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

Aaron Wiese
President, Digital Growth & Health; Co-Chief Operating Officer
Hy-Vee, Inc.

Kay Takes
MercyOne Eastern Iowa

Mike Flesher
Executive VP and CEO
Iowa Medical Society

Marygrace Elson, MD
Department of OB/GYN

Laura Jackson
Executive VP/Chief Health Officer

Chris Mitchell
President and CEO
Iowa Hospital Association

Laurie Conner

MercyOne Newton Medical Center

W. John Yost, MD

Chief Academic Officer
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Shannon Strickler

President and CEO
LeadingAge Iowa


IHC Staff

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

Chris Evans, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

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