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Institute Board of Directors and Staff

 

Governance

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 appointed 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.

Officers

Chair
Stuart Guterman, MA
Independent Consultant
Past-Chair
Christine Neuhoff, JD, MBA
System Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
St. Luke’s Health System
Secretary and Chair-Elect
Susan Cooper, BSN, MSN
Chief Integration Officer and Senior Vice President
Regional One Health
Treasurer
Brenda Battle, RN, BSN, MBA
Senior Vice President of Community Health Transformation and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
UChicago Medicine
Recording Secretary (Ex Officio)
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and CEO
America’s Essential Hospitals
 

Member Directors

  • Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH, senior vice president and chief clinical and quality officer, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Conn.
  • Melany Gavulic, RN, MBA, president and CEO, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Michelle O’Keefe, MA, chief communications officer, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis
  • Shannon Sale, MHA, chief strategy officer, Grady Health
  • Darrell Terry Sr., MHA, MPH, president and CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
  • Deborah Visconi, MS, president and CEO, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Paramus, N.J.

Outside Directors

  • Melinda Abrams, MS, executive vice president for programs, The Commonwealth Fund, New York
  • Anand Shah, MD, MS, vice president of social health, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dale Shaller, MPA, principal, Shaller Consulting Group, Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Kevin Weiss, MD, MPH, MHSA, chief sponsoring institutions and clinical learning environment officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois

Committees

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

Research Committee

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

Staff

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

Alana Casciello
Manager of Research Programs

Vashon Coehins
Manager of Education

Elizabeth Frentzel
Director of Sponsored Projects

Megan Greig
Research Assistant

Savanah Hiers
Program Associate

Hannah Lambalot
Program Associate

Tomi Sontan
Heath Equity Associate

Jamie Taylor
Manager of Data Analytics

Andrea Wright
Institute Coordinator

Contact the Institute staff
DEPT-EHI@essentialhospitals.org

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