IHA Senior Leadership Team

Our experienced president and CEO and senior leadership team are focused on advancing healthcare in Illinois by working closely with hospital and health system leaders, legislators, and policymakers.

A.J. Wilhelmi

A.J. Wilhelmi

President & CEO

A.J. Wilhelmi became the President and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) on January 1, 2016. With offices in Chicago, Naperville, Springfield and Washington D.C., IHA represents more than 200 hospitals and health systems as they care for their patients and communities, advocating for a sustainable, patient-focused health care system that provides high-quality care and promotes healthy local communities. Read more.

Joanna Farrere

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administrative Services

David Gross

Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Karen Harris

Senior Vice President and
 General Counsel

Ed Holzhauer

Senior Vice President, IHA Business Resources

Tim Nuding

Senior Vice President, Member Services and Corporate Finance
Jordan Powell

Jordan Powell

Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Finance