Board of Directors

IHC convenes stakeholder groups from across the state to build a culture of health and inform, promote and enhance the work of the organization. Representatives include hospitals, physicians, nurses, pharmacy, long-term care, health systems, businesses, community leaders and performance improvement. The collective expertise from this group and the board gives the organization a unique advantage to transform the healthcare landscape.

Board Officers - Executive Committee

Michael Romano, MD – Chair
Chief Medical Officer
Nebraska Health Network

Brian Dieter, FACHE – Secretary/Treasurer
President and CEO 
Mary Greeley Medical Center

Dave Williams, MD – Vice-Chair
President and CEO
UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home

Julie White – 2020 Executive Committee Appointee
President and Founder
Tapestry Solutions

Pat Merryweather-Arges

Executive Director
Project Patient Care (PPC)



Board Members

Jennifer Bryant

President and Lead Consultant
Human Pivot Consulting 

Steve Churchill 
Iowa Medical Society 

Gerard Clancy, MD 
Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine 

Jennifer Havens 
UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center 

Laura Jackson
Executive VP
Health Equity, Access, and Improvement

Chris Mitchell
President and CEO
Iowa Hospital Association

Shannon Strickler

President and CEO
LeadingAge Iowa

Kay Takes 
MercyOne Eastern Iowa 

Christine Taylor, MD 

Chief Medical Officer
Value Based Care
Clover Health


Aaron Wiese 
Hy-Vee, Inc.


W. John Yost, MD
Chief Academic Officer
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines



IHC Staff

Thomas C. Evans, MD
President and CEO
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

Chris Evans, FACHE
Chief Operations Officer
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

Jen Brockman, MHA, BSN, RN
Chief Clinical Program Officer
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative