Board of Directors

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Greg Carmichael, Chairman

Mr. Carmichael was unanimously elected to serve as chairman of our board of directors on May 2, 2024. Mr. Carmichael has served as executive chair of the board of directors of City National Bank since October 2, 2023. Mr. Carmichael retired as the executive chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp in April 2023. He joined Fifth Third in June 2003 as executive vice president and chief information officer. After being named chief operating officer in 2006, he became president in 2012. He was appointed to Fifth Third’s board of directors and became CEO in 2015 and was elected chairman of the board in 2018. In July 2022 Mr. Carmichael stepped down as CEO and became executive chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Carmichael was vice president and chief information officer for Emerson Electric, a worldwide provider of technology and energy solutions. From 1996 to 2000, he served in the same roles for a subsidiary of Emerson, and from 1986 to 1996, he served in several information technology and leadership roles at General Electric.

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Edward M. Christie III

Mr. Christie has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Airlines, Inc. since January 2019. In his tenure with Spirit, which began in April 2012, Mr. Christie has held a number of leadership roles and responsibilities, including chief financial officer. Prior to joining Spirit, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. from July 2011 to March 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Christie was a partner in the management consulting firm of Vista Strategic Group LLC from May 2010 to July 2011. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Christie served in various positions, including chief financial officer at Frontier Airlines.

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Joan E. Herman

Ms. Herman has served as the president and chief executive officer of Herman & Associates, LLC, a healthcare and management consulting firm, since 2008. Herman & Associates provides services to healthcare providers, pharmacy benefit managers, managed care organizations, and private equity firms. From 1998 to 2008, she served in a number of senior management positions, including president and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions, at Elevance Inc. (f/k/a Anthem, f/k/a WellPoint, Inc.), a leading managed healthcare company that offers network-based managed care plans. Prior to joining Elevance, she served in a number of senior positions at Phoenix Life Insurance Company for 16 years, lastly as senior vice president of strategic development. She currently serves as a director and a member of the audit, compensation and compliance committees of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an RNA-targeted drug discovery and development firm. She also serves on the board of Fifth Avenue Private Equity 17 Fund.

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Leslye G. Katz

From January 2007 to December 2010, Leslye G. Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of IMS Health, Inc., a provider of information, services, and technology for clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Prior to that, she served as vice president and controller of IMS Health, Inc. for five years. From July 1998 to July 2001, Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of American Lawyer Media, Inc., a privately held legal media and publishing company. Prior to joining American Lawyer Media, Katz held a number of financial management positions with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, followed by two years as vice president and treasurer of Cognizant Corporation, a spin-off from D&B. Katz currently serves as vice-chair of the board of directors of My Sisters’ Place, a not-for-profit provider of shelter, advocacy, and support services to victims of domestic violence. She has previously served as a director for ICF International, Inc.

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Patricia Maryland

Patricia Maryland has 40 years of healthcare administration experience. She has served in senior positions in healthcare administration for 40 years. Most recently, she served as an executive vice president for Ascension and the president and chief executive officer at Ascension Healthcare, a leading non-profit health system operating more than 2,600 sites of care including hospitals and senior living facilities, from July 2017 through June 2019. Prior to that, Maryland held other executive and management positions in the Ascension organization for 13 years, including president and chief executive of the St. John Providence Health System and president of the Indianapolis Hospital, St. Vincent’s Health System. Prior to joining Ascension, Maryland worked in administrative roles with Detroit Medical Center, North Oakland Medical Centers, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Mercy Hospital. Ms. Maryland also serves as a director on the board of Surgery Partners, Inc., an operator of surgical facilities and provider of ancillary services.

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Kevin J. O'Connor

Mr. O’Connor is the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions, where he oversees the company’s legal, governance, compliance and government affairs worldwide. Prior to joining Carrier, he served as Chief Legal Officer for Point72. Before that, he served as the Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance for United Technologies Corporation. Mr. O’Connor is a proven leader with more than 30 years’ legal experience, including substantial federal government experience at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as U.S. Attorney for Connecticut and as Associate Attorney General of the United States, the third-ranking official at the Department of Justice. He serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut and the Advisory Council for Student Athletes at the University of Notre Dame. He previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors Trinity Health of New England.

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Christopher R. Reidy

On March 31, 2022, Mr. Reidy retired as Executive Vice President, Strategic Advisor of Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”), one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Prior to that role, he served as BD’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer where he managed strategic transactions and oversaw many functions, including finance, information technology and security, business development, and enterprise risk management. Prior to joining BD in 2013, he served in many senior finance and accounting roles, including corporate vice president and chief financial officer for ADP Corporation; vice president, controller & chief accounting officer and division CFO roles at AT&T Corporation; and audit partner at Deloitte & Touche. He currently serves on the board of directors of Embecta Corp., one of the largest pure-play diabetes management companies in the world, where he serves as chair of the technology committee. He also sits on the board of the Atlantic Health System and is a member of the executive committee and chair of the finance and investment committee.

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Nancy Schlichting

In December 2016, Ms. Schlichting retired as the president and chief executive officer at Henry Ford Health System, Inc., a position she held from June 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Schlichting served as HFHS’s executive vice president and chief operating officer from 1998 to 2003. She also served as president and chief executive officer of HFHS’s Henry Ford Hospital from 2001 to 2003. During her time at HFHS, the company garnered significant national recognition, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award. Prior to joining HFHS in 1998, Ms. Schlichting served as the president of the Eastern Region of Catholic Health Initiatives, president and chief executive officer of Riverside Methodist Hospitals and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Akron City Hospital and Summa Health System. Ms. Schlichting currently serves as a director of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., where she serves on the audit committee and chairs the compensation and leadership performance committee, Baxter Corporation, where she serves on the quality, compliance and technology and chairs the compensation committee, and Pear Therapeutics, Inc., where she chairs the compensation committee.

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Terrance Williams

On June 26, 2023, Mr. Williams became President and Chief Executive Officer-elect at TruStage Financial Group, Inc., a large provider of insurance, investments, and financial technology solutions. Prior to that, he served as the President of Protection Services at Allstate, where he has accountability for a portfolio of businesses outside of the core insurance market. Before joining Allstate in January 2020, he served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, as well as the president of the Nationwide’s emerging businesses group, which included legacy niche and emerging businesses, innovation teams, and a venture capital fund. During 24 years with Nationwide, he advanced through leadership roles touching almost every aspect of the business, including underwriting, claims, operations, sales and various profit and loss management roles.

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Mark J. Tarr, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Tarr has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Encompass Health since Dec. 29, 2016. Prior to assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Tarr served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Encompass Health from 2011-2016, having served as executive vice president of operations since Aug. 1, 2007, and as president of the company’s inpatient division since September 2004. He joined in 1993, and has held various management positions within the company. Tarr earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his master’s in business administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Committee composition

Audit Committee Compensation and Human Capital Committee Compliance and Quality of Care Committee Nominating/ Governance Committee
Greg Carmichael
Edward M. Christie III
Joan E. Herman
Leslye G. Katz
Patricia Maryland
Kevin J. O'Connor
Christopher R. Reidy
Nancy Schlichting
Terrance Williams
  • Board Chair
  • Committee Member
  • Committee Chair