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Board Facts

The board 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 President and Chief Executive Officer.

Board Committees and Other Activities

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

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

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
Former Chief Executive Officer and President,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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

Melinda L. Estes, MD, MBA
President and CEO, 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, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics,
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

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 Williams, PhD, MBA, MSM, BSN, RN, CENP
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital