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Our Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Gessner, Christopher

Christopher Gessner

President and CEO

Aurilio, Lisa

Lisa Aurilio, MSN, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Bigham, Michael MD, pediatric intensivist

Michael Bigham, MD

Chief Quality Officer; Pediatric Intensivist

Crow, John MD

John Crow, MD, FAAP, FACS

Associate Chief Medical Officer; Pediatric General Surgeon; Burn Surgeon

Daniels, Anthea

Anthea Daniels

Chief Legal Officer

Grayem, Kristene MSN, CNS, PPCNP-BC, RN-BC

Kristene Grayem, MSN, APRN-CNP

Chief Population Health Officer; Executive Director, Akron Children’s Health Collaborative

LaMancusa, Alicia

Alicia LaMancusa, CPA, MBA

Interim Chief Financial Officer

chief human resources officer

Rhonda Larimore

Chief Human Resources Officer

Lyden, Shawn

Shawn Lyden, JD

Chief Strategy Officer

McGhee, Craig

Craig McGhee, MHA, FACHE

Chief of Non-Hospital Based Services (Ambulatory) Officer

McGregor, Robert

Robert McGregor, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Rashid, Harun vice president and chief information officer

Harun Rashid

Chief Information Officer

Christine Young, CNO

Christine Young, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Chief of Hospital Based Services; Chief Nursing Officer

Leadership Team

Stefan Agamanolis

Stefan Agamanolis, PhD

Chief Innovation Officer

Banerjee, Tuli

Tuli Banerjee Paparizos, MHA

Vice President, Payor Strategy

Bird, Mike, MD

Michael Bird, MD, MPH

Vice President, Patient and Staff Safety; Clinical Leader, Ohio Children's Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety

Bragg, Janae

Janae Bragg, MBA

Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management

Brown, Shelly

Shelly Brown, MAOL, CFRE

Executive Director, Akron Children's Hospital Foundation

Cao, Gary

Gary Cao, MBA

Vice President of Enterprise Analytics

Cohen, Bruce H., MD, pediatric neurologist

Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN

Director, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center; Interim Vice President and Medical Director, Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute; Chairman, American Academy of Neurology Advocacy Committee; Pediatric Neurologist

Earle, Shana

Shana Earle

Vice President, Professional and Support Services

Matthew Groninger

Matthew Groninger, MHA

Vice President, Medical and Surgical Subspecialties

Hale, Jeff

Jeff Hale, MBA

Vice President, Financial Management

Lapolla, Brian

Brian Lapolla, MBA

Vice President, Facilities, Planning, Construction and Public Safety

Michael Mainwaring

Michael Mainwaring

Vice President, Community Care

Olivier, Paul

Paul Olivier, FACHE

Vice President, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley

Parris, Abbey

Abbey Parris, MAEd, DIO

Administrative Director, Medical Education; Designated Institutional Officer

Rusch, Matt

Matt Rusch, MBA

Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Rush, Sarah

Sarah Rush, MD

Vice President, Informatics; Chief Medical Information Officer; Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist; Marci M. Matthews Endowed Chair in Telehealth

Smith, Beth

Beth Smith

Vice President, Public Relations and Marketing

Speicher, Tina

Tina Speicher

Vice President, Total Rewards

Williams, Bernett

Bernett Williams, MPA

Vice President, External Affairs