Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 100 Women Leaders in Medicine of 2021. These exceptional individuals are guiding healthcare delivery, leading changes and enhancing policy improvements nationwide. The evolving field of medicine requires a depth of knowledge, focus and collaboration from its leaders and this year’s awardees have demonstrated each of these attributes. Their commitment to the field impacts individuals daily, transforming outcomes for patients and families for the better.

Kathy Parrinello, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital has stayed true to her alma mater by continuing to serve its patients for the past 46 years. Awardee Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo is breaking into new territories as the first practicing Physician President of Allegany Health Network. Deborah Hayes, CEO and President of Christ Hospital Health Network is not only leaving a mark within the hospital system but she is also educating future leaders as a professor with Xavier University.

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This past year has been the ultimate test for many of the awardees. Their unwavering loyalty to the facilities and people they lead during this unique time has shown their level of expertise and dedication to the field of medicine. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 100 Women Leaders in Medicine of 2021.

 

1. Redonda Miller
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Redonda Miller is the President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She first joined the hospital in 2016. Johns Hopkins Medicine has six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, over 40 patient care locations, a home care group and an international division, and it offers an array of healthcare services.

Previously, Miller was a Vice President of Medical Affairs at Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of Ohio State and earned her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

2. Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo
Allegheny Health Network

Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo is the President of Allegheny Valley Hospital of the Allegheny Health Network in the Greater Pittsburgh region. The system is a non-profit, 14-hospital academic medical system with facilities located in Western Pennsylvania and one hospital in Western New York. Gaspar-Yoo is the hospital’s first practicing physician president.

Before joining Allegheny Valley Hospital, she was a Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals Health System (UH) in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her medical degree from the University of the East Medical Center in Manila and completed further training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She later earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.

 

3. Laura Kaiser
SSM Health

Laura Kaiser is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SSM Health. SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. Kaiser has 13 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2008.

Before joining SSM Health, Kaiser was an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Intermountain Healthcare and before that a President, Chief Executive Officer and Ministry Market Leader at Sacred Heart Health System. Kaiser graduated from Saint Louis University with an MBA and MHA.

 

4. Jameela Yusuff
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Jameela Yusuff is the Chief Medical Officer of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, one of the nation’s leading urban medical centers. She first joined the center in 2021. The College of Medicine is one of the seven medical schools located in New York City and the sole medical school in the borough of Brooklyn, serving its 2.5 million residents.

Previously, Yusuff was a Medical Director at STAR Health Center. Yusuff earned an MD from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

 

5. Barbara Barnett
Mount Sinai Health System

Barbara Barnett is the Chief Medical Officer of Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She first joined the hospital in 2014. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, a teaching hospital founded in 1889 on Manhattan's Lower East Side, is known for its unique approach at combining medical excellence with clinical innovation.

Previously, Barnett was a Chief Medical Officer at North Shore-LIJ Health System. Barnett earned an MD from SUNY Health Science Center and an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from New York University.

 

6. Janice Nevin
ChristianaCare Health System

Janice Nevin is the President and CEO of ChristianaCare Health System. ChristianaCare is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Nevin has 7 years of experience with ChristanaCare. She joined the system in 2014.

Nevin graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University with an MD and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree. She also earned a masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

7. Marilyn Margolis
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Marilyn Margolis is the Chief Executive Officer of Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Emory Johns Creek Hospital supports award-winning centers and programs that advance the science of medicine while providing outstanding patient care. Margolis has 14 years of experience with Emory Healthcare. She first joined the system in 2007.

Before joining Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Margolis was a Director of Nursing Operations at Emory Healthcare. Margolis graduated from Emory University School of Nursing with a graduate degree and from Albright College with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

8. Kathy Parrinello
Strong Memorial Hospital - University of Rochester

Kathy Parrinello is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Strong Memorial Hospital, an award-winning hospital accommodating approximately 886 acute inpatients and over 39,000 annual admissions. Strong Memorial Hospital is an exemplary teaching hospital with advanced scientific proficiencies, robust patient care services, and formidable community relations.

Parrinello has served in a number of positions with Strong Memorial Hospital since her graduation from the school of nursing in 1975. Some of her positions include Staff Nurse of General Surgery, Clinical Chief for Surgical Nursing and Senior Director for Hospital Operations. Parrinello earned a PhD, MS and BS from the University of Rochester.

 

9. Jill Green
Queen's Medical Center

Jill Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Queen's Medical Center. She first joined the facility in 2019. The Queen's Medical Center, located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, is a private, not-for-profit, acute care medical facility.

Previously, Green was a Chief Operating Officer at Mission Health and before that a Chief Operating Officer at PeaceHealth. Earlier in her career she worked with Intermountain Healthcare as a Registered Nurse for Oncology. Green earned a PhD and undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Utah.

 

10. Margaret Reidy
UCHealth - Colorado

Margaret Reidy is the Chief Medical Officer of UCHealth. She first joined the health system in 2016 as a consultant. UCHealth is a locally owned, private, not-for-profit organization with a strong vision to provide world-class healthcare.

Previously, Reidy was a Senior Medical Director of Corporate Care Management at UPMC. Reidy earned an MD from State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Wellesley College.

 

11. Janet Wagner
Sutter Health

Janet Wagner is the Chief Executive Officer of Sutter Health. She first joined the system in 1990. Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit healthcare networks, which includes award-winning physician organizations, acute care hospitals, surgery centers, medical research facilities and specialty services.

Wagner earned an MSN from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Cincinnati, and Duke University and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

 

12. Lakshmi Halasyamani
Evanston Hospital

Lakshmi Halasyamani began her professional career 20 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Medical Officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem. NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S.

In 2011 Halasyamani was the Chief Medical Officer at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospitals. From there, she went on to become the Chief Medical Officer Cogent Healthcare, before eventually moving on to Staff Physician at Grand Rounds, Inc., her most recent position prior to joining NorthShore. Halasyamani graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD and from Saint Louis University with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and English Literature.

 

13. Nancy Howell Agee
Carilion Clinic

Nancy Howell Agee is the President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, a nearly $2 billion not-for-profit, integrated health system headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia. They currently serve over 1 million people in Virginia and West Virginia.

Agee graduated from Emory University with a graduate degree and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree.

 

14. Adia Ross
Duke Regional Hospital

Adia Ross is the Chief Medical Officer of Duke Regional Hospital. Duke Regional Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency care and features a level II Special Care Nursery. Ross has 8 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2013.

Before her role as Chief Medical Officer, Ross was a Medical Director at Duke Raleigh Hospital and before that an Assistant Medical Officer of Quality at Duke University Hospital. Ross graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine with an MD and from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in Finance.

 

15. Sharnjeet Sandhu
BayMed Inc.

Sharnjeet Sandhu began her professional career 16 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer of BayMed Inc.​ As San Francisco Bay Area's established resource for quality care, BayMed specializes in chiropractic and acupuncture medical services in partnership with the patient’s primary care doctors to deliver health to the underserved population.

Sandhu first got her start in 2005 as a Business Owner at Sonie Clinic. Sandhu graduated from the University of Western States with a doctorate and from The University of Winnipeg with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

 

16. Susan Lee
Renown Health

Susan Lee is the Chief Medical Officer of Renown Regional Medical Center of Renown Health. She first joined the hospital in 2020 as a Chairman of Medical Specialties. Renown Health is northern Nevada's largest not-for-profit health network and a nationally recognized healthcare leader. With their dedicated staff, modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology, commitment to quality care, and role in educating future physicians and nurses, Renown Health delivers excellence in healthcare.

Prior to joining Renown Health, Lee was the Chief of Hospital Medicine for the Carilion Clinic. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with an MBA, from Nova Southern University with a doctorate and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

 

17. Heather Dexter
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Heather Dexter began her professional career 19 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta is an acute care hospital located in Sandy Springs, Georgia. It was a sole part of Catholic Health East until a partnership with Emory Healthcare and Catholic Health East became effective January 2012.

In 2002 Dexter was a Division Director of Clinical Services at Saint Joseph's Hospital, before eventually rising to Vice President of Surgery at SJHS, her most recent position prior to joining Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Dexter graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with an MSHA and MBA and from Vanderbilt University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

 

18. Vicki LoPachin
Mount Sinai Health System

Vicki LoPachin is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Mount Sinai Health System. She first joined the system in 2013. The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education.

Previously, LoPachin was a Medical Director at North Shore University Hospital. LoPachin earned an MD from State University of New York.

 

19. Wendy Horton
University of Virginia Health System

Wendy Horton is the Chief Executive Officer of University of Virginia Health System. UVA Health System includes a hospital, level I trauma center, heart centers and primary and specialty clinics. Horton has 20 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2001.

Before joining University of Virginia Health System, Horton was a Chief Administrative Officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and before that a Vice President of Operations at UW Health. Earlier in her career she worked with Albertsons as a Staff Pharmacist. Horton graduated from the University of Utah with an PharmD and from Oregon State University with an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy.

 

20. Kimberley Darey
Elmhurst Hospital

Kimberley Darey joined Elmhurst Hospital 11 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs of Elmhurst Hospital. Elmhurst Hospital is a 545-bed public hospital in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens in New York City. It is one of the 11 acute care hospitals of NYC Health + Hospitals and a public benefit corporation of the city.

Prior to her current role, Darey was the Medical Director of Obstetrics. Darey graduated from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin U-Med & Science with an MD and from Xavier University of Louisiana with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

 

21. Holly McCormack
Cottage Hospital

Holly McCormack is the Chief Executive Officer of Cottage Hospital. She first joined the hospital in 2010 as the Director of Inpatient Services. Cottage Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Woodsville, NH serving the Upper Connecticut River Valley.

Previously, McCormack was an Assistant Nurse Manager at Women & Infants and before that a Donor Room Nursing Supervisor at Rhode Island Blood Center. Earlier in her career she worked with Hasbro Children's Hospital as a Registered Nurse. McCormack earned an MSN from Saint Joseph's College and an undergraduate degree in Registered Nursing from the University of Rhode Island.

 

22. Lorrie Liang
Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Lorrie Liang is President of Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Sarasota Campus, one of the largest public hospitals in Florida. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Liang joined Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and was promoted to President of the Sarasota campus in 2021. With more than 30 years of experience, Liang oversees strategic initiatives, operations and overall performance of the health system’s 895-bed flagship hospital, trauma center and complete continuum of outpatient care.

Previously, Liang was a Vice President at LifeBridge Health. Liang earned a graduate degree from The George Washington University - School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Health Science and Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

 

23. Sheri Ruschmeyer
Select Specialty Hospital

Sheri Ruschmeyer is the Chief Executive Officer of Select Specialty Hospitals. Select Specialty Hospitals and Regency Hospitals treat the most critical and complex medical and surgical conditions. Ruschmeyer has 13 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2008.

Before joining Select Specialty Hospital, Ruschmeyer was an Administrative Director at CHRISTUS Health and before that a Director of Clinical Services at Envision Healthcare. Earlier in her career she worked with St. Peter's Healthcare Partners in Clinical Operations. Ruschmeyer graduated from West Texas A&M University College of Business with an MBA and from Southern Vermont College with an undergraduate degree in Registered Nursing.

 

24. Deborah Hayes
Christ Hospital Health Network

Deborah Hayes is the President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. The Christ Hospital Health Network is a regional system of care that extends The Christ Hospital's 125 years of exceptional care and leadership to more than 100 locations in the Greater Cincinnati area. She first joined the network in 2003 as the Chief Nursing Officer. Hayes has 25 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1996.

In addition to her role as CEO, Hayes is an Adjunct Professor with Xavier University. She previously served as a Clinical Manager and Director of Critical Care and Cardiovascular Services with The Christ Hospital. Hayes graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a graduate degree and from Xavier University with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

25. Terika Richardson
Ardent Health Services

Terika Richardson began her professional career 16 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Operating Officer of Ardent Health Services. Ardent Health Services is a premier provider of healthcare services. They invest in people, technology, facilities and communities, focusing on evidence-based practices to improve quality care and patient outcomes.

In 2005 Richardson was an Associate Administrator at Reston Hospital Center. From there, she went on to Spotsylvania Medical Center, before eventually rising to President at Advocate Health Care, her most recent position prior to joining Ardent Health Services. Richardson graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a graduate degree and from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science.

 

26. Denise Webber
Stillwater Medical Center

Denise Webber began her professional career 17 years ago. Today, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stillwater Medical Center. Stillwater Medical Center is a 117-bed, not-for-profit, public trust, acute care hospital serving patients in a six-county area of north central Oklahoma.

Prior to her current roles, Webber was a Physician Practice Management Director, Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Operating Officer with Stillwater Medical Center. Webber graduated from Oklahoma State University with an MS and from Oklahoma State University with an undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine.

 

27. Lori Morgan
Huntington Memorial Hospital

Lori Morgan began her professional career 21 years ago. Today, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Huntington Hospital. Huntington Hospital, a 619-bed not-for-profit, community-focused regional medical center, is located in Pasadena just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

In 2000 Morgan was a Trauma Medical Director at Tacoma Trauma Trust, before eventually rising to President at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, her most recent position prior to joining Huntington Hospital. Morgan graduated from the University of Washington - School of Medicine with an MD and from Hampshire College with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Genetics.

 

28. Kelly Shroll
Blanchard Valley Hospital

Kelly Shroll is the President of Blanchard Valley Health System. Blanchard Valley Health System has found a home in the sprawling landscape of northwest Ohio. The organization has grown from a single hospital to a comprehensive health system offering a full continuum of care. Shroll has 15 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2006.

Prior to her current role, Shroll was the Support Services Director & Safety Officer and Director of Quality & Patient Safety. Shroll graduated from the University of Findlay with an MBA and from The Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Dietetics.

 

29. Penny Wheeler
Allina Health

Penny Wheeler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allina Health. Allina Health is making a difference in the lives of the millions of patients they see each year at their 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals and through a wide variety of specialty care services in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Wheeler has 36 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1985.

Before joining Allina Health, Wheeler was a Physician at Women's Health Consultants. Wheeler graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with an MD and from the University of Minnesota with an undergraduate degree.

 

30. Kay Takes
MercyOne, Eastern Iowa

Kay Takes is the President of the eastern Iowa region of MercyOne. She has served as president since 2015. MercyOne is a system of hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities in the U.S. states of Iowa, Nebraska and surrounding communities. It is run under a joint operating agreement between Catholic Health Initiatives and Trinity Health.

Takes earned an MA in Nursing Administration from the University of Iowa.

 

31. Rebecca Tucker
Texas Health Southwest

Rebecca Tucker began her professional career 20 years ago. Today, she is the President at Texas Health Southwest. Texas Health Southwest Hospital serves the communities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Crowley, Aledo and Granbury, TX.

Prior to her current role, Tucker was with Texas Health Resources where she served in a number of roles including Vice President of Integrated Health Campuses and Director of Ambulatory Clinics and Physician Services. Tucker graduated from Texas Woman's University with an MHA and MBA and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology.

 

32. Melinda Estes
Saint Luke's Health System

Melinda Estes began her professional career 18 years ago. Today, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Luke's Health System. Saint Luke's Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit aligned health system committed to the highest levels of excellence in providing health care and health related services in a caring environment.

Estes was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Estes graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with an MD.

 

33. Joanne Conroy
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Joanne Conroy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is New Hampshire's only academic medical center. It is headquartered in Lebanon, New Hampshire on a 225-acre campus in the heart of the Upper Connecticut River Valley. They are home to New Hampshire's only Level I Trauma Center, one of only three in northern New England, and it includes New Hampshire's only air ambulance service.

In 2000 Conroy was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic Health. From there, she went on to AAMC, before eventually rising to Chief Executive Officer at Lahey Health, her most recent position prior to joining Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Conroy graduated from Medical University of South Carolina with a graduate degree and from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

 

34. Cheryl Wolfe
Salem Health

Cheryl Wolfe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Salem Health. Salem Health is a not-for-profit health system that includes Oregon's award-winning Salem Health main campus, a regional referral center and Salem Health West Valley, a critical-access hospital.

Prior to her role with Salem Hospital, Wolfe was Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at O’Conner Hospital in San Jose, California and Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco.

 

35. Lisa Maxwell
ChristianaCare

Lisa Maxwell is the President of the Medical Group of ChristianaCare. ChristianaCare, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country’s largest health care providers, ranking 22nd in the nation for hospital admissions. Maxwell has over 16 years of experience with ChristanaCare. She first joined in 2007.

Prior to her current role, Maxwell served as an Associate Program Director, Director of Pre-Doctoral Education in Family Medicine, Associate Chief Learning Officer and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer. Maxwell graduated from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with an MD and from Dartmouth College with a masters in Health Care Delivery Science.

 

36. Amy Compton-Phillips
Providence Health System

Amy Compton-Phillips is the President of Clinical Care of Providence. She first joined the system in 2015. Providence is a national, Catholic, not-for-profit health system. Every day, 119,000 compassionate caregivers serve patients and communities through Providence St. Joseph Health where they are driven by a belief that health is a human right.

Previously, Compton-Phillips was a Chief Quality Officer at Kaiser Permanente. Compton-Phillips earned an MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University.

 

37. Shlomit Schaal
UMass Memorial Medical Group

Shlomit Schaal is the President of UMass Memorial Medical Group, one of the largest and most experienced caregiver networks on the East Coast. They are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.

In addition to her role as President, Schaal is also a Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UMass Memorial and UMass Chan Medical School, and a Senior Lecturer at the Association of American Medical Colleges. She was previously an Associate Professor and Director of Retina for the University of Louisville. Schaal received an undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences, an MD in Medicine and a PhD in Biochemistry from the Israel Institute of Technology. She is also a graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a masters degree in Health Care Management.

 

38. Johnese Spisso
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Johnese Spisso began her professional career 26 years ago. Today, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of UCLA Health. UCLA Health has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to the people of Los Angeles and throughout the world.

In 1995 Spisso was the Chief Nursing Officer at UW Medicine. Spisso graduated from the University of San Francisco with a graduate degree and from Chapman College with an undergraduate degree in Health.

 

39. Sherine Gabriel
Rush University Medical Center

Sherine Gabriel is the President of Rush University Medical Center. Rush University is known for its practitioner-teacher model, translational research, nurturing academic environment and focus on community and global health. Gabriel has 33 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1988.

Before joining Rush University Medical Center, Gabriel was a Physician at Mayo Clinic. Gabriel graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with an MD and from the University of Regina with an undergraduate degree.

 

40. Sarah Krevans
Sutter Health

Sarah Krevans is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sutter Health. She first joined the health system in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Managed Care. Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit healthcare networks, which includes award-winning physician organizations, acute care hospitals, surgery centers, medical research facilities and specialty services.

Prior to her current role, Krevans was a Senior Vice President of Managed Care, the Regional Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer with Sutter Health. Previously, Krevans was a Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente. Krevans earned an MBA and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Boston University.

 

41. Roberta Tinch
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Roberta Tinch is the Senior Vice President and President of IMVH for Inova Health System. Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading not-for-profit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals.

In 2010 Tinch joined HCA Healthcare where she served in a number of roles including Assistant Administrator, Associate Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating Officer, her most recent position prior to joining Inova Health System. Tinch graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a graduate degree and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology.

 

42. Jennifer Davenport
St. James Healthcare

Jennifer Davenport is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of St. James Healthcare in Butte, Montana. St. James is the regional referral center for Southwest Montana serving a largely rural population and the region's critical access hospitals. She first joined the hospital in 2020.

Davenport practiced as a pediatric interventional cardiologist prior to taking on the Chief Medical Officer position with St. James Healthcare. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. She founded the Women's Section of Pediatric Intervention within SCAI in 2012. Davenport graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine with an MD and from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with an MHA.

 

43. Susan Carroll
Inova Health System

Susan Carroll is the President of Inova Health System. She first joined the health system in 1998 as Chief Executive Officer. Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare company that operates healthcare clinics in the state of Virginia.

Carroll earned a graduate degree from Ohio University and an undergraduate degree in Social Science and Finance from Radford University.

 

44. Becky Kuhn
Banner Health

Becky Kuhn is the Chief Operating Officer of Banner Health. She first joined the hospital system in 2002 as Chief Executive Officer. Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals.

Prior to her current role as COO, Kuhn was the Director of Respiratory Care, Director of Perioperative Services and Director of Outpatient Clinics. Previously, Kuhn was a Chief Executive Officer at Paradise Valley Hospital. Kuhn earned a graduate degree from the University of Arizona and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Arizona State University.

 

45. Robyn Strosaker
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Robyn Strosaker is the Chief Operating Officer of University Hospitals. She first joined the hospital system in 2016 as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. University Hospitals, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, focuses on providing compassionate, quality medical care to patients at convenient locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Previously, Strosaker was a Director of Rainbow Acute Care Network at University Hospitals, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Strosaker earned an MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in Biomedical and Medical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

 

46. Brenda Kuhn
Kettering Health

Brenda Kuhn began her professional career 40 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Clinical Officer of Kettering Health Network. Kettering Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare system. They serve citizens of the greater Dayton area and surrounding communities with nine hospitals, 12 stand-alone emergency departments, 188 clinic locations, more than 1,900 physicians on staff, over 14,000 employees, and over 1,700 volunteers.

Kuhn first got her start in 1981 as a Nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital. From there, she went on to White Memorial Medical Center, before eventually rising to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at UCLA Health Systems. Kuhn graduated from the University of Southern California with an PhD and from Wright State University with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

47. Betsy Hart
Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Betsy Hart is the Chief Operating Officer of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, part of Dignity Health. Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a hospital that offers many services, including a behavioral health services/crisis line, a cancer center, and a cardiovascular center.

Before joining Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Hart was a Chief Nursing Officer of St Joseph's Medical Center. Hart graduated from Walden University with a graduate degree and from Georgetown University with an undergraduate degree.

 

48. Marjorie Jenkins
Prisma Health

Marjorie Jenkins is the Chief Academic Officer of Prisma Health. She first joined the hospital in 2019. Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. They are dedicated to improving the health of all South Carolinians through improved clinical quality, access to care and patient experience, while also addressing the rising cost of health care.

In addition to her roles with Prisma Health, Jenkins is an Associate Provost and Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She previously served as a Professor with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and as a Director of Scientific and Medical Programs and the FDA. Jenkins also served as the Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Director for Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health. She graduated from East Tennessee State University with an MD, from Tennessee Technological University with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in education in the health professions.

 

49. Sheila Brown
Palomar Health

Sheila Brown began her professional career 22 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Operating Officer of Palomar Health. Palomar Health is the largest public health system in Southern California and the only designated Level II trauma center in North County.

Brown first joined Palomar Health in 1999 when she served as the Chief Clinical Outreach Officer before being promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. She also previously served as Vice President of Continuum Care. Brown graduated from the University of Phoenix with an MBA and from Saint Louis University with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

50. Angela Coladonato
Penn Medicine - Chester County Hospital

Angela Coladonato is the Chief Nursing Officer of Chester County Hospital. She first joined the hospital in 2006. Chester County Hospital, which is part of Penn Medicine, is dedicated to the health and well-being of the people in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas.

Previously, Coladonato was a Vice President of Nursing at Lankenau Hospital and before that a Co-Director. Coladonato earned a graduate degree from Thomas Jefferson University and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Villanova University.

 

51. Susan Lopez
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Susan Lopez is the President of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Advocate Illinois is a 408-bed hospital in Chicago offering comprehensive inpatient services, including medical, surgical, obstetrics, and pediatric inpatient care, as well as multiple sites for outpatient care. Lopez has 21 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2000.

Before joining Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lopez was a President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Anthony Medical Center. Lopez graduated from the University of Iowa with an MA and from the University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in Management.

 

52. Lori Jewett
Cape Cod Hospital

Lori Jewett is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Cape Cod Healthcare. She first joined the facility in 2020. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod with more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 1,100 volunteers.

Previously, Jewett was a Chief Executive Officer at Falmouth Hospital. Jewett earned a graduate degree from the University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree from Villanova University.

 

53. Margarita Baggett
UC San Diego Health

Margarita Baggett is the Chief Clinical Officer of UC San Diego Health. She first joined the health system in 2006. UC San Diego Health has been caring for the community for more than 50 years. In 1966, they established their first medical center.

Previously, Baggett was a Deputy Executive Director at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Baggett earned an MS from Adelphi University and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Molloy College.

 

54. Megan Mahoney
Stanford Health Care

Megan Mahoney began her professional career 7 years ago. Today, she is the Chief of Staff of Stanford Health Care. Stanford Health is internationally renowned for leading edge and coordinated care in cancer care, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, surgery, organ transplant, medicine specialties, and primary care.

Mahoney first joined Stanford Health Care as a Medical Director before being promoted to Chief of General Primary Care. Prior to Stanford Health Care she was a Residency Program Director and Associate Professor for Aga Khan University Hospital in East Africa. Mahoney graduated from the University of California, San Francisco with an MD and from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

 

55. Barb Craft
Pali Momi Medical Center

Barb Craft began her professional career 12 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Operating Officer of Pali Momi Medical Center, which is part of Hawaii Pacific Health. Hawaii Pacific Health is a not-for-profit health care system, which means all of their earnings are reinvested into improving medical equipment and facilities.

Craft graduated from the University of Phoenix, Honolulu Campus with an MBA and with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

56. Shauna Gulley
Centura Health

Shauna Gulley began her professional career 7 years ago. Today, she is the Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Centura Health. Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and more than 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care.

Prior to her current roles, Gulley was the Medical Director of Primary Care, the Vice President of Primary Care Strategy, a Group Chief Medical Officer and Physician of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with Centura Health. Gulley graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson with an MD and from Northern Arizona University with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology.

 

57. Mary Jo Cagle
Cone Health

Mary Jo Cagle began her professional career 31 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Cone Health. Cone Health is a not-for-profit network of health care providers serving people in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham and surrounding counties in North Carolina.

Cagle first got her start in 1990 as a Physician at Greenville East Center for Women, before eventually rising to Chief Medical Officer at Bon Secours Health System, her most recent position prior to joining Cone Health. Cagle graduated from The University of Alabama School of Medicine with an MD and from The University of Alabama, College of Arts and Sciences with an undergraduate degree in Biology and English.

 

58. Lynette Scherer
Surgical Affiliates Management Group

Lynette Scherer is the Chief Executive Officer of Surgical Affiliates Management Group. She first joined the group in 2013 as Chief Medical Officer. Surgical Affiliates is the leading surgical hospitalist company focused on improving surgical quality and performance in trauma care, acute care surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and urology. Their hospital partners recognize the need for dedicated in-house surgical teams so patients with emergency surgery needs always have access to the highest quality of care.

Prior to joining Surgical Affiliates, Scherer served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. She also assisted the Air Force in training trauma surgeons to treat soldiers wounded on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as traveled to Afghanistan for on-site evaluation as part of this assignment. Scherer is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is an active member in the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. She has published work in the Annals of Surgery and has also published sentinel works related to surgicalist models – both in academic and private hospital settings. She is a graduate of UC Davis Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine.

 

59. Susan Stone
Sharp HealthCare

Susan Stone joined Sharp HealthCare 29 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services. Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system based in San Diego, California, with four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three medical groups and a health plan.

Prior to her role as CEO, Stone was the Chief Nurse and Operating Officer before being promoted to Chief Nurse Officer and Vice President of Patient Care. Stone graduated from the University of San Diego with a PhD and a masters in Clinical Nursing.

 

60. Kelly Hancock
Cleveland Clinic

Kelly Hancock is the Chief Caregiver Officer of Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center providing clinical and hospital care and a leader in research, education and health information. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of all aspects of caregiver engagement for the clinic’s 70,000 caregivers.

Hancock has served the patients and employees of Cleveland Clinic for more than 25 years. Prior to her current role she was the Executive Chief Nursing Officer for the health system and the Chief Nursing Officer for the main campus. Hancock earned her DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing, an MSN from the Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College and is a board-certified Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 

61. Deb Deeken
University of Missouri Health Care

Deb Deeken is the Executive Director of Clinical Operations and Director of Nursing of University of Missouri Health Care. University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries.

Deeken graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a graduate degree.

 

62. Sarah Nunnelly
East Alabama Medical Center

Sarah Nunnelly is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of East Alabama Medical Center. East Alabama Medical Center provides compassionate health care and quality of services to every patient. Nunnelly has 14 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2007.

Before joining East Alabama Medical Center, Nunnelly was a Chief Operating Officer at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and before that an Assistant to the Program Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Health Services Administration. Nunnelly graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with an MS and from Auburn University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences.

 

63. Karen Murphy
Geisinger Health System

Karen Murphy began her professional career 25 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Innovation Officer of Geisinger Medical Center. Geisinger is comprised of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, a college of medicine and a nearly 600,000-member health plan serving more than three million residents in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and beyond.

In 1996 Murphy served as the Chief Executive Officer of Physicians Health Alliance Inc. From there, she went on to Moses Taylor Hospital, before eventually rising to Secretary of Health at the PA Department of Health, her most recent position prior to joining Geisinger. Murphy graduated from Fox School of Business and Management - Temple University with a PhD and from the University of Scranton with an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts.

 

64. Karen Springer
Ascension

Karen Springer is the Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive for Ascension. She first joined the health system in 2018 as President of Healthcare Operations. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care.

Previously, Springer was a Tennessee Ministry Market Executive, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Health. Springer earned an MS from Ball State University and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Indiana Wesleyan University.

 

65. Laura Forese
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Laura Forese began her professional career 22 years ago. Today, she is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a not-for-profit academic medical center in New York City affiliated with two Ivy League medical schools: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine

In 1999 Forese served as a Vice-Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Forese graduated from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons with an MD and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Engineering and Operations Research.

 

66. Michelle Janney
Indiana University Health

Michelle Janney is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Indiana University Health. She first joined the health system in 2015. Established in 1997, the Indiana University Health family has grown to include an expanding network of partner hospitals across the state of Indiana.

Previously, Janney was a Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and before that a Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at West Virginia University Hospitals. Earlier in her career she worked with Medical College of Ohio as a Director of Nursing Resources. Janney earned a PhD and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Toledo.

 

67. Jane Willemsen
John Muir Health

Jane Willemsen is the Executive Vice President and President of Hospital Operations of John Muir Health’s Walnut Creek & Concord Campuses and John Muir Behavioral Health. A leader in health care in the San Francisco Bay Area, John Muir Health is a not-for-profit integrated system of doctors, hospitals and other services. They make a commitment to provide the highest quality care to their patients every day through the contributions of their physicians, employees and volunteers. Willemsen has 15 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2006.

Before joining John Muir Health, Willemsen was an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Queen of the Valley Medical Center and before that a Vice President of Nursing and Allied Health and Assistant Director of Nursing at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Willemsen graduated from Northwestern University with a graduate degree and from the University of Iowa with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

68. Evaline Alessandrini
University of Cincinnati Health

Evaline Alessandrini is the Executive Vice President of the University of Cincinnati Health. UC Health brings together the region’s top clinicians and researchers to provide world-class care to the community. Alessandrini has 12 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2009.

In addition to her role as EVP, Alessandrini is the Assistant Vice President of Improvement Integration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Senior Vice President of Chief Medical Officer of the University of Cincinnati Health System. Alessandrini graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with an MD and from Marquette University with an undergraduate degree in Biology. She also earned a masters in Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

69. Cori Loescher
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Cori Loescher began her professional career 15 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171 bed not-for-profit, community teaching hospital.

Prior to her current role, Loescher was the Chief Nursing Officer and Associate Chief Nurse. Loescher graduated from Cambridge College with a graduate degree and from St. Anselm College with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

70. Stacey Johnston
Baptist Health

Stacey Johnston is the Vice President and Epic Program Executive of Baptist Health. Baptist Health serves families throughout the Northeast Florida region with high-quality, comprehensive care for every stage of life. Johnston has 10 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2011.

Before joining Baptist Health, Johnston was a Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Johnston graduated from Emory University School of Medicine with an MD.

 

71. Carol Bradford
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Carol Bradford is the Vice President for Health Sciences of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She first joined the facility in 2020. The Ohio State University College of Medicine is consistently ranked among the top 40 medical schools in the United States and among the top 15 public universities.

Previously, Bradford was an Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at University of Michigan Medical School and before that a Director at Ann Arbor State Bank. Bradford earned an MD from the University of Michigan Medical School and an undergraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

 

72. Diane Chase
Community Memorial Hospital

Diane Chase began her professional career 4 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Clinical Services at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. Community Memorial Hospital primarily serves a population of 45,000 people in 27 communities throughout Madison County and the eastern sections of Onondaga County in New York.

Chase graduated from Keuka College with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

73. Kelly Guglielmi
Advocate Christ Medical Center

Kelly Guglielmi is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Medical Management of Advocate Christ Medical Center. Advocate Health Care, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, is the largest fully integrated health care delivery system in metropolitan Chicago and the state of Illinois. Guglielmi has 21 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 2000.

Before joining Advocate Health Care, Guglielmi was a Medical Director at DSI Renal, Inc. Guglielmi graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin with an MD.

 

74. Jeana O'Brien
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare

Jeana O'Brien began her professional career 20 years ago. Today, she is the CMIO and Senior Vice President of Medical Informatics of Baylor Scott & White Healthcare. Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the state of Texas. They provide full-range, inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation and emergency medical services through 52 hospitals and more than 800 patient access points.

In 2001 O’Brien served as a Medical Director of Respiratory Care at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, before eventually rising to Staff Physician of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Scott & White Healthcare, her most recent position prior to her current roles. O'Brien graduated from Texas A&M University College of Medicine with an MD and from Texas A&M University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science.

 

75. Gay Landstrom
Trinity Health

Gay Landstrom is the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Trinity Health. Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Landstrom has 32 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1989.

Before joining Trinity Health, Landstrom was a Chief Nursing Officer at Ascension Michigan and before that a System Chief Nursing Officer at St. John Providence. Earlier in her career she worked with Advocate Health Care as the Director of Medical Surgical Nursing. Landstrom graduated from the University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School with a PhD and from Rush University with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

76. Barbara Wadsworth
Main Line Health

Barbara Wadsworth is the Chief Operating Officer of Main Line Health. Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Wadsworth has over 35 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She first joined Main Line Health in 2012.

In addition to her role as COO, Wadsworth is the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to joining Main Line Health, she was a member of the nursing leadership team at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was also previously a Director of Nursing at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia and a Nursing Supervisor of Critical Care at St Luke's Hospital. Wadsworth graduated from Vanderbilt University with a graduate degree and from The Sage Colleges - Russell Sage College with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

77. Laura Reed
Fairview Health Services

Laura Reed began her professional career 22 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Nurse Executive and President of Hospitals of Fairview Health Services. Health Fairview is the newly expanded academic health system that represents a collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services.

In 1999 Reed served as an Assistant Director of Human Resources and Director of WorkLife at University of Iowa. From there, she went on to Mercy Medical Center, before eventually rising to Chief Nurse Executive at University of Minnesota Medical Center, her most recent position prior to joining Fairview Health Services. Reed graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a doctorate of Nursing.

 

78. Kim Volk
Mercy Iowa City

Kim Volk is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Chief Nursing Officer for Mercy Iowa City. Mercy is an acute care community hospital and regional referral center for southeast Iowa, providing a full range of medical services at the hospital and through 27 primary and specialty care clinics. Volk has over 25 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1995.

Volk first started her career as a Staff Registered Nurse with Mercy Iowa City before moving on to managing roles including Nurse Manager and Nurse Practice Analyst. In 2019 she became the Director of Nursing Operations, her most recent role prior to being promoted to CNO and VP of Patient Care Services. Volk graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an associate degree in nursing, from Upper Iowa University with an RN, and from Mount Mercy University with a master’s degree in nursing administration.

 

79. Diane Ray
St. Luke's Hospital

Diane Ray is the Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Network Chief Nursing Officer of St. Luke's Hospital. She first joined the hospital in 1985 as an Assistant Nurse Manager. St. Luke’s Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community.

Prior to her current role, Ray held several positions including Assistant Nurse Manager, Head Nurse, Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services for St. Luke’s. Ray earned an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Maryville University of Saint Louis.

 

80. Deepa Kumaraiah
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Deepa Kumaraiah is the Senior Vice President of Service Lines and Chief Medical Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital is a university hospital in New York City. Kumaraiah has 12 years in the hospital and healthcare industry. She began her career in 2009.

Before joining New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kumaraiah was a Resident Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kumaraiah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with an MD and from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience.

 

81. Annmarie Chavarria
Tampa General Hospital

Annmarie Chavarria is the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Tampa General Hospital. Tampa General is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in West Central Florida serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million.

Chavarria was an Associate Nurse Director for Abington Memorial Hospital before eventually rising to Nurse Director of Medical Services, her most recent position prior to joining Tampa General Hospital. Chavarria graduated from La Salle University with a graduate degree and from Holy Family College with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

82. Anne Shriner
NASH UNC Health Care

Anne Shriner is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of NASH UNC Health Care. She first joined the hospital in 2019. Nash UNC Health Care is a non-profit hospital authority comprised of five licensed hospitals totaling 395 beds.

Previously, Shriner was a Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Wooster Community Hospital. Shriner earned an MD from Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine and an undergraduate degree from The University of Akron.

 

83. Catherine Codispoti
Children’s National Hospital

Catherine Codispoti is the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Children’s National Hospital. She first joined the hospital in 2019 as Vice President and Associate Chief People Officer. Children’s National Hospital is among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals and is ranked No.1 for newborn care for the fifth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia.

In addition to her roles with Children’s National Hospital, Codispoti is a Founding Member of Chief, a private network designed specifically for women leaders to strengthen their experience in the C-suite, cross-pollinate power across industries, and effect change from the top-down. Codispoti was previously with Texas Children’s Hospital where she held several roles including Vice President, Director, Manager and Administrative Fellow within operations, finance and human resources. She graduated from Wofford College with an undergraduate degree in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine and from the University of Oklahoma with an MHA. Codispoti lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Austin and their three children (6yo, 4yo and 19 mos).

 

84. Sue Robel
Intermountain Medical Center

Sue Robel is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive of Intermountain Healthcare. She first joined the hospital system in 2019. Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, surgery centers, doctors, and clinics that serves the medical needs of Utah, Idaho and now Nevada.

Previously, Robel was an Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing and Patient Experience Officer at Geisinger. Robel earned a graduate degree from Wilkes University and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Penn State University.

 

85. Ophelia Byers
Atlantic Health System

Ophelia Byers is the Chief Nursing Officer of Atlantic Health System. She first joined the health system in 2021. Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care networks in New Jersey. It employs 18,000 people and more than 4,800 affiliated physicians.

Previously, Byers was a Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and before that a Nurse Manager at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Earlier in her career she worked with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals as an RN. Byers earned a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Rutgers.

 

86. Connie Andersen
Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Connie Andersen is the Chief Nursing Officer of Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Sarasota Campus, one of the largest public hospitals in Florida. She first joined the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in 1997, and has served as CNO of the system’s 895-bed flagship hospital in Sarasota since 2016.

Previously, Andersen was an Assistant Vice President of Nursing at Central Suffolk Hospital and before that a Critical Care RN at Martin Memorial Hospital. Earlier in her career she worked with University Hospital in Augusta as the Head Nurse for Critical Care, Telemetry and Open-Heart Recovery. Andersen earned a graduate degree from Stonybrook University and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Excelsior College.

 

87. Mary Beth Kingston
Advocate Aurora Health

Mary Beth Kingston is the Chief Nursing Officer of Advocate Aurora Health. Advocate Aurora Health is the 11th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. As a leading employer in the Midwest, Advocate Aurora Health employs more than 75,000 individuals including more than 22,000 nurses. Kingston has 25 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1996.

Before joining Advocate Aurora Health, Kingston was an Executive Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Aurora Health Care and before that a Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Einstein Healthcare Network. Earlier in her career she worked with Crozer Keystone Health System as a Vice President of Operations. Kingston graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a PhD.

 

88. Michelle Medina
Cleveland Clinic

Michelle Medina currently serves as the Interim Chief of Population Health, Director and Staff Physician of Cleveland Clinic Community Care. Cleveland Clinic Community Care offers high quality, patient-centered primary care. Their dedicated care teams provide healthcare for all ages, from newborns to older adults.

Prior to her current roles Medina served in several other roles with Cleveland Clinic including Associate Chief of Clinical Operations and Regional Medical Director. She also spent several years as the Medical Director of Elmore Community Rural Health Clinic. Medina is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine,

 

89. Gwen Gnam
Henry Ford Hospital

Gwen Gnam is the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services of Henry Ford Hospital. She first joined the hospital in 2009 as the Surgical Services Administrator. Henry Ford Health System is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems.

Prior to her current role, Gnam was the Surgical Services Administrator for Henry Ford Hospital. Gnam earned graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Care Science.

 

90. Linda Tyler
University of Utah Hospital

Linda Tyler is a Clinical Professor for the Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy of University of Utah Health. University of Utah Health is the Intermountain West’s only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting. Tyler has 35 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1986.

Before her current role, Tyler was a Director of Drug Information Services at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. Tyler graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy.

 

91. Emily Fondahn
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Emily Fondahn is the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She first joined the hospital in 2020. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the flagship of BJC HealthCare and one of the largest employers in Missouri.

In addition to her role as Associate Chief Medical Officer, Fondahn is an Associate Professor of Medicine for Washington University in St. Louis. Fondahn earned an MD from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

92. Catheryn Yashar
UC San Diego Health

Catheryn Yashar is the Associate Chief Medical Officer of UC San Diego Health. She first joined the hospital system in 2019 as the Chief of Staff. UC San Diego Health is repeatedly ranked the No. 1 health care system in San Diego.

Yashar earned a graduate degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

 

93. Christy Dempsey
Press Ganey

Christy Dempsey is the Chief Nursing Officer of Press Ganey. Press Ganey is a mission-driven company committed to reducing patient and caregiver suffering and improving the safety, quality, and experience of care. Dempsey has 37 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1984.

Before joining Press Ganey, Dempsey was a Vice President of Perioperative and Emergency Services at Mercy St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO. Dempsey graduated from Quinnipiac University with a DNP.

 

94. Marilu Bintz
Gundersen Health System

Marilu Bintz is the Senior Vice President of Population Health and Strategy of Gundersen Health System. Gundersen Health System is where caring meets excellence through a comprehensive health network of wholly owned and affiliated services. Bintz has 33 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1988.

Prior to her current role, Bintz was a General Surgeon for 33 years. Bintz graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine with an MD.

 

96. Shannon Millin
Southwest Health

Shannon Millin began her professional career 9 years ago. Today, she is the Advanced Practice Provider of Southwest Health. Southwest Health Center operates with a mission to provide quality healthcare services for the people within the region.

In 2012 Millin was the Medical and Surgical Manager at Southwest Health Center, her most recent position prior to joining Southwest Health - Platteville. Millin graduated from Walden University with a graduate degree and from the University of Phoenix with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

97. Amber Deardorff
Mary Greeley Medical Center

Amber Deardorff is the Clinical Applications Systems Director of Mary Greeley Medical Center. She first joined the facility in 2002 as a Registered Nurse. Mary Greeley Medical Center is a 220-bed hospital providing high-quality, cost-effective health care services that advance the health of central Iowans.

Prior to her current role, Deardorff was the Clinical Applications Coordinator. Deardorff earned a graduate degree from Drake University and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Grand View University.

 

98. Tracy Gosselin
Duke University Hospital

Tracy Gosselin is the Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer of Duke University Hospital. Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Gosselin has 28 years in the hospital and healthcare field. She began her career in 1993.

Gosselin graduated from the University of Utah with a PhD and from Northeastern University with an undergraduate degree in Nursing.

 

99. Renee Rassilyer-Bomers
Swedish Foundation

Dr. Renee Rassilyer-Bomers is currently the Chief Quality Officer of Swedish Medical Center. She first joined the organization in 2002, and served as the Regional Director of Clinical Education and Practice since 2015. At Swedish, the mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person they serve, and their commitment to safety and quality is unwavering. Their caregivers thrive in a collaborative team environment where resilience and drive to achieve are both supported and rewarded.

Earning a BSN, BAH, MSN and DNP from Seattle University, Rassilyer-Bomers continues to support as a faculty member and with securing student clinical placements opportunities. An active board member for numerous non-profits academic and healthcare organizations, Rassilyer-Bomers is committed to workforce development and nursing advancement. Additionally, during the pandemic, Rassilyer-Bomers helped lead the vaccination effort in Seattle, opening the largest civilian run mass vaccination site in the country in partnership with the City of Seattle.

 

100. Alison Flynn Gaffney
University of Utah Hospital

Alison Flynn Gaffney is the Interim Chief Operating Officer of University of Utah Health. She first joined the hospital in 2017 as Executive Director of Perioperative & Ancillary Services. University of Utah Health is Intermountain West’s only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting.

Previously, Gaffney was a Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at GNYHA Ventures and before that a Senior Vice President and Healthcare Practice Lead at Giuliani Partners. Earlier in her career she worked with Beth Israel Medical Center as a Project Manager for Infection Control. Gaffney earned a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree in Health Care Administration and Management from Iona College.