Director at Large
A.J. Harper, MBA
Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania
A.J. Harper assumed the position of President of the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania in July 2005. Healthcare Council represents the interests of over 60 hospitals, long-term acute care, and long-term care facilities in the 32 counties that comprise Western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Harper earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Information Management, School of Allied Health, College of Medicine at The Ohio State University, and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
During his 25-year career in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Harper worked in the community and tertiary setting. His operations experience includes serving as Administrative Director of Medical Operations at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Vice President, Care Management at Marymount Hospital; a member of the Cleveland Clinic Health System; and, Administrator for the Lake/University Ireland Cancer Center, a freestanding comprehensive cancer center.
Mr. Harper gained association experience while serving as Vice President, Professional Services at the Greater Cleveland Hospital Association. In addition he has performed consulting for long term care and freestanding imaging centers throughout Ohio.
Mr. Harper serves on the ACHE Board as Secretary. Mr. Harper has also served on the ACHE Western Pennsylvania Programming Committee, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Board, Regional Learning Alliance Board, Brother’s Brother Foundation Board, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Board, American Hospital Association Committee on Performance Improvement, and the Conference of Metropolitan & Regional Hospital Association (CMHA) Board.