasurer
Christopher O'Connor
Executive Vice President, COO
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2018

Secretary and Committee on Government Chairman
Peter Karl
President and CEO
Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Term Expires: 06/2018

Chairman, DNS Board of Directors
Patrick Charmel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Griffin Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2018

Committee on Population Health Chairman
Christopher Dadlez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Trinity Health - New England
Term Expires: 06/2018

Committee on Hospital Finance Chairman
Elliot Joseph
President and CEO
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2017
(AHA delegate)

At Large
Marna Borgstrom
President and Chief Executive Officer
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2017

President
Jennifer Jackson
President and CEO
Connecticut Hospital Association

Trustees

Kurt Barwis
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bristol Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2018

Rohit Bhalla, MD
Vice President, Quality/CQO
Stamford Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2017

Vincent Capece Jr.
President and CEO
Middlesex Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2019

Judith Carey, RSM, PhD
Board Member
Trinity Health - New England
Term Expires: 06/2019

Anne Diamond, JD, CNMT
Chief Executive Officer
UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2018

Jeffrey Flaks
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2018

William Jennings
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bridgeport Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2019

James Mitchell, PhD
Secretary of the Board
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2019

Kevin Myatt
Senior Vice President and CHRO
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2017

James Shmerling, DHA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Term Expires: 06/2019

Colleen Smith, RN
Healthcare Consultant
Nursing Consulting Partners
Term Expires: 06/2018

Darlene Stromstad
President & CEO
Waterbury Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2017

Chad Wable
President and Chief Executive Officer
Saint Mary's Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2017