Swedish Hospital Leadership

Swedish Hospital is proud of its exceptional leadership which guides the organization in its mission of serving the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of our diverse community with professional excellence and human kindness. From hospital administration to our Board of Directors, our leadership team help  our physicians and staff provide the best care for you and your family. 

Leadership Team

AnthonyGuaccio-075Anthony Guaccio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Anthony is an accomplished senior-level hospital executive with 30 years of proven innovative health care management experience.  In addition to his responsibilities at Swedish Hospital, Anthony is a Board Member of Upper Midwest VHA, a Chairman of the Economic Steering Committee at Upper Midwest VHA and Chairman of the Board of Captis, a $3 billion, 200-hospital group purchasing organization.

Anthony received a Master’s Degree in Business from North Park University.  He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Eastern Illinois University.

JonathanLind-088Jonathan Lind
Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan began working at Galter LifeCenter in 1999 before starting at Swedish Hospital in 2006. During this time, he provided the organization with excellent leadership in managing a variety of business units, personnel and projects. 

Jonathan has more than 15 years of experience in operations, financial management, project management and strategic planning. He completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College and received his MBA in finance and economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.  

BruceMcNulty_11950_250x250Bruce McNulty, M.D.
Vice President/Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Bruce McNulty is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Swedish Hospital. His duties included Swedish Medical Group, Medical Education, Medical Informatics and Quality. He previously served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine, President of Swedish Emergency Associates and Board Member of Swedish Hospital, as well as currently serving on the Swedish Hospital Foundation Board. 

Prior to joining the medical staff of Swedish Hospital in 2001, Dr. McNulty served  as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Ravenswood Hospital and Emergency Medicine Medical Director for the Neurological and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago. He has held leadership roles at Swedish Hospital for more than 10 years.  


Kathy Donofrio
Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Kathy Donofrio is the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Swedish Hospital where she began her nursing career in the Cardiology Department.  She previously served as Associate Vice President of Nursing and Director of Cardiovascular Services and Women’s Health and has held leadership roles at Swedish Hospital for more than 18 years. 

Kathy has a doctoral degree in nursing practice from Rush University and an MBA in management from Northeastern Illinois University.  She is an ANCC board-certified Nurse Executive-Advanced and a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.

SalibaKokaly_11786_250x250Saliba Kokaly
Vice President of Operations/Chief Safety Officer

Saliba Kokaly is the Vice President of Operations and Chief Safety Officer at Swedish Hospital. He is responsible for the non-nursing patient care areas and support services. Saliba has held different leadership roles at Swedish Hospital for 27 years. 

Outside his role at Swedish Hospital, Saliba is a Life Safety Surveyor/Accreditation Consultant for HFAP and AAHHS. He actively participates in the Healthcare Engineering Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI) and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Safety and Emergency Preparedness Program. Saliba is currently serving on North Park University (NPU) School of Business & Nonprofit Management’s Advisory Board and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Mr. Kokaly received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University and an MBA in international business from North Park University.

KarenSheehan_11903_250x250Karen Sheehan
Vice President of Information Systems/Chief Information Officer

Karen Sheehan is the Vice President of Information Systems and Chief Information Officer at Swedish Hospital.  Karen has led the Information Systems Department and Health Information Management since 2002 . She has been instrumental in the adoption of a fully electronic medical record system. Karen’s clinical background as a registered nurse has influenced her focus on the use of technology to improve patient safety and quality outcomes.  Karen received her BSN from Marquette University and her degree in Healthcare Informatics from the University of Bath. Karen has been in various leadership roles at Swedish Covenant Health for 30 years.
shameemabbasy_19463_1x1Dr. Shameen Abbasy
Vice President, Quality, Safety and Patient Experience

Shameem Abbasy received her medical degree from Rush University Medical College and a Master of Public Health from University of Michigan. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She went on to complete a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from Loyola University Medical Center. She has been on staff at Swedish Hospital since 2010. She serves as the medical director of Swedish Medical Group and is the hospital’s VP of Quality, Safety and Patient Experience.

She grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and currently resides in Chicago’s Northside with her husband and two children.

Medical Staff Officers

Voting Members

Jeffrey Cilley, M.D.
Chair/President of Medical Staff

Matthew Meadows, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer of Medical Staff

Kate Maxouris, M.D.
Member at Large

Hany Demo, M.D.
Member at Large
Mustafa Ali, M.D.
Member at Large

Craig Backous, D.O.
Member at Large

Maria Osipova, M.D.
Member at Large

Non-Voting Members

Anthony Guaccio
President and CEO

Jonathan Lind
Chief Operating Officer
Bruce McNulty, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer/ BOD Physician Member

Kathy Donofrio
Senior Vice President, CNO

Board of Directors

Swedish Hospital’s Board of Directors is made up of community leaders who provide valuable insights on the health and wellness needs of our community members. We’re proud of our accomplished board who helps us meet our mission of providing safe care, the best outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.   

Kurt D. Anderson, Vice Chair

Lawrence P. Anderson

Carolin Archibald

Ron Chadha

Vincent DiBenedetto

Gerald "J.P." Gallagher

Mahalakshmi "Lakshmi" Halasyamani, M.D.

Dennis G. Hammer
Scott T. Hanson

David W. Kersten D.Min., M.Div.

Kristen Murtos

Christopher J. Olson, Chair

Bea Reyna-Hickey, Secretary

Debra Schotz

Chris Sullivan

Jeffrey M. Tilkin, M.D.

Ex-Officio Members

Jeffrey C. Cilley, M.D. 

Anthony Guaccio


Shivani C. Bautista

Kathryn Donofrio, DNP, MBA, RN

Saliba Kokaly

Jonathan Lind
Bruce McNulty, M.D.

Shameem Abbasy, M.D.

Karen Sheehan

Jennifer Tscherney

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