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Summa Health Primary Care Leadership Council

Members of the Summa Health Primary Care Leadership Council tour the construction site of the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Tower on the Summa Health System — Akron Campus. They were joined by Cliff Deveny, M.D., president and CEO, Summa Health (back right, in orange tie) and Ed Friedl, vice president, construction and property management, Summa Health (far left, in construction vest).

Summa Health Primary Care Leadership Council

Our mission: The Summa Primary Care Leadership Council provides an opportunity for members to lend their expertise and support to the effort of establishing Summa Health as a leader in transforming primary care through population health management. Members contribute their professional and business expertise as well as valuable feedback on their own patient experiences providing guidance that will help shape the future of primary care at Summa. Members will assist Summa Foundation with fundraising efforts in support of patient care initiatives, clinical research and medical education for future generations of physicians and scientists.

Primary Care Leadership Council meeting on May 3, 2018, at Summa Health System — Barberton Campus


Volunteer chair: John W. Richardson

Physician chair: John DiSabato, M.D.


  • Trey E. Bennett III
  • Caesar A. Carrino
  • Ann H. Conkle
  • Sue DiMassa
  • Laurajeanne Fligor
  • Pam J. Hickson-Stevenson
  • David L. Hoff, M.D.
  • Diane Johns Gilger
  • Joseph E. Kirgesner
  • Bud W. Kissel
  • Jill V. Kolesar
  • Carol Musch
  • Pam O'Neill
  • Patrick O'Neill
  • Kim F. Ray
  • Froncie F. Repetti
  • Mike W. Rich, M.D.
  • Martha Salem
  • Sam E. Salem
  • Joel A. Testa
  • Jay C. Williamson, M.D.

List current as of April 12, 2023.

For more information: Contact Barbara Boyce, senior director of development, Summa Foundation, at 330.375.6356 or


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