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Board of Trustees

  • Chair: Thomas Lemon, MDiv, General Vice President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Vice chair: G. Alexander Bryant, MDiv, President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Columbia, Maryland
  • Lisa Beardsley-Hardy, PhD, Director, Department of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Shirley Chang, PhD, RN, retired nursing educator, Fremont, California
  • Richard Chinnock, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • Jere E. Chrispens, MA, retired IT executive, Yucaipa, California
  • Wilfredo Colón, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
  • Sheryl D. Dodds, MS, BSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, Senior Executive Officer, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
  • Steven Filler, DDS, Associate Dean, Student, Alumni & External Affairs, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Ricardo Graham, DMin, President, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Westlake Village, California
  • Wayne B. Harris, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, Loma Linda University Health; President, Loma Linda University; President, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
  • Douglas Hegstad, MD, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • Kerry Heinrich, JD, Executive Vice President, Hospital Affairs, Loma Linda University Health; Chief Executive Officer, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
  • Lars Houmann, MHA, Chief Corporate Relations Officer for AdventHealth, Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Mark Johnson, MA, President, Canadian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Melissa Kidder, MD, Physician, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • Peter Landless, MB, BCh, MMed, Director, Department of Health Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Robert E. Lemon, MBA, Special Assistant to the Treasurer of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Robert Martin, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • Patrick Minor, MSPH, Public Health Administrator, Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Larry Moore, MDiv, President, Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Burleson, Texas
  • G.T. Ng, PhD, Secretary, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Ricardo Peverini, MD, Senior Vice President for Clinical Faculty, Loma Linda University Health; President/CEO, Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, Loma Linda, California
  • Juan Prestol-Puesán, PhD, Treasurer, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Scott Reiner, MHA, CEO, Adventist Health, Roseville, California
  • Herbert Ruckle, MD, Chair, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • Zareh Sarrafian, MBA, CEO of Riverside University Health System, Moreno Valley, California
  • Eunmee Shim, MSN, RN, President, Fort Washington Medical Center, Fort Washington, Maryland
  • Ron Smith, DMin, PhD, President, Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Decatur, Georgia
  • Tamara Thomas, MD, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, Loma Linda University Health; Dean, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • Max A. Trevino, BS, retired administrator, Burleson, Texas
  • David Williams, PhD, Florence & Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ted N.C. Wilson, PhD, President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Roger Woodruff, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California

Advisors

  • Ronald L. Carter, PhD, Executive Vice President, University Affairs, Loma Linda University Health; Provost, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • John Freedman, MDiv, President, North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Ridgefield, Washington
  • G. Earl Knight, DMin, President, Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, South Lancaster, Massachusetts
  • Michael Kruger, President, ADRA, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Angela M. Lalas, MBA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, California
  • Arne Nielsen, MSA, Vice President for Education, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Columbia, Maryland
  • Richard Osborn, PhD – Retired educational administrator, Moreno Valley, California
  • Ella Simmons, EdD, Vice President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Artur Stele, PhD, General Vice President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Gary Thurber, MA, President, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Maurice Valentine, MDiv, President, Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Berrien Springs, Michigan 
  • Ray Wahlen, MBA, CPA, Undertreasurer, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Dave Weigley, PhD, President, Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Columbia, Maryland
  • William Winston, MDiv, President, South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Atlanta, Georgia

Revised 02/28/2020