2014-2015 Great Rivers Affiliate Board of Directors


American Heart Association - Great Rivers Affiliate
2014-2015 Board of Directors

Officers and Committee Chairs    
Susan SullivanPatricia Sullivan, PhD

VP, Quality & Safety
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA
 Creighton B. Wright

Creighton B. Wright, MD


Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeons, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH

Susan Croushore - GRA Susan Croushore
Immediate Past Chair

Interim President and CEO
Mercy Health System
Conshohocken, PA
 William S. Weintraub 
William S. Weintraub, MD
Immediate Past President

Chief of Cardiology
Director, Christiana Care Center
   for Outcomes Research
Newark, DE

 Bruce Hagan photo
Bruce P. Hagan
Treasurer & Chair
GRA Finance & Operations Committee

Regional Executive, Dublin Methodist Hospital and
Grady Memorial Hospital
Dublin, OH
 David Van Wagoner 

David Van Wagoner, PhD
GRA Research Committee

Associate Professor  
Dept. Molecular Medicine
Case Western University
Cleveland, OH

Neal Richmond GRA Board

Neal Richmond, MD
GRA Health Strategies Committee

Louisville Metro EMS
Louisville, KY

Leonard Berenfield GRA Board
Leonard H. Berenfield
Board Member

President and CEO
Berenfield Containers
Cincinnati, OH
 Theresa ConejoTheresa Conejo, RN
Board Member

Cardiac & Stroke Unit Nurse
Nazareth Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Jeffrey EmbletonJeffrey M. Embleton, Esq.
Board Member

Shareholder and Managing Director
Mansour, Gavin, Gerlack & Manos Co., L.P.A.
Cleveland, OH
 Donald R. Fischer

Donald R. Fischer, MD, MBA
Board Member

Sr. V.P., Health Affairs
Chief Medical Officer
Highmark, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
Brian Griffin, MD
Brian P. Griffin, MD, FACC
Board Member

Section Head, Cardiovascular Imaging
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
 Edgar Kenton photo

Edgar J. Kenton, III, MD
Board Member

Director, Department of Neurology
Director, Stroke Program
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Dee Lowery 

Dee Lowery
Board Member

VP and Corporate Affairs and Community 
   Involvement & Foundation President
FirstEnergy Service Company
Akron, OH
 Paul Mather photo 

Paul J. Mather, MD
Board Member

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Center
Jefferson Heart Institute
Thomas Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson
Philadelphia, PA
 Carl McComas photo
Carl F. McComas, MD
Board Member

Medical Director
St. Mary's Medical Center
Huntington, WV
 Michael D. Parkinson Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH
Board Member

Consultant of Preventive Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Robert Pepper 
Robert Pepper
Board Member

Sr., VP of Manufacturing
NGK Spark Plugs
Sissonville, WV
 Dennis PrischakDennis Prischak
Board Member

President and CEO
The Plastek Group
Erie, PA
John Rademacher
John Rademacher
Board Member

President, Ambulatory Care
Cardinal Health
Dublin, OH
 Daniel Sack
Daniel Sack
Board Member

Omnicom Solutions Group, Inc.
Middletown, OH
National Board Representative    
Marsha Jones
Marsha Jones
National Board Representative

Exec. VP and Chief Diversity Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group
Pittsburgh, PA