Sheila joined the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Healthcare Regulation, as the Bureau Chief of Long-Term Care in 2021. She is responsible for long-term care Federal, State and licensure surveys in Illinois as well as the Special Investigations Unit, Compliance Assurance, and Certification and Licensures. Before joining IDPH, Sheila served as the Vice President of Operations for Cigna and as the Director of the Post-Acute Preferred Provider Network for Presence Health, where she developed quality care criteria for skilled and long-term nursing care providers.
Sheila is a member of the Illinois State Bar and practiced law for several years, focusing on employee/labor relations, contracts, and healthcare compliance. Sheila holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Medical Group Management Association.