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UPMC Leadership

UPMC is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors that represents a broad cross-section of the communities and constituencies we serve. The board is consistently at the forefront in implementing best-in-class corporate governance practices and transparency standards.

One third of the UPMC Board of Directors’ votes are cast by directors appointed by the University of Pittsburgh; one third by individuals elected from the community at-large; and one third by individuals appointed by or historically involved in the governance of UPMC’s hospitals.

Committees of the board include Audit, Ethics & Compliance, Executive Compensation, Finance, Governance & Nominating, Inclusion & Diversity, International Services, Enterprises, Investment and Quality Patient Care.


Chairperson: G. Nicholas Beckwith III
First Vice Chairperson: Eva Tansky Blum
Second Vice Chairperson: Mark J. Laskow
Chairperson, Finance Committee: Robert M. Hernandez
President and CEO: Jeffrey A. Romoff
Treasurer: C. Talbot Heppenstall Jr.
Chief Financial Officer: Robert A. DeMichiei
Chief Legal Officer: W. Thomas McGough, Jr.
Corporate Secretary: Michele P. Jegasothy
Assistant Corporate Secretary: Lisa A. Newcomb
Assistant Corporate Secretary: Heidi J. VanGorder


G. Nicholas Beckwith III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Arch Street Management, LLC

Eva Tansky Blum
Former Executive Vice President and Director
Community Affairs
PNC Bank, N.A.
Chair and President, The PNC Foundation

Richard S. Hamilton
AAA East Central

Robert M. Hernandez
Former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
USX Corporation

John C. Hickey
Chief Operating Officer
Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania

Margaret P. Joy
McCarthy, McDonald, Schulberg & Joy

Arthur S. Levine, MD
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

W. Duff McCrady
McCrady Corporation

Louis B. Plung
Managing Partner
Louis Plung & Company

Gregory Spencer
Chief Executive Officer
Randall Industries, Inc

John P. Surma
Retired Chairman and CEO
United States Steel Corporation

John J. Verbanac
Chief Executive Officer
Summa Development, LLC

Elaine M. Bellin
President and CEO
Paragon Foods

Patrick D. Gallagher
Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer
University of Pittsburgh

Howard W. Hanna III
Chairman and CEO, Hanna Holdings, Inc.
and Howard Hanna Real Estate Services​

Mark J. Laskow
Managing Director
Greycourt & Co. Inc

Robert G. Lovett

Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP

Robert W. Montler
President and CEO
Lee Industries, Inc.

Mark A. Nordenberg
Chancellor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh

Susan Baker Shipley
President, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley Huntington Bank

Ann S. Pepperman
McCormick Law Firm

Mark H. Raimy
Chief Executive Officer
Welders Supply Company

William E. Strickland, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Stephen R. Tritch
Former Chairman
Westinghouse Electric Company

Executive Leadership

UPMC’s executive leadership is responsible for policy implementation and management of programs, services, facilities and support operations that make Life Changing Medicine possible at UPMC.

​Jeffrey A. Romoff ​President and Chief Executive Officer
​Charles E. (Chuck) Bogosta ​​Executive Vice President,
President - International Services Division and President - UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
​​Leslie C. Davis ​​Senior Vice President,
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Health Services Division
​​Robert A. DeMichiei ​Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
​​David M. Farner ​Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic and Transformation Officer
​C. Talbot Heppenstall, Jr. ​Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and President - UPMC Enterprises
​Diane P. Holder ​​Executive Vice President,
President - Insurance Services Division,
and President and Chief Executive Officer - UPMC Health Plan
​W. Thomas McGough, Jr. ​​Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
​​Gregory Peaslee ​Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
​​Steven Shapiro, MD ​​Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer,
and President - Health Services Division
​​Marshall W. Webster, MD ​​Senior Vice President

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