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Leadership

Servant leadership, the concept of serving the patient or serving those who do, is deeply embedded in the culture of Summa Health and is the cornerstone of our mission, vision and values. This is what differentiates Summa Health from others. Every employee is a servant leader, beginning with the executive leadership team.

Thomas Malone, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Lydia Cook, M.D.
President, Summa Health Medical Group

Brian Derrick
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Phylis Ferrara 
President and Chief Development Officer, Summa Health Foundation

Valerie Gibson, RN
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Robert Gerberry
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Michael Hughes, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations, Summa Health System – Barberton Campus

Gregory Kall
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Ben Sutton
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Performance Management

Mark Terpylak, D.O., FACOG
President, NewHealth Collaborative

Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Lanie Ward, RN
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Lorraine Washington
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Rob Whitehouse
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Community Relations

The System Board of Directors is responsible for guiding Summa’s long-term success while maintaining a constant focus on clinical quality and the improved health of the populations we serve.

Each director is chosen based on his/her background, experience, skills and commitment to the mission of Summa Health.

Review members of the current board of directors.