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Governance

Summa Health System and it's entities are governed by various boards. Following is a listing of the boards and members.

Summa Health System Board of Directors
Summa Health System Care Delivery Board
SummaCare Board of Directors
Summa Physicians, Inc. Board of Directors
NewHealth Collaborative Board of Directors
Summa Foundation Board of Directors

Summa Health System Board of Directors

The System Board of Directors is Summa Health System’s primary governing body. The System Board is responsible for oversight of Summa’s functional boards and for the development and implementation of Summa’s long-term vision.

Norman Wells, Jr., Chair
Thomas Strauss, President and CEO, Summa Health System
Nicholas Browning
Daryl Cameron
James Gravell, Jr.
Michael Hughes, M.D.
James Kravec, M.D.
Anthony Lockhart
Richard Marsh
James McIlvaine, Vice Chair
Theresa Proenza
Brian Smith
R. Douglas Trochelman, M.D.
Leila Vespoli
Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D.

Summa Health System Care Delivery Board

The Care Delivery Board is responsible for oversight of Summa’s healthcare assets and continuum of care, including its network of hospitals and ambulatory sites, clinical quality, patient safety, and patient satisfaction – all of which are aligned in an effort to better serve Summa’s patients, members and communities from a population health perspective.  

Thomas Knoll, Chair
Erik Steele, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, Summa Health System
Susan Baker
William Bauman, M.D.
Robert Debski, M.D.
R. James Dom Dera, Jr., M.D.
Daniel Finelli, M.D., Vice Chair
Candace Campbell Jackson
David Lieberth
Hitesh Makkar, M.D.
Vivian Celeste Neal
Charles Parsons
Susan Taft, Ph.D., RN
Scott Weiner, M.D.

SummaCare Board of Directors

The SummaCare Board of Directors is responsible for Summa Health System’s insurance plan, which is an integral and value-adding component of Summa Health System’s approach and overarching strategy for population health management.

Thomas Knoll, Chair
Martin Hauser, CEO, SummaCare
Kenneth Berkovitz, M.D.
Bradley Crombie, M.D.
Kathleen Geier, Vice Chair
Vincent Johnson
Richard Marsh
James McIlvaine
Richard Merolla
J.B. Silvers, Ph.D.
Erik Steele, D.O.
Thomas Strauss, President and CEO, Summa Health System
Rajiv Taliwal, M.D.
Jay Williamson, M.D.

Summa Physicians, Inc. Board of Directors

Summa Physicians, Inc. (SPI) is Summa Health System’s multi-specialty group of employed physicians. SPI is governed by its Board of Directors, responsible for oversight and continued development of the employed group practice.

Jay Williamson, M.D., Chair and President, Summa Physicians, Inc.
William Bauman, M.D.
Steven Gaich, M.D.
Joseph Koenig, M.D.
Dale Murphy, M.D.
Thomas O’Neill
William Powel, III

NewHealth Collaborative Board of Directors

NewHealth Collaborative is an accountable care organization (ACO) led by physicians to deliver compassionate care in a value- and evidence-based manner. The NewHealth Collaborative Board of Directors is responsible for setting the ACO’s strategic direction and guiding operational oversight as it continues to grow and develop.

Rodney Ison, M.D., Chair
Thomas Cecconi
Michael Hughes, M.D.
Thomas Malone, M.D.
Mark Meyer, M.D.
Benjamin Prestegaard, D.O.
Joseph Ruby
Thomas Strauss, President and CEO, Summa Health System
Mark Terpylak, D.O.
Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D.
Jay Williamson, M.D.

Summa Foundation Board of Directors

Summa Foundation supports patient care, research and medical education through philanthropy. The Summa Foundation Board of Directors has oversight of all philanthropic efforts across Summa Health System.

Thomas Clark, Chair
Phylis Ferrara, Chief Development Officer, Summa Health System
Ken Babby
Danielle Barran
Julia Bianchi
Jason Butterworth
George Daverio, Jr.
C. Gordon Ewers
Samir Gibara
Mark Goldfarb 
Iris Harvey
Robert Hemphill, M.D.
Scott Honnold
Mary Ann Jackson
Philip Kaufmann
Mark Krohn
Jonathan Pavloff
Kathleen Raynor
Mona Sarkar 
Thomas Strauss, President and CEO, Summa Health System
George Strickler
Paul Testa
Stephen Wilt, Vice Chair