Past Presidents


Ben Dillon
Chief Strategy Officer
Geonetric, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA
2018
Ruth Portacci
Vice President, Strategy
St. Thomas Health | Ascension
Nashville, TN
2017
Larry Margolis
Managing Partner
SPM Marketing & Communications
LaGrange, IL
2016
Christine Gallery
Senior Vice President Planning & Chief Strategy Officer
Emerson Hospital
Concord, MA
2015
Mark Parrington
Vice President, Strategic Transactions and Development
Catholic Health Initiatives
Denver, CO
2014
Holli Salls
Principal
Salls Group
Chicago, IL
2013
Maria Royce
Senior Vice President for Planning and Community Development
WellSpan Health
York, Pennsylvania
2012
Tess Niehaus
Executive Partner
The Advisory Board Company
St. Louis, Missouri
2011
David A. Kantor
President
Kantor Consulting Group
Shaker Heights, Ohio
2010
Diane Caslow
Vice President, Strategic & Business Planning
MedStar Health
Columbia, Maryland
2009
David L. Marlowe
Principal
Strategic Marketing Concepts
Ellicott City, Maryland
2008
Ruth A. Colby
Chief Strategy Officer Senior Vice President Business Development
Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet, Illinois
2007
Susan M. Alcorn
Chief Communications Officer
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pennsylvania
2006
Charlie Francis
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Dignity Health
San Francisco, California
2005
Donald W. Seymour
President
Don Seymour & Associates
Winchester, Massachusettes
2004
Marty Campanello (Deceased)
Charlotte, North Carolina
2003
Sally Benjamin Young
Vice President of Communications
Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Deerfield, Illinois
2002
Nancy Paton
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications 
University Hospital
Shaker Heights, Ohio
2001
Geoffrey L. Kaufmann
Chief Administrative Officer
Stillwater Medical Group/Lakeview Health System
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2000
Russell Coile (Deceased)
Washington, Texas
1999
Thomas H. Hansen
Consultant
Scottsdale, Arizona 
1998
Don Dalton
Vice President, Public Relations
North Carolina Hospital Association
Cary, North Carolina
July-December 1997
Carolyn Hightower
Vice President, Health Plan Administration and Strategy
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
January-June 1997
Rhoda E. Weiss
President
Rhoda Weiss and Associates
Santa Monica, California
1996