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
Christopher O'Connor
President
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

Vice Chairman and DNS Board Chairman
Patrick Charmel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Griffin Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2024

Immediate Past Chairman
John Murphy, MD
President and CEO
Nuvance Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

Treasurer
Vincent Capece
President and CEO
Middlesex Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

Secretary
Jeffrey Flaks
President and CEO
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2024

President
Jennifer Jackson
CEO
Connecticut Hospital Association

At Large
Marna Borgstrom
Chief Executive Officer
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2022

At Large
David Whitehead
Executive VP, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2022

Trustees

Andrew Agwunobi, MD
Chief Executive Officer
UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2024

Thomas Balcezak, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2022

Kurt Barwis
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bristol Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

Judith Carey, RSM, PhD

(Non-affiliated)
Term Expires: 06/2023

Anne Diamond, JD
President
Bridgeport Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2023

Reginald Eadie, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Trinity Health Of New England
Term Expires: 06/2024

Patrick Green
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 12/2024

Bimal Patel
President
Hartford HealthCare Hartford Region
Term Expires: 06/2023

Lynn Ricci
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hospital for Special Care
Term Expires: 06/2022

James Shmerling, DHA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Children's
Term Expires: 06/2023

Kathleen Silard
President & CEO
Stamford Health
Term Expires: 06/2022

Deborah Weymouth
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Term Expires: 06/2024

Ena Williams
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Yale New Haven Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2024