About

Riverside Health System Board of Directors

 

The Honorable Gabriel A. Morgan, Sr.
Sheriff, City of Newport News
Member since 2017, Chair

Thomas Byrd
Retired, President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of VA
Member since 2017, Vice Chair

Julie M. Badger
Executive Director, Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation
Member since 2023

Dwayne Blake
Retired, Vice President, Investor Relations Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
Member since 2022

William L. Brauer
Retired, Executive Vice President, Christopher Newport University
Member since 2017

Jennifer Smith-Brown
Managing Partner, J. Smith Enterprises
Member since 2023

Valerie C. Butler
The Christopher Jordan Group, Real Estate Professionals
Member since 2022
 

Michael J. Dacey, M.D.
President and CEO, Riverside Health System

Heather Engel
Managing Partner, Strategic Cyber
Member since 2023

G. Royden Goodson III
Chief Executive Officer, Warwick Mechanical Group
Member since 2021

David F. Jones, M.D.
Physician, Riverside Health System
Member since 2020

Harold D. Jones, III,  M.D.
Retired, Physician
Member since 2022

Jason Lineen
Chief Strategy Officer, UVA Health
Member since 2023

Brig Gen Daniel J. Sherlock
Retired, United States Air Force
Member since 2016

Conway W. Smith, III
Retired, Attorney
Member since 2019
 

Alexis N. Swann
President, Towne Bank Peninsula and Williamsburg
Member since 2020

Dana W. Tomlin
Chief of Staff, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Member Since 2024

Jorge Yinat, Ph.D.
Business & Management Consultant, Developing Business Strong Enterprises
Member since 2021

William B. Downey
Executive Vice Chairman and Special Advisor, Riverside Health System

Riverside Health System Executive Management 

 

Michael J. Dacey, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Riverside Health System

Dr. Mike Dacey joined Riverside Health System in January 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Operations Officer, he became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2019. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2023. He previously served as president and chief operating officer for Kent Hospital and served the Care New England Health System (CNE) from 2000 through 2017.

During the three years prior to joining Riverside, Dr. Dacey oversaw Kent Hospital, a community teaching hospital with 2,200 employees and a medical staff of over 700 physicians. He was also appointed president of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Brown University School of Medicine teaching hospital during 2015.

In an earlier role, Dr. Dacey served as chief clinical integration officer for Care New England and oversaw the Care New England Physician Organization. He was also involved in a number of other areas with Care New England including work with their medical group, value-based care and quality and safety.

Dr. Dacey earned his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, finished his internal medicine residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, completed a multidisciplinary critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and earned a Master of Science in health care management from Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Dacey is highly respected for his clinical work as a hospitalist and intensivist as well as for bringing expertise and a patient-focused approach to his leadership roles.

Thomas M. Kayrouz, M.D.

Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Riverside Health System 

Dr. Tom Kayrouz joined Riverside in June, 2020, amidst the pandemic. After a twenty-five-year career in pediatric critical care medicine, teaching and physician-led health care leadership, he was named the Senior Vice President, President and Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Medical Group, overseeing the health system’s 700 providers and 100 practice sites.

In September 2023, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Operations Officer for the health system with responsibility for RMG, Service Lines, and Acute Care Facilities.

Prior to joining Riverside, Dr. Kayrouz served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, for AnMed Health. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Atrium Health and Piedmont Health Partners, as a physician executive at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, as the Director of Pediatric Quality and Patient Outcomes at the Carilion Children’s Hospital in Roanoke, and in various director roles in pediatric critical care services at the hospitals and clinics where he built his medical career.

Dr. Kayrouz earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Sciences in Nashville before moving on to the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency, chief residency, and critical care in pediatrics residency programs at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University Medical Center. He also completed his Certified Physician Executive Certification in 2014.

Frankye Myers, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive

Riverside Health System

Frankye joined Riverside Health System in March 2022 as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the coordination of patient care, quality, education, and clinical operations. Prior to joining Riverside, Frankye was a healthcare executive at a company she founded where she leveraged her leadership and clinical skills to gain accreditation and licensure of a skilled nursing agency, among other key accomplishments.

In addition to her experience in medical staff relations, recruitment, and employee engagement, Frankye brings eight years of academic leadership experience in nursing education to her current role. She held key leadership roles at HCA John Randolph Medical Center and Chippenham Johnston-Willis Medical Center, where she was CNO for nine years. Previously, Frankye worked at VCU Health System, where she worked as adjunct faculty in the School of Nursing.

Frankye has a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Nursing Administration from Barry University. She completed her Nursing Administration internship at Coral Springs Medical Center in Florida. Prior to her internship, Frankye earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

In addition to her role at Riverside, Frankye is the former VNA Chapter 5 President Elect and the former Commissioner of Nursing Practice Elect. Frankye is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

W. William (Bill) Austin Jr., CPA

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Riverside Health System

W. William Austin Jr. is a executive vice president and the chief financial officer of Riverside Health System. Mr. Austin joined Riverside in 2012. He is directly responsible for the financial operations of Riverside. His responsibilities include the management of accounting and finance, investments, treasury services, tax, revenue cycle, third-party reimbursement, supply chain, capital planning, construction, property management and food and nutrition services.

Mr. Austin has more than 25 years of experience in audit, compliance, accounting, finance and operations. He served as a senior manager for EY, formerly Ernst & Young, a “Big Four” accounting firm that is one of the largest multinational professional services firms in the world. During his 13-year tenure at EY, his diverse client base included for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the health care, government, biotechnology, finance and manufacturing industries. Mr. Austin served as Chief Financial Officer of Medarva Healthcare prior to his current role at Riverside.

Mr. Austin earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Radford University. He is a certified public accountant, licensed in Virginia. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. During his career, Mr. Austin has been involved with various professional and community organizations, has co-authored articles related to health care and has been a guest lecturer at universities and professional organizations. Mr. Austin is also a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

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, South Carolina 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, Rhode Island. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal three times during his naval service.

Since joining the faculty of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 1994, Dr. Frazier has held several positions in the health system, including director of the residency, director of medical informatics, and vice president 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.

Jesse Goodrich

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Riverside Health System 

Jesse joined Riverside Heath System in 2003 as a Human Resources Assistant and quickly moved into the role as Senior Human Resources Coordinator. In 2007, Jesse briefly left Riverside to work for HealthSouth (now Encompass Health) in Fredericksburg, Virginia as Director of Human Resources where she successfully helped HealthSouth lead human resources management while opening a new hospital. In 2012, Jesse returned to Riverside as Director of Human Resources for Riverside Doctors’ Hospital and was part of the initial leadership team opening Riverside Doctors’ Hospital. Her role expanded to include management of human resources for all Riverside facilities in Williamsburg.

Jesse moved to the Vice President of Human Resources role in May 2018 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in September 2021. In her current role, Jesse oversees human resources, benefits, compensation, workforce development, employee occupational health and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to her role at Riverside, she currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board and on the board of Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia.

Jesse holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and English from James Madison University. She has several certifications, including her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM-CP)

Sally Hartman

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives 

Riverside Health System

Sally Hartman joined Riverside in 1994 and is a senior vice president for Riverside Health System where she oversees strategy, marketing, payor relations, decision support, and process improvement. 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 human resources shared services.

Sally also served as vice president/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 bachelor's degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Master in Business Administration from Northeastern University. She also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.

Edward Heckler,

Senior Vice President & President Lifelong Health Division

Riverside Health System 

Ed Heckler joined the Riverside in 1997. Throughout his many positions, he has remained dedicated to high quality, patient/resident-centered care, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the operational success of the organization. His over 26 years of experience across the health care spectrum from physical therapist to manager to multi-department director and administrator, gives him a unique and valuable perspective.

Ed currently serves as a Senior Vice President for Riverside Health System, leading the Lifelong Health Division and Support Services throughout the health system. The Lifelong Health Division includes all Riverside Senior Living Communities, Riverside At Home Agencies, Riverside Wellness & Fitness Centers, Riverside Therapy Group and Outpatient Therapy Centers. Ed is passionate in his role working with the Riverside team in providing services that offer choice, independence, and autonomy for older adults in a place they can call home.

Prior to his current role as Senior Vice President, Ed served as the Administrator of Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, a 50-bed acute rehabilitation hospital, creating significant financial and patient satisfaction improvements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Buffalo and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jason O. Houser

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Riverside Health System

Jason Houser joined Riverside in 2005 and serves as the Senior Vice President & General Counsel. As the chief legal officer for Riverside, Jason provides and manages legal services and compliance efforts, including compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, assignment and supervision of outside retained counsel, and advising senior management and the board on all legal matters.

Prior to joining Riverside, Jason practiced healthcare law with Venable LLP in Baltimore, Maryland, where he advised hospitals, physicians, long term care facilities, and pharmaceutical companies in such areas as anti-kickback, Stark, Medicare and Medicaid, certificate of need, health occupations discipline, joint venture formation, and asset acquisition transactions. His work ranged from providing HIPAA Privacy Rule educational sessions for physician practice groups to preparing responsive documents to investigations by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jason is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law, his Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his Bachelor of Science in Governmental Administration from Christopher Newport University.

Michael S. Oshiki, M.D., MS, FAAFP, FACHE

Senior Vice President Acute Care Division & President of Riverside Regional Medical Center

Riverside Health System

Dr. Michael Oshiki is a native of Washington, DC and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major in zoology and history. Following seven years as a combat arms officer in the US Army, he went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Uniformed Services University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at DeWitt Army Community Hospital Fort Belvoir, VA, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Oshiki also earned a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy (Heath Strategy Concentration) at the National Defense University Eisenhower School. During his 35-year Army career, Colonel (Dr.) Oshiki served as the commander (CEO) of William Beaumont Army Medical Center (an academic medical and trauma center in El Paso, TX), and Fox Army Health Center (a multidisciplinary outpatient health center in Huntsville, AL). He served in operational assignments as a command surgeon (Chief Medical Officer) from every level from battalion to corps in both conventional and special operations units. He also served in clinical assignments as a department chief at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA and McDonald Army Community Hospital in Newport News, VA. His final assignment was serving at the Pentagon as the Assistant Deputy for Health Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of the Army.

In the spring of 2022, Dr. Oshiki retired from the Army and joined Riverside as the President of Riverside Regional Medical Center. In August 2023 he assumed additional duties as the President for the Acute Care Division of Riverside. He continues to serve on the National Advisory Board for DNV Healthcare and the Board of Trustees for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Alumni Association.

Terry Sievers, MS, RN, CPHQ, CPHRM

Senior Vice President, Quality

Riverside Health System

Terry Sievers joined Riverside Health System in December 2018 as senior vice president of quality. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Boston University, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Simmons College and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Old Dominion University.

In her current role, Terry oversees quality, patient and team member safety, service excellence and patient experience, infection prevention and control, accreditation, care management, utilization management, the Riverside nurse call center and the Transfer Center as well as quality data and analytics. Terry coordinates the Riverside Health System’s Board Quality, Safety, Service and Community Benefits Committee.

During her tenure at Riverside, Terry has inspired and cultivated transformation in quality, the quality management system, in patient and team member safety, service excellence and patient experience with a focus fair and just culture, using evidence-based care to accelerate improvement. She supports inquiry and innovation, to inspire and drive improvement across the health system.

Prior to her relocation from Massachusetts, Terry held leadership positions at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beverly Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital and MelroseWakefield Healthcare System. She was also elected to serve as president of the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Medical Error from 2016 through 2018.

Terry and her husband Tony live in Yorktown, and have three sons and four grandchildren.

Ross Younger, M.D., CHCIO

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Riverside Health System

Dr. Ross Younger is currently the senior vice president and chief information officer of Riverside Health System in Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Younger received his training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He practiced locally with Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians and Surgeons, a Riverside Medical Group practice, from 2000 to 2013, then transitioned to a full-time Informatics role with Riverside.

He has served in multiple roles in the health system including Director of Medical Informatics, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer and most recently Vice President/Associate Chief Information Officer and Associate CMIO. In his technology role at Riverside, Dr. Younger has implemented initiatives to improve communication between clinicians and information systems personnel, enhanced processes around implementing and optimizing IT solutions and played a key role in the implementation of Riverside’s electronic health record system.

Dr. Younger received his Bachelor of Science in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University, Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration with a certificate in Health Sector Management from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Dr. Younger and his family reside in Newport News.