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CommonSpirit Selects Sheri Shapiro as Chief Strategy Officer

CommonSpirit Health has appointed Sheri Shapiro as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, effective June 5, 2023.
CommonSpirit Selects Sheri Shapiro as Chief Strategy Officer

CHICAGO – May 11, 2023  - CommonSpirit Health has appointed Sheri Shapiro as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, effective June 5, 2023. Shapiro will report to CEO Wright Lassiter, III.

Shapiro brings more than two decades of visionary leadership to her new role, in which she will advance many national functions at CommonSpirit. These include market strategy and development, growth and partnerships, strategy transformation, innovation, marketing and communications, brand management, the international division, sales and payer strategy. 

“Sheri is an inspirational and transformational leader, whose experience guiding strategic initiatives across a broad range of health systems and health care clients makes her an outstanding addition to CommonSpirit’s Executive Leadership Team,” said CommonSpirit CEO Wright Lassiter, III. “She shares our values, encourages critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and data-driven decisions. Sheri will help us propel our vision and mission and bring a new, fresh way of thinking as we close the gap between today and what is possible.”

Shapiro joins CommonSpirit from Trinity Health, where she was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Her role there included leading strategy, growth, business development, mergers, acquisitions and partnership development. She also led Trinity Health’s innovation program, which identifies, evaluates, and invests in organizations and new ideas that can be implemented and scaled to advance the health system’s capabilities and services. Becker’s Hospital Review named her one of the 50 Great Health System Chief Strategy Officers in 2022.

“I’m excited to join the CommonSpirit team to advance its mission and strategic position nationally. It is a pivotal time in the healthcare environment and I look forward to driving growth and transformation that will improve healthcare for the people and communities CommonSpirit serves,” said Shapiro.

Shapiro began her healthcare career as a consultant for CSC Healthcare, formerly APM Management Consultants. Shapiro later joined The Chartis Group, where she advanced to partner and was a strategic advisor to healthcare CEOs and senior executives on enterprise strategy, growth, physician alignment, partnerships and value-based care initiatives. Shapiro’s career experience also includes brand and product management roles at Ford Motor Company,  where she led the go-to-market strategy and marketing of the Ford Escape and Escape Hybrid SUV product lines.

Shapiro holds an MBA with honors in healthcare management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in biopsychology with distinction from the University of Michigan. 


About CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. With its national office in Chicago and a team of over 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 138 hospitals and more than 2,000 care sites across 22 states. In FY 2022, CommonSpirit had revenues of $33.9 billion and provided $4.9 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at