Board of Trustees, Officers and Administration

Board of Trustees and Officers

Nita Ahuja, MD
William J. Aseltyne, Esq., Associate Secretary
Thomas Balcezak, MD
Marna P. Borgstrom, CEO
Nancy J. Brown, MD
Vincent A. Calarco
Keith Churchwell, MD, President
Erik M. Clemons
Jocelyn Cunningham
Karen DuBois-Walton
James L. Elrod Jr.
Mary C. Farrell, Chair
William W. Ginsberg
Joni Hansson, MD
Aaron P. Hollander
Thomas B. Ketchum
Ann Kurth
Marvin K. Lender
Linda Koch Lorimer, Secretary
Julia M. McNamara, Vice Chair
Sister Rosemary Moynihan
Stephen C. Murphy
Peter Salovey
Michael E. Sproule
Vincent Tammaro, Treasurer
James P. Torgerson
Eugenia M. Vining, MD

Senior Management

Marna P. Borgstrom 

Marna P. Borgstrom

Chief Executive Officer

Marna Borgstrom began her career at Yale New Haven Hospital over 37 years ago. Her varied roles have taken her from a post-graduate fellowship, to various staff and management roles, to her promotion in 1994 to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital. In 2005, she assumed the position of CEO of Yale New Haven Hospital and President & CEO of Yale New Haven Health and now serves as the CEO of both organizations.

Ms. Borgstrom chairs the boards of the Healthcare Institute and the Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare and is the past chair of Vizient, a Dallas, Texas-based health care company. She serves on several other boards including the Connecticut Hospital Association and New Haven Promise.

Ms. Borgstrom has been the recipient of several awards recognizing her advocacy and community involvement including the AHA Grassroots Champion Award, the Anti-Defamation League Torch of Liberty Award, The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Award and Business New Haven Business Person of the Year. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Quinnipiac University and Sacred Heart University and a Doctor of Business Administration by the University of New Haven.

Ms. Borgstrom received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and was awarded a Master’s of Public Health by Yale School of Public Health. She and her husband, Eric, have two grown sons.

Keith Churchwell, MD 

Keith B. Churchwell, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP


Keith B. Churchwell, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP is the President of Yale New Haven Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Yale School of Medicine. He held the previous positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President and Executive Director for Heart & Vascular Services, Transplantation Services and Clinical Service Coordinator for the Department of Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, he obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He spent his formative training years at Emory University Medical School and Affiliated Hospitals, then spending 12 years in private cardiology practice before joining Vanderbilt Medical School as full-time academic faculty in 2006 (he became a member of the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt in 1999). At Vanderbilt he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology and the Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute from 2009-14. Dr. Churchwell is also on the National Board of the American Heart Association and is the Chair of the National Advocacy Committee for AHA through 2021. He sits on a number of local boards in the New Haven area including President of the New Haven Symphony Board, Columbus House and the New England Donor Services.

Thomas Balcezak, MD 

Thomas Balcezak, MD*

Executive Vice President
Chief Clinical Officer

Michael D. Holmes 

Michael D. Holmes

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

William J. Aseltyne, Esq. 

William J. Aseltyne, Esq.*

Senior Vice President
Chief of Staff and General Counsel

Richard Lisitano  

Richard Lisitano

Senior Vice President, Operations

Michael Loftus 

Michael Loftus

Senior Vice President, Operations
Executive Director, Neurosciences, Musculoskeletal, Surgical and Anesthesiology Services

Francine LoRusso, RN 

Francine LoRusso, RN

Senior Vice President, Operations
Executive Director, Heart and Vascular, Transplant, Medicine and Radiology Services

Patrick McCabe 

Patrick McCabe*

Senior Vice President, Finance

Kevin A. Myatt 

Kevin A. Myatt*

Senior Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer

Vincent Petrini 

Vincent Petrini*

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Chief Policy and Communications Officer

Lori Pickens  

Lori Pickens

Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Oncology Services

Ian Schwartz 

Ian Schwartz, MD*

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations
Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Yale New Haven Health

Cynthia Sparer 

Cynthia Sparer*

Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services
Executive Director, Women’s and Children’s Services

Lisa Stump 

Lisa Stump*

Senior Vice President, Technology Services
Chief Information Officer

Vincent Tammaro 

Vincent Tammaro*

Executive Vice President, Finance
Chief Financial Officer

Ena Williams 

Ena Williams

Senior Vice President, Patient Services
Chief Nursing Officer

Vice Presidents


Michael Angelini*

Chief Investment Officer
Treasurer, Yale New Haven Health

Angel Bruno 

Angel A. Bruno

Vice President, Total Rewards, Compensation & Benefits

 stephen carbery

Stephen Carbery*

Vice President, Facilities Design, Construction

Thomas Donahue 

Thomas Donohue, MD

Vice President, Medicine Services

Robert Hutchison 

Robert B. Hutchison III*

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Maxwell Laurans 

Maxwell Laurans, MD

Vice President, Surgical Services

Susan Maxwell 

Susan Maxwell, RN

Vice President, Digestive Health Services


Deborah Rhodes, MD

Vice President, Care Signature

Michael Schaffer 

Michael Schaffer

Vice President, Ambulatory Care

Mark Sevilla, RN 

Mark Sevilla, RN

Vice President, Patient Services, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Emergency Medicine

Kim Slusser  

Kim Slusser, MSN, RN

Vice President, Smilow Cancer Hospital Patient Services, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Melissa Turner  

Melissa Turner*

Vice President, Human Resources

Kevin Walsh  

Kevin F. Walsh

Vice President, Development



*YNHHS employees with significant YNHH roles