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
John Murphy, MD
President and CEO
Western Connecticut Health Network
Term Expires: 06/2020

Vice Chairman and Treasurer
Christopher O'Connor
Executive Vice President, COO
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2020

Immediate Past Chairman and Committee on Population Health Chairman
David Whitehead
Executive VP, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2020

Secretary and Committee on Government Chairman
Marna Borgstrom
Chief Executive Officer
Yale New Haven Health
Term Expires: 06/2020

President
Jennifer Jackson
President and CEO
Connecticut Hospital Association

Chairman, DNS Board of Directors
Patrick Charmel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Griffin Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2020

Committee on Patient Care Quality Chairman
John Rodis, MD
President
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Term Expires: 06/2019

Committee on Hospital Finance Chairman
Elliot Joseph
Chief Executive Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2019

At Large
Vincent Capece Jr.
President and CEO
Middlesex Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2019

Trustees

Kurt Barwis
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bristol Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2020

Rohit Bhalla, MD
Vice President, Quality/CQO
Stamford Health
Term Expires: 06/2020

Judith Carey, RSM, PhD
Board Member
Trinity Health Of New England
Term Expires: 06/2019

Anne Diamond, JD
President and CEO
Day Kimball Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2020

Jeffrey Flaks
President and Chief Operating Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Term Expires: 06/2021

James Mitchell, PhD
Secretary
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2019

Bimal Patel
President
Hartford HealthCare Hartford Region
Term Expires: 06/2020

Stuart Rosenberg
President
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2021

James Shmerling, DHA
Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Term Expires: 06/2019

Ena Williams, RN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Yale New Haven Hospital
Term Expires: 06/2021