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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 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.

Thomas Strauss
President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian Derrick
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Phylis Ferrara 
President and Chief Development Officer, Summa Foundation

Martin Hauser
CEO, SummaCare and Vice President, Government Relations, Summa Health System

Eric Humphrey
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Gregory Kall
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Unhee Kim, R.N.
Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services

Patrice Lange
Senior Vice President, Planning and Corporate Support

Thomas Malone, M.D.
Chief Operating Officer

Jason Niehaus
Senior Vice President Hospital Operations and Site Administrator

William Powel, III
Senior Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel

Erik Steele, D.O.
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Ronald Suntken, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

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

Claude Vincenti
President, Summa Integrated Health Solutions & President, SummCare and Summa Insurance Co.

Lanie Ward, R.N.
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

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.

Review members of the current board of directors.