A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent

Board of Directors

Harold Berfiend RHI Board Member - IU Health

Harold Berfiend has been around the IU Health system since long before it was IU Health. After a stint as a counselor in a behavioral health hospital, he moved into administration and eventually joined Methodist Medical Group in the 1990s. Since then, he’s held several leadership roles with the IU Health system, and was recently promoted to vice president of Strategic Integration for the adult academic health center hospitals in downtown Indianapolis.

He and wife Lisa have four children–a 25-year-old daughter who is a senior at IUPUI, two 21-year-old sons–one a junior at Indiana University, the other working to establish a home remodeling business–and a 15-year-old girl who is a sophomore at Franklin Central High School. Lisa is vice president of Eastern United States client development–healthcare for K-Force. Two canines round out the family: “A miniature Schnauzer and a teacup Yorkie, who weighs four pounds soaking wet but thinks he is a Great Dane.”

Berfiend has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA from Cameron University.

Ryan D. Nagy, M.D. RHI Board Member - IU Health

Ryan D. Nagy, MD, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief medical officer for the adult academic health center (AHC) effective June 12. The new role is a consolidation of the IU Health Methodist and University hospital’s CMO roles.

Among others, Nagy’s focus will be on:

Building more creative and productive relationships in the physican community and with IU School of Medicine and other related schools, as well as with potential partners, Supporting and developing approaches to improve physician alignment.  Leading the development of clinical and other aspects of the AHC of the Future.  Partnering with the adult AHC chief nursing officer and the quality leadership team to further develop a culture of safety and lead quality initiatives, and Collaborating with Jonathan Gottlieb, MD, chief medical officer for IU Health, on system-wide clinical initiatives.

Nagy is a graduate of IU School of Medicine and has been in practice for over eight years. He is an anesthesiologistfor IU Health Physicians at IU University Hospital and has participated in numerous IU Health initiatives, including leadeship of the Finance subcomittee of the AHC of the Future steering committee.


Mary Myers, MSN, RN, CENP RHI Board Member - St. Vincent


Mary Myers serves as the CNO for St. Vincent Indianapolis and throughout her career, Mary has demonstrated excellence in nursing leadership and innovation, and is also committed to the highest levels of quality and patient safety. She understands the St. Vincent Mission, and is dedicated to leading nursing practice that considers the whole patient – mind, body and spirit.

Mary joined St. Vincent in 2014 from IU Health West Hospital, where she was Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Mary brings an extensive background in nursing practice and leadership. She has a history of implementing a strong nursing shared governance structure and led IU Health West on a successful journey toward ANCC Magnet Recognition. Prior to her role at IU Health West, she served in a system role at then-Clarian Health, where she was responsible for implementation and operations of the organization’s ePartners program – a telemedicine remote monitoring program – while also serving as an administrative director of Inpatient Medicine at Methodist Hospital.

Mary earned her master’s degree in nursing Administration from the University of Indianapolis and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University. She is a Certified Executive in Nursing Practice from the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and has completed

Lean Six-Sigma training in healthcare. In addition, she has completed the Academy Fellowship Program from The Advisory Board and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse.

Cheryl Harmon, CFO RHI Board Chair - St. Vincent

Cheryl Harmon, CFO is an experienced healthcare operations and financial strategist who is skilled in financial management with an emphasis on revenue enhancement and business growth. Prior to joining St.Vincent in 2015, Harmon served as the Chief Executive Officer of Porter Health Care System, Valparaiso, Indiana, since 2006.

During her time at Porter, Harmon helped significantly boost revenues through program growth, multiple acquisitions and partnerships, contract negotiations and improved revenue capture; reformed leadership culture to focus on growth, efficiency, and data driven decision making; secured more than 100 physician owners; and oversaw the successful completion of numerous clinical and financial system conversions.

Harmon has spent her entire career in serving healthcare systems across the country including Wisconsin, Nevada and Illinois. Prior to joining Porter, Cheryl was Senior Vice President of the Central Illinois Region of Provena Health System, Mokena, Ill.

Harmon earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned designation as a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

She is committed to community service, having served on the Valparaiso Parks Foundation and United Way of Porter County boards, and is a member of Kiwanis International. She is also active in the Indiana Hospital Association Council on Information Management and has been a member of the American Hospital Association, Operations/Audit Committee.

Harmon is married and has three grown children living in Wisconsin and Oklahoma.