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 and CEO
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 6/16

Vice Chairman
David A. Whitehead
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 6/16

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
Trinity Health - New England
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: 6/17

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 and CEO
Middlesex Hospital
Term Expires: 6/16

Anne Diamond, JD, CNMT
Chief Executive Officer
UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Term Expires: 6/18

Jeffrey A. Flaks
Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 6/18

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

Stuart G. Marcus, MD
President & CEO
St. Vincent's Medical Center
Term Expires: 6/18

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

Colleen O. Smith, RN
Healthcare Consultant
Nursing Consulting Partners
Term Expires: 6/18

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