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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.


Leon Haley, MD, MHSA
Vice President of Health Affairs
Dean of the College of Medicine-Jacksonville
UF Health JacksonvilleSecretary and Chair-Elect
Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Delvecchio Finley, MPP
Alameda Health System

Anna Roth, RN, MS, MPH
Contra Costa Regional Medical CenterRecording Secretary (Ex Officio)
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and CEO
America’s Essential Hospitals

Member Directors

  • Christine Neuhoff, JD, System Vice President, General Counsel, St. Luke’s Health System
  • 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
  • Donald Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Stuart Guterman, Senior Scholar in Residence, AcademyHealth
  • Erica Murray, MPA, President and CEO, CAPH-California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Winston Wong, MD, MS, Medical Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan


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.


David Engler
Senior Vice President of Leadership and Innovation

Josel Fritz
Education Program Manager

Kalpana Ramiah
Director of Research

Brian Roberson
Senior Research Analyst

Deborah Roseman
Principal Project Specialist

Janelle Schrag
Research Associate

Jennifer Stephens
Principal Research Associate

Katherine Susman
Research Associate

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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.