Maria Knecht serves as the President, Glenbrook Hospital for Endeavor Health. Prior to her appointment as president, Knecht served as the Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice-President at Glenbrook, where she was instrumental in enhancing patient-focused, quality care and driving strategic initiatives across various clinical service lines. Her expertise includes medical-surgical, critical care, procedural, surgical and emergency services, behavioral health, capacity management and several other key departments. 

Prior to her tenure at Endeavor Health, Knecht held senior leadership roles at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth GlenOaks and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. 

Knecht earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago and a certificate in Nursing and Healthcare Administration from the University of Illinois System. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.