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
Bruce D. Cummings
President/CEO
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 6/16

Vice Chairman
David A. Whitehead
President
Hartford HealthCare East Region
Term Expires: 6/16

Immediate Past Chairman
Susan L. Davis, EdD
President & CEO
Sacred Heart Health System
Term Expires: 6/16
(AHA delegate)

Treasurer
Christopher M. O'Connor
Executive Vice President, COO
Yale New Haven Health System
Term Expires: 6/16

Secretary and Committee on Government Chairman
Peter J. Karl
President and CEO
Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Term Expires: 6/16

President and CEO
Jennifer Jackson
President and CEO
Connecticut Hospital Association

Chairman, DNS Board of Directors
Patrick A. Charmel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Griffin Hospital
Term Expires: 6/16

Committee on Patient Care Quality Chairman
John M. Murphy, MD
President and CEO
Western Connecticut Health Network
Term Expires: 6/16

Committee on Population Health Chairman
Christopher M. Dadlez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Term Expires: 6/16

Committee on Hospital Finance Chairman
Elliot T. Joseph
President and CEO
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 6/16

At Large Member
Marna P. Borgstrom
President and Chief Executive Officer
Yale New Haven Health System
Term Expires: 6/15

Trustees

Kurt A. Barwis
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bristol Hospital
Term Expires: 6/16

Rohit Bhalla, MD
Vice President, Chief Quality Officer
Stamford Hospital
Term Expires: 6/17

Vincent G. Capece, Jr.
President/CEO
Middlesex Hospital
Term Expires: 6/16

Ulysses B. Hammond
Past Chair
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 6/15

William M. Jennings
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bridgeport Hospital
Term Expires: 6/16

Kevin A. Myatt
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Yale New Haven Health System
Term Expires: 6/17

Curtis D. Robinson
Board Member
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Term Expires: 6/15

Robert E. Smanik
President and Chief Executive Officer
Day Kimball Hospital
Term Expires: 6/15

Darlene Stromstad
President and CEO
Waterbury Hospital
Term Expires: 6/17

Chad W. Wable
President and Chief Executive Officer
Saint Mary's Hospital
Term Expires: 6/17