Board of Trustees 2018

Rick MerrillCHAIR

Rick W. Merrill
President and CEO
Cook Children’s Health Care System
Fort Worth, Texas

Kurt Newman, MDvice-chair/chair elect

Kurt Newman, M.D.
President and CEO
Children’s National Health System
Washington, D.C. 

Sandra Fenwick

SECRETARY

Sandra (Sandi) L. Fenwick
President and CEO
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Mass.

Kim Cripe

TREASURER

Kimberly (Kim) Cripe
President and CEO
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Orange County, Calif.
Michael Aubin, FACHE

Michael D. Aubin, FACHE
Hospital President
Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Jacksonville, Fla.

Madeline BellMadeline Bell
President and CEO
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa.
Susan DistefanoSusan (Susie) M. Distefano, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
CEO
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, Texas
Marcy DodererMarcy Doderer, FACHE
President and CEO
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, Ark.

Paul KingPaul A. King
Executive Director
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital (University of Michigan Health System)
Ann Arbor, Mich.

John NashJohn D. Nash, FACHE
President and CEO
Franciscan Children’s
Brighton, Mass.

Jeff Sperring, MDJeff Sperring, M.D.
CEO
Seattle Children's 
Seattle, Wash.

Katy WelkieKaty Welkie, RN, BSN, MBA
CEO
Primary Children's Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah 


Mark WietechaMark Wietecha
President and CEO
Children’s Hospital Association
Washington, D.C.