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Loyola Medicine - Executive Management Team

Loyola Medicine includes Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and a large ambulatory network in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare delivery systems in the nation with 92 hospitals in 22 states and 109 continuing care locations.

Shawn P. Vincent
President and CEO, Loyola Medicine

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.

Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) Cleary
President, MacNeal Hospital and President, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) Cleary is the president of MacNeal Hospital and president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Prior to leading MacNeal, she served as chief financial officer for MacNeal Hospital and Tenet Health's Chicago market region. Ms. Cleary has more than 30 years of experience in hospital finance and management. She began her career as chief financial officer for various investor-owned hospital organizations, moving on to serve as regional vice president of finance operations for Essent Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee before coming to MacNeal. Ms. Cleary earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Delta State University in Mississippi and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hospital Finance Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Richard Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS
Richard Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS
Regional Chief Clinical Officer, Loyola Medicine

Richard Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS, is regional chief clinical officer of Loyola Medicine and professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He provides strategic oversight for Loyola's clinically integrated network, quality and safety processes, pharmacy, medical staff recruitment and graduate medical education. Dr. Freeman completed his medical degree and residencies at Tufts University School of Medicine. He earned an MBA from the University of Texas.

Tad A. Gomez, RPh, MS, FASHP
President, Loyola University Medical Center

Tad A. Gomez joins Loyola from Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) in Gainesville, Georgia, where he was the vice president for professional and support services overseeing lab, pharmacy, radiology and imaging, facilities operations, biomedical engineering, and several other ancillary departments.  Prior to joining NGHS, Mr. Gomez served as the vice president for professional services at Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) in Augusta, Georgia. Earlier in his career, he held various pharmacy management positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and Harris Health in Houston, Texas. 

Mr. Gomez has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  He earned his bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas and his master of science in hospital pharmacy from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  He completed a 24-month pharmacy residency with an emphasis in Health System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University Medical Center. 

John B. Hart
Regional Vice President and Regional Chief Integrity Officer

John Hart oversees all auditing and compliance functions for Loyola Medicine and Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. A healthcare compliance expert, Mr. Hart previously served as clinical enterprise integrity officer for Oregon Health & Science University, also an academic medical center. Prior to Oregon Health, Mr. Hart was responsible for the internal audit, compliance, privacy and security functions of the UNC Health Care system (at the University of North Carolina). He has also worked in this field at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and for private accounting firms. He earned a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina and is currently licensed as a CPA in Oregon.

Daniel P. Isacksen, Jr., MBA
Regional Chief Financial Officer, Loyola Medicine

Daniel Isacksen joined Loyola Medicine in 2013 as Vice President, Finance and Assistant Treasurer. He served as controller and director of finance for the Loyola University Physician Foundation, manager of finance and treasury and financial analyst for Loyola from 1996 to 2000. Previously, Mr. Isacksen served as Chief Financial Officer, Physician Enterprise at Alexian Brothers Health System, a 220-member physician group in the western suburbs.

Mr. Isacksen also served as controller for St. Alexius Medical Center and vice president of finance and controller for St. Anthony Hospital. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He received his bachelor of science degree in accounting and his MBA in executive leadership from Bradley University. 

Peggy Norton-Rosko, DNP, RN, NEA-C
Peggy Norton-Rosko, DNP, RN, NEA-C
Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Loyola Medicine

Peggy Norton-Rosko has more than 30 years of experience in hospital and nursing leadership positions, including serving as chief nurse at both George Washington University Hospital and Centegra Health System. She also developed expertise in clinical program expansion and outcome improvement during her tenure as director of critical care, cardiovascular services, emergency and trauma services at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

Ms. Norton-Rosko earned her bachelor of science degree from Northern Illinois University and her master of science degree from Loyola University Chicago. She also earned a doctor of nursing practice in nursing leadership and health system administration from Chamberlain College of Nursing.


Vicky Piper
Regional Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Human Resources Officer

Vicky Piper serves as regional chief human resources officer for Loyola Medicine and Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. Prior to joining Loyola in 2006, Ms. Piper worked in various leadership roles in healthcare, including vice president of human resources at Vanguard Health Systems, West Suburban Health Care, Holy Cross Hospital and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, and as human resources manager at Advocate Health Care and BroMenn Healthcare. Ms. Piper received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Blackburn College and her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Illinois State University.

Jill M. Rappis
Regional Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Jill Rappis is responsible for the legal affairs of Loyola Medicine and Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. She serves as secretary to the boards of directors for Loyola Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Ms. Rappis began her career at Loyola in 1997 as associate general counsel of the medical center.  She earned her bachelor of arts degree in english from the University of Kentucky and her juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School.