Three New Members Named to the SSM Health Board of Directors

June 20, 2018

Effective June 28, 2018, SSM Health will add three new members to its board of directors:

  • Marie Devlin is a partner with the marketing consulting firm Brand Team Partners. She was previously the Senior Vice President of Global Advertising and Brand Management for American Express, leading the advertising, media, sponsorship, brand management and market research functions for the corporation. Devlin also served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Quaker Foods and Snacks, a division of PepsiCo, and spent ten years with PepsiCo’s Gatorade division, becoming Vice President of Marketing, responsible for product development and innovation. She has served on numerous boards and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Advertising Club of New York, a leading marketing professional organization. Devlin holds a Master of Management in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
  • Don Imholz is founder and CEO of Don lmholz and Associates, focused on providing strategic consulting to a broad range of companies and leaders. lmholz retired from Centene at the end of 2015, where he served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer. Prior to that, he worked for McDonnell Douglas and then The Boeing Company in a number executive roles in management, finance, manufacturing, engineering, and technology. He currently serves as a board advisor to Unigroup, Inc. He also chairs the Leadership Council for the University of Missouri - St. Louis School of Business, where he earned a Bachelor in Business Administration. In addition, Imholz holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Information Technology, both from Washington University. He’s also been recognized by Washington University’s Olin Business School as one of its “Distinguished Alumni.”
  • Lisa Latts, MD, MSPH, MBA, FACP, is Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health, where’s she’s working on ways to use cognitive computing and analytics to transform health care. She previously served as Chief Medical Officer for UC Care at the University of California; as Principle of LML Health Solutions, a healthcare quality and delivery system transformation consulting firm; and as Vice President of Public Health Policy and Programs in Clinical Excellence at WellPoint. She was previously a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Advisory Council and serves on the board of directors for both Denver Health Medical Plan and Wildflower Health. Dr. Latts is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and on faculty at the University of Colorado. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado.
“We are extremely fortunate to have these talented and accomplished new board members helping to guide our organization forward,” said Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, President/Chief Executive Officer of SSM Health. “Their leadership, industry experience and expertise, will be invaluable as we work to continue providing exceptional healthcare services to meet the needs of the patients and communities we serve.”

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