The Senior Leadership Team is responsible for day-to-day operations, under the guidance of a Board of Trustees, with participation of the Assembly of Overseers.
Senior Leadership Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter J. Wright, FACHE
In healthcare senior leadership for more than 15 years, Peter served as COO of Littleton Regional Hospital for 5 years. He earned his Master’s Degree in Administration, and is currently working towards a Master’s of Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. Peter is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and serves on the NHHA Board and Executive Committee.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Jean Shaw, CFO
A valuable member of the VRH team for nearly 20 years, Jean brings strong accounting and leadership skills to the organization. Responsible for revenue cycle and finances at all levels of VRH, she also serves on the board of the Community Dental Center.
Chief Nursing Officer
Lynne Gagnon, CNO
Lynne has 40 years of experience as a nursing
leader, including 12 years as a Chief Nursing Officer and
VP of Patient Care. She currently holds certifications in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Nurse Executive—Advanced. She has been recognized as a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nurses (FAEN), and is a Fellow in ACHE (FACHE). Throughout her hospital career, Lynne has been a leader in quality initiatives and reporting, process improvement, performance management, patient engagement and employee development.
Senior Director of Human Resources
Cheryl Cavanaugh, MS
Cheryl has over 20 years of HR experience in the public and non-profit sectors. She brings compliance, HR law, and performance management expertise to VRH. Cheryl earned her MS in Organizational Leadership from SNHU and her BS in Business Administration.
Chief of Staff | Medical Staff President
James P. Wilton, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Podiatry
Jim provides Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Podiatry at VRH. He earned his DPM from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. His surgical residency focused on podiatric reconstructive foot surgery and also received additional training in peripheral nerve surgery.
Senior Director of Development & Community Engagement
Gaye brings many years of marketing, communication, volunteer management and development leadership experience in large and small nonprofit organizations in NH. With a background in education, she has a Master’s Certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution.