Board Members

OCHA Board

Heidi Gartland

Chief Government & Community Relations Officer

Heidi Gartland is a health care executive, community leader and lobbyist at University Hospitals of Cleveland, a $4.5 billion comprehensive, integrated health system with a national reputation for providing world class healthcare, research and education. Headquartered in Cleveland, UH serves over 1.2 million patients through a network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and physician offices in more than 200 locations across 15 counties in northern Ohio.
She leads UH’s external relations and strategy, including community relations, community benefit, corporate reinvestment, strategic economic-development projects, government and regulatory affairs, and diversity and inclusion commitments. She advocates for University Hospitals at the federal, state and local level, and is an experienced leader in health care public policy.

Ms. Gartland is also a dedicated civic leader. She serves on numerous national, state and local boards. A few of the boards she serves on include: She is chair elect of the Trauma Associations of America Board-Charlotte NC; the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association (Columbus, Ohio) and is immediate past chair of the Center for Health Affairs (Cleveland, OH). In 2018 she was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Community Advisory Board and in 2019 she was appointed to Ohio’s Medicaid Medical Care Advisory Committee.

Ms. Gartland was recognized as a Health Care Hero by Crain’s Cleveland Business; was a finalist for Athena International’s Leadership Award and Inside Business magazine profiled her advocacy leadership.

Ms. Gartland completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Wooster (Ohio). She earned a Masters of Health Administration at The Ohio State University and a Certificate in Diversity Management from Georgetown University. Ms. Gartland is also an adjunct faculty member teaching Health Policy and Law in the MBA program of Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, OH) and teaching the Certificate in Diversity Management for the American Hospital Association (Chicago, IL). She is a regular speaker nationally and in Ohio on emerging health policy issues.

Prior to working at University Hospitals, Ms. Gartland worked at the Ohio Hospital Association (Columbus), the Illinois Hospital Association (Naperville, IL), Rush Medical Center (Chicago, IL); The Ohio State University (Columbus) and Akron Children’s Hospital (Akron).

Ms. Gartland and her husband, Dan, live in Hudson, Ohio and they have two adult daughters.