Leadership

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Leadership team members Don Caruso, Natalie
Don Caruso, MD, MPH, and Nathalie Houder, chair, Board of Trustees

Every day, the leadership team at Cheshire Medical Center delivers on our mission to provide excellent, compassionate care to the communities we serve. We are honored to serve you, and we’re proud to work with the hundreds of exceptional, dedicated individuals who make up our staff. We all share common goals: enhancing the safety of our patients and staff members, maintaining our high standards of care, and delivering an excellent experience for our patients.

Members of the leadership team collaborate closely with each other and with colleagues across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system, so that our patients may benefit from the full breadth of our resources and expertise. We hold a deep commitment to safety and quality, and a culture that values the contribution of every staff member and volunteer.

As the Monadnock Region’s leading care provider, we strive to make Cheshire a place that patients choose not just for convenience, but for quality care. As the Monadnock Region’s leading employer, we strive to make Cheshire an innovative, inclusive, and welcoming place for professionals to work, with high standards of professionalism and an appreciation of every team member.

Don Caruso, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer and President

Cheshire Medical Center Board of Trustees

  • Susan Abert, Vice Chair
  • Ashok Bahl
  • Mark Bodin
  • Elizabeth Cotter
  • Barbara Duckett
  • Mark Gavin, Treasurer
  • H. Roger Hansen, MD
  • Nathalie Houder, Chair
  • Michael Kapiloff
  • Stephen LeBlanc
  • Robert Mitchell, Secretary
  • Maria Padin, MD
  • Andy Tremblay, MD
  • Michael Waters

Ex Officio members

  • Don Caruso, MD, MPH
  • Cherie Holmes, MD
  • Claire Fabian, MD

Senior Operations team

  • Don Caruso, MD, MPH, CEO/President
  • Matthew Barone, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Jackie Ethier, Senior Director of Acute Care Services
  • Kevin Forrest, Senior Director of Facilities and Support Operations
  • Dan Gross, MBA, Senior VP, Finance
  • Cherie Holmes, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Shawn LaFrance, VP, Population Health
  • Amy Matthews, DNP, Senior VP, Patient Care Services/CNO
  • Sandie Phipps, VP, Philanthropy and Community Relations
  • David Quigley, VP, Clinical Operations
  • Lisa Sandstrum, Director of Human Resources
  • Chris Tkal, VP, Quality & Patient Safety
  • Jason Vallee, VP, Patient Experience
  • Kathy Willbarger, Chief Operating Officer

Medical Staff officers

  • Claire Fabian, MD, President, Medical Staff
  • Michael O’Shea, MD, Medical Director, VP Ambulatory Care Services
  • Les Pitts, Vice President, Medical Staff
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