Our Leadership


An exceptional cadre of high-level industry executives form NCHL’s Board of Directors, representing all healthcare sectors, including providers, suppliers, insurers, academics, professional organizations, and policy makers. These leaders support NCHL’s efforts to facilitate the spread of best practices, recognize individual and organizational leadership in the field, create collaborations that , and build the evidence base to meet the industry’s challenges with improved leadership capabilities.

Our Board


NCHL’s Board of Directors represent an important and diverse group of academics, healthcare providers, health systems, and suppliers who have come together to create a community of rich, innovative, and wide-ranging ideas around the single goal of improving healthcare. We are thankful to them for their guidance and commitment to help us remain a catalyst to transform our industry.

Jill Schwieters, Board Chair
Managing Partner
JAS & Associates

Jeanne Armentrout
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Carillion Clinic

John W. Bluford, III 
Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute 
President Emeritus
Truman Medical Centers 

Peter W. Butler 
Chair, Department of Health Systems Management
Rush University

Richard O. Davis, PhD
CEO, Henry Ford Hospital
Senior Vice President, Henry Ford Hospital South Market
Henry Ford Health System

David Ertel
Chief Financial Officer

Carrie Harris-Muller
Senior Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer

Ann Hines
Executive Vice President Human Resources, Healthcare North America

M. Michelle Hood
Executive Vice President & COO
American Hospital Association

Shoo-Yih Daniel Lee, PhD
Professor & Associate Chair, Health Management & Policy
University of Michigan

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department Health Services Administration
University of Alabama Birmingham

Joseph Moscola 
Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer
Northwell Health 

Barbara Ralston
Senior Consultant, Strategic Development
Dignity Health International

R. Timothy Rice
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

LeAnn Swanson
National Center for Healtcare Leadership

John Talaga
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Healthcare