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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, PresidentJohn Sackett 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.


Daniel Cochran, Vice President Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Cochran, Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerDaniel Cochran joined Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in April 2011. Dan has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare financial management, operational leadership and strategic planning. During his career, Dan has helped hospitals and healthcare organizations improve operational and financial results and develop new business lines. Prior to becoming part of the Shady Grove team, Dan served as Vice President of Finance for the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania, where he developed and implemented financial improvement plans and oversaw day-to-day fiscal affairs. Dan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Accountancy from The Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Troy State University. Additionally, Dan has earned the distinction as a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Brendan Johnson, Associate Vice President and Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Brendan Johnson, Associate Vice President and Senior Human Resources Business PartnerBrendan Johnson 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.

Patsy McNeil, Chief Medical Officer

patsy-mcneilDr. Patsy McNeil began her service to Shady Grove as an Emergency Department physician with our partners from U.S. Acute Care Services (USACS), formerly MEP. She served as Chief of Patient Experience for MEP and Director of Patient Experience for USACS East and Mountain division, creating programs that shaped and improved patient-centered caregiving. Earlier in her career, Patsy worked for six years as an emergency physician at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience Global Community, the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare and the Association of Physician Leaders.

Ann Roda, Vice President of Mission Integration & Spiritual Care

Ann Roda joined Adventist HealthCare on February 8, 2016. Ann comes to Adventist HealthCare after 10 years as pastor at New Hope Adventist Church in Fulton, MD. She also has helped guide church communities in Georgia and Illinois. Before entering ministry, Ann worked for several years as a nurse. Her experiences make her ideally suited to advance our mission and vision. Ann holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Columbia Union College. She expects to be awarded her Master’s degree in Divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.

David Smith, Vice President of Operations

David Smith, Vice President of OperationsDavid Smith 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.

Joan Vincent, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Joan Vincent, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing OfficerJoan Vincent 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


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


Michael Aquilino
Managing Director
Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital
Elder William K. Miller
President, Potomac Conference
Seventh-day Adventist Church
James Benson
Retired Executive Vice President for Technical and Regulatory Affairs
Carolyn O'Conor, MD
Spectrum Family Medicine
Andrew S. Bridge
Senior Vice President of Business Banking
Cesar Palacios, MD
Executive Director
Proyecto Salud Clinic
Dan Cochran
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
Virginia Quinn
Community Member
Brian Edwards
Chief of Staff
Montgomery County Public Schools
Charles Sandeful
Community Member
Susan Glover
Senior Vice President/Chief Quality & Integrity Officer
Adventist HealthCare
Reginald Seeto, MD
Vice President, Head of Partnering & Strategy
Joseph Haggerty, MD
Associates in Oncology/Hematology, PC
David Shapiro, Esq.
Paley Rothman
Stephen Lakner, MD
Capital Women’s Care
Dave Smith
Vice President of Operations
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
James G. Lee
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Adventist HealthCare
Steven Tuck, MD
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
General Surgery
Erik Wangsness
Washington Adventist Hospital
Wayne Meyer, MD
Internal Medicine
Rebecca F. Wiseman, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean
University of Maryland School of Nursing at Universities of Shady Grove