Meet the Board of Directors

Robert DietzChair
Earl Foura, Vice Chair
David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA
Pedro J. Greer, Jr., MD
V. Chris Holcombe, PE
David H. Ledbetter, PhD, FACMG
Virginia McGregor
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Deborah E. Powell, MD
Steven J. Scheinman, MD

BOARD OFFICERS

President: Steven J. Scheinman, MD
Geisinger Health System Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer

Treasurer: Kevin F. Brennan
Geisinger Health System Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Secretary: Atty. David J. Felicio
Geisinger Health System Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Assistant Secretary: Atty. Daniel E. Lohr
Geisinger Health System Associate Chief Legal Officer

 


 

Robert DietzChair
Mr. Dietz retired as president and COO of Gannett Fleming Inc. in early 2009. Gannett Fleming is an international consulting engineering firm headquartered in Harrisburg. The company employs more than 1,900 professional engineers, architects, surveyors, and allied professionals in regional offices throughout the United States, Canada and the Middle East. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from Lehigh University, one in applied science and the other in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in 10 states and a member of numerous professional societies. He also serves on the Geisinger Health System board of directors and is a member of the Audit & Compliance, Geisinger Family, Emergency Action, and HSHS Transaction Compliance committees of the board.


 

Earl FouraVice Chair
Mr. Foura is retired, after 37 years with National Ticket Company, where he held the following positions: corporate controller, vice president of finance, CFO/treasurer and finally, president. Prior to the Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital merger in 2012, Mr. Foura served as a director on the Shamokin Area Community Hospital board, and was subsequently appointed vice chairman and then chairman of the board. He currently serves as chair of the Geisinger-Shamokin Area community advisory board. 


 

David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA
Dr. Feinberg is president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System. A longtime champion of the patient experience, Dr. Feinberg has introduced Geisinger’s latest evolution of its renowned ProvenCare portfolio — ProvenExperience — which allows patients to request a refund based on the outcome of their experiences within the health system. Named to the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” as well as the “Top 10 of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare, Dr. Feinberg is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He is a well-known national speaker, especially on the subject of patient experience, and has published numerous articles. Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Feinberg served as CEO of UCLA’s hospitals and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, as well as president of UCLA Health System. Triple-board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child, adolescent and addiction psychiatry, Dr. Feinberg earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with distinction from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He earned a masters of business administration (M.B.A.) from Pepperdine University.

 
 

Pedro J. Greer, Jr., MD
Dr. Greer is professor of medicine at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) in Miami and the chair of the Department of Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health, as well as associate dean for community engagement. Dr. Greer was honored in 2014 with the National Jefferson award in the category of “Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged.” The award was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Sen. Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard and is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for public service. Dr. Greer was also recognized in 2013 with the Great Floridian award. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award; he had already received the Presidential Service Award in 1997. In 1993 he was named a MacArthur Fellow (“Genius Grant”). He has also received a Papal Medal and has been dubbed a Knight of Malta and Saint Gregory the Great. He has published more than 25 articles and book chapters and authored Waking Up in America, a book about his experiences, from providing care to homeless persons under bridges in Miami, to advising U.S. presidents on healthcare. Dr. Greer currently serves in various capacities for a multitude of national, state and local organizations. He is a trustee at the RAND Corporation (America’s oldest and largest think tank) and is the current chair of the Pardee RAND Graduate School board of governors, the largest Ph.D.-granting institution for policy analysis. Dr. Greer completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and medical studies at La Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. He trained in internal medicine and served as chief resident at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami. Dr. Greer completed two post-doctoral fellowships, one in hepatology, the other in gastroenterology. He is board-certified in medicine and gastroenterology.

 
 

V. Chris Holcombe, PE
V. Chris Holcombe is president of Milton Steel Inc., a business that he owns with his father. Milton Steel is a structural steel fabrication company that has been in business in Milton since 1927, manufacturing bridges, pallet storage racks, fuel storage tanks and steel for new building construction. The company’s Acrow bridges ship worldwide. The business employs 179 people. The firm is currently supplying bridges to aid in disaster recovery in Chile, EI Salvador, Mexico and Pakistan. Other notable projects include the ramp at Ground Zero in New York City and nearly a mile of bridging to repair 1-10 in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In 2003, the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce named Milton Steel “Business of the Year.” Mr. Holcombe graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor of architectural engineering. He is a professional engineer, licensed in Pennsylvania since 1995 and is active in the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). In addition to the School of Medicine board, Mr. Holcombe is also a member of the boards of Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company and Geisinger Quality Options.

 
 

David H. Ledbetter, PhD, FACMG
Dr. Ledbetter is executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Geisinger Health System. He came to Geisinger from Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine, where he was the Robert W. Woodruff professor and director of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Human Genetics.

Dr. Ledbetter previously held academic and leadership positions at the University of Chicago, the National Center for Human Genome Research (now NHGRI) at NIH and Baylor College of Medicine. 

After his early discovery of the genetic cause of Prader-Willi syndrome and Miller-Dieker syndrome, Dr. Ledbetter has focused his research efforts on discovering the underlying etiology of childhood developmental disabilities such as autism. He has been a participant and leader in the Human Genome Project since its inception in 1990 with a focus on the translation of new genomics technologies into clinically useful genetic tests for early diagnosis, intervention and prevention of disease.

His current research interest includes leveraging the massive amount of genomics data generated during routine patient care for knowledge generation and integration of this information into electronic health records in a clinically useful manner. He is a graduate of Tulane University and earned his doctorate at the University of Texas-Austin.

 
 

Virginia McGregor
Virginia McGregor currently serves on the board of McGregor Industries, a family-owned business that is a manufacturer of miscellaneous and structural steel products for the construction industry. She is a graduate of Holy Cross College with a B.A. in history and also attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. In addition to serving on the board of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, she is also a member of the Geisinger Health System board of directors, where she serves on the Patient Experience, Academic Affairs and Quality, CMC Transaction Compliance committees and is chair of the Geisinger Family Committee of the board. Prior to her appointments at Geisinger, she served as chair, CMCHS board of directors; and previously served on North Penn Bank board of directors; St. Joseph’s Center Foundation board of directors; and The Boys and Girls Club of Scranton board of directors.

 
 

David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Dr. David Nash is the founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) of Thomas Jefferson University and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy in Philadelphia.  Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement.  He consults in the public and private sectors, chairing the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, and serving on the board of directors for Humana Inc. since December 2009.  He writes a column on MedPage Today, has authored more than 100 articles in major journals, edited 23 books and is editor-in-chief of four major national journals including American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T and American Health & Drug Benefits.

 
 

Deborah E. Powell, MD
Dr. Deborah Powell is dean emerita and professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her more than 40- year career has been spent championing competency-based medical education. At Minnesota, Dr. Powell instituted the medical school’s Flexible M.D. program, an individualized model of medical education designed to be more adaptable to students’ career and learning goals. She also has been engaged in interprofessional medical education for two decades and has shaped the national dialogue as well as educational practice in this area. Dr. Powell served as chair of the AAMC board of directors in 2009-2010 and was the first female chair of the AAMC Council of Deans in 2004. Dr. Powell has been actively involved with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for 15 years and now serves as a member of the LCME Council. She is a past board member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and serves as a member of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation of the U.S. Department of Education. As founding co-sponsor of the AAMC project Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC), Dr. Powell has extended her work on competency-based medical education to the national level. Before arriving in Minnesota, Dr. Powell served as executive dean and vice chancellor for clinical affairs at the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KU). There, she started a professionalism initiative that led to the establishment of an award that now bears her name. Dr. Powell previously served as chair and professor of pathology of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she was instrumental in developing the Kentucky Medical Curriculum and was awarded three Golden Apple Awards for teaching excellence in four years. A leader in the pathology field, Dr. Powell is past president of the American Board of Pathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and past chair of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Pathology. Dr. Powell received her B.A. degree from the former Radcliffe College of Harvard University, and her M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.



 

Steven J. Scheinman, MD
Steven J. Scheinman, M.D. is president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and is now also chief academic officer and executive vice president of the Geisinger Health System. He was professor of medicine and pharmacology and served for eight years as its senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters on topics related to kidney disease and genetics. For most of his career he was principal investigator on grants funded by the NIH, American Heart Association, and other agencies. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings and a visiting professor at many prominent universities. Dr. Scheinman has served on review boards for the National Institutes of Health, American Society of Nephrology, American Federation for Clinical/Medical Research, American Heart Association, and National Kidney Foundation, among others. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Society of Nephrology, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He was a gubernatorial appointee to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education, and has served on a number of national boards related to medical education. He serves on the board of the National Resident Match Program. Board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Scheinman has earned international prominence for his research into the genetics of inherited kidney diseases and kidney stones. Dr. Scheinman holds an A.B., summa cum laude, from Amherst College in Massachusetts and received his medical degree with honors from Yale University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital; was chief resident in internal medicine at Upstate; and completed fellowships in nephrology at Upstate Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital.