John Finan
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John Finan

Executive Emeritus
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc.

John J. Finan, Jr. has over 50 years of experience in healthcare leadership and operations.  He has held senior positions in the Midwest and in Louisiana and is active in many professional organizations.

Mr. Finan is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association, former member of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, was Chair of the Operations Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is a former Board Chair of the VHA Health Foundation and member of the VHA Board of Directors, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council for a Better Louisiana.  Mr. Finan served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Loyola University in New Orleans, and as Vice Chair of the Mercy Health System Board of Directors in St. Louis.  He is also a member of the Board of the Public Affairs Research Council, and is a former Chair of the Louisiana Association of Business Industry Board of Directors.  He also served as Chair of the Board of Governors at the Clinical Center at the NIH.

He has held academic appointments at Southern Illinois University, Washington University School of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Health Related Professions, and The George Washington University.

Mr. Finan received his BS degree from Louisiana State University at New Orleans and his MBA from Loyola University of New Orleans. His professional interests include strategic planning, process improvement, leadership development and cost management.  He and his wife of 50 years, Patty, have a wonderful family of 3 children, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law and 3 grandchildren.  Mr. Finan and his wife reside in Covington, Louisiana.