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Executive Leadership Team

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.

Cliff Deveny, M.D.
President and CEO 

Jessica Hudson
President of Summa Foundation and Chief Development Officer

William (Bill) Epling
President of Insurance and Networks

Dawn Ahner, DSc, MBA, FACHE, CPA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Penelope (Penny) Gorsuch, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, USAF Col (retired)
Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive

Robert (Rob) Gerberry
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel

Anthony (Tony) Colly, MBA, SHRM SCP, SPHR
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ben Sutton
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer- Providers

Michelle Bisson
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development 

Kathy Blake, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Senior Vice President, Post-Acute Care

Elbridge Locklear
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Charles (Chuck) A. Zonfa, M.D., MBA, FACOG 
Senior Vice President and Chief Quality 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.

Review members of the current board of directors.


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