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Phillip M. Kambic

President and CEO, Riverside Healthcare

Phillip Kambic began serving as Riverside Healthcare’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. Mr. Kambic received a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Governors State University.

Under Mr. Kambic’s leadership, Riverside Medical Center initiated medical residency and fellowship programs, earned Magnet designation and re-designation, received multiple Truven Analytics 100 Top Hospital Awards, 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital Awards, the Everest Award, HealthGrades Patient Safety awards, Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Awards, 100 Top Orthopedic Hospital Awards and Stroke Hospital Awards, as well as numerous HealthGrades excellence awards year over year. Riverside has expanded its physical presence and geographic footprint now serving 5 counties and doubling its net asset size, as well. Mr. Kambic serves on professional boards including: Illinois Hospital Association, Illinois Provider Trust, and various Illinois Hospital Association committees and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is an active community member, serving on the board of directors for many organizations and is past chair of the Kankakee County Economic Alliance. Mr. Kambic received the Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce 2006 Business Person of the Year, the Kankakee Daily Journal 2006 Citizen of the Year and is a past president of the Kankakee Area YMCA and two-time past chair of the United Way of Kankakee County’s annual campaign.

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 Healthcare 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), 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 her private practice, Ms. Jacobi focuses on health law, commercial law, estate planning, real estate and related 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 Board of Directors of the Kankakee Area YMCA, Peoples Bank of Kankakee County 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. He received Bachelor’s Degrees in Applied Sciences in Nursing from the University of Louisiana, in Psychology from Edgewood College in Madison, WI and a Master of Arts 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) and he holds certifications as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), a Mentally Ill Substance Abuse Counselor (MISA II), and a National/Board Certified Counselor (NCC/BCPC). He serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition and for Leading Age Illinois and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Illinois Nursing Home Administrator Association, American Nurses Associa-tion, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Kyle E. Benoit

Vice President of Operations

Kyle Benoit was appointed to his current position in 2017. Mr. Benoit joined Riverside Medical Center as Vice President of Surgical and Interventional services in 2014 to oversee the strategies for delivery and growth of the surgical and procedural programs. He is also responsible for strategy, operational execution and growth of facilities development, maintenance, construction, ambulance, emergency, cardiovascular, surgical, imaging, neurosciences and laboratory services. Mr. Benoit previously directed the perioperative services for a Chicago area university hospital and health sciences system. He is a Kankakee native 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. Mr. Benoit serves on numerous community boards including Bishop McNamara and the United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. He was selected as Kankakee County’s 40 under 40 in 2014 and is an active community member volunteering to serve 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 including Clinical Nurse Specialist for both the neurosurgery and open heart programs, and most recently 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 the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 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 and was named to this position in 2007. Ms. Hinrichs previously held various leadership roles in Human Resources including Director of Human Resources, Corporate Director of HR, and Senior HR Officer over her past 28 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 Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and a Human Capital (HCS), 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 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 as Membership Committee Chair on the Board for the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce after having completed two years as Board Chairman. His community involvement includes having served on the boards of Kiwanis Club of Kankakee, Olivet Nazarene University’s Social Work, IRB, and 75th Anniversary Committee, Coalition for Hope and Excellence in Education (CHEE), and GatheringPoint Church of the Nazarene. He was chosen Kankakee County’s “Young Citizen of the Year” for 2006. In 2014, Mr. McBurnie became a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Keith A. Moss, MD MA FACP

Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer

Dr. Keith Moss was appointed to his current position in 2015. In 2013, he was appointed Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer. After spending time in academia Dr. Moss 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 positions he served Riverside as Chief Medical Advisor for Information Technology. In 2016, he was named one of the “33 CMIOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Dr. Moss continues to practice as a general internist in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and 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 the 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, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). She is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and is past president of the First Illinois Chapter. She serves on the national board of 340B Health and is a member of the board’s Executive Committee and is the chair of the Finance Committee. She also serves on the Finance Committee and Board of Directors for Hospice of Kankakee Valley and on the Foundational Board for Kankakee Community College. Ms. Vilt earned 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 at Loyola University School of Law.

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, Ms. Willbarger 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 Master of Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University. She is very active in volunteering for local organizations.