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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
Chief Executive Officer
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

Vice Chairman and DNS Board Chairman
Patrick Charmel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Griffin Health
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
Thomas Balcezak, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

At Large
Donna Handley
President
Hartford HealthCare East Region
Term Expires: 06/2024

At Large
Kathleen Silard
President & CEO
Stamford Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

Trustees

Thomas Balcezak, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2024

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

Judith Carey, RSM, PhD
Term Expires: 06/2026

D. Montez Carter
President and CEO
Trinity Health Of New England
Term Expires: 06/2026

Anne Diamond, JD
President
Bridgeport Hospital
Term Expires: 12/2024

Donna Handley
President
Hartford HealthCare East Region
Term Expires: 06/2025

Syed Hussain, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Trinity Health Of New England
Term Expires: 06/2025

William Jennings
President
Hartford HealthCare Fairfield Region
Term Expires: 06/2026

Kyle Kramer
Chief Executive Officer
Day Kimball Healthcare
Term Expires: 06/2025

Bimal Patel
President, Hartford and Northwest Regions
Hartford HealthCare Hartford and Northwest Regions
Term Expires: 06/2026

Lynn Ricci
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hospital for Special Care
Term Expires: 06/2025

James Shmerling, DHA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Children's
Term Expires: 06/2026

Kathleen Silard
President & CEO
Stamford Health
Term Expires: 06/2025

Pamela Sutton-Wallace
President
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2026

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

David Whitehead
Executive VP, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2024

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

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