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Phillip M. Kambic

President and CEO

Phillip Kambic began serving as Riverside Health Care’s President and CEO in January 2006. Mr. Kambic has held various leadership roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Riverside since 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Governors State University. Mr. Kambic serves on numerous professional boards including the Illinois Hospital Association, Rush System for Health, Illinois Provider Trust, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, and various Illinois Hospital Association committees. He serves on numerous community boards including Kankakee County Economic Development Association. Mr. Kambic was named Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce 2006 Business Person of the Year, Kankakee Daily Journal 2006 Citizen of the Year, and is past president of the Kankakee Area YMCA. Mr. Kambic is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bill W. Douglas

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Bill W. Douglas is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Riverside Health Care and has served in this position since 2006. Throughout his career with Riverside, he has served in financial, operations and planning positions including Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Planning and Operations and Treasurer. Mr. Douglas received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University. He holds a CPA certificate (Illinois), is also a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Illinois CPA Society, Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Paula Jacobi

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Paula Jacobi was appointed to her current position in 2014. Ms. Jacobi brings over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience to Riverside. She is a Partner in the law firm Barmann, Bohlen & Jacobi, PC of Kankakee, IL. She remains in a part-time role with that firm. In the position, Ms. Jacobi focuses on commercial law, health law, estate planning, real estate and civil litigation. She earned her law degree at the John Marshall Law School and her Master of Science degree in Health Administration from Governors State University. Ms. Jacobi is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kankakee County Bar Association. She currently serves on the Kankakee Area YMCA Board of Directors and the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority.

Michael D. Mutterer

Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Michael Mutterer joined Riverside in 2011 bringing over 17 years of experience in healthcare and nursing leadership in management of hospital, long-term care, community mental health, and hospice care facilities to the position. Michael received an Associate degree in Applied Sciences in Nursing from Joliet Junior College, a B.S. in Applied Sciences in Nursing from the University of Louisiana, a B.S. in Psychology from Edgewood College in Madison, WI and a M.A. in Psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Mr. Mutterer is as a Registered Nurse (R.N.), a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA). Additionally, he holds certifications as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), a Mentally Ill Substance Abuse Counselor (MISA II), and is a National/Board Certified Counselor (NCC/BCPC). Mr. Mutterer serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Illinois Nursing Home Administrator Association, American Nurses Association, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Kyle E. Benoit

Vice President of Clinical Services

Mr. Benoit joined Riverside Medical Center’s Senior Leadership Team in 2014 to oversee the strategies for delivery and growth of the surgical and interventional programs for the healthcare system. Prior to joining the organization, he directed the perioperative services for a Chicago-area university hospital and health sciences system. Mr. Benoit is a native of Kankakee and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago graduating Cum Laude. He is an active member of the community volunteering time and talent to a variety of organizations. Mr. Benoit is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Shawnna M. Cunning

Vice President of Nursing

Shawnna Cunning was appointed to her current position in 2015. Ms. Cunning began her career with Riverside Medical Center in 1999 and served in various capacities through the years. Her roles have included Clinical Nurse Specialist for both the neurosurgery and open heart programs, and most recently she served as Inpatient Nursing Director responsible for daily operations focused on patient safety and clinical quality. Ms. Cunning is a Certified Nurse Executive, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Certified Professional in Patient Safety. She is a member of the Hospice of Kankakee Valley board, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is also a published author in professional journals as well as a speaker at local and national conferences. Ms. Cunning received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL and a Master of Science degree from Governors State University. She holds a PhD from Kennedy Western in Health Administration and a Family Nurse Practitioner post-master’s certificate from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Rebecca K. Hinrichs

Vice President of Human Resources

Rebecca K. Hinrichs is Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Hinrichs was named Vice President in 2007 after having served as Employment Manager, Director of Human Resources, Corporate Director of HR, and Senior HR Officer over her past 23 years of service. Before joining Riverside, she worked in Human Resources at Diamond Star Motors. Ms. Hinrichs received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both International Business and German and a Masters of Business Administration from Illinois State University. Certified as a SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), a CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) and a HCS (Human Capital Strategist), Ms. Hinrichs also serves on the Workforce Investment Board, on the Personnel Committee of Hospice of Kankakee County, and is a member of The Leader Board of healthcare HR executives.

Matthew McBurnie

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Matt McBurnie was appointed to his current position in 2015. Mr. McBurnie joined Riverside in the fall of 2007 as the Executive Director of the Riverside Healthcare Foundation. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Olivet Nazarene University and his Master of Business Administration from University of Illinois Chicago. Mr. McBurnie serves on the Advisory Board for Olivet Nazarene University’s Social Work program and a board member of the Kiwanis Club of Kankakee and in 2014, began a two-year term as chair of the board of directors for the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce. He was chosen Kankakee County’s “Young Citizen of the Year” for 2006. In 2014, Mr. McBurnie became a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning.

Keith A. Moss,MD MA FACP

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Keith Moss was appointed to his position in 2013. Dr. Moss is a practicing internist in Bourbonnais, Illinois. After spending time in academia he received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1999. He completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center in 2002. Prior to his current position he served Riverside as their Chief Medical Advisor for Information Technology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Patricia K. Vilt

Vice President of Finance

Patricia (Patt) Vilt has been Vice President of Finance since 2010. Ms. Vilt began her career at Riverside in 1995 and has worked in multiple areas of finance including reimbursement, budget, internal audit and revenue cycle for both the hospital and physician network. Ms. Vilt holds a CPA certificate (Illinois) and is a member of the AICPA, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is a past president of the First Illinois Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association. She serves on both the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors for Hospice of Kankakee Valley. Ms. Vilt received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University, her Master of Business Administration in Finance from Lewis University, and her Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University.

Dawn Willbarger

Vice President of Riverside Medical Group

Dawn Willbarger was appointed to her position in 2016. Ms. Willbarger began her career at Riverside in 1992. Throughout her career, she has served as Director of Patient Access, Director of Revenue Cycle, and, most recently, Director of Revenue Cycle – Riverside Medical Group. Ms. Willbarger received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Governors State University and her Master of Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University. She is very active in volunteering for local organizations.