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John Jay Shannon, MD


A Principal with the national research and strategy firm Health Management Associates, John Jay Shannon, MD, is a healthcare leader with years of executive experience in large public safety net healthcare systems. He is the former CEO of Cook County Health, where he previously served as the system’s chief of clinical integration and practiced clinically and taught medical students, residents and fellows for many years.

Dr. Shannon earned his bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College and his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He trained in Internal Medicine and was a chief resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Affiliated Hospitals in Dallas and later earned specialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. His other board and community service work includes serving as a trustee of Spring Hill College.

Why Jay serves on the Board

I grew to understand and greatly respect the Food Depository's mission during the development of the partnership between Cook County Health and the Food Depository. The work resonates with my commitment to social justice and the needs of historically marginalized populations in our community.