Executive Management Team | Loyola Medicine

Executive Management Team

Loyola Medicine includes Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park 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 93 hospitals in 22 states and 120 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

Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) Cleary is the president of MacNeal Hospital. Prior to leading MacNeal, she served as chief financial officer for MacNeal Hospital and Tenet Health's Chicago market region. M.E. 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. M.E. 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.

John B. Hart
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, 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.

David W. Hecht, MD, MS, MBA
Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Regional Chief Medical Officer

David W. Hecht, MD serves as executive vice president for clinical affairs at Loyola University Medical Center and is regional chief medical officer for Loyola Medicine and Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. He is the immediate past chair of the department of medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. A renowned infectious disease clinician and researcher, Dr. Hecht has been a member of the Stritch faculty for more than 20 years and previously served as director of the division of infectious disease, department of medicine. Dr. Hecht earned his medical degree from Stritch, completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and a fellowship in infectious disease and geographic medicine at Tufts University, Boston.

Vicky Piper
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.

Daniel J. Post
Interim President, Loyola University Medical Center, Regional Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Daniel J. Post serves as interim president of Loyola University Medical Center and regional executive vice president, strategy and business development for Loyola University Health System and Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. He is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 30 years’ experience in program and network development, physician practice management, ambulatory and hospital operations. Mr. Post held responsibility for developing Loyola’s ambulatory network of more than 20 locations and its largest off-campus satellite in Burr Ridge, as well as the implementation of a system-wide electronic medical record. Mr. Post began his career in health care as a respiratory care practitioner and earned both his bachelor of science degree and a master in business administration degree at Loyola University Chicago.

Lori Price, FACHE, MSA, RN
President, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Regional Chief Nursing Officer and Loyola Medicine Shared Services

Lori Price joined the organization as president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in 2013. Previously, Ms. Price was system chief operating officer and then president of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, Indiana, after serving earlier as administrator of the St. Joseph Physician Network.  She led the health system’s successful transition to electronic medical records and helped the Plymouth campus become a Top 100 Hospital in the Thomson Reuters rankings. She successfully consolidated two of the system’s three hospitals and helped plan the hospitals’ $355 million replacement facility.

Ms. Price began her career as a medical-surgical nurse and earned a nursing degree from Memorial School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree from College of St. Francis, and a master’s degree in administration from the University of Notre Dame. 

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.

Daniel T. Yunker, MBA
Interim Regional CFO, Loyola Medicine

Daniel Yunker is the interim regional chief financial officer for Loyola Medicine. Mr. Yunker has 25 years of healthcare experience as a leader in the hospital, physician practice, insurance, healthcare informatics, clinical and human resources settings. His career began at Northwestern Medicine’s Centegra Health and has included various leadership roles at Northwestern Medicine's Delnor Hospital. He served as SVP, CFO and ultimately as the President and CEO of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. He has also served as CEO of Land of Lincoln Health, vice president at Aon Corporation, director at the Healthcare Financial Management Association and as an entrepreneur who founded Innovative Provider Services, Air Angels, an aeromedical flight company and Drug Sensor.

Mr. Yunker has been honored with the 2015 University of Illinois City Partner Award, the Small Business Advocacy Council Entrepreneur of the Year Award, HFMA’s Medal of Honor Award and has served as a President of the HFMA First Illinois Chapter. He is also a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago's graduate healthcare administration program. Mr. Yunker is an MBA and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.