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July 30, 2015

Leadership Health Care Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Leadership Health Care Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Leadership Health Care (LHC) announces the appointment of its 2015-2016 board of directors effective as of July 1, 2015. Benson Sloan, director, corporate development, MedHost, has been named board chairman and Will Howorth, director, development – special assets, HCA, will serve as board vice chairman.

LHC is an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council that nurtures the talent and potential of Nashville’s next generation of health care industry leaders by creating educational, networking and mentoring opportunities for the group’s nearly 1,000 members.

The following new directors joined the LHC Board for three-year terms: Jesse Bland, principal, Heritage Group; Caroline Chamberlain, marketing manager, Entrada; Sam Hutcheson, vice president, strategic growth and development, LifePoint Health; Jordan Kendig, director, office of innovation, Premise Health; Dan Kuninsky, associate, Bass, Berry & Sims; Kristi Morrow, senior vice president, integrated revenue management, LifePoint Health; Wes Pass, vice president, Bank of America; Matt Smith, director, BKD; and Holley West, executive vice president, communications and operations, Applied Health Analytics.

Ryan Keith, health care MBA candidate, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, joins the board in a one-year student seat. Kelvin Ault, partner, U.S. investor-owned health services tax leader, PwC, and former board chairman, will also serve on the board for a renewed, one-year term.

There are also two new appointments of LHC committee chairmen. Claire Cowart Haltom, attorney, Baker Donelson, will lead the Education and Events Committee, and Wes Hartig, associate, Martin Ventures, will chair the Membership and Marketing Committee.

I am pleased to welcome the newest directors of the Leadership Health Care Board of Directors. These individuals join an exceptional group of young professionals representing Nashville’s next generation of health care leaders. LHC is growing at a dynamic rate and the board will continue to be instrumental in producing superior programming and educational opportunities, said Council Director of Talent Development and LHC Director Jenni Bradley.

About Leadership Health Care

An initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to nurture the talents of future leaders, LHC provides members with unique educational programs and networking opportunities. With more than 900 members representing 350 companies, LHC is the foremost organization for emerging leaders in the field.


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