Di Smalley has served with Mercy since 2007, when she was appointed president and CEO of Mercy’s services and hospitals in Oklahoma. Prior to that, she served in various leadership roles with Alegent Health, Omaha, Nebraska. While at Alegent, Di co-founded Avantas, an Omaha, Nebraska-based company nationally recognized for proven best-practicework strategies for the health industry.
Di holds a master’s in public health from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s in biology from Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska. Di is a graduate of the Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska. She is a Fellow, former Regent and Governor, and current Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).