June 2013

CHI Announces New Board Members


CHI will welcome several new members to three-year terms on the Board of Stewardship Trustees, as well as a new board chair, effective July 1.

  • Christopher Lowney, a member of the Board of Stewardship Trustees since 2009, will serve as board chair beginning July 1. He succeeds Phyllis Hughes, RSM, who has been a member of the board since 2004 and has served as board chair since 2008. A former Jesuit seminarian, Lowney later served as a managing director of J.P. Morgan & Co in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London. His first book, "Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World," has been translated into 10 languages. He is also the author of "Heroic Living: Discover Your Purpose and Change the World." He is a popular speaker on topics such as leadership, business ethics and inter-religious dialogue.
  • Geraldine Bednash is chief executive officer and executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC. She earned a PhD in higher education policy and law from the University of Maryland.
  • Richard Corrente is a retired business executive who served in various financial management positions in 35 years with Raytheon Company, Lexington, MA. At the time of his retirement, he was vice president and chief finance officer of Raytheon Corporate Jets.
  • Katherine Gray, CSJ, is a past general superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, CA. She has also served as chancellor for the Diocese of Orange and vice president, human resources and values integration for St. Joseph Health System of Orange.
  • Barbara Hagedorn, SC, is a past president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, one of CHI's participating congregations. She has also served as the congregation's representative to CHI.
  • Lillian Murphy, RSM, is the chief executive officer of Mercy Housing, Denver, CO, a nonprofit organization that provides people who are economically poor with quality, affordable homes.
  • Edward Speed is retired from a 35-year career in banking, financial services, real estate development and construction.
  • James Hamill joined the Board of Stewardship Trustees in December 2012. He served as president and chief executive officer of Washington County Health System (now Meritus Health), Hagerstown, MD, from 2000 until his retirement in 2011. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Holy Cross Health, Silver Springs, MD.