Peter M. Leibold, Esq., to Become Catholic Health Association's Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Catholic Health Association of the United States

    WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Catholic Health Association of
 the United States (CHA) announces that Peter M. Leibold, Esq., has accepted
 the association's offer to become its Senior Vice President, Advocacy and
 Public Policy.
     Currently, Leibold is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
 of the American Health Lawyers Association, Washington, DC. He assumed that
 position in June 1999 after previously serving as CHA's general counsel for
 three years.
     "With his wealth of public policy and administrative experience, we are
 extremely pleased that Peter has agreed to return to CHA as senior vice
 president, advocacy and public policy," said Rev. Michael D. Place, STD, CHA's
 president and chief executive officer. "We know firsthand Peter's consensus-
 building leadership style and know he will contribute enormously to the
 advocacy efforts on behalf of the Catholic health ministry."
     As part of the process of creating this new executive position, a review
 of how best to meet the current and long-range advocacy needs of the Catholic
 health ministry was conducted in conjunction with members of the association's
 Advocacy and Public Policy Committee. Guided by the results of that review,
 Fr. Place said "it was determined that Peter is the best person for this
 critical position at a time when the health care sector is facing
 unprecedented challenges."
     In order to give the American Health Lawyers Association ample opportunity
 to conduct a search to replace him, Leibold is not expected to join CHA until
 late fall, at the earliest. At that time he will assume the leadership role
 for the advocacy and public policy direction of the association and be based
 in the association's Washington, DC, office. He will report to the
 association's president and chief executive officer and serve on the Executive
 Leadership Team, the association's senior-most management group. In that
 capacity he will contribute to the development of the association's overall
 strategic direction.
     In accepting the appointment, Leibold said: "I am honored to be asked to
 return to the association and work on behalf of the Catholic health ministry.
 I am excited to advocate on behalf of the thousands of committed individuals,
 both religious and lay, that constitute this important ministry of the Church.
 While I am excited about my new opportunity, I am saddened to leave the
 American Health Lawyers Association and will miss working with its talented
 staff and committed members."
     Leibold's professional experience includes serving for five years on the
 staff of U.S. Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO). Leibold was the senator's
 legislative director from 1992-94 and concluded his service as the senator's
 staff director, administering the Washington, DC, legislative office. When
 Danforth retired in 1994, Leibold accompanied him to the law firm of Bryan
 Cave, LLP, working in the firm's St. Louis and Washington, DC, offices before
 joining CHA in 1996.
     Leibold received his law degree from Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, where
 he also served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received a
 bachelor's degree in history from Haverford College, Haverford, PA, where he
 graduated magna cum laude.
     In making today's announcement, Fr. Place acknowledged the outstanding
 contributions of Fish Brown, CHA's director, public policy, and Michael F.
 Rodgers, CHA's director, government relations, during the last several months.
 They have jointly coordinated the association's public policy and advocacy
 efforts in the interim and will continue to do so until Leibold assumes his
 new position.
 
     The St. Louis-based Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)
 is the national leadership organization representing the Catholic health
 ministry. CHA's more than 2,000 members form the nation's largest group of
 not-for-profit health care sponsors, systems, facilities, health plans, and
 related organizations. For more information, visit the CHA website at
 http://www.chausa.org .
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Catholic Health Association of
 the United States (CHA) announces that Peter M. Leibold, Esq., has accepted
 the association's offer to become its Senior Vice President, Advocacy and
 Public Policy.
     Currently, Leibold is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
 of the American Health Lawyers Association, Washington, DC. He assumed that
 position in June 1999 after previously serving as CHA's general counsel for
 three years.
     "With his wealth of public policy and administrative experience, we are
 extremely pleased that Peter has agreed to return to CHA as senior vice
 president, advocacy and public policy," said Rev. Michael D. Place, STD, CHA's
 president and chief executive officer. "We know firsthand Peter's consensus-
 building leadership style and know he will contribute enormously to the
 advocacy efforts on behalf of the Catholic health ministry."
     As part of the process of creating this new executive position, a review
 of how best to meet the current and long-range advocacy needs of the Catholic
 health ministry was conducted in conjunction with members of the association's
 Advocacy and Public Policy Committee. Guided by the results of that review,
 Fr. Place said "it was determined that Peter is the best person for this
 critical position at a time when the health care sector is facing
 unprecedented challenges."
     In order to give the American Health Lawyers Association ample opportunity
 to conduct a search to replace him, Leibold is not expected to join CHA until
 late fall, at the earliest. At that time he will assume the leadership role
 for the advocacy and public policy direction of the association and be based
 in the association's Washington, DC, office. He will report to the
 association's president and chief executive officer and serve on the Executive
 Leadership Team, the association's senior-most management group. In that
 capacity he will contribute to the development of the association's overall
 strategic direction.
     In accepting the appointment, Leibold said: "I am honored to be asked to
 return to the association and work on behalf of the Catholic health ministry.
 I am excited to advocate on behalf of the thousands of committed individuals,
 both religious and lay, that constitute this important ministry of the Church.
 While I am excited about my new opportunity, I am saddened to leave the
 American Health Lawyers Association and will miss working with its talented
 staff and committed members."
     Leibold's professional experience includes serving for five years on the
 staff of U.S. Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO). Leibold was the senator's
 legislative director from 1992-94 and concluded his service as the senator's
 staff director, administering the Washington, DC, legislative office. When
 Danforth retired in 1994, Leibold accompanied him to the law firm of Bryan
 Cave, LLP, working in the firm's St. Louis and Washington, DC, offices before
 joining CHA in 1996.
     Leibold received his law degree from Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, where
 he also served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received a
 bachelor's degree in history from Haverford College, Haverford, PA, where he
 graduated magna cum laude.
     In making today's announcement, Fr. Place acknowledged the outstanding
 contributions of Fish Brown, CHA's director, public policy, and Michael F.
 Rodgers, CHA's director, government relations, during the last several months.
 They have jointly coordinated the association's public policy and advocacy
 efforts in the interim and will continue to do so until Leibold assumes his
 new position.
 
     The St. Louis-based Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)
 is the national leadership organization representing the Catholic health
 ministry. CHA's more than 2,000 members form the nation's largest group of
 not-for-profit health care sponsors, systems, facilities, health plans, and
 related organizations. For more information, visit the CHA website at
 http://www.chausa.org .
 
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