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


Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Jocelyn F. Caple, MD, MBA

The newest member of our team, Dr. Caple brings a wealth of leadership and healthcare experience to Valley. She has been President and CEO at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH, as well as their Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer. A physician leader with extensive experience in healthcare administration and clinical practice, Jocelyn is focused on strengthening organizations at every level, identifying and nurturing talent, and establishing a unified sense of purpose among her teams. She has a BA in Ancient Studies from Smith College, an MBA from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at The University of New Hampshire, her Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a Special Fellowship in Cytology and Surgical Pathology; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency; Chief Resident, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

(603) 542-3400



shaw-jChief Financial Officer

Jean Shaw

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.

(603) 542-3421



Director of Rehabilitation Services

Belinda Needham-Shropshire

Belinda Needham-Shropshire is the Director of Rehabilitation overseeing the Rehabilitation Department (encompassing Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, and Audiology) as well as the CardioPulmonary Department. Belinda’s role is a partnership with Mt. Ascutney Hospital where she has worked for 22 years. She therefore will be Rehabilitation Director for both organizations working to facilitate growth and collaboration between the two organizations. Belinda has her Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University and her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Leadership from St Joseph’s College of Maine. She has spent the last 35 years as a clinician with special interest in the rehabilitation of patients with Neurologic Diseases and Disorders. Although most of Belinda’s duties are in leadership and managing rehabilitation professionals, she still loves opportunities to provide patient care.




Senior Director of Human Resources

Timothy McNulty

Tim has been an HR leader for 20 years, working in both large healthcare systems and critical access hospitals. He earned Bachelor’s of Science is business studies and human resource management at Southern New Hampshire University and his Master’s Degree in business administration from Norwich University.

(603) 542-3491




Chief Information Officer

Patricia Witthaus, CHCIO

A Healthcare Information Technology Professional for more than 20 years and a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives, Patty oversees many of the organization’s strategic HIT initiatives including Healthcare’s Most Wired and HIMSS Analytics leading to improved technology for patient care and business operations. Patty serves on several state and regional boards including the Board of the New Hampshire Health Information Exchange (NHHIO), The New Hampshire Board for Health Information Technology and locally for Pathways of The River Valley.

(603) 542-7830



Chief Nursing Officer

Beverley Rankin

Beverley is an RN with more than 34 years of health care experience with 12 of those years at the senior leadership level. Her leadership skills and experience serve as an excellent complement to the VRH Senior Leadership and Clinical Leadership teams. Beverley is passionate about high quality care and advocates considering what is best for the patient when making decisions. Beverley holds a BSN in Nursing from McGill University in Montreal and a Master of Science in Administration from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Beverley is certified in Nursing Administration and is an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

(603) 542-3410




Christopher LaFaveSenior Director of Provider Practices

Christopher LaFave

(603) 543-6917



Board of Trustees

Patricia Putnam

Patricia Putnam


Bryan Huot

Bryan Huot

Cindy Burr

Cindy Burr

Juliann Barrett

Juliann Barrett, DO

President of the Medical Staff

Katherine Lajoie

Katherine Lajoie

John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson

Lisa Richmond

Lisa Richmond

Eric Crainich

Eric Crainich


Gailyn Thomas

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan

Jim Borchert

Jim Borchert

Terri Decker

Terri Decker

Samuel Shields Jr.

Samuel Shields Jr.

Alex Scott

Alex Scott

Scott Bouranis

Scott Bouranis

Assembly of Overseers

2020 – 2024

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2025)

Roy Barnes

Michael Fuerst

Robert O. Landry

Charlene Lovett

Ted Purdy


2019 – 2023

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2024)

Anthony DiPadova

Clay Hawkins

John Lambert

David McCrillis

Michael O’Connell

Robert Porter


2018 – 2022

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2023)

John West, MD

Kevin DeRosa

Nancy Wilmot

Joshua Nelson

2018 – 2022 cont.

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2023)

Bonnie Miles

Andy LaFreniere

Douglas Adams


2017 – 2021

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2022)

Matt Blanc

Roz Caplan

George Grabe

Reginald Greene

Alexander Herzog

Bernard Rosen

Mike Satzow

Robert Sprano

Carol Vivian


2016 – 2020

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2021)

Joan Baillargeon

Donald Chabot

Robert Cricco

Martha Maki

Richard Seaman