Dr. Marymargaret Sharp-Pucci is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Healthcare Administration in the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health at Loyola University Chicago. A healthcare analyst with over 35 years of experience, Dr. Sharp-Pucci’s career includes senior positions with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Loyola University Health System. She was accountable for strategic and operational leadership in the areas of outcomes and effectiveness research in emerging technologies, healthcare policy and product development in rehabilitation and geriatric services. Dr. Sharp-Pucci has a rooted interest and expertise in health care accessibility for people with disabilities. In the federal sector, she was an appointee of President George W. Bush advising the White House on health care policy and an appointee of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for coverage policy. Dr. Sharp-Pucci currently serves on the Board of Directors of a privately held healthcare start-up company and Board of Trustees of Aurora University. She is past President of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Anixter Center serving individuals with disabilities, a task force appointee of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker working on disability issues, and fellow of the Institute of Medicine Chicago. Her career has been dedicated to creating high quality systems of care and developing the next generation of healthcare administrators to lead the future.