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Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Leadership

The executive leadership and Governing Board of Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Executive Leadership

John Sackett, President John Sackett, President, joined Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in April 2013 with a successful record of working with the community, physicians and hospital staff to create a world-class patient experience. Prior to joining the Adventist HealthCare leadership team, John served 24 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avista Adventist Hospital, a comprehensive medical center in Louisville, Colo. John received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Walla Walla College in 1980, and his master's degree in Health Administration from Loma Linda University in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
   
Shelvan Arunan, Executive Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care Shelvan Arunan, Executive Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care, began his ministry at Adventist HealthCare in June 2011. Prior to joining our team, Chaplain Arunan served as the regional director of Mission and Ministries of Midwest Adventist Health System and director of Reconciliation Ministry for the Ohio Conference. Arunan has 33 years of experience working with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is an alumnus of Adler School in Chicago; the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Dallas; Pakistan Adventist Seminary and College, Lahore; and the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in Manila, Philippines, holding master's and doctoral degrees in pastoral counseling, psychology and practical theology.
   
Daniel Cochran, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Cochran, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, came to Shady Grove Medical Center in April 2011. He also serves on the Adventist HealthCare Finance Council. Dan brings with him more than 20 years of experience in healthcare financial management, operational leadership and strategic planning. During his career, Dan has helped healthcare providers work on shortening lengths of stay and developing new units. Prior to becoming part of the Shady Grove team, Dan served as Vice President of Finance at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania, where he developed and implemented financial improvement plans and oversaw day-to-day fiscal affairs.
   
Brendan Johnson, Associate Vice President and Senior Human Resources Business Partner Brendan Johnson, Associate Vice President and Senior Human Resources Business Partner, joined Shady Grove in November 2015 after nine years with the Centura Health system in Colorado. He served Castle Rock Adventist Hospital as its director of revenue management and also led business operations for the hospital’s orthopedic and spine service lines. Brendan also has held leadership roles in business operations at Porter Adventist Hospital in Colorado. He is deeply passionate about mission-based healthcare, a conviction that has guided him professionally and led him on mission trips to Belize and Nepal. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from the University of Colorado Denver.
   
David Smith, Vice President of Operations David Smith, Vice President of Operations, joined Adventist HealthCare in October 2014. Dave is an experienced healthcare executive with a strong record of business development and hospital operations. Before joining Adventist HealthCare, David was chief operating officer at Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Colo. His responsibilities and areas of leadership have included physician recruiting and contracting, human resources, facilities and construction management, nutrition services, patient access, supply chain management and volunteers. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management, and a master’s degree in organizational management and administration. Dave is board-certified in healthcare management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
   
Kevin Smothers, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Kevin Smothers, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, became part of the Shady Grove Medical Center team in March 2013. Dr. Smothers has more than 30 years of experience as a physician, with a proven track record in clinical quality and patient safety outcomes. Prior to joining Shady Grove, he was senior vice president of Medical Affairs, chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. Dr. Smothers is board certified in internal medicine and has extensive experience in emergency medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University and his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. He completed his post-graduate training at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Mt. Zion.
   
Joan Vincent, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Joan Vincent, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, joined Shady Grove Medical Center in December 2014 after serving in the same role for 13 years at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. Prior to that, Joan worked at Sibley as a critical care educator, director of education and training and clinical coordinator. Throughout her career, Joan has worked in a variety of nursing positions, including teaching at the Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing, as well as clinical nursing positions in medical/ surgical, critical care and professional education. Joan earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from West Virginia University School of Nursing. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in Cardiovascular Nursing from Catholic University and master’s degree in Leadership from Marymount University. Joan also achieved Advanced Certification as a Nurse Executive and graduated from the Johns Hopkins inaugural class, “Transforming Health Systems for Accountable Care.”

Governing Board

Officers

Chair
Terry Forde
President & CEO
Adventist HealthCare
Secretary
John Sackett
President
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
(Ex-Officio)/Vice Chair
Robert T. Vandeman
Executive Secretary
Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Members

James Benson
Community Member
Carolyn O'Conor, MD
Physician
Spectrum Family Medicine
   
Andrew S. Bridge
Senior Vice President of Business Banking
EagleBank
Cesar Palacios, MD
Executive Director
Proyecto Salud Clinic
   
Dan Cochran
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
David Shapiro, Esq.
Attorney/Principal
Paley Rothman
   
Brian Edwards
Chief of Staff
Montgomery County Public Schools
Eunmee Shim
Chief Operating Officer
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
   
Susan Glover
Senior Vice President/Chief Quality & Integrity Officer
Adventist HealthCare
Dave Smith
Vice President of Operations
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
   
Joseph Haggerty, MD
Physician
Associates in Oncology/Hematology, PC
Will Smith
Chief Development Officer
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation
   
Stephen Lakner, MD
Physician
Capital Women’s Care
Kevin Smothers, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
   
James G. Lee
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Adventist HealthCare
Steven Tuck, MD
Physician
Shady Grove Orthopaedic Associates
   
Larry Luteran
Senior Vice President of Group Sales and Industry Relations
Hilton Worldwide
Joan Vincent
Vice President of Patient Care Services & CNO
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
   
Nancy Markus, MD
Physician
General Surgery
Erik Wangsness
President
Washington Adventist Hospital
   
Wayne Meyer, MD
Physician
Internal Medicine
Rebecca F. Wiseman, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean
University of Maryland School of Nursing at Universities of Shady Grove
   
Elder William (Bill) K. Miller
President, Potomac Conference
Seventh-day Adventist Church