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.


Michael Romano – Chair
Chief Medical Officer
Nebraska Health Network

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

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

Mike Flesher
Executive VP and CEO
Iowa Medical Society

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

Kristen Williams
Sr. Vice President
Chief Health Officer
Hy-Vee, Inc.

Julie White – 2020 Executive Committee Appointee

President and Founder
Tapestry Solutions

Tom Newton

VP of Network Engagement

Laurie Connor

MercyOne Newton Medical Center

Perry Meyer

Executive Vice President
Iowa Hospital Association

Jack Dusenberry
Covenant Medical Center

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

Marygrace Elson, MD
Department of OB/GYN