Kathryn Falk and Lesley Kalan begin their terms in 2022
Falls Church, VA, Apr. 6, 2022 – The Board of Trustees for Inova, Northern Virginia’s largest non-profit healthcare provider and the region’s most recognized for excellence, has announced two new members joining its ranks in 2022. Kathryn Falk, Vice President for Cox Communications, and Lesley Kalan, Corporate Vice President and Chief Strategy and Development Officer for Northrop Grumman Corporation, have joined Inova’s Board of Trustees beginning in 2022.
The Board of Trustees is primarily responsible for overseeing Inova’s strategy, financial condition, and the performance of management. The Inova Health System’s 20,000 team members encounter more than two million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.
“I’m excited to welcome Kathryn and Lesley to our Board,” said Tony Nader, Chair of Inova’s Board of Trustees. “They bring the perfect combination of distinguished experience and a deep commitment to serve the people in the Northern Virginia community.”
In joining the board, Falk brings her experience as the Vice President for Cox Communications in Northern Virginia. In this role, she is responsible for leading employees and the day-to-day operations of Cox in Northern Virginia. Prior to joining Cox Communications in 2002, Falk served for five years as the President of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) based in Richmond, VA. Before this Falk was the Vice President for Government Relations and head of the Washington Office for the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA). Prior to her tenure at NECA, Falk led congressional and public relations efforts at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on telecommunications, transportation and water issues. Falk began her career on Capitol Hill as an aide to U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini of Arizona in the Washington, DC office.
Falk also serves as the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the immediate past Chairman of Educate Fairfax, formerly the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools, the Board of Directors of the Tysons Partnership and the Board of Directors of the Virginia Broadband Association – VCTA, which she previously chaired.
As corporate Vice President and Chief Strategy and Development Officer for Northrop Grumman Corporation, Kalan brings experience leading the company’s growth strategy including mergers and acquisitions activities, portfolio alignment, commercial partnerships and strategic planning. She is responsible for the company’s business development efforts and ensuring the company and its portfolio are positioned to serve its customers and their missions. Kalan also leads Northrop Grumman’s public policy, regulatory and government affairs activities.
Previously, Kalan served as Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Vice President, Government Relations and as Vice President, Legislative Affairs. Before joining the company, she was Vice President at The Cohen Group, a strategic advisory firm to diverse multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She also served as professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and as a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Wolf Trap Foundation and is a Center for Strategic and International Studies Women’s Global Leadership Fellow.
“Both Kathryn and Lesley have a long history of business success and a commitment to the Inova mission and the communities we serve,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, MBA, FACS, President and CEO, Inova. “I’m thrilled to welcome them to our Board of Trustees and look forward to their contributions to our organization.”
With these additions, the current members of Inova’s Board of Trustees are:
- Anthony Nader – Chair
- Charles Beard
- Alan Dabbiere
- Renee DeSilva
- William Dudley
- Jill Duncan
- Madeline Erario, MD
- Kathryn Falk
- Penny Gross
- J. Stephen Jones, MD
- Lesley Kalan
- Nazzic Keene
- Sudhakar Kesavan
- Mark Moore
- Donna Morea
- Paul Saville
- Mark Stavish
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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000 team members care for patients through more than two million visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.
Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.
Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.