Leadership team

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Ann Madden Rice

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2018
Previous experience: chief executive officer, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento; chief executive officer and chief financial officer, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Education: master’s degree in accounting, University of Iowa; bachelor’s degree in industrial administration, Iowa State University

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David Joos
Operations executive

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)

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.

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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).



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Tony LaCroix-Dalluhn, MSN, BSN, RN
Vice president, Operations

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 1994
Previous experience: emergency medical technician, staff RN, patient care manager (Emergency Department, observation, radiology); patient care director (Emergency Department, observation, trauma program, emergency management, orthopedics, staffing office, patient placement, social work, care coordination)
Education: bachelor of arts, physiology (University of Minnesota); associate degree, nursing (Minneapolis Community and Technical College); bachelor of science, nursing (St. Catherine University); master of science, nursing leadership (Metropolitan State University)

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Richard Meyer
President, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2007
Previous experience: vice president of organizational advancement for Minnesota Masonic Homes and director of the Children's Theatre Company's development program
Education: political science degree (University of Washington in Seattle), jurisprudence degree (University of Minnesota)

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Sarah Stumme
Vice president, Human Resources

Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2018
Previous experience: director of human resources, system office, Allina Health; director of human resources, Owatonna Hospital and District One Hospital, part of Allina Health
Education: bachelor of arts, human resources management (Concordia University); master of arts, organizational management (Concordia University)