DFWHC announces 2020 Board of Trustees


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2020. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals:

• Chair John Phillips, President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
• Chair-Elect David Berry, President System Clinical and Scientific Operations, Children’s Health
• Past Chair Scott Peek, Senior VP Joint Ventures, Baylor University Medical Center
• Trustee Blake Kretz, President, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
• Trustee, Jessica O’Neal, CEO, Medical City Children’s Hospital
• Trustee Sharn Barbarin, CEO, Medical City Lewisville
• Trustee, Dr. Karen Duncan, Executive VP, Community Health, JPS Health Network
• Trustee Rebecca Tucker, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital SW Fort Worth
• Trustee Michael Sanborn, President, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth
• Trustee, Dr. William Daniel, VP Health System Affairs, UT Southwestern Medical Center
• Trustee Audra Early, Senior VP, Strategy and Network Development, Kindred Hospitals
• Ex-Officio Richard Carter, President/CEO, Hunt Regional Medical Center
• Ex-Officio Natalie Wilkins, Chief of Staff to President/CEO, Cook Children’s Health Care System
• Ex-Officio Kyle Armstrong, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney

Completing their terms are Joseph DeLeon, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth; Nancy Cychol, President, Cook Children’s Medical Center; Jerri Garison, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano; Robert Walker, President/CEO, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; and Jyric Sims, CEO, Medical City Fort Worth. Former board member Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, EVP, Strategy/Integration at Parkland Health & Hospital System, also stepped down as he accepted a new position in Houston. New to the Board are Duncan, Tucker and Sanborn. Wilkins and Armstrong were appointed as new ex-officios.

“We’ve had some great additions this year to our 14-member board representing a talented group of healthcare executives,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “They have a wide range of talent and experience dedicated to improving quality healthcare in North Texas. We would also like to thank Joseph DeLeon, Nancy Cychol, Jerri Garison, Robert Walker, Jyric Sims and Dr. Esmaeil Porsa for their dedicated board work over the past year.”