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Board of Commissioners Fact Sheet

The Board of Commissioners consists of 21 voting members, including physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, and safety, quality, and innovation experts. The Board includes representatives from each of the Joint Commission’s corporate members: American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Surgeons, and American Dental Association. In addition, there are seven public/at-large members and, as an ex-officio member, the Joint Commission/Joint Commission Resources President and Chief Executive Officer.

Board Committees and Other Activities

There are five standing board committees: Audit and Firewall Oversight, Executive, Finance, Governance, and Human Resources and Executive Compensation. 

Board of Commissioners

Chair: Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair Emeritus, University of Washington

Vice Chair: Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, FACS
Chief Physician Officer, Geisinger System Services, Geisinger Health System

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Medicine and Dean for Medical Education of the Biological Sciences Division, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Andrew C. Dreyfus, BA
Managing Director, Health Optimist, LLC

Melinda L. Estes, MD, MBA
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Luke’s Health System

Susan Fox, MBA, BSN
President and Chief Executive Officer, White Plains Hospital

Jay A. Gregory, MS, MD

Christopher A. Hart, MEng, JD
Founder, Hart Solutions LLC

Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Queen’s Health Systems

Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MBBS, MPH, DSc (Hon), FACS, FWACS (Hon)
Professor of Surgery and Professor of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut

Eric Langshur
Founder and Managing Partner, Abundant Venture Partners

Ana L. English McArdle, MBA
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Improving Value in Health Care

Najmedin Meshkati, PhD, CPE
Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, University Park

Joseph J. Parks, MD
Medical Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing 

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources

Eric (Rick) Schlesinger, MBA, BA
Board Member and Advisor, Entrepreneurial Healthcare Companies and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Michael B. Simon, MD, MBA, FASA
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, HCA Healthcare, Memorial Hospital 

Marvin (James) Strohschein, Jr., DDS
Chief Dental Officer, La Pine Community Health Center

Willie Underwood, III, MD, MSc, MPH, FACS
Chief Medical and Research Officer, Buffalo Center for Health Equity 

Ena M. Williams, PhD, MBA, RN, CENP, FAAN 
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital

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