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.

R. Timothy Rice, Chair 
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

Barbara Anason
Senior Vice President, AMC Networks & Strategy Vizient 

Jeanne Armentrout
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Carillion Clnic

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

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

Joseph Cabral 
CHRO & President, Workforce Solutions
Press Ganey Associates, Inc. 

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

Andrew N. Garman, PsyD (ex-officio)
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

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 
Northwell Health 

Jill Schwieters
Managing Partner
JAS & Associates

Catherine Tabaka 
President & CEO
Sodexo Healthcare - North America

Maryjane Wurth 
Executive Vice President & COO
American Hospital Association
President & CEO
Health Forum 

Gail L. Warden, Senior Advisor 
President Emeritus
Henry Ford Health System