Executive Leadership

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH
President, Rhode Island Hospital

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH is president of Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric division, Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Van Bree also has responsibility for psychiatry and behavioral health services, including Bradley Hospital, the state’s only child psychiatric hospital, and Gateway Healthcare, a community mental health organization. Prior to joining Rhode Island Hospital in January 2015, Dr. Van Bree was senior vice president and chief executive officer for St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas.  She has also been chief operating officer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, the University of Virginia Health System, the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Standards Committee of the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, and on the boards of Bryant University, Providence Chamber of Commerce, the University of Minnesota MHA Alumni Association/Foundation, and Crossroads Rhode Island.  She earned a doctor of public health in health systems management from Tulane University, a masters in health care administration from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor of science in community health education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In 2017, Dr. Van Bree was named the Career Achievement winner in the 2017 Providence Business News Business Women Awards program.

Mamie Wakefield
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mary Wakefield is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lifespan Corporation. Prior to her current position she was Vice President of Finance for Lifespan Corporation and Chief Financial Officer hospitals (1997-2005). Before joining Lifespan, she worked for KPMG LLP as an audit partner, specializing in health care clients during the last five years of her tenure. She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and is a certified public accountant.

Frank Byrne
Vice President of Finance, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Nicholas Dominick, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Lifespan Clinical Service Lines and Facilities Development

Nicholas Dominick, Jr., senior vice president of Lifespan clinical service lines and facilities development, is responsible for supply chain management, pharmacy and imaging services for Lifespan, and cancer and cardiac services for Rhode Island Hospital. He joined Lifespan in 2000 and has more than 25 years of experience in operations in both clinical and support services. Prior to joining Lifespan, he was manager of materials management for New York Presbyterian Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Pace University.

Deborah Coppola, MS, RN, NE-BC
Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Administration
Thomas Magliocchetti
Vice President, Facilities Management, Rhode Island Hospital
Joseph Pannozzo
Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Barbara Riley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Rhode Island Hospital
Latha Sivaprasad, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Rhode Island Hospital