Meet Our Leaders

Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio is led by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing the highest level of care available to the hospital’s patients.

We invite you to learn more about us below:

Meet Our Leaders

 


Scott Williams, Chief Executive Officer
With the majority of his career having been spent in hospital leadership, Scott brings more than 30 years of experience to Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He currently is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Scott extends his passion from his work to the community through his involvement in numerous community organizations, including serving on the board for Member Family Services of Northwest Ohio. He also has served in volunteer leadership positions for East Toledo Family Center, Housing East, YMCA of Northwest Ohio, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Gloria Pierce RN, BSN, MBA, Nursing Director
Gloria leads a skilled and compassionate nursing team to provide high quality care to our patients. She has many years of experience as a nurse leader   in acute care including emergency care, critical and mental health.

She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Findlay.

Gloria is a member of Ohio Nurse Executives and the American Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

 


Dr. Tallat Rizk
, Medical Director
Dr. Rizk is passionate about patients and providing them with the highest quality of care available. Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Rizk has special interests in fibromyalgia, back pain, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and musculoskeletal disorders.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in medicine and his medical degree from Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.

Dr. Rizk serves an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Toledo, and is the physical medicine and rehabilitation director at Elmwood Long Term Acute Care Hospital. He is a member of the American Medical Association, America Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Spinal Cord Injury Association.

 


Angela Ebert, RN Director of Marketing and Business Development
Angie enjoys educating the community about the services offered at Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio. In her role as director of marketing and business development, Angie leads the hospital’s marketing and public relations efforts.

Angie brings 18 years of experience in the health care field as a RN. She has worked in the Marketing field for 3 years at RHNO. She earned her Diploma in Nursing from Providence School of Nursing in Sandusky, Ohio.

 


Andrea Sheehy
Director of Therapy
Andrea brings more than 16 years of experience to her role in the development, implementation, operational and clinical leadership of the hospital’s operations. Her background includes acute rehabilitation, long-term acute care, and outpatient services.

Andrea is certified to conduct fiber optic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing in patients, and she is VitalStim therapy certified. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in communication disorders from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Andrea is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She serves as an adjunct instructor for the graduate program in communication disorders at Bowling Green State University. She also participates in clinical research in collaboration with the graduate program staff at the university.

 


Amanda Wenzinger
Director of Human Resources
Amanda provides direction and leadership in the employee hiring and relations for the hospital. She maintains and ensures Joint Commission standards are met, federal and state laws are followed, and hospital and Ernest Health policies are practiced.

Amanda brings more than 18 years of human resource management experience to the hospital, with emphasis on labor relations. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 


William Cote, 
Director of Plant Operations
William brings more than 20 years of experience in facilities operations to the hospital and leads our efforts in maintaining the environment and safety of our hospital campus. He ensures the physical components of the hospital are well maintained and operating effectively, along with housekeeping and safety.

William is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and serves on the Hospital Council of North West Ohio.

 

Amy Barailloux, Director of Quality Assurance
Amy helps assure our patients receive the very best of care through her oversight of quality and regulatory compliance at the hospital.

Amy brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to her role, having worked for 15 years in intensive care and five in hospice care. She also has previous quality assurance and clinical management experience.

She is a member of the Ohio Nurses Association.

 


Connie Schlagheck, 
Director of Case Management/PAI Coordinator
Connie provides ongoing support and leadership for case managers during a patients’ stays as they plan toward discharge.

Connie brings more than 13 years of experience to her role, having served in various capacities including staff nurse, clinical assessment coordinator and coordinator for prospective payment system in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. 

Connie earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mercy College in Toledo, Ohio, and is certified in rehabilitation nursing.

 

Ross Kwiatkowski Pharm D, Director of Pharmacy
Ross oversees the hospital’s pharmacy operations, ensuring quality and accuracy of medication delivery, medication information, monitoring medication regimens and regulatory compliance. Ross feels it is important to develop a strong working relationship with other disciplines in the hospital to ensure exceptional patient care.

Ross earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo. He actively precepts University of Toledo IPPE/APPE students. He worked 16 years in retail pharmacy before joining RHNO.

 

Lesley Wood, RN Director of Compliance
Lesley works with the RHNO team to assure our patients receive the very best of care through her oversight of quality and regulatory compliance at the hospital.

Lesley brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to her role, having worked in both acute hospital care and ambulatory care. She has 20 years of patient safety, infection prevention, quality and regulatory experience. Lesley received her nursing degree from Monroe County Community College.