Chairman: Edward Lamb
President and CEO, Mount Carmel Health System
Edward Lamb joined Mount Carmel Health System as president and CEO in November 2016. Prior to joining Mount Carmel Health System, Lamb was the Western Division president of IASIS Healthcare and was responsible for operations in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. He also served as president and CEO of the Corpus Christi Medical Center Health System and held various health care executive positions during the past 30 years in Utah, California, Louisiana, Arizona, Alaska, and Texas.
Lamb is a Recertified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as Chairman. Throughout his career, he has promoted the activities, mission and goals of health care professionals and served as a mentor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.
Vice Chairman: David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Health System
McQuaid serves as chief executive officer of the Ohio State Health System and chief operating officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He brings with him more than 25 years of health care administration experience at leading academic health systems, including John Hopkins, Duke, and Thomas Jefferson University.
McQuaid is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2009 to serve as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
A pharmacist by training, McQuaid earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.
Treasurer: David Blom
President and Chief Executive Officer, OhioHealth
After his graduation from The Ohio State University in 1980, Blom began his health care career at a small hospital in Massachusetts. He received his master’s degree in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
David P. Blom was named president and chief executive officer of OhioHealth in March 2002. David joined the OhioHealth family of hospitals and health services in 1983. He served as a president and chief operating officer at Grant Medical Center and then as president of OhioHealth’s central hospitals, while also serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Blom was elected to the board of the Ohio Hospital Association in January 2002.
Secretary: Steve Allen, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Steve Allen, MD, MBA, is the chief executive officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He came to Nationwide Children’s Hospital from Houston, Texas, where he was the vice president and chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital. As a tenured professor, Allen has received several teaching awards over the years from medical students and housestaff, and has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America.”
Allen received his undergraduate education at Rice University and obtained his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington and his fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1983. In 1999, he obtained his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
President: Jeff Klingler
President and CEO, Central Ohio Hospital Council
In his role as Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC) president and CEO, Klingler is responsible for identifying and implementing collaborative initiatives of the four Franklin County hospital systems. He is a liaison between COHC and elected officials, community and business leaders, and other local constituency groups.
Since starting COHC in 2008, Klingler has been recognized for the council’s work on infant mortality, behavioral health care, opiate addiction, and other health needs of Franklin County residents. Klingler was named by Columbus Business First as a 2017 Champion of Healthcare and twice as 20 People to Know in Health Care. Klingler is a member of the governing boards of Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement and the Institute for Health Innovation of the Ohio Hospital Association. He is chair of the national Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University in 1991.
Staff: Joanna Skillings
Office Manager, Central Ohio Hospital Council
Skillings assists the COHC president in the daily operations of the council offices and in advancing COHC initiatives. Before joining the council, Skillings was the Administrative Assistant to Administration at the Ohio Hospital Association. She also interned at the hospital association, assisting in the efforts of the association’s Public Affairs Department. A native of Springfield, Skillings earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Otterbein College.