Board Profile


CHC functions as a support organization for every hospital served. We have a unique “checks and balances” system in place in which representatives from CHC hospitals comprise a majority of CHC’s Board of Directors. This arrangement ensures that our team provides appropriate services while remaining accountable to the hospital.

CHC Board of Directors

Linda Adkins
Board Member

Craig M. Chesley
Board Member, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital

Jeff Dyson
Board Member, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

Ken Gordon
Board Chair, Community Hospital Corporation

Christy Lemak, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Health Services Administration
University of Alabama at Birmingham

David W. Pederson
Board Chair, Great Plains Health

Dudley Piland
Board Vice Chair, St. Mark’s Medical Center

Ruth Portacci
Board Member, Saint Thomas Health|Ascension

Larry Walker
Board Member, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

Jim Kendrick
President and CEO, Community Hospital Corporation