Governance and Leadership
Servant leadership, the concept of serving the patient or serving those who do, is deeply embedded in the culture of Summa Health System and is the cornerstone of our mission, vision and values. This is what differentiates Summa Health System from others. Every employee is a servant leader, beginning with the executive leadership team.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
President, Summa Barberton Hospital and Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
System Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
President and Chief Development Officer, Summa Foundation
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Robert Kent, D.O.
Chief Executive Officer, Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Unhee Kim, R.N.
Senior Vice President, Service Lines and Ancillary Services
Senior Vice President, Planning and Corporate Support
Thomas Malone, M.D.
President, Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals
William Powel, III
Senior Vice President, Legal Services
Erik Steele, D.O.
Chief Medical Officer, Summa Health System
Ronald Suntken, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
Mark Terpylak, D.O., FACOG
President, NewHealth Collaborative
Lanie Ward, R.N.
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
President, Integrated Solutions, Summa Insurance Company, SummaCare
Jay Williamson, M.D.
President and Chief Medical Officer, Summa Physicians Inc.
Joseph Zarconi, M.D.
System Vice President, Medical Education, Chief Academic Officer
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 System.
Members of the current board of directors include:
- Norman Wells, Jr., Chair
- James McIlvaine, Vice Chair
- Thomas Strauss, President and CEO
- Nicholas Browning
- Daryl Cameron
- James Gravell
- Michael Hughes, M.D.
- James Kravec, M.D.
- Anthony Lockhart
- Richard Marsh
- Theresa Proenza
- Brian Smith
- R. Douglas Trochelman, M.D.
- Leila Vespoli
- Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D.
For a complete listing of all entity boards, please see the Summa Health System 2012 annual report.