Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Announces Board of Trustees

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has announced its Board of Trustees for 2019. DFWHC is a member trade organization with 90 hospitals and 90 associate members that has been around for 49 years in North Texas, whose board consists of hospital executives.

Fraser Hay, the President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, will be departing the board after his term was completed, and Audra Early, senior vice president of strategy and development for Kindred Hospitals, will be a new addition.

“Our 15-member board represents a committed group of healthcare executives dedicated to working towards improving the quality of healthcare in North Texas,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC via statement. “They have a wide range of both veteran experience and youthful talent. We appreciate their commitment to helping lead North Texas healthcare. We would also like to thank Scott Peek for his leadership as Chair in 2018 and Fraser Hay for his dedicated board work over the past year.”

Here is the complete list of DFWHC board members:

  • Chair Charles Gressle, CEO, Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco
  • Chair-Elect John Phillips, President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Past Chair Scott Peek, COO, Baylor University Medical Center
  • Trustee David Berry, President, Children’s Health System
  • Trustee, Audra Early, Senior VP Strategy and Development, Kindred Hospitals
  • Trustee Nancy Cychol, President, Cook Children’s Medical Center
  • Trustee, Dr. William Daniel, VP, Chief Quality Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Trustee Joseph DeLeon, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
  • Trustee Jerri Garison, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano
  • Trustee, Blake Kretz, President, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • Trustee Dr. 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 Jyric Sims, CEO, Medical City Fort Worth