2020 Board of Directors

Immediate past-chair

nicholas tejeda

Nicholas Tejeda, FACHE

Market CEO

The Hospitals of Providence 
El Paso, Texas


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Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., M.S.

Senior Vice President, Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer

Henry Ford Health System

Interim, President and CEO

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Jay D. Bhatt, D.O.

Interim, President and CEO

Institute for Diversity and Health Equity


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Chief Stephen R. Adkins

Principal Chief, Chickahominy Tribe

Chief Deputy Dir., VA Dept. of Human Resource Management
Charles City, Va.

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Bruce Bailey

President and CEO

Tidelands Health
Georgetown, S.C.

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Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE

President and CEO

American College of Healthcare Executives

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Kathleen A. Curran

Senior Director, Public Policy

The Catholic Health Association of the United States
Washington, D.C.

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Andres Gonzalez, MEd., CCDP/AP

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

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Peggy Harris, MHA, FACHE, CDM, SPHR

Assistant Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Atrium Health
Charlotte, N.C.

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Leonard R. Hernandez


Coffey Health System
Burlington, Kan.

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Jennifer Jackson

President and CEO

Connecticut Hospital Association
Wallingford, Conn.

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Janet Liang

President, Northern California

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.
Oakland, Calif.

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Ramanathan (Ram) Raju, M.D., MBA, FACS, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer

Northwell Health
Staten Island, N.Y.

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Terika Richardson


Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

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Ross I. Romero, J.D.

Board Member

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Salt Lake City

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Juana S. Slade, CDM, CCF

Chief Diversity Officer and Director Diversity and Language Services

AnMed Health
Anderson, S.C.

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John H. Vassall II, M.D., FACP

Chief Executive Officer

Foundation for Health Care Quality

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Richelle Webb-Dixon

Immediate Past President

National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE)