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Our Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team


Grace Wakulchik, President and CEO, Akron Children's Hospital

Grace Wakulchik, MSN, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

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; Chairman, Department of Surgery; Director, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute; Pediatric Surgeon; Bruce F. Rothmann, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Surgery

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

Kowal, Spencer

Spencer Kowal

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Groninger

Matthew Groninger

Vice President, Medical and Surgical Subspecialties

CEO Emeritus


Considine, William

William Considine

Chief Executive Officer Emeritus

Leadership Team


Brown, Shelly

Shelly Brown, CFRE

Vice President, Development

Stefan Agamanolis

Stefan Agamanolis, PhD

Chief Innovation Officer

Bird, Mike, MD

Michael Bird, MD, MPH

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

James Brazeal

James Brazeal, MS, JD

Vice President, Research Administration

Daniels, Anthea

Anthea Daniels

Vice President and General Counsel

Earle, Shana

Shana Earle

Vice President, Professional and Support Services

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

Kristene Grayem, MSN, APRN-CNP

Vice President of Population Health Management

Hale, Jeff

Jeff Hale, MBA

Vice President, Decision Support and Performance Management Systems

Hrina, Sharon

Sharon Hrina, MSN

Vice President, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley

Kelly, Michael MD, PhD

Michael Kelly, MD, PhD

Chief Research Officer

LaMancusa, Alicia

Alicia LaMancusa, CPA, MBA

Vice President, Finance

Lapolla, Brian

Brian Lapolla

Executive Director, Construction, Facilities and Public Safety

abbey-parris

Abbey Parris, MAEd, DIO

Administrative Director, Medical Education; Designated Institutional Officer

Richter, Karen

Karen Richter, MBA

Vice President, Managed Care

Rush, Sarah

Sarah Rush, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer; Director, Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist

Smith, Beth

Beth Smith

Vice President, Public Relations and Marketing

Spalding, Steven MD

Steven Spalding, MD

Vice President, Population Health; Director, Division of Rheumatology; Pediatric Rheumatologist

Williams, Bernett

Bernett Williams, MPA

Vice President, External Affairs