External Advisory Board

The Loyola University Chicago Health Care Administration 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 HCA External Advisory Board:


MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, EdD, MPH
Chair Department of Healthcare Administration
Program Director & Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration

Advisory Board Members

Earnest Davis, MHSA, FACHE
Healthcare Executive Consultant

Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE
Executive Coach and Consultant
President Emeritus, ACHE

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

Dawn V. Gay, MBA-HCM
Executive Director & Chief Relationship Officer

Cheryl Grendahl, RN, BSN, MBA
Director of Patient Access & Revenue Cycle Management
Rush University Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago

Cheryl Irmiter, PhD
Executive Director
Institute of Medicine of Chicago

Vice President of Professional Development
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Javier D. Landivar, MBA, FACHE, CHC
Director, Practice Manager, Medical Services
Access Community Health Network

Bernadette Lim, BS, HSM
Manager, Practice Transformation
Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability
American Medical Association

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

John C. Stys, RN, MS, MA, CPHQ
Regional Vice President, Clinical Operations - Midwest
Prospero Health

Michael Swarzman, MBA
Senior Consultant, Lifton Associates LLC
Healthcare Executive, Retired
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago

Jonathan M. Winarski, BS, HSM
Senior Manager, Growth Operations
Litera Microsystems

Jordan Wirtz, MS-HSM
Administrative Fellow
University of Chicago Medicine

Larry Wrobel, DHA, MHA
Director MHA Program
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health

Internal Loyola Members

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

Jenna Donovan, MS
Academic Advisor, Healthcare Administration

Olivia Myers, BA
Program Coordinator, Healthcare Administration

Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing