James D. Shelton

Lead Independent Director

James D. Shelton was elected to Envision’s Board of Directors in May 2015. Mr. Shelton served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Triad Hospitals, Inc., from 1999 until its sale in 2007.  Prior to his leadership at Triad Hospitals, Mr. Shelton held numerous executive positions at Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, serving as President of the Pacific Group from 1998 to 1999 and President of the Central Group from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Shelton serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omnicare, Inc., and also was interim Chief Executive Officer of Omnicare from July through December 2010. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Ventas, Inc. Mr. Shelton earned a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science degree in public administration from University of Missouri-Columbia.