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Excela Health has been gifted with a diverse and respected group of community leaders who serve voluntarily on our Board of Trustees. These individuals give of their time and talents to govern this important community asset and are committed to our mission of improving the health and well-being of every life we touch.

Excela Health Board of Trustees Officers

  • Teresa Petrick, Chair
  • Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, Vice Chair
  • Heather Walker, MD, Secretary
  • Edward DePasquale, CPA, Treasurer


Excela Health Leadership Team

Our Excela Health leadership team manages the day-to-day workings of the health system and includes:

Thomas Albanesi Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Helen K. Burns, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Thomas Chakurda, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Janice Devine, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Laurie English, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Carol J. Fox, MD, FAAFP, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Interim Executive Medical Director EHMG 
Albert J. Novak, MPM, Vice President and Chief Development Officer
John Sphon, Chief Executive Officer, Excela Health