Four community leaders have joined the ranks of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s Board of Directors. Together, they offer broad perspectives and decades of combined experience in service to not-for-profit organizations. Philharmonic board members may serve a maximum of two three-year terms.
“These new members represent a significant step forward in the governance of the Philharmonic,” said Philharmonic Chairman Bob Allen Street. “Each one is extraordinarily capable in his or her field, and represents a unique segment of the business and not-for-profit community in Colorado Springs. We are grateful for their willingness to serve and honored to have them join us as we continue the great work of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.”
Martha Barton was CEO and President of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care for 30 years and President and CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation since its inception in 1998. Over three decades Barton has implemented marked growth in programs of distinction and numbers of families served in the hospice industry. She has strategically guided affiliations that influence and enhance care delivery throughout the community and the state of Colorado. Drawing on her academic and work background in nursing, healthcare and sales, Barton has also carried messages surrounding quality end-of-life care to conferences and professionals in national circles. Presentation topics have included evaluating community needs for palliative care delivery, effective advance care planning, inpatient hospice services and nonprofit business strategies.
David Dull, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and the Centura Health South State Operating Group which includes St. Mary-Corwin in Pueblo and St. Thomas More in Cañon City. Dr. Dull is currently responsible for overseeing the medical staff office, medical education, clinical quality, safety and risk reduction, process improvement, physician performance management and implementation of evidence-based medicine.
Mike Edmonds is the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Life at Colorado College, where he has served for 25 years. Dean Edmonds is also an Executive in Residence in the Economics and Business Department. Dean Edmonds holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master’s, and Ph.D. from Ole Miss, and was inducted as a Hall of Fame graduate in 1984. He has completed a post-graduate institute at Harvard University, and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership. He frequently judges for the National Speech and Debate Association.
Joel P. Yuhas was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado in January 2017. He has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, including CEO positions within major hospital systems and experience at both community and academic hospitals. Most recently, Joel was the president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, part of Dignity Health.
Bob Allen Street remains as Chairman of the Board.