Ben Carter is Trinity Health's executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He has led all aspects of the finance, treasury, risk management, revenue excellence and payer strategies areas across the health system. Additionally, he maintains operational responsibilities for several Trinity hospitals and has ongoing responsibility for system integration.
Loyola Medicine - Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body for Loyola Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.
Prior to joining Trinity Health, Mr. Carter served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), where he was responsible for the operations of the regional system's eight hospitals and related outpatient facilities. Prior to leading DMC operations, Mr. Carter spent 17 years in executive-level positions at Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn, Michigan. He started his career at Plante Moran in Southfield, Michigan, where he worked for eight years.
Mr. Carter is an alumnus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he graduated magna cum laude with master's and bachelor's degrees in business administration.
Joy Virginia Cunningham sits on the First Division of the Illinois Appellate Court, First Judicial District. Before joining the Illinois Appellate Court in 2006, she served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare System. Prior to joining Northwestern Memorial in 2000, she served as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Over the course of her legal career, Justice Cunningham served as associate general counsel for Loyola University of Chicago and Loyola Medicine.
She also served as a law firm litigator, as an assistant Illinois attorney general and as a judicial clerk to Illinois Appellate Justice Glenn Johnson. Justice Cunningham was the first African-American woman to be president of the Chicago Bar Association (2004-05). She has served on the board of directors for the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Center for Conflict Resolution, the Center for Disability and Elder Law, the Chicago Legal Clinic, the Advisory Board of the Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Legal Advisory Council for CAFLS of the Chicago Community Trust. Justice Cunningham has authored professional publications and is a member of a number of professional and civic associations. She has been recognized for her service to several community and civic organizations. Justice Cunningham attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Lori Healey currently serves as chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA). Prior to joining MPEA, she served as CEO of Tur Partners LLC, a firm that partners with leaders and innovators to drive growth within global urban markets. Immediately prior to her tenure at Tur, she served as principal in charge of the Development Group for The John Buck Co., focused on growing the firm’s private real estate- and infrastructure-related public-private partnership transactions.
She also recently coordinated the organizational and planning activities for the NATO summit in Chicago, acting as director of the NATO Host Committee as an executive “on loan.” Prior to joining The John Buck Co., Ms. Healey built a strong public sector career during which she earned a reputation for bringing together private and public leaders. In 2009, she was appointed president of Chicago 2016, in which she was responsible for leading Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. She also held several senior leadership positions for the City of Chicago under the administration of Richard M. Daley, most recently acting as Mr. Daley’s chief of staff. She earlier served as commissioner of the City’s Department of Planning and Development, overseeing more than $1 billion of combined investments into the city’s economic development programs and projects. Ms. Healey is widely credited with the successful implementation of more than 110 tax-financing districts and a myriad of projects, including improvements for the Chicago Transit Authority, infrastructure investment, a new schools program and significant private sector development. Ms. Healey’s previous experiences also include time as a principal at Perkins + Will, a leading corporate, commercial and civic architecture firm. Ms. Healey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science and a Master of Public Administration degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Dr. Mirowitz is professor and chair of radiology at Loyola Medicine. Before accepting this post in March 2011, he was chair of radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System for eight years. Prior to that, he was chief of radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (North Campus) at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, co-director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and associate medical director at Health Management Partners/Washington University Physicians Network.
He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in medical management from Tulane University in New Orleans and earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Washington University Medical Center, followed by an MRI fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute. Dr. Mirowitz has completed the graduate program in medical management at the American College of Physician Executives and the Physician Executive Leadership Program at BJC/Washington University Health Administration Program. He has been a tenured professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine. He has served on the board of directors of numerous organizations including the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Health Center Development, Central Imaging Services, Main Medical Ventures and Alliance Diagnostic Ventures, where he was chief medical officer. Dr. Mirowitz has been named a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, the American College of Physician Executives, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been the recipient of many honors, including the Roentgen Centennial Award of the Radiological Society of North America and the Joseph Whitely Education Award of the Association of University Radiologists, among others. He has also been very active in leadership roles for several medical associations and societies and community organizations.
The Rev. John (Jack) O’Callaghan is the former vice president of mission and ministry at Loyola Medicine. He has served Loyola in many capacities, including as superior of the Oak Park Jesuit Community of Loyola University Chicago and senior chaplain and adjunct assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. O’Callaghan was a member of the U.S. Catholic Conference committee on priestly life and ministry and has extensive experience serving the Society of Jesus, including as general assistant, Society of Jesus, Rome, Italy, and president and secretary for personnel development, U.S. Jesuit Conference, Washington, D.C.
Rev. O’Callaghan has served on many trustee boards, including Loyola University Chicago, University of Detroit Mercy, St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Saint Louis University, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago and the University of San Francisco. He was formerly chairman of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education.
Ronald K. Potkul, MD, FACS, FACOG, is chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and director of gynecologic oncology at Loyola Medicine. He is also a professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Potkul received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and was a fellow in gynecologic oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, he is a member of numerous medical societies and associations and has written extensively for peer-reviewed publications.
Brian Proctor, DO, FAOCO, is an independent, board certified ophthalmologist who has practiced in the Chicago area for 20 years. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was the recipient of the Osteopathic Concept Award. He completed his residency with the Detroit Ophthalmology Consortium where he served as chief resident. Dr. Proctor has performed research in the U.S. at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and abroad at the Wilhelm Schuthless Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. His publications have appeared in journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and The New England Journal of Medicine.
He has performed thousands of ocular surgeries, ranging from complex intraocular cataract procedures to delicate oculoplastic operations. As a fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology, Dr. Proctor has lectured extensively. He is the current chair of the surgery department at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Additionally, he helps train residents in ophthalmology as a part-time associate clinical professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Proctor was involved in forming Loyola Physician Partners, LLC, and led efforts to increase the participation of affiliated community physicians in Loyola’s clinically integrated network.
Marc H. Schwartz is a partner at the law firm of Harrison & Held, where he leads the firm’s real estate and banking practices. Before joining the firm, he was the managing partner at Laser, Pokorny, Schwartz, Friedman & Economos, P.C. Mr. Schwartz has represented clients in the purchase, sale, development, financing and leasing of commercial, residential, industrial and office-type real estate in Illinois and throughout the country.
Mr. Schwartz has acted as counsel for a number of large developers and real estate syndicators in the Chicago area in the development and financing of properties for retail, office, commercial and industrial use. Mr. Schwartz also has assisted clients both as landlord and tenant in complex lease negotiations. He was appointed by former mayor Richard M. Daley to serve on the City of Chicago Blue Ribbon Committee & Abandoned Property Program. He currently serves on the LUHS President’s Council and is a co-trustee of the Bill Bass Foundation. Mr. Schwartz is active in the University of Illinois Athletics Department and its development efforts. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1979. In 2006, he was named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago magazine.
Dr. Small joined the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in July 2013 as chair of the department of radiation oncology. Prior to joining Stritch, Dr. Small was the vice chair of radiation oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. He completed medical school and residency training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Small has an international reputation for research and treatment of gynecological malignancies, and he also specializes in treating gastrointestinal and breast cancers. He is co-chair of the NRG Oncology Gynecologic Committee, former chair of the NCI-funded Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Gynecologic Working Group, and the immediate past chair of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup. Dr. Small is a fellow in the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. The author of over 200 publications, 26 invited book chapters, and six books, he has been the president of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society. He has also acted as the chair of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup Cervix Cancer Committee.
Shawn P. Vincent is the president and chief executive officer of Loyola Medicine. Mr. Vincent joins Loyola from Augusta University Health, where he served as chief operating officer. Previously, as vice president for partnerships and international healthcare and strategic affiliations at Augusta University Health, he was responsible for the development of relationships and programs, including hospitals, physicians, clinics, foundations, community leaders, research endeavors, international entities, philanthropic opportunities and branch campus opportunities. Prior to Augusta University Health, he held leadership positions with Hospital Corporation of America, Phymatrix Corporation, Wentz Wellness Centers and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Shawn served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia. He also earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, healthcare management, from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He is an executive fellow of the Advisory Board Company on Healthcare in Washington, D.C.