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

Frank J. Byrne, CPA, is the vice president of finance for Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals. He previously served as vice president of finance for Newport and The Miriam hospitals and as director of finance at Newport Hospital. He received his bachelor of science in accountancy from Bentley University and his master of business administration in finance from Providence College. He is a member of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Thomas P. Cameron
Vice President, Lifespan Facilities Services

Thomas P. Cameron is the vice president of facilities services at Lifespan. He is responsible for facilities maintenance, environmental services, security, transport services and food and nutrition. He received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. He has 30 years of facilities management experience across Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, ranging from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to South Shore Health System.

Todd A. Cipriani
Vice President, Lifespan Medical Imaging, Rehabilitation, and Neurovascular Services

Todd A. Cipriani is vice president of medical imaging, rehabilitation and neurovascular services at Lifespan. He began his career in 1979 as manager of the respiratory department at Newport Hospital. During his time at Newport Hospital Cipriani served in several positions, with each increasing his management scope and leading to the role of vice president of professional and support services at Newport Hospital, and administrative director for medical imaging at Lifespan.

In 2010, Cipriani worked to integrate medical imaging across the Lifespan system, making it the first clinical service to be incorporated throughout the system. Following this success, he was asked to complete the same process with rehabilitation services.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and his master’s degree in health care administration from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

Deborah Coppola, MS, RN, NE-BC
Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Administration

Deborah Coppola, RN, MS, is the vice president and associate chief nursing officer at Rhode Island Hospital. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Rhode Island College and her master of science in nursing from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to her appointment as vice president and associate chief nursing officer, Deborah served as the administrative director of critical care and adult nursing supervisors in 2013 and as director of critical care from 2006-2012. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Nurse Leaders.

Nicholas Dominick, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Lifespan Clinical Service Lines and Facilities Development

Nicholas P. Dominick, Jr., is the senior vice president of Lifespan clinical service lines and facilities development. He is responsible for the Cancer Institute, Cardiovascular Institute, imaging, rehab services, laboratory and lab outreach services, supply chain management, real estate management, facilities design team, and medical engineering for Lifespan. He joined Lifespan in 2000 and has more than 30 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 Health System. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Pace University.

Loree Eysaman, RN, MSN, CPAN, CASC
Vice President, Lifespan Perioperative Services

Loree Eysaman, RN, MSN, CPAN, CASC, is vice president of perioperative services at Lifespan. Eysaman is responsible for practice policies and protocols as well as the clinical practice of perioperative nursing for all of Lifespan. She is an experienced health care executive with 30 years of leadership experience in health care systems. Eysaman is a certified perianesthesia nurse and ambulatory surgery administrator. She is a member of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Susan F. Korber, MS, RN, OCN, NE-BC
Vice President, Lifespan Cancer Institute

Susan F. Korber, MS, RN, OCN, NE-BC, is the vice president of the Lifespan Cancer Institute. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Boston University and her master of science in health service administration from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Korber is a board-certified nurse executive and oncology nurse. Her research interests include prechemotherapy education and nursing leadership and navigation practices. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oncology Nursing Society.

Joseph Pannozzo
Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Joe Pannozzo is vice president and chief development officer at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He leads a comprehensive team of professionals focused on raising funds for clinical care and programs, research and facilities. He is the lead staff to the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation. Joe has 20+ years of experience working in the philanthropic sector.  Prior to his current role, Joe held senior fundraising positions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center and Stonehill College. 

Barbara Riley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Rhode Island Hospital

Barbara P. Riley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is the senior vice president for patient care services and the chief nursing officer at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals. She oversees adult and pediatric inpatient units, behavioral health, emergency departments, perioperative services, infection control, endoscopy, respiratory and neurovascular care, and IV therapy. She previously served as vice president and associate chief nursing officer, as well as the administrative director of emergency and adult medical services for Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals.

She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Ohio State University in Columbus, her master of science in nursing administration from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and her doctorate of nursing practice from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Her research interests include causes and prevention of wrong-site surgery and models of professional practice for nursing. She is a member of the, the American Organization for Nurse Executives, and the Organization of Nurse Leaders of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

Latha Sivaprasad, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Rhode Island Hospital

Latha Sivaprasad, MD, FACP, FHM, is the senior vice president of medical affairs and the chief medical officer of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She oversees pharmacy, quality and safety, medical staff and credentialing, ambulatory, and the Comprehensive Spine Center. She is an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Sivaprasad earned her bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital for Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and her quality and safety fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She is on the board for the Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association and a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Healthcare Executives and Alpha Omega Alpha.