August 1, 2012

Program officer at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland named to board of Health Policy Institute of Ohio

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) recently added five new health leaders to its board of directors. Among the new members is Teleange Thomas, program officer for health at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

“The new directors are all community and health leaders, bringing with them a diversity of experience with health policy issues in various regions of the state,” said HPIO Board Chair Scott Streator.

The new directors are:

  • David Luby (Columbus), executive director for UnitedHealthcare, Central Ohio Health Plan
  • Mark Pilkington (Columbus), vice president, Manged Care Product Strategy, Cardinal Health
  • Dr. Leonard M. Randolph Jr. (Cincinnati), senior vice president and chief medical officer, Mercy Health
  • Randy Runyon (Waverly/Columbus), president and CEO, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
  • Teleange Thomas (Cleveland), program officer for health, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland


The directors were appointed at the board of directors’ quarterly meeting in July and will begin their terms in October. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is an independent, nonpartisan organization that forecasts health trends, analyzes key health issues, and communicates current research to Ohio policymakers, legislators and others.

Thomas joined the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in 2009 to oversee strategies to reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations through strategic grantmaking in community health and health policy. This work also includes community-wide strategy to advance health literacy, and link with similar efforts emerging throughout the Midwest and nationally.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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