July/August 2007

Catholic Health Initiatives Installs New Board Chair, Board Member

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Mary Wakefield, RN, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Rural Health and adjunct professor for the College of Nursing at the University of North Dakota, became chair of the Catholic Health Initiatives Board of Stewardship Trustees on July 1.

Wakefield, a member of the Board of Stewardship Trustees since 2003, is the first member of the laity to serve as chair. Prior to her current position at the University of North Dakota, she was professor and director of the Center for Health Policy at George Mason University; chief of staff for two U.S. senators; and a consultant to the World Health Organization’s Global Program on AIDS.

The Board of Stewardship Trustees also welcomed a new member, Michael O’Boyle. O’Boyle is chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2001, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer with Medstar Health, Inc., Columbia, Maryland. He also serves on the boards of directors of the United Way of Greater Cleveland and The Greenspring Fund, Lutherville, Md.