ADVISORY COUNCIL

Connie Brooks

Ascension Health | Senior Director

Connie J. Brooks is a Senior Director for Ascension Health.  Brooks has been responsible for providing leadership in the development of resources and support for access initiatives and local coalitions as they strive to achieve 100% access and 100% coverage under Ascension Health’s “Healthcare that Leaves No One Behind” strategy.  She has also provided leadership for system efforts to integrate, streamline, and coordinate workstreams for the benefit of the local Ascension Health Ministries.  Brooks currently leads system-wide community health initiatives and serves as Project Director for the Ascension Health Navigation Grant in Alabama and Kansas.  Brooks has more than 35 years of health care experience, with a commitment to public health and health disparities as the cornerstone of her career. Prior to joining Ascension Health, Brooks served in executive leadership positions with the State of Illinois Departments of Human Services and Public Health, as well as with local health departments and federally qualified health centers. Her career began as a public health nurse in her home town of East St. Louis, Illinois. Brooks is a nurse practitioner with a Master in Public Health. She has served as President of the Illinois Public Health Association (one of the largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association) and is a fellow of the University of Illinois Public Health Leadership Institute, an alumnus of Leadership/Focus St. Louis, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Bruce Compton

Catholic Health Association | Senior Director, International Outreach

Bruce Compton is the Senior Director of International Outreach for the Catholic Health Association (CHA) of the United States. Compton is responsible for assisting and supporting CHA member organizations in their outreach activities in the developing world. His duties include facilitating collaboration among CHA member organizations and others who seek to enhance the impact of international ministries. Additionally, he is responsible for education initiatives regarding international outreach issues and encouraging CHA members’ participation in various activities of international ministry. Prior to his work with CHA, Compton lived in Haiti from 2000 to 2002, and he continued to work in support of health missions in the developing world after he returned to the US. He did so as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, a ministry organization that distributes surplus medical supplies from hospitals located in the Midwest to medical missions in the developing world.

Bill Hoey

St. Vincent’s Health Services | Vice President, Mission & Ethics

Bill Hoey is the Vice President of Mission & Ethics for St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Hoey not only oversees Mission Services, Pastoral Care, and the Parish Nurse Program, but he also helped establish Dispensary of Hope access site, Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport, through his work with the Primary Care Action Group, a collaboration of area health service organizations in Bridgeport. Prior to joining St. Vincent’s Health Services, Hoey served as Vice President for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Bridgeport, overseeing all aspects of the multi-program Catholic family services agency. While at Catholic Charities, Hoey was instrumental in developing a $7 million dollar housing project at the Thomas Merton campus. He also led the reorganization of mental health services, resulting in a productive working relationship with St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services, and he developed an early childhood consultation project providing clinical assessment for at-risk children in Head Start and school readiness programs.

Jeff May

Mylan | Vice President, Product and Customer Solutions

Jeff May is the Vice President of Product and Customer Solutions for Mylan North America, overseeing strategy and commercial development of complex generic medications including respiratory and neurology. May joined Mylan, one of the world’s leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, in August 2012. Previously, May spent 25 years with Medco Health Solutions where he held roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently May was the Senior Vice President for Generic Pharmaceutical Strategy after over 20 years building out the Drug Distribution and Control Department where he was responsible for procurement, contracting, inventory management, financial forecasting, cost accounting and master file management. May has served on the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for Bergen/Rockland Counties and has worked with the Dispensary of Hope to develop their generic pharmaceutical manufacturer donation programs. May earned his Bachelor Degree in business administration with a specialization in operations management from Boston University.

Greg Pope

Saint Thomas Health | Chief Mission Officer

Greg Pope serves as Chief Mission Officer. He joined Saint Thomas Health in 1996 and oversaw the work the Saint Thomas Health Foundations for more than 15 years. A Fellow in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), he is a past Board Chair for the Association and directed AHP’s Madison Institute on Healthcare Philanthropy University of Wisconsin School of Business. He also served as President for the Ascension Health Council on Philanthropy, a consortium of Catholic health related foundations sponsored by Ascension. Pope holds a BS in Economics form the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MBA from Templeton Institute and Theological College, where he was named a Sir John Templeton Fellow in Church Administration. A frequent writer and conference speaker, he has published two books and numerous articles related to ministry and stewardship. Presently he serves as a board member for Amazima Ministries International, Nashville Clinical Pastoral Education Consortium, and The American Heart Association.

Brad Riley

Faith Chapel Church | Lead Pastor

Brad Riley is the Lead Pastor at Faith Chapel Church in O’Fallon, Missouri. Riley and his wife, Beth, launched Faith Chapel Church with an in-house Bible Study in 1997. They provide local ministry, missions opportunities, and a weekly webcast to help others. In their local endeavors to assist in the health needs of their community, Brad and Beth launched Neighborhood RX Assistance, an outreach effort to connect those in need with pharmaceutical assistance. Since 2009, Riley has served on the Board of Regents of North Central University, the premier college within the Assemblies of God. He is also actively involved in the ministry of Samuel’s House (La Casa de Samuel), an orphanage located just outside of Caracas, Venezuela. In 2013, Brad published his first children’s story, “Timothy: A Little Fish with a Big Purpose!” A portion of the proceeds support the aforementioned Samuel’s House Orphanage.

Kim Wasson

Love INC of SW Lake County | Board Member

Kimberly Wasson has more than 20 years’ experience as a practicing pharmacist, as well as years of demonstrated commitment to help people in need via local community organizations. A 1981 graduate of the Purdue University School of Pharmacy, Wasson had a 17-year career with Walgreens, serving her patients in the capacities of pharmacist, pharmacy manager, and store manager in Houston, Milwaukee, Boston, and Las Vegas. In 2006, Wasson earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. She followed her doctorate with five years of service at the outpatient anticoagulation clinic of Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. Wasson’s community commitment is further evidenced by her work as a member of the Board of Love INC of Southwest Lake County [Illinois], recently honored by Love INC National as a “Vision Site” for its strategic thinking and execution as a new affiliate. Wasson also lends her support through charitable efforts with which her husband, Greg, is involved—among then, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. She has spoken at the annual meeting of the National Association of Chain Drugstores on her life experiences and the importance of quality parenting.

Barbara Coughlin, MBA, RN

 Physician Services Group | Board Member

Barbara Coughlin is the Vice President for Quality and Government Programs for the HCA Physician Services Group.  Barbara provides oversight for all quality programs for Physician Services including the ambulatory physician practices and hospital based programs.  Barbara also provides guidance and leadership around the Government Programs to include Physician Quality Reporting System, Meaningful Use, and Value Based Modifier.  Barbara has more than 20 years experience in healthcare focusing mainly on emergency medicine, ambulatory care, quality and risk, and process and operational improvement.  

Prior to joining HCA Physician Services Group, Barbara was the Vice President of Operations for QRx Medical Management and Questcare Partners.  During this tenure, Barbara provided quality and operational oversight to 16 emergency medicine contracts.  She opened and ran an urgent care center and started their physician practice management operations including the management of two physician practices.

Prior to that, Barbara was the Director for Emergency Services in the Clinical Services Group at HCA, Inc.  She worked at HCA for six years helping to lead the Emergency Services team, providing oversight to over 160+ emergency departments across the United States.  During that time she was also the technical lead in implementation of multiple clinical documentation systems as well as the development of a data repository for reporting dashboard times across the 160+ emergency departments.

Barbara previously worked as a healthcare consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP.  She served as a consultant on multiple projects including revenue cycle improvement projects, clinical documentation implementations, coding and documentation review, and collections and accounts receivables system development.

Barbara earned her Diploma in Nursing from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  She then earned her Master in Business Administration from The University of Cincinnati.  Barbara is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Texas Christian University with an anticipated graduation in 2016.