March 2004

Organizational Changes Announced for National Leadership


Catholic Health Initiatives has realigned some organizational functions and reporting relationships among its national leadership.

Michael Fordyce, chief administrative officer, has had his responsibilities expanded. The corporate responsibility and core values assessment functions will now report to Fordyce. As part of a strategy to improve integration of national groups that focus on the core strategy of “people,” the new mission leader will report to Fordyce after the retirement later this year of Diana Bader, OP, senior vice president of mission. The national communications group and risk and insurance group will continue to report to Fordyce, who will also continue as board chair of Centura Health in Colorado.

The new mission leader will continue to be a member of the President¹s Council and attend Board of Stewardship Trustees meetings. The mission leader will also assume administration of the Mission and Ministry Fund grant program when the next grant cycle begins in September 2004. Peggy Martin, OP, JCL, senior vice president for sponsorship and governance, will continue to administer the program through the current grant cycle.

Catholic Health Initiatives will recruit a new senior vice president of human resources, a role currently filled by Fordyce.

As evidence of the organizational commitment to innovation, Catholic Health Initiatives will create the new position of vice president of research and development. This individual will report to John DiCola, vice president of strategic planning and business development.