The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council—a 90-hospital, 85 associate-member trade organization based in Irving—has announced its board of trustees for 2018.
The ’18 board will consist of the following individuals:
- Chair Scott Peek, COO, Baylor University Medical Center
- Chair-Elect Charles Gressle, CEO, Medical City Plano
- Trustee David Berry, President, Children’s Health System
- Trustee, Jeffrey Cellucci, District COO, Kindred Hospitals
- Trustee Nancy Cychol, President, Cook Children’s Medical Center
- Trustee, Dr. Will Daniel, VP, Chief Quality Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Trustee Joseph DeLeon, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital SW Fort Worth (effective Jan. 21)
- Trustee Jerri Garison, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano
- Trustee, Blake Kretz, President, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
- Trustee John Phillips, President, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
- Trustee Esmaeil Porsa, EVP, Strategy/Integration, Parkland Health & Hospital System
- Trustee Xavier Villarreal, CEO, Medical City North Hills
- Ex-Officio Richard Carter, President/CEO, Hunt Regional Medical Center
- Ex-Officio Robert Walker, President/CEO, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
- Ex-Officio Fraser Hay, VP, Professional and Support Services, Texas Health Presbyterian Plano
Completing their terms on the board are Lillie Biggins, outgoing president, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth; Bill Whitman, executive vice president and COO at JPS Health Network; and Clint Abernathy, president, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance.
New members of the board include Kretz, Carter, and Hay. Walker will continue to serve as ex-officio, while Carter and Hay were appointed as new ex-officios.
“Our 15-member board represents a dedicated group of North Texas healthcare executives,” W. Stephen Love, president and CEO of the nonprofit council, said in a news release. “They have an array of impressive talent and experience. We appreciate their commitment to helping lead North Texas healthcare in 2018. We would also like to thank Lillie Biggins, Bill Whitman, and Clint Abernathy for their dedicated work over the past years.”