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Spencer Kowal

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Spencer Kowal, MHA is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Akron Children’s Hospital.  In this role he is responsible for the vision, protection, and use of financial resources as a strategic asset.  He oversees all accounting, accounts payable, payroll, revenue cycle, financial planning supply chain, payor contracting, and internal audit activities of the organization. 

He has extensive experience working in large academic medical center and teaching hospitals including at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he has served as Vice President of Financial Strategy.  Additionally, Spencer was a Regional Chief Financial Officer and the System Vice President of Enterprise Analytics for Presence Health in Chicago and Finance Director for UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco.  Spencer has also worked as a health system management consultant at Capgemini Ernst & Young in Chicago and was awarded the Certificate of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1999.

Spencer is active in the community serving as a Board Member of the United Way of Summit County and a Leadership Akron participant in the Signature Program for 2020/2021.

Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Denison University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

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