Amy Ross

Amy Ross is the Vice‐President of the Office of Strategic Planning. She joined University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) having prior leadership roles at Northwestern Medicine, NorthShore University Health System and in healthcare consulting at The Chartis Group and Deloitte. Her role at UCM focuses on strategic planning, service line development, and integration activities.

Amy’s experience is in large academic medical centers and health systems where she has focused on strategic planning and service line development. Her roles have included clinical and non‐clinical management across the care continuum, day‐to‐day operations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, including targeted ambulatory access work, leading the development and planning of the quality and outcomes management program and care coordination activities. Her focus also included ongoing enhancements to overall service line development in financial reporting, funds flow, strategy and marketing efforts.

In addition, Amy spent several years managing and leading assessments of front‐end revenue cycle processes across large hospital systems and AMCs and implementing IT tools for enhanced performance for the end‐user. As part of her revenue cycle work, she led redesign activities in strategic development of regional financial clearance centers and departmental business process redesign for improved efficiency.

Amy holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the College of St. Benedict.


Posted December 2019
      Sharon Markman MHA

      Sharon Markman, MHA

      Sharon Markman, MHA joined the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) in 2016 as the Administrative Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI). Under her leadership, UCM has expanded education programs and services to support scholarly work and innovation that bridges health system operations and researcher interests and expertise.

      Prior to UCM, Sharon spent nearly 25 years at the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University where she built robust public, patient and professional programs, collaborating with international thought leaders, national organizations and governmental agencies to bring research findings to the bedside. She served on committees at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. In addition, Sharon collaborated with patient advocacy organizations and other centers and programs across Northwestern University to maximize educational reach.

      Over her career in cancer care, her leadership role in promoting the cancer message from a disease you die from to a disease with opportunities for risk reduction, early detection, precision treatment, and life as a survivor and death with dignity has been extensive.

      Sharon received her undergraduate business degree from the University of Denver and a Masters of Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed an administrative fellowship at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital).


      Posted December 2019
          Marcee Chmait

          Marcee I. Chmait

          Marcee Chmait has served in multiple leadership rolls within the health care industry for nearly 30 years.  Her passion is to innovate, incubate and develop new business models and to grow them into meaningful businesses.  Marcee has spent her career at the brink of healthcare innovation, identifying opportunities to merge direct relationships between consumer and provider before consumer-centered healthcare was even a strategy.

          In January 2018, Marcee joined Providence St. Joseph Health to lead commercialization for the Digital Strategy and Innovation Group.  In this role, Marcee is working to bring consumer-facing technology solutions to health systems to improve the consumer experience.  Prior to Providence, Marcee lead innovation at SCAN Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage health plan in southern California where she and her team discovered the pathway for aging in place.

          April 2013, Marcee joined Cambia Health Solutions as President of SpendWell.  SpendWell’s mission is to transform the U.S. health system by introducing a simple way for people to shop, pay and receive health care services at a fair market price while simplifying health care payments to providers.  SpendWell was a cornerstone business to the broader retail enablement pillar at Cambia.

          Marcee is a serial entrepreneur.  SpendWell is her third startup company.  eBenx and HealthAllies had successful exits as one went public and their other was acquired by Optum where she then led and grew HealthAllies from $1 million to $50 million P&L.

          Marcee is a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Marketing Communications.  She resides in the Los Angeles area with her husband and son.

          Bio posted December 2019

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              Stavroula Xinos

              Stavroula Xinos

              Stavroula Xinos is a Director in Information Services at Northwestern Medicine. Stavroula’s portfolio includes Research and Development, Innovation, Research, Machine Learning, and Digital Capabilities. These teams work with cutting edge technology while understanding the needs of healthcare workers and patients/caregivers to drive solutions and capability delivery. As a Director, Stavroula combines her passion for improving processes and healthcare in an environment that is rapidly changing. 

              Stavroula has been working with Northwestern Medicine Information Services for over 6 years. Prior to that, she worked at Epic with roles in people, application, and implementation management. Stavroula earned her bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign.

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                  Stephen Strong

                  Stephen Strong

                  Stephen brings 25 years of interactive marketing experience to Northwestern Medicine, guiding its digital platforms, mobile, social media and paid media strategies. He worked at startups during the original Dotcom rush, built FCB Chicago’s interactive services and served as Digital Marketing Director at Alberto Culver, Unilever and Valspar.

                  He has presented on digital marketing topics repeatedly at SHSMD (Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development), HCIC (Healthcare Internet Conference) and HMPS (Healthcare Marketing Physician Strategies) conferences.


                  Posted December 2019
                      Jodi Rosen

                      Jodi Rosen

                      As Director of Innovation for Northwestern Medicine, Jodi Rosen leads the identification, business case development, implementation and evaluation of innovative strategies, technologies, products and services to support improvements in patient experience and health outcomes. Jodi helped launch the Innovation Department, which strives to accelerate the adoption of innovation across Northwestern Medicine.

                      Northwestern Medicine is the shared strategic vision of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to transform the future of healthcare and become one of the nation’s premier destinations for patient care. Each day, over 30,000 clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked 10th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report with 11 specialties nationally ranked, and 1st in Illinois and in the Chicago Metro Region.

                      Leading with her background in public health, health care operations, strategy, research, human centered design and entrepreneurial endeavors, Jodi co-leads a team of innovators to support system-wide innovation efforts which are aligned with health system goals. Jodi has more than 25 years of experience in health care management, strategic planning, market and business development, operations and innovation. She has spent much of her career in academic medicine, but also time at Fortune 200 companies, consulting and leading start-up organizations. Jodi earned her MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles and her BS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


                      Posted December 2019
                          Salvatore Lograsso

                          Salvatore LoGrasso

                          Salvatore LoGrasso serves as the Program Manager, Innovation &  Digital Health at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, IL. He has held this position since November 2018. His prior positions at Northwestern include Consultant for Strategy and Financial Analyst for the Research Office.


                          Posted December 2019
                              Camila Altman

                              Camila Altman

                              Camila Altman is a Research and Development Architect with Northwestern Memorial. Her team completes proof of concepts on request and transitions them to an application focused team for review and implementation. They also partner with the research team at Northwestern University to work on research solutions. They help brainstorm by reviewing ideas and options for a certain area or new functionality and share findings with requesters. Camila has been in healthcare IT for over 6 years and was an integration analyst prior to that. She earned both her bachelor’s in Integrated Science Program and Computer Science at Northwestern University as well as her master’s in systems information.


                              Camila Altman, MS
                              Research and Development Solutions Architect
                              Information Services
                              Northwestern Memorial Healthcare


                              Posted December 2019
                                  Melissa Stalets

                                  Melissa Stalets FACHE

                                  Melissa Stalets serves as Manager for Memorial Innovation in Memorial Health System’s newly formed Division of Quality and Safety.  In this role, Melissa is responsible for leading development of the infrastructure necessary to enable and accelerate innovation, both internally and with partners, and across a broad range of innovation approaches.

                                  Prior to this role, Melissa held leadership positions in ambulatory networks and behavioral health divisions of Memorial Health System.  In these positions, her primary areas of focus were the development and execution of new services and models for service delivery, performance improvement, and program evaluation.

                                  Melissa holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and maintains a license as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


                                  Posted December 2019
                                      Jeremy Rogers

                                      Jeremy Rogers

                                      Jeremy Rogers, Executive Director of Digital Marketing and Experience at Indiana University Health, is an accomplished digital leader with cross-channel expertise spanning multiple industries. He has led e-commerce and web product development teams, delivering exceptional results and tremendous channel growth as both a commercial stakeholder and technologist, for more than 18 years.

                                      Since joining IU Health in late 2015, his efforts have focused on team building and enhancing digital experiences across the health system through a series of strategic initiatives in areas such as consumerism and transparency.

                                      A native Hoosier, Jeremy received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Indiana University.


                                      Posted December 2019