Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

External Advisory Board

The Loyola University Chicago Health Systems Management program is guided by an External Advisory Board. The External Advisory Board provides guidance on educational priorities in preparing the health care administration workforce for the future. The board is made up of respected health industry leaders, faculty and program alumni. We are honored to have the following distinguished colleagues serve on the HSM External Advisory Board:

Chairperson

MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, EdD, MPH
Director & Assistant Professor, Health Systems Management

Advisory Board Members

Peter Barth
Senior Consultant, Healthcare
Navigant

Earnest Davis, MHSA, FACHE
President
Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum

Luis Garcia, BS, HSM
Patient Care Navigator, Population Health
Rush University Medical Center

Dawn V. Gay, MBA-HCM
Executive Director
Patient Innovation Center

Cheryl Grendahl, RN, BSN, MBA
Administrative Director, Patient Access & Financial Clearance
Loyola University Health System

JoAnn Klinedinst, MEd, CPHIMS, PMP, DES, FHIMSS
Vice President of Professional Development
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Meaghan Murray, BS, HSM
ReadyCare Product Manager
Medline International B.V.

Jon Orwat, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Loyola University Chicago

Diane M. Ross, MS
Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice

John Stys, RN, MS, MA, CPHQ
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer
Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care

Michael Swarzman, MBA
Vice President, Clinical Institutes, Business Development and Hospital Based Programs
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Vice President, System Business Development
Advocate Health Care

Jonathan M. Winarski, BS, HSM
Sales Operations Manager, Health Solutions Group
American Medical Association

HSM Program Members

Karen Berg-Helfgot, MEd
Director of Clinical Placements & Experiential Learning

Antonio Ortiz
Program Coordinator

Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Cathleen Wolff, MEd
Academic Advisor 

The Loyola University Chicago Health Systems Management program is guided by an External Advisory Board. The External Advisory Board provides guidance on educational priorities in preparing the health care administration workforce for the future. The board is made up of respected health industry leaders, faculty and program alumni. We are honored to have the following distinguished colleagues serve on the HSM External Advisory Board:

Peter Barth
Senior Consultant, Healthcare
Navigant

Earnest Davis, MHSA, FACHE
President, Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum

Luis Garcia, BS, HSM
Patient Care Navigator, Population Health
Rush Medical Home Network
Rush University Medical Center

Dawn V. Gay, MBA-HCM
Executive Director, Patient Innovation Center

Cheryl A. Grendahl, RN, BSN, MBA
Administrative Director, Patient Access & Financial Clearance
Loyola University Health System

JoAnn Klinedinst, Med, CPHIMS, PMP, DES, FHIMSS
Vice President of Professional Development
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Meaghan Murray, BS, HSM
Associate Product Manager
Medline Industries, Inc

Jon Orwat, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Loyola University Chicago

Diane M. Ross, MS
Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice

John Stys, RN, MS, MA, CPHQ
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care

Michael Swarzman, MBA
Vice President, System Growth, Advocate Health Care
Vice President, AIMMC, Administration
Faculty, UIC, Graduate School of Public Health

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Jonathan M. Winarski, BS, HSM
Account Director
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

HSM Program Members:
Karen Berg-Helfgot, Med
Director of Clinical Placements and Experiential Learning, Health Systems Management

Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, EdD, MPH
Assistant Professor & Program Director, Health Systems Management

Antonio Ortiz
Program Coordinator, Health Systems Management

Cathleen Wolff, Med
Academic Advisor, Health Systems Management