Leadership


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

 

Jocelyn CapleInterim 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
Jocelyn.caple@vrh.org

 

 

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
jean.shaw@vrh.org

 

 

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.

Belinda.needham-shropshire@vrh.org

 

 

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
Timothy.McNulty@vrh.org

 

 

 

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
Patricia.Witthaus@vrh.org

 

 

Chief Nursing Officer

Beverley Rankin, RN, MSA, BC-NE

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
Beverley.Rankin@vrh.org

 

 

 

Christopher LaFaveSenior Director of Provider Practices

Christopher LaFave

Chris joined the VRH leadership team in 2021 as the Senior Director of Provider Practices. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and holds more than 35 years of healthcare experience at the local, national, and international level. Chris is active in the community holding leadership roles in his church and he holds affiliations with the following: Medical Fitness Association, Medical Group Management Association, and American Association of Orthopaedic Executives. Chris is a leader with a passion for service excellence, holds experience in all aspects of administration, and has the ability to collaborate to adjust and align disparate views.

(603) 543-6917

Christopher.LaFave@vrh.org



Board of Trustees

Patricia Putnam

Patricia Putnam

Chair


Terri Decker

Terri Decker



Cindy Burr

Cindy Burr



Juliann Barrett

Juliann Barrett, DO

President of the Medical Staff


Lisa Richmond

Lisa Richmond



Bryan Huot

Bryan Huot



Katherine Lajoie

Katherine Lajoie



Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan



GailynThomas

Gailyn Thomas, MD



Scott Bouranis

Scott Bouranis



Jim Borchert

Jim Borchert



Eric Crainich

Eric Crainich



Samuel Shields Jr.

Samuel Shields Jr.



Alex Scott

Alex Scott




Assembly of Overseers


2020 – 2024

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2025)

Roy Barnes, MD

Michael Fuerst

Robert O. Landry

Charlene Lovett

Ted Purdy

 

2019 – 2023

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2024)

Anthony DiPadova Jr.

Clay Hawkins

John Lambert

David McCrillis

Michael O’Connell

Robert Porter

Lisa Richmond

Alex Scott

Gailyn Thomas, MD

Eric Crainich

Bryan Huot

2021 – 2026

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2026)

Joan Baillargeon

Donald Chabot

Robert Cricco, MD

Martha Maki

Richard Seaman

 

2018 – 2022

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2023)

Allan Berggren, MD

John West, MD

Kevin DeRosa

Nancy Wilmot

Joshua Nelson

Bonnie Miles

Andy LaFreniere

Douglas Adams

Scott Bouranis

 

2022 – 2027

(ends Annual Mtg. Jan. 2028)

Matt Blanc

Roz Caplan

George Grabe, DMD

Reginald Greene

Alexander Herzog

Bernard Rosen, MD

Mike Satzow

Robert Sprano

Carol Vivian

James Borchert

Patricia Putnam

Cynthia Burr

Katherine Lajoie

Tom Sullivan

Terri Decker