Leadership team

david joos

David Joos

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2018
Previous experience: division vice president, operations, KentuckyOne Health in Louisville; operations administrator, Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and OhioHealth in Columbus
Education: master’s business administration (Ohio University, Athens); bachelor of science (Ohio State University, Columbus)

Kelly Spratt

Kelly Spratt
Vice president, Operations

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2022
Previous experience: president of buffalo Hospital since March 2019
EducationMS degree, Health and Human Services Administration, Saint Mary's University; BS degree, management, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee

Carol Koeppel Olsen

Carol Koeppel-Olsen, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Vice president, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2020
Previous experience: regional vice president, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, BayCare Health System, Winter Haven, Fla., as well as Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, Minn.; director, Medical/Surgical Services and nurse manager Telemetry/Cardiac Step down, North Memorial Healthcare; transplant clinical nurse specialist, Mayo Clinic; and various leadership and clinical positions for Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas.
Education: Post graduate coursework, adult nurse practitioner at Winona State University; MS degree in Nursing, clinical nurse specialist and nursing administration, University of Texas at Arlington; BS degree in nursing, University of Iowa.

John Smyrski the third

John Smyrski III, MD, MPH, MBA, MSS, FAsMA
Vice president, Medical Affairs 

Previous experience: CMO, chief medical officer for US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Health Care Network and US Army Pacific Regional Medical Command, Honolulu, Hawaii; CHCO Chief Human Capital Officer, US Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.; CEO, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas and US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Ala; consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Aerospace Medicine, US Army Medical Command, San Antonio, Texas; CHRO Chief Human Resources Officer, US Army Human Resources Command; CMO US Army in Hawaii, Iraq and Afghanistan
Education: MD degree, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; MPH University of Alabama at Birmingham; MBA, Troy State University at Dothan; MS degree, Strategic Studies, US Army War College; BS degree, St John’s University; residency training, Aerospace Medicine, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute; residency training, Family Medicine (Tripler Army Medical Center).

Leah Schmoyer of Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Leah Schmoyer
Vice president, Human Resources

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2018
Previous experience: director of human resources, Abbott Northwestern, director of human resources, Buffalo Hospital - Allina Health, Sr. Human Resources Generalist at System Office and Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health
Education: bachelor of science, business management/HR (St. Cloud State University), Certified Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR)