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New leadership, member for WellSpan Health board

Steven M. Hovis, chair, WellSpan Health Board of Directors

Annual elections swept new leadership onto the board of directors for WellSpan Health.

York County attorney Steven Hovis was elected as chairperson of the board for the health network.

The previous chair, Larry Miller,had served in the position since 2014. Miller was formerly president of York Township-based PeoplesBank, a position he held for 35 years before his retirement in 2016. 


Hovis is a partner at Stock and Leader Attorneys At Law in York. According to his company profile, Hovis specializes in municipal finance and municipal law.

Hovis began serving on the board providing oversight of the WellSpan York Hospital in 2010. He joined the board overseeing the whole WellSpan network in 2011.  

Elected alongside Hovis to WellSpan’s board is Megan Shreve, CEO of South Central Community Action Programs, a Chambersburg nonprofit working to assist low-income and homeless individuals access and retain housing. Shreve was elected  vice chairperson for the WellSpan board.

Joe Crosswhite, Pennsylvania area executive for Buffalo, New York-based M&T Bank, was elected secretary and treasurer for the board.

The board also welcomed a new member in Mary Studzinski, executive director of the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center. The Springettsbury Township-based nonprofit acts as a legal advocacy group for recent and undocumented immigrants.

The WellSpan Board of Directors maintains 15 members including three officers. Members of the board are elected to three-year terms while the three officer positions are up for a vote on an annual basis. The board is tasked with oversight of WellSpan Health network, which manages hospitals and providers in southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.

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