Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer

Irena Dumanis, BS, Finance, joined Weiss Memorial Hospital in May, 2019, assuming the role of Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for the Pipeline Health Chicago Market. In November of 2020, she was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Weiss and the Chicago physician group. She brings 15 years of healthcare and financial experience to the organization and in the CEO role, continues to bring more stabilization and cost efficiency tactics to the hospital.

Prior to this, Ms. Dumanis was the CFO for Technology Solutions in Bannockburn, IL. She has also served as CFO for Community First Medical Center in Chicago and has held leadership finance positions for FDH Velocitel in Northbrook, Vista Health System in Waukegan, IL and Lincoln Park Hospital in Chicago. Her early career experience includes positions at Wolf & Company, PC, Boston, MA and Arthur Anderson, LLP in Chicago.

Ms. Dumanis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University. Fluent in Russian, Ms. Dumanis grew up in Chicago’s northwest community and is a proud first generation American.


Associate Chief Financial Officer

Andrew McDonald, MBA, joined the Chicago Region in 2019 with almost 10 years of experience in finance and healthcare finance. With a strong focus on application of analytics, problem solving, and strategy, his areas of expertise include financial analysis and reporting, budget and cost analysis, and cost accounting and data management, among other core competencies. Mr. McDonald works closely with CFO Irena Dumanis in the financial oversight of Weiss and West Suburban Medical Center.

Mr. McDonald earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Western Governors University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Robert Morris University.


Chief Nursing Officer

Dina M. Lipowich, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is a board-certified nurse executive with 20 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience. Prior to joining Weiss Memorial Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer, Ms. Lipowich served in executive roles for several hospitals and medical centers, including Northwest Community Healthcare, Rush North Shore Medical Center and Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Ms. Lipowich’s visionary servant leadership style results in proven performance in operationalizing infrastructure integration through interdisciplinary team collaboration and engagement. She has repeatedly been recognized by The Joint Commission, ANCC Magnet, AONE and STTI for designing and implementing innovative programs and driving value-based outcomes and organizational efficiencies throughout her career.

Ms. Lipowich earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Rush University, a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and a Master’s degree in Nursing from Rush University. She has presented at numerous healthcare industry conferences on the successful implementation of patient care programs.


Chief Human Resources Officer

Cari Netolicky, BS, recently joined Weiss Memorial Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Pipeline Chicago. Ms. Netolicky most recently served as CHRO/director of human resources at Compass Health Center in Northbrook. A seasoned HR professional, her wealth of experience includes VP, HR at Community First Medical Center in Chicago, senior manager, HR at W.W. Grainger in Lake Forest and escalating responsibility culminating in director, HR at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelor of science in business and human resources management, Ms. Netolicky is a certified diversity and inclusion facilitator from Kaleidoscope Group. She is also a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.


Director of Quality Management

Ms. Sharon DeVita is an experienced leader in quality management and patient safety. Ms. DeVita began her career in naprapathic medicine, treating patients with connective-tissue pain. While serving as president of the American Naprapathic Association and assisting with state lobbying efforts, Ms. Devita discovered her passion for population/community health.

Returning to school, she earned her MSN from the University of Illinois at Chicago with an emphasis in Community Health Administration. As a nurse, Ms. DeVita worked in the field of hospice care and quickly gravitated toward quality and regulatory compliance, where she developed her skills in this area of healthcare management.

Ms. DeVita joined Weiss in 2014 and served as quality analyst and quality manager before assuming her role as director. She enjoys planning and implementing quality improvement processes throughout the hospital. Ms. DeVita is a member of the National Association of Healthcare Quality, American Nurses Association and Illinois Naprapathic Association.