More than a partner, a relationship with Cielo Healthcare grants you access to trusted strategic advisors.

Cielo Healthcare's service approach, WE BECOME YOU, makes us a true extension of your HR team. Through a recruitment partnership, our clients gain access to a team of experts who possess an unparalleled depth of healthcare expertise and who are guided by an Advisory Board of global industry leaders.

Meet Cielo Healthcare’s Leadership Team

  • Jill Schwieters, President
  • Liz Bickley, Senior Vice President
  • Ashley Gouge, Vice President of Client Solutions
  • Lisa Harrison, Healthcare Practice Leader
  • Shelly Olejniczak, Vice President of Client Services
  • Staci Roberts, Senior Vice President

The Cielo Healthcare Advisory Board expands our ability to ensure you receive the guidance and best practices to achieve exceptional results. Members include:

Diane Appleyard
Diane is president of Core Consulting, Inc. and president and CEO of Healthcare Institute. She also serves as vice president of Appleyard Agency. Core Consulting is a healthcare consulting company that provides strategic direction and business development expertise to healthcare organizations.

Donna Boles
Donna is the former Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical technology company. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for CST Brands, Inc. as Compensation Committee Chair. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey and is on their Executive Committee.

Peter Butler
Peter is a nationally recognized healthcare executive and a leading voice on a wide range issues in the healthcare industry. Past president of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Peter currently serves as professor and chairman of the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University.

Stephen Collier
Stephen is a non-executive Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust. His other roles include Chairman of a large private-office backed entity providing NHS general practice (community primary care) support services across the UK, and Chair of a health coalition which represents the policy interests of the UK’s larger private hospital providers and the larger private medical insurers.

Mike O’Boyle
Michael O’Boyle serves as President of MiraMed Global Services. As such, he oversees the strategic growth of the MiraMed Family of Companies. A seasoned senior executive in the healthcare industry, Mr. O’Boyle has experience as Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Operating Partner for esteemed companies such as Pamplona Capital Management, Parallon Business Solutions, UnitedHealth Networks (United Healthcare), the Cleveland Clinic, MedStar Health and others. O’Boyle’s varied experience in the healthcare industry, as well as his business credentials and financial acumen, make him well suited to lead MiraMed’s Family of Companies.

Carrie Harris-Muller
Carrie is the Senior Vice President of Population Health at OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. In her role with OhioHealth, she leads overall strategic direction around population health, including continued growth of the clinically integrated network and go-to-market strategies. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Provider Integration and Partnerships for Molina Healthcare, Inc.  She also has served as a senior executive with Tenet Healthcare Inc., and was responsible for their health plan and ACO portfolio. In addition, she spent more than ten years with Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and Health Plan as its Chief Administrative Officer in the Mid-Atlantic Region, where she had administrative responsibility for both the health plan and medical centers/clinics.

Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA
Steve is the System Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY, one of the region’s leading healthcare systems. Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, Dr. Hester practiced emergency medicine full-time as regional medical director for Kentuckiana Emergency Physicians, where he worked to improve quality and volume with significant success while redefining multiple processes within the organization.

Gary Mecklenburg
Gary is the retired President & CEO of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare.  He now is an Executive Partner with Waud Capital Partner, working with the firm's significant investments in healthcare services. He is a member of the boards of Becton, Dickinson & Company, LHP Hospital Group, Adreima, Cordant Health Solutions, and Froedtert Health. He is a former Chairman of the American Hospital Association.

Susan Petrus
Susan is Senior Vice President of Customer Care and Sales Effectiveness for the U.S. Pharmaceutical division of McKesson Corporation, the nation’s largest healthcare services and information technology company. She has overall responsibility for delivering an efficient and outstanding customer experience to several thousand customers and sales support for hundreds of field sales professionals.

Tim Rice
Tim started his healthcare career as a pharmacist at Cone Health’s Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.. His clinical leadership and commitment to patient care propelled him through a variety of roles in the organization, ultimately being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cone Health in August, 2004. He retired to the position of CEO Emeritus in October, 2014.

Roger Strode
Roger is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where his practice focuses on health care business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures, general corporate matters and health care regulation.

Emeritus Members
David Harper, a healthcare financial consultant and former CFO of Covenant Healthcare System, Inc.

Douglas Peters, healthcare consultant and former president and CEO of Jefferson Health System.

Keith Pryor, director of Leadership Advisory Services for Health Strategies & Solutions.

Joy Tapper, executive director for the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership.

Bruce Van Cleave, M.D., CMO and SVP for strategic management at Aurora Health Care.

Ellen Zane, former President & CEO of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children.


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