December 19, 2011

Shealer appointed VP and general counsel of JHH and health system

G. Daniel Shealer Jr. has been appointed vice president and general counsel of The Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He succeeds Joanne Pollak, who in July assumed the duties of chief of staff to the Office of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Shealer served as the health system’s deputy general counsel for the past 17 years and had a pivotal role in bringing to fruition the recent affiliations with Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital, and the subsequent integration of those hospitals into the Johns Hopkins Health System.

“Dan brings to the position a wealth of experience in corporate, legal, governance and regulatory matters. His vast experience will continue to be a tremendous value to our organization,” said Edward D. Miller, the Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker Jr., M.D., Dean of the Medical Faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Shealer will continue to serve as the health system’s vice president for compliance, deputy general counsel for Johns Hopkins Medicine and secretary of the boards of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the health system and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He previously held the position of senior counsel for corporate and regulatory affairs, leading oversight of business, tax and regulatory matters for the health system.

Shealer currently serves on the boards of trustees of Howard County General Hospital, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Suburban Hospital Healthcare System and the Legal Aid Bureau, where he also is treasurer, and on the Mayor’s Leadership Advisory Group to End Homelessness in Baltimore City.

Shealer received his bachelor’s degree cum laude in 1981 from Juniata College in Pennsylvania and his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1984.