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
Jocelyn F. Caple, MD
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Senior Director of Human Resources
Timothy McNulty, MBA
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.
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).
Senior Director of Provider Practices
Christopher LaFave, PA, MPA
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.
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.