NCHL Welcomes New Board Member, David Gillan!

It is with great excitement that I inform you of the addition of a new member of the NCHL Board of Directors, David Gillan.

Gillan comes to this role as the Chief of Client Retention & Strategy for Sodexo U.S. Healthcare. Gillan is responsible for leading Sodexo’s strategic growth, developing new solutions to support patients across the continuum of care, and ensuring the company provides an optimal experience for their healthcare clients and staff.

On joining the NCHL Board of Directors, Gillan said, “The pandemic has affected our industry in ways we don’t fully understand yet. One certainty is the need for us to better enable healthcare leaders to excel in this changing landscape. I am excited to represent Sodexo in their long term partnership with NCHL as they continue to advance industry standards and innovation for resilient leadership development and excellence”.

Gillan previously served as the Group Senior Vice President for Vizient, where he led Vizient’s non-acute-focused business enterprise, Provista LLC as well as Vizient’s overall supplier management function. Gillan joined Vizient in 1999, following his experiences at an academic medical center and a health care consulting firm.

NCHL is pleased to have nationally recognized leaders continuing to serve on our board including, Jill Schwieters, Managing Partner, JAS & Associates; Jeanne Armentrout, Executive Vice President & CAO, Carilion Clinic; Bob Clarke, Chairman, Furst Group and NuBrick Partners; Richard O. Davis, PhD, CEO, Rochester Regional Health; David Ertel, CFO, Vizient, Inc.; Carrie Harris-Muller, Senior Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, OhioHealth; M. Michelle Hood, Executive Vice President & COO, American Hospital Association; Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, Chair, Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Beverly Malone, PhD, President and CEO, National League for Nursing; Jessica Melton, President, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Joseph (Joe) Moscola, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Management, Northwell Health; Barbara Ralston, Senior Consultant, Strategic Development, Dignity Health International; and John Talaga, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Healthcare, Flywire.

I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the NCHL Board of Directors to further the mission and impact of NCHL. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation for the continued commitment of Sodexo in their support of NCHL.

Thank you,
LeAnn Swanson
Chief Executive Officer
National Center for Healthcare Leadership