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
Community Psychology Health Collaborative

Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE
Executive Coach and Consultant
President Emeritus, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Luis Garcia, BS, HSM
Patient Care Navigator, Ambulatory Care Management
Rush University Medical Center

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

Cheryl Grendahl, RN, BSN, MBA
Associate Vice-President, Patient Access & Revenue Cycle
Rush University Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago

Cheryl Irmiter, PhD
Founder, One Priority, LLC
Business Liaison, Healthcare Competency Program Specialists, LLC
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago

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

Javier D. Landivar, MBA, FACHE, CHC
Vice President, Business Development & Medical Services Administration
Access Community Health Network

Bernadette Lim, MBA
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
Associate Director, Sales Operations
Wolters Kluwer

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

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

Cynthia P. Stewart, M.Div., PhD
Director of Experiential Learning
Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health