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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.

James McIlvaine, Chair

Thomas Malone, M.D., MBA, President and CEO, Summa Health System

Nicholas Browning

Daryl Cameron

James Gravell, Jr.

Michael Hughes, M.D.

Donald Kline

James Kravec, M.D.

Anthony Lockhart

Richard Marsh

Theresa Proenza

Brian Smith

R. Douglas Trochelman, M.D.

Leila Vespoli

Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D.

Norman Wells, Jr


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.  

Michael Hughes, M.D., 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.

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.

Kathleen Geier, Chair

Claude Vincenti, President, SummaCare

Kenneth Berkovitz, M.D.

Bradley Crombie, M.D.

Vincent Johnson

Thomas Malone, M.D., MBA, President and CEO, Summa Health System

Richard Marsh

James McIlvaine

Richard Merolla

J.B. Silvers, Ph.D.

Erik Steele, D.O.

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.

Lydia Cook, 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

Robert Gerberry

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., MBA, President and CEO, Summa Health System

Mark Meyer, M.D.

Joseph Ruby

Erik Steele, D.O.

Mark Terpylak, D.O.

Vivian von Gruenigen, M.D.

Lydia Cook, 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

George Strickler

Paul Testa

Stephen Wilt, Vice Chair