August 2004

Board of Stewardship Trustees Elects New Members


The Board of Stewardship Trustees of Catholic Health Initiatives has approved four new Board members for three-year terms.

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With nearly 40 years of experience in health care, Sister Phyllis has worked as a hospital administrator; as a member of the leadership team of Catholic Healthcare West, San Francisco, Calif.; and as vice president of healthy community initiatives at Mercy Housing Inc., Denver, Colo. She has also served as president of her congregation, the Sisters of Mercy, Regional Community of Burlingame, Calif. She has a bachelor's degree from Russell College, Burlingame; a master's degree in hospital administration from the University of California, Berkeley; and is currently working toward a doctorate in international health care at the University of California, Berkeley.

David Lincoln has been with Covenant Health Systems, Lexington, Mass., since 1984. He has served as vice president of planning; executive vice president and chief operating officer; and has been president and chief executive officer since 1989. Prior to joining Covenant Health Systems, Lincoln worked at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Ind. He holds a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., and master's degrees in health planning and hospital administration from the University of Iowa.

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Sister Mary Margaret is recognized for her research and teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in nursing and ethics at the University of North Dakota. She has served on the governing boards of several health care facilities and is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of health care topics. She holds a bachelor's degree from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.; a master of science degree in nursing from Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio; and a doctorate in nursing science from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Michael O'Boyle has been chief financial officer of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Health System since 2001. He has also served as chief financial officer for Medstar Health, Columbia, Md.; Medlantic Healthcare Group, Washington, D.C.; Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Ga.; Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; and The Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Pa. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting and business from DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa.

The Board also expressed gratitude to the retiring members who completed their terms as of July 1: Marjorie Beyers, RN, PhD, FAAN; Donald Brennan; Karin Dufault, SP, PhD; and Patricia McDermott, RSM, PhD; and John Anderson, MD, who resigned from the Board to accept the position of senior vice president and chief medical officer for Catholic Health Initiatives.