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The Executive Leadership Team sets strategies, monitors performance and oversees operational responsibilities throughout Allina Health. 

Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Shannon was appointed to the role of CEO Jan.1, 2022. She has the responsibility to set the overall strategic direction for Allina Health, ensuring the organization delivers exceptional care and supports the health and well-being of all those served.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, she served as president and chief operating officer, accountable for driving exceptional clinical, operational and financial performance, thus allowing Allina Health to deliver quality, affordable care to the communities we serve.

Before joining Allina Health, Shannon held the roles of chief operating officer and president of health system delivery, for KentuckyOne Health, the largest integrated health system in Kentucky. Preceding her time at KentuckyOne Health, Shannon served in several executive leadership roles at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, including three years as chief operating officer.

Shannon began her career as a clinical dietitian at The Community Hospital in Springfield, Ohio, and spent 10 years at OhioHealth Corporation in Columbus, rising to vice president of ambulatory services. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio and earned a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

Shannon places a great deal of value on community engagement. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Twin Cities United Way and the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Strategic Board of Advisors.

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Lawrence Cho

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

Lawrence Cho is responsible for advancing and sustaining Allina Health’s innovation, strategic and growth initiatives, while prioritizing accelerating organizational performance. 

Before joining Allina Health in 2021, Cho was a member of Mayo Clinic’s executive team. At Mayo Clinic, he held positions of chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International, where he focused on expanding Mayo’s model of care internationally, and chair of Corporate Development, where he led enterprise-wide strategic partnership and merger & acquisitions initiatives. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Lawrence held various finance, strategy and business development positions in industry-leading organizations of Medtronic, McKinsey & Company and General Mills.   

Cho earned both a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Past board memberships include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wolverine Venture Fund and Mu Performing Arts. 

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Sara Criger

Senior Vice President, Allina Health Operations

Sara provides executive leadership support to Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, and the Mental Health and Addiction Services Clinical Service Line.

Prior to joining Allina Health in 2012, Criger held the position of vice president, HealthEast Care System, and CEO, St. Joseph's Hospital, where she also led HealthEast system responsibilities for cardiovascular, neurosciences and mental health service lines, as well as HealthEast Medical Laboratories and Hospice Care. Criger held several leadership positions during a 16-year career at Fairview Health Services, including vice president of ambulatory services, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, and president of Fairview Ridges Hospital and Clinics.

An active member of the community, Criger currently serves as the Chair of the Minnesota Hospital Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and is the immediate past chair of the Life Source Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Criger holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Connecticut State University and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Illinois.

Sarah Kleaveland Kupczak

Sarah Kleaveland Kupczak

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer 

As Chief Compliance Officer, Sarah Kleaveland Kupczak provides overall direction for the Allina Health Compliance, Privacy, Audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Human Research Projection Programs. Sarah joined Allina Health in January 2020. 

Prior to joining Allina Health, she was the Regional Compliance Officer at Ascension, leading, developing and evolving the compliance function. Prior to this role, Sarah held leadership positions at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare as the Vice President, Corporate Compliance and Columbia St. Mary’s as Director, Risk and Compliance. 

Sarah has a master’s degree and an ABD in Economics from the University of Michigan. She earned her law degree from University of Virginia School of Law following bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics at the University of Iowa. 

Ric Magnuson

Ric Magnuson

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ric Magnuson is responsible for ensuring that Allina Health resources are deployed properly to enhance the quality, safety and effectiveness of the care Allina Health provides to our patients and communities. 

Magnuson also served as senior vice president, Finance and Treasury. In this role, he is responsible for treasury, financial accounting & reporting, real estate, tax, design & construction, logistics and materials management, purchasing and the project management office along with the responsibilities of the former vice president, Supply Chain Management role. 

Previously, Magnuson served Allina Health from 1987 to 2004 in a variety of financial leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer for Mercy and Unity hospitals and vice president of Finance and Operations at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. After leaving Allina Health in 2004, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Fletcher Allen HealthCare in Arlington, Vt.; Executive Vice President & Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Group Health, based in Seattle, Was.; and as Chief Financial Officer of City of Hope, a $1.5 billion organization providing leading research around cancer and diabetes care services.

In 2019, Magnuson was recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as CFO of the Year for his work in helping streamline and improve the financial position of Allina Health. He earned his bachelor's degree at Augsburg College in Minneapolis in accounting and finance and his master's degree at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.   

John MisaJohn Misa, MD

Vice President, System Clinical Officer

In his current role, Dr. John Misa provides clinical oversight of the Allina Health Group including primary care, surgical and procedural services, Mother-Baby (women’s health) and specialty services, and he serves as the Allina Integrated Medical Network (AIMN) President. Dr. Misa has been with Allina Health since 2019, first serving as the Vice President of Medical Operations for the Allina Health Group.

Prior to joining Allina Health, Dr. Misa held various positions with Park Nicollet Health Services, including Senior Medical Director, Primary Care; and as an Internist.Dr. Misa holds a bachelor’s of degree in biology from The John Hopkins University and doctorate in medicine from Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He also completed an internal medicine residency at the University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Christine Webster Moore

Christine Webster Moore

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer 

Christine Moore leads the Human Resources, Marketing, Internal Communications and Public Affairs functions of Allina Health and is accountable for the organization's human resources and people strategies, which are critical to building and sustaining an engaged workforce committed to exceptional care and service. Her accountabilities include talent acquisition, management and succession planning, compensation and benefits, employee relations, leadership development, HR operations, marketing, internal communications, media relations and public affairs.

Prior to joining Allina Health in 2015, Moore served as an executive HR leader at Ecolab and Best Buy. In addition to her HR experience, Moore has also held executive leadership roles overseeing business lines for Best Buy and Best Buy.com. She began her career at a management consulting agency.

Moore earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Scripps College in Claremont, California, and she received her PhD in Organizational Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She is on the board of the Montessori Center of Minnesota and the board of St. Catherine University. 

Jonathan Shoemaker

Jonathan Shoemaker

Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Improvement Officer

Jonathan Shoemaker has responsibility for Allina Health’s improvement system and information services, with accountability for performance improvement, health information management, clinical engineering services, consumer experience, consumer insights and consumer research. Shoemaker joined Allina Health in 2005. His tenure with Allina Health has included driving the strategies and implementation of major technologies that help improve the delivery of care. These include our electronic health records and health information exchange systems, as well as products for anesthesia, radiology, lab and hospice that make these areas of health care run more efficiently. Johnathan has served as the committee chair for the State of Minnesota Standards and Interoperability Committee and currently serves on Minnesota’s eHealth Advisory Committee representing large hospitals.

Prior to joining Allina Health, Johnathan held information services roles within hospital and ambulatory settings. He also worked with a national consulting firm focusing on information technology.

 
Dave Slowinske

Dave Slowinske

Senior Vice President, Allina Health Group Operations 

Dave Slowinske was appointed Senior Vice President of Operations for Allina Health Group in January 2020. He is responsible for clinical, operational and financial performance across Allina Health's ambulatory services that include the Allina Health Medical Group, Allina Health Home and Community Services and the Allina Integrated Medical Network (AIMN).

Slowinske joined Allina Health in 2012 as the Director of Operations for the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. He also served as Vice President of Operations for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, orthopedic and spine clinical service lines and the Penny George Institute before moving into the role of Vice President of Operations for Allina Health Group. Slowinske has extensive experience in improving operational performance and culture change within large integrated delivery systems.

Prior to joining Allina Health, Slowinske held leadership roles with HealthPartners, Cardinal Health and Allegiance Healthcare. He has served the community through the American Cancer Society’s Minnesota State Leadership Council, and board of director roles with Westfield Hospital and Axis Healthcare.  

Slowinske holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  

 Hsieng Su

Hsieng Su, MD

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Executive

Dr. Hsieng Su serves as the senior executive responsible for clinical performance and advancing Allina Health’s safety, quality and population health journey. 

Prior to joining Allina Health in 2021, Dr. Su was at SSM Health-St. Louis as the Regional Chief Medical Officer, where she was an integral part of improving patient care by leading clinical teams across five specialty areas, creating a physician leadership development program, providing leadership to the SSM Health-St. Louis Institutional Review Board and research contracts with the affiliated academic university. She served as a board member of the Accountable Care Organization for the region. Dr. Su spent six years at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisc. as the Chief Medical Officer prior to her time with SSM Health-St. Louis. 

Dr. Su holds an undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Washington, Seattle; a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine; earned a Master of Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health; and a doctorate of medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic, finished a preventative medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic, and completed The Academy, GE Chief Medical Officer fellowship. 


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Elizabeth Truesdell Smith, JD, MPH

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Allina Health Board of Directors

Elizabeth Truesdell Smith is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary to the Allina Health Board of Directors. Truesdell Smith has been practicing law for than more than two decades and has served as in-house counsel for Allina Health since December 2000. As general counsel, Truesdell Smith serves on the Executive Leadership Team and is the chief legal advisor to the health system and all of its operating units, subsidiaries, employees, boards and constituents. She also is the senior executive responsible for system clinical risk management and all insurance programs.

Prior to her appointment as general counsel, she held the position of vice president of the Allina Health Law Department medical-legal team where she focused her leadership and practice on the oversight and management of professional liability matters, patient care related advice and counsel, medical staff and privileging matters, corporate and clinical regulatory matters, clinical risk management and litigation arising out of patient care delivery disputes. Before joining Allina Health, Truesdell Smith practiced as a trial lawyer for eight years with a focus on hospital and health law, medical professional liability and medical products liability litigation defense.

Truesdell Smith received her juris doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1992 after earning a master's degree in public health with a health law and bioethics concentration from Boston University School of Public Health in 1989. She has served on institutional review boards responsible for overseeing human subject research for over a decade. She has worked in biomedical laboratory research at Harvard Medical School and in biomedical ethics at Boston City Hospital, Boston University School of Public Health and the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota.