Riverside Health System Board of Directors

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

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

William L. Brauer
Executive Vice President, CNU
Member since 2017

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

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

Richard F. Crowder, MD
Retired, Physician
Member since 2015

Francis Ellis
Member since 2015

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

Julie K. Rautio
Managing Partner, Capital Results
Member since 2006

Conway H. Sheild, III
Attorney, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly
Member since 2007

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

Scott Stabler
Vice President, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Member since 2010

Robert Harding, M.D.
Riverside Medical Group Board Chairman, Ex Officio
Member since 2014

Thaddeus B. Holloman, Sr.
Sr. Vice President, Old Point National Bank
Member since 2006

R. Peter Lalor
Member since 2017

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

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

Bill is President and Chief Executive Officer for Riverside Health System. Bill graduated from James Madison University and originally joined the Riverside team in May of 1981 as an Administrative Extern. After receiving his Masters in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia (VCU) he rejoined the Riverside team in May 1985 as an Assistant Administrator. He served as Vice-President/Administrator at Riverside Walter Reed from January 1986 – December 1991 and as Senior Vice-President, Riverside Regional Medical Center from January 1992 until July 1995. Bill returned to Riverside in June 2001 after having served as President and CEO of Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem Virginia and Chief Executive Officer, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Florida.  He became CEO of Riverside in 2012.

He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Bill has been involved in many community organizations.  He currently serves as a Board Member of The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., the VA Chamber, The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, the Virginia Symphony, the Hampton Roads Economic Development Authority, Towne Bank-Peninsula and Premier, Inc., past Chair and current member of the Greater Peninsula NOW and past Chair and current member of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association Board.  Bill is a past chair of An Achievable Dream, the Virginia Living Museum, and former board member of the Virginia Health Network.

Bill and his wife Carol have three grown children and reside in Williamsburg, VA.

Mike Dacey, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Riverside Health System

Dr. Mike Dacey joined Riverside Health System in January 2018 as executive vice president and chief clinical operations officer. 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.

Nancy Wick Littlefield DNP, MSHA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Riverside Health System

Nancy Littlefield, chief nursing officer/executive vice president for Riverside, holds a Doctorate in nursing practice from Old Dominion University, a Master of Science in health care administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from George Mason University. Dr Littlefield received her diploma in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University.

Prior to joining Riverside, she was chief nursing officer for HCA, opening a new hospital in 2008 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Nancy also holds adjunct faculty positions both at Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion. Nancy's career has spanned over 30 years working in acute care as well as serving in executive leadership within hospice and palliative care organizations. Her love of nursing comes honestly, being the fourth generation nurse leader in her family.

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

W. William Austin Jr. is a senior 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.

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. From 1993 to 2008, Mr. Doucette served as vice president/administrator of the Riverside Medical Group. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Doucette served as vice president of 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. In July 2013, he was appointed senior vice president/administrator for Riverside Regional Medical Center.

He currently serves on the board of directors for Peninsula Fine Arts Center and Smart Beginnings.

Mr. Doucette has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a master's degree in health administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He and his wife have two grown 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, 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 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 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.

James E. Lesnick, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Business and Venture Development
Riverside Health System

Dr. Lesnick is senior vice president for business and venture development. Prior to this role, he served as medical director of Riverside Medical Group and was a practicing neurosurgeon for many years in our communities helping Riverside become a nationally recognized leader in neuroscience clinical care.

Dr. Lesnick graduated with honors in quantitative studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He received his medical degree 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.

Dr. Lesnick was the first chair of the board of directors of Riverside Medical Group from 2007 to 2009. He served on the board of directors of Hampton Roads Academy, is currently on the board of Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 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 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 health care and several other industries and earned the CCP. Dennis is a project management professional 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" health care systems in the nation and being among the first nationally to achieve the "Meaningful Use" status for its use of the electronic medical record system.

Liz Martin
Senior Vice President, Quality, Care Management and Telehealth
Riverside Health System

Liz Martin has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of William & Mary and a master's degree in health administration from Duke University. She has 26 years of health care experience with Riverside Health System. In her current role, she has corporate responsibility for quality and care management across five acute care facilities, a behavioral health hospital, a 500-provider multispecialty medical group, wellness services, post-acute services to include 1000+ nursing home beds, two assisted and independent living communities, home health, hospice and PACE.

She is responsible for performance-based payment programming and outcomes, and integrated efforts in patient safety, clinical quality and patient satisfaction throughout the system. Ms. Martin oversees the clinical documentation integrity program and infection control programs across facilities and settings. She also is responsible for Riverside's telehealth programs to include 26 telepresence sites, virtual visit services, remote patient monitoring and use of mobile applications across the continuum.

Prior to moving into her corporate role, Ms. Martin served as vice president/administrator of Riverside Tappahannock Hospital from 1995 to 2013, with added responsibilities as the vice president/administrator of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in 2010. From 1990 to 1995, she served as vice president of outreach services that included ambulatory care and wellness and fitness.

Ms. Martin chairs the board of the Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance and has served in numerous leadership positions with the Rappahannock Area Health Education Center, Tappahannock-Essex Chamber of Commerce, the Tappahannock Free Clinic and the board of the Aylett Country Day School. She served on the Governor's EMS Advisory Board from 2001 to 2006 and was awarded the Michael B. Player Award for Excellence by the Peninsulas EMS program in 2006. She was elected to and served a four-year term on the Essex County School Board, which she chaired during 2015.