Board of Directors

We understand that to build a culture of health you must convene the stakeholders. IHC convenes stakeholder groups from across the state to 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 our 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

 

 

Board Members

Kristen Williams
Senior VP and Chief Health Officer
Hy-Vee, Inc.


Kay Takes
President
Mercy Medical Center


Mike Flesher
Executive VP and CEO
Iowa Medical Society


Marygrace Elson, MD
UIHC
Department of OB/GYN


Tom Newton
VP of Network Engagement
Wellmark

Perry Meyer
Executive VP
Iowa Hospital Association


Laurie Conner

President
MercyOne Newton Medical Center


W. John Yost, MD

Chief Academic Officer
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines


Pat Merryweather-Arges

Executive Director
Project Patient Care (PPC)


Shannon Strickler

President and CEO
LeadingAge Iowa


 

IHC Staff

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


Chris Evans, FACHE
VP of Administrative Services
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative


Jennifer Brockman, MHA, BSN, RN
VP of Health Services
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative