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2016-2017 Board of Directors

  • John McCoy, Board Chairman
  • Sam Lupas, Board Vice-Chairman
  • Jacqueline Medland, President/CNO
  • Robert "Bob"Bednarek
  • Roy "Dallis" Copeland
  • William Hathaway, MD
  • James "Jimmy" Maurin
  • Kathy Guyette
  • Thomas L. Duncan
  • Dr. Lawrence Goldman, Foundation Chair

President's Bio


Jacqueline Medland, PhD, RN, is the President/Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Jackie has enjoyed a career as a healthcare leader for over 30 years, including positions in direct patient care, advanced practice nursing, nursing management and hospital administration. Based in the Chicago metro area for most of her career, Jackie has served at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Hinsdale Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and, most recently, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center and Presence St. Mary’s Hospital as the Chief Nurse Executive.

In addition to her extensive background in hospital operations, Jackie owned and operated a healthcare consulting practice, and served as clinical faculty at the University of Illinois, College of Nursing. Throughout her leadership tenure, Jackie has demonstrated consistent success in the areas of workforce engagement and clinical program growth.

Jackie received her MSN from the University of Illinois, College of Nursing, and her PhD in Organization Development from Benedictine University. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurses Executives, the Illinois Organization of Nursing Leaders and Sigma Theta Tau. Jackie’s unique leadership and mentorship was recognized by the University of Illinois, College of Nursing with the Sage Award.