Our Leadership

Riverside Health System Board of Directors

Alan S. Witt
CEO, Witt Mares
Member since 2001, Chairman

Jerold Wayne Allen
Retired - Vice President, Ferguson Enterprises
Member since 2007, Vice Chairman

Regina P. Brayboy
Vice President, VA International Terminals
Member since January 2010

C. Lee Davis
Retired - C. Lee Davis, Inc.
Member since January 2014

Gordon L. Gentry, Jr.
Chairman, TowneBank/Peninsula
Member since 2011

Major General Robert L. Gordon
Retired, US Army
Member since 2007

Barry L. Gross, M.D.
Physician, Riverside Partners in Women's Health
Member since 1995

Thaddeus B. Holloman, Sr.
Sr. Vice President, Old Point Nat'l Bank
Member since 2006

Caramine Kellam
Member since 2009

Robert L. Marble
Former executive, The Daily Press
Member since 2006

A. Joe Poole, III
Director, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Member since 2012


Julie Rautio
Partner, Capital Results
Member since 2006

Thomas J. Reagan, M.D.
Physician, Hampton Roads Neurology (Retired)
Member since 1992

Charles R. Revere
President, Revere Gas & Appliance
Member since 2003

Conway H. Sheild, III
Attorney, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly
Member since 2008

Scott Stabler
Vice President, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Member since 2010

Anne Klare Sullivan, Ed. D.
Clinical Psychologist
Member since 2010

Paul S. Trible, Jr.
President, Christopher Newport University
Member since 2006

Rebecca McCoy
Riverside Foundation Board Chairman
Member since 2014

Robert Harding, M.D.
Riverside Medical Group Board Chairman
Member Since 2014

William B. Downey
President & CEO, Riverside Health System

Riverside Health System Executive Management

The operational and administrative management of Riverside Health System is vested in its president who is appointed by the Board of Directors of the System and is required by its Bylaws to be an officer of Riverside Health System. Directly under the company president is the management staff that provides day-to-day governance of and services to the various companies within Riverside Health System.

William B. Downey
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Riverside Health System
William B. Downey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverside Health System. Mr. Downey joined Riverside Regional Medical Center as assistant administrator in 1985 and served as vice president and administrator of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital from 1986 to 1991, returning to RRMC as Senior Vice President in 1992. From 1995 to 2000, he was President and CEO of Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Roanoke and, from 2000 to 2001, was CEO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Florida.

Mr. Downey has a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and a Masters degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He has been involved in many community service projects. He currently serves on the Board of the Virginia Living Museum, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula and the Newport News Educational Foundation.

Barry L. Gross, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Riverside Health System
Dr. Barry L. Gross received his undergraduate B.A. degree in English from the University of Alabama, and his M.D. degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1975. He served his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Riverside Regional Medical Center, and entered private practice in 1979. He became board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1981.

In 1981, Dr Gross served as the National Chairman of the Junior Fellow Division of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served on the national Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served on the Technical Bulletin Committee for Gynecology for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served six years as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Riverside Regional Medical Center. In 1995, he became Medical Director of the Virginia Health Network.

In 1996, he became Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Riverside Physician Associates (now Riverside Medical Group) and a member of the Riverside Health System Board. In 1998, he became the Vice President for Medical Affairs for Riverside Health System; and in 2001, Dr. Gross became an Executive Vice President for Riverside Health System.

Wade D. Broughman
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Riverside Health System
Wade joined the Riverside team in January 2002 as the Chief Financial Officer.  In January, 2012, he became the System’s Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Broughman has been in the health care industry for over 30 years, is a certified public accountant, and received his MBA from William and Mary.  He is the Board Chairman of the Office of Human Affairs and participates on several other local boards including the Virginia Health Network.

W. William (Bill) Austin, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Riverside Health System

W. William (Bill) Austin, Jr. joined Riverside in 2012 as the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bill has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Radford University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has an extensive background in health care finance and operations serving most recently as the CFO of an ambulatory surgery network in Richmond. In the past, Bill has worked indirectly with Riverside through his years as the senior manager on Riverside Health Systems' audit engagement team while with Ernst and Young. In addition, Bill has also assisted with various acquisitions projects and strategic growth initiatives for various health care organizations.  Bill will have direct responsibility for supply chain/materials, finance and treasury, construction and support services, and revenue cycle functions.

Bill served with the US Army Military Police Corps. Bill and his wife Rebecca currently live in Williamsburg.

Robert E. Bryant
Senior Vice President
Riverside Lifelong Health & Aging Related Services Division
Robert “Bob” Bryant is the senior vice president for Riverside Health System in charge of the Lifelong Health & Aging Related Services division.  His career with Riverside spans 30 years where he has served in a variety of senior leadership and executive positions including vice president, RHS Support Services; vice president, Riverside Regional Medical Center; vice president-administrator, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital; and now as a senior officer of the Lifelong Health division, a large multi-facility/service operation.  He is specifically responsible for aging-related services which currently serve more than 4,000 older adults on a daily basis.  Lifelong Health handles the development and operation of continuing care retirement communities, assisted living apartments, nursing care residences, short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, an acute in-patient rehabilitation hospital, residential memory support, wellness and therapy centers, Riverside Therapy Group, adult day care, and community based services such as Choose Home, home health, companion care, palliative care, hospice, home medical equipment and home enabling technology.

Mr. Bryant is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and holds a Master of Science degree in Management, Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland (University College).

Mr. Bryant is a staunch advocate for the needs and services to older adults and those with serious and advanced illness, and is currently promoting transformational efforts to prepare Riverside for an unprecedented change and growth in the aging population.

Mr. Bryant is a Rotarian, an affiliate with the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Board of Directors of Tidewater Arts Outreach and a member of the Board of Directors for Peninsula Hospital Services, Inc.

Michael J. Doucette
Senior Vice President and Administrator
Riverside Regional Medical Center
Michael J. Doucette’s career with Riverside started in 1989, when he was Assistant Vice President of Riverside Regional Medical Center. Since 2009, Doucette served as Vice President, Operations, at Riverside Regional Medical Center, where he oversaw facility operations, budget, quality and service performance for the Peninsula’s largest tertiary hospital and only trauma center. During his tenure, the hospital was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission in 2011 and 2012. In January 2013, Riverside Regional Medical Center opened the Pavilion, a 250,000 SF surgical and inpatient addition to the main hospital.

From 1993 to 2008, Doucette served as Vice President/Administrator of the Riverside Medical Group, where he led the development of the physician group that today has grown to more than 500 providers and has become the backbone of the Riverside Health System. He recruited primary care and specialty physician practices and installed the region’s first electronic medical records for physician’s offices.

Doucette has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and a master’s degree in health administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Doucette and his wife have two children and live in Williamsburg.

Charles O. Frazier, MD, FAAFP
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer
Riverside Health System
Dr. Frazier received a B.A. in Chemistry and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia in 1983 and 1987, respectively. He received his family medicine training at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC and served in the United States Navy as the Senior Medical Officer of the USS Frank Cable (AS-40) and as a family physician at Naval Hospital, Newport, RI. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal three times during his naval service.

Since joining the faculty of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency in 1994, Dr. Frazier has held several positions in the health system, including director of the residency, Director of Medical Informatics, and VP of Clinical Innovation. He enjoys the challenge of applying the current medical evidence to the care of our patients by embedding that evidence within the electronic health record. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Lisa, and their three sons.

Sally Hartman
Senior Vice President
Riverside Health System
Sally Hartman joined Riverside in 1994 and is a Senior Vice President for Riverside Health System where she oversees Human Resources, Managed Care Operations, Decision Support, Process Improvement and Care Management Operations. Prior to her current role, Sally was focused on directing the system's human resources efforts and was responsible for the optimization of this function to better serve the organization. This included streamlining and standardizing operations and the deployment of HR shared services. 

Sally also served as VP/ Executive Director for Peninsula Health Care, a joint venture insurance company owned by WellPoint and Riverside Health System that provided HMO and PPO products to over 120,000 residents of the Virginia Peninsula.  Sally has also overseen corporate real estate development, occupational health and wellness for Riverside Health System.

Sally holds a bachelors degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Northeastern University.  She also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. 

Sally has always been involved in numerous community organizations and is currently serving on the board of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Terris Kennedy
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Riverside Health System
Terris Kennedy, Chief Nursing Officer/Senior Vice President for Riverside, holds a Ph.D. in nursing and health policy from George Mason University, a master of science in nursing administration from the University of Colorado and a bachelor of science in nursing from Pacific Lutheran University.

Most recently, she was chief nursing officer for Shore Memorial Hospital on the Eastern Shore. Terris has held roles as associate dean for academic affairs at Duke University School of Nursing, and worked with the Department of Health and Human Services and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She also enjoyed an Army career, rising to assistant chief, Army Nurse Corps, where she oversaw a network of seven medical centers and 25 acute-care hospitals and clinics located on four continents.

James E. Lesnick, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Medical Director
Riverside Medical Group
Dr. Lesnick is Senior Vice-President and Medical Director for Riverside Medical Group.  He continues to practice neurosurgery with Riverside Hampton Roads Neurosurgery and Spine Center and is Co-Medical Director of the Chesapeake Regional, Riverside, and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Lesnick graduated with honors in Quantitative Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 1974.  He received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1978 and did his residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he remained as Assistant Professor until moving to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1986.  He held leadership positions at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center culminating as President of the Medical Staff in 2004.  In 2006, he earned a MBA from the College of William and Mary where he received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for highest GPA.

Dr. Lesnick was the first Chair of the Board of Directors of Riverside Medical Group from 2007-2009.  He served on the Board of Directors of Hampton Roads Academy and continues support of several local charitable organizations. He and his wife, Trina, reside in Williamsburg and White Stone.

Dennis Loftus
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Riverside Health System
Dennis Loftus is currently the Senior Vice President and CIO (Chief Information Officer) of Riverside Health System in Newport News, Virginia.  Mr. Loftus joined Riverside Health System in 1992 as the Director of Information Systems.  Prior to joining Riverside, he worked in healthcare and several other industries and earned the CCP.  Dennis is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and received an MBA from the College of William and Mary.

Mr. Loftus has been an integral member of the information systems initiatives of Riverside over the years.  These successes include Riverside Health System being recognized as one of the "Most Wired" healthcare systems in the nation and being among the first nationally to achieve the "Meaningful Use" status for its use of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.

 


 

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