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As a supporting organization to America’s Essential Hospitals, Essential Hospitals Institute is governed by a 16-member board that consists of both member and outside directors.

The board provides strategic direction and oversight of the Institute. The directors meet periodically to consider and vote on key Institute activities.

Board members, who are elected by the board of directors for America’s Essential Hospitals, serve staggered, two-year terms and may serve up to three consecutive terms.

View our past Institute board chairs back to 1990.

Learn more about how America’s Essential Hospitals is governed.


Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Leon Haley, MD, MHSA
Vice President of Health Affairs
Dean of the College of Medicine-Jacksonville
UF Health Jacksonville
Secretary and Chair-Elect
Delvecchio Finley, MPP
Alameda Health System
Recording Secretary (Ex Officio)
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and CEO
America’s Essential Hospitals
Christine Neuhoff, JD
System Vice President, General Counsel
St. Luke’s Health System

Member Directors

  • Ericka Brown, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President, Ben Taub General Hospital and Quentin Mease Hospital
  • Dave Chokshi, MD, MSc, Senior Assistant Vice President, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Reuven Pasternak, MBA, MD, MPH, CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Anthony Patterson, RN, MSHA, Senior Vice President for Inpatient Services, UAB Hospital
  • Jon Pryor, MD, MBA, CEO, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • John Jay Shannon, MD, CEO, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Outside Directors

  • Ann Scott Blouin, PhD, RN, Executive Vice President of Customer Relations, The Joint Commission
  • Stuart Guterman, Senior Scholar in Residence, AcademyHealth
  • Erica Murray, MPA, President and CEO, CAPH-California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Loel Solomon, PhD, Vice President, Community Health for Kaiser Permanente


Below find a list of Essential Hospitals Institute standing committees, with links to members-only resources and information.

Finance Committee

Nominating Committee

Research Committee

Visit our About page to access information on America’s Essential Hospitals’ standing committees.


Kalpana Ramiah
Vice President of Innovation and Director, Essential Hospitals Institute

Deborah Roseman
Principal Project Specialist

Jennifer Stephens
Principal Research Associate

Brian Roberson
Senior Research Analyst

Janelle Schrag
Research Associate

Katherine Susman
Research Associate

Dayna Clark
Senior Research Assistant

Madeline White
Research Assistant

Hannah Lambalot
Program Assistant

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.