Leadership Team

Michelle P. Cunningham, FACHE, FADA is the Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Hospital. Duties include oversight of hospital operations and finance, physician recruitment, fund raising, research, and employee relations. She has served as the CEO for eleven years and has worked at the hospital in various capacities since 1989. She graduated from Seton Hill College with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, a Master’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Business Administration from California University. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow in the American Dietetic Association. She was recognized from Seton Hill College as a Distinguised Alumni.  Michelle has over 25 years in healthcare and has served on various healthcare and community boards.

Denise L. McCloy, MT (ASCP) SH is the Chief Administrative Officer of Highlands Hospital.  Duties include oversight of performance improvement, national quality measures, risk management, patient safety, medical staff services, the clinical laboratory, imaging services, and pharmacy services.  Denise has worked at Highlands Hospital in a variety of roles since 1989.

She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology and went on to become certified as a Specialist in Hematology.  Denise has worked in the clinical laboratory as Laboratory Manager, worked in the Information Systems department as a Clinical Analyst, and served as Director of Diagnostic Services.  Denise currently serves as the Risk Manager and Patient Safety Officer for Highlands Hospital.

Denise is a member of the Quality/Risk Management Forum of Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, and a member of the CHART Services, Inc. Data Capture Task Force.

John S. Andursky, MBA,CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of Highlands Hospital since July 2000. He has been employed in hospital finance for approximately 20 years. Duties include oversight of hospital finances and responsible for accounting and payroll functions, materials management, revenue cycle including health information management, case management, and information system technology. He graduated with an MBA and a BS degree in accounting from the California University of PA.

Professional organizations include a member of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association), Finance Committee Member of the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, member of the AICPA and PICPA, and licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Other organizations and activities include President and Board member of the Glass Cap Federal Credit Union, member of the Rotary Club of Connellsville, Vice President and Board Member, and a Finance Council member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Connellsville.

Mary Jane Krosoff, MIR is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Highlands Hospital.  She has been in human resources administration in healthcare settings for over 30 years, the past 24 years with Highlands Hospital.  She holds two Bachelor’s degrees from California University of Pa., in both Administration & Management and Economics.   She received a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from St. Francis College of Loretto, Pa.   She is a member of ASHHRA (American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration) and SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management).  She has served as a human resources generalist responsible for recruitment, employment, wage and benefit administration, employee performance management, and compliance with employment and benefit laws.

The Hospital has two collective bargaining units, and Mary Jane is responsible for labor relations, contract negotiation, contract interpretation, grievance resolution, and labor law compliance. She also oversees the hospital’s Employee Health service and workers compensation, and is actively involved with employee safety and risk management.