Speakers

Christopher Accashian, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
St. Francis Medical Center

Topics:
Certificate of Public Need
Community Partnerships
Free Standing Emergency Room Services
Leadership Development for Evolving Leaders
Leadership: Nurturing Talent
Patient-Centered Care 

 

 

Christopher Accashian serves as chief executive officer of St. Francis Medical Center, where he is responsible for the leadership and daily operations of the 130-bed acute-care facility with more than 900 employees, the newest hospital in the Bon Secours Health System.

Chris has 15 years’ experience in healthcare management with an emphasis on planning, administration and operations. Prior to joining St. Francis, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), most recently as CEO of Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire.

Chris, a Richmond-area native, participated in many community activities while at Parkland, including leading the Patient Family Advisory Group, as well as serving on the Derry Boys and Girls Club Board of Trustees, the New Hampshire Hospital Association Advocacy Task Force, and volunteering with the United Way.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and his Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Chris is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.

Toni R. Ardabell, MSN, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Virginia Health System

Topics:
Catholic Health Care
Children’s Hospital
Leadership: Nurturing Talent
Women and Wellness: A Journey

 

 

 

Toni Ardabell is the chief executive officer of Bon Secours Virginia Health System. As CEO of the Virginia health system, Toni is responsible for five acute-care facilities which support a full-range of services, including Centers of Excellence in cardiac surgery, women’s and children’s services, orthopaedics, bariatrics, surgery, oncology, emergency care and ambulatory services.

Committed to community involvement, Toni serves on a number of boards, including the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce board, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association board and serves as chair of the American Heart Association’s Richmond board of directors, and is a member of the American Heart Association’s Mid-Atlantic Affiliate board.

Toni’s personal commitments to serving her community involve issues surrounding the health and wellbeing of children, particularly the underserved and marginalized. She also has committed to building awareness for the plight of victims of human trafficking.

Prior to joining Bon Secours, she served as vice president for the Inova Health System 2015 Capital Improvement Program. A native of Pennsylvania, Toni earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa., her master of science in nursing from Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., and her master in business administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Va.

 

Francine Barr, DNP, RN, MS, CNAA-BC
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital

Topics:
Building an Integrated Health System
Community Health
Health Care Reform/Affordable Care Act
Health Services for Seniors
Patient-Centered Care

 

 

Francine Barr is the chief executive officer of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. Francine came to Bon Secours in 1993 as administrative director of critical care nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital. In 2001, she became vice president, chief nursing officer of St. Mary’s Hospital, and in 2012, she took on the role of vice president of the senior services service line for Bon Secours Virginia Health System. In 2013, she was promoted to director of patient and family centered care for Bon Secours Health System, Inc., and in 2014, she was named vice president/chief operating officer at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Francine earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in Morgantown, her Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

Kevin BarrKevin W. Barr, MBA
Senior Vice President
Strategic Finance, Capital Asset Management & Integration
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

Topics:
Building an Integrated Health Delivery System
Mergers & Acquisitions
Free Standing ERs/UCCs/ASCs – Strategy, Development & Operations
Health Care Pricing & Price Transparency
Ambulatory Care – Systems, Structures & Operations
Professional Coaching / Mentoring & Growing Leaders
 

Kevin W. Barr serves Bon Secours Health System as Senior Vice President in the functions of Strategic Finance, Capital Asset Management, and Integration. In this capacity, his responsibilities include evaluating, developing, and leading strategic finance, capital projects, and integration activities contributing to system-wide growth and performance of market position, operating income, and assets for Bon Secours Health System. Specific initiatives include equity partnerships and strategies with physicians, development of medical buildings and new facilities, operational partnerships, clinical service joint ventures, and consultative support to local market CEOs.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Barr served as Chief Executive Officer, Bon Secours Virginia Ambulatory Services. In that role, Mr. Barr was responsible for management of the professional, administrative, clinical and professional staff, budgeting, financing of corporate ventures, client services, corporate policy, board relationships, and overall strategy for Ambulatory Services in Virginia, including Bon Secours Virginia HealthSource, Inc., Bon Secours Ambulatory Services, LLC, and various affiliate subsidiaries and partnerships of those organizations. Operating facilities include Bon Secours Harbor View Health Center, Bon Secours Watkins Centre, Bon Secours Short Pump Ambulatory Center, Bon Secours Cancer Institute Radiation Centers, and various for-profit, taxable, advanced imaging partnerships. Those entities oversee clinical services including ambulatory diagnostic testing, outpatient imaging, wound care, radiation therapy, free- standing emergency room care, urgent care, ambulatory surgery, clinical laboratory/pathology testing, sleep diagnostic testing, and retail pharmacy.

Mr. Barr has experience in patient care, health care consulting, and executive management, serving the Bon Secours Health System in strategic and operations leadership roles. Additionally, he served as Consulting Manager within the Northeast Health Care Consulting Practice of Ernst & Young (formed by the merger of Arthur Young & Company and Ernst & Whinney). His scope of practice with Ernst & Young included financial feasibility studies, strategic/project/program planning, innovative clinical programs, community need and market demand assessments, certificate of need support, operations optimization/work force labor efficiency reviews, equipment and facility evaluations, financial valuations, and insurance contract negotiations.

Mr. Barr has authored a variety of health care articles, lectures, and text chapters, including the book chapters titled “Ambulatory Care,” Health Care Administration: Managing Organized Delivery Systems, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC/Inc., Fifth and Fourth Editions, ISBN-13: 9780763757915 and ISBN-13: 978-0763731441; “Ambulatory Care,” Health Care Administration: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Organized Delivery Systems, Aspen Publishers, Inc., Third and Second Editions, ISBN 13: 9780834210660 and ISBN13: 9780834205987; and “The Future of an Industry in Transition,” Health Care Administration:  Principles, Practices, Structure and Delivery, Aspen Publishers, Inc., Second Edition, ISBN13: 9780834205987.

He has served and continues to serve as a preceptor for undergraduate and graduate students and fellows of various universities including James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, University of Minnesota, University of Georgia and University of Richmond.

As well, he has served as guest lecturer and adjunct faculty within the Department HealthCare Administration and Department of Family Medicine, Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University), as well as a guest presenter for various professional association meetings and webinars at a national level, including American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (AHA), and the Forum for Healthcare Strategists.

Mr. Barr holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management/Administration from Medical College of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration – Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed the Executive Integral Leadership Program - Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the Leadership Coaching Program from The Institute for Transformational Leadership with Georgetown University. Additionally, he holds a Degree in Radiologic Technology, received a license for Nursing Home Administration in the Commonwealth of Virginia (inactive), and worked as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (inactive). Mr. Barr is a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives (ACHE), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Virginia Hospital/HealthCare Association (VHHA).

Mr. Barr has served as a board member and/or chairperson of various community organizations and corporate boards including: The Richmond Forum, Virginia Hospital & Health Care Association VHHA Services, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, Boaz & Ruth, Turnberry-Mason Park HOA, and various intra-company governing boards within Bon Secours and its associated affiliate partner organizations.

 

 

David Belde, PhD
Senior Vice President, Mission Services
Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Topics:
Catholic Health Care
Community Health
Health Care Ethics
Ministry Leadership

 




David Belde is currently the senior vice president of mission services for Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Prior to this role, he served as the vice president of mission integration and ethics for Seton Healthcare Family, the vice president of mission and ethics for the Bon Secours Virginia Health System, and the director of ethics for Saint Joseph’s Health System, in Atlanta, Ga.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in theological ethics from Boston College, and a doctorate of philosophy from Saint Louis University where his research focused on ethical issues in end-of-life care.

In addition to speaking nationally and internationally on health care ethics, he has authored peer reviewed articles in health care ethics and is the co-author of An Introduction to Health Care Ethics: Theological Foundations, Contemporary Issues, and Controversial Cases. Published by Anselm Academic, the text is now in its second edition.

David is married to Amelia Lyon Belde. They have identical twin girls, Lily and Sophie. In his free time, he enjoys bicycling, hiking and gardening.

Dr. Mark Bladergroen
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Bon Secours Richmond

Topics:
Cardiac Wellness and Prevention
Heart Health
Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

 





Dr. Mark Bladergroen is a cardiac surgeon and vice president for medical affairs for Bon Secours Richmond.

As a cardiothoracic surgeon and cardiothoracic section chief at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Dr. Bladergroen specializes in minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, as well as aortic aneurysm endograft surgery and off-pump (beating heart) bypass surgery. He performed the first thoracic endograft in central Virginia.

Dr. Bladergroen is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Richmond, Va., area, including Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He has been in practice for 36 years. He is one of 11 doctors at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and one of 11 at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital who specialize in thoracic and cardiac surgery.

Herbert J. Cummings, MSPH
Chief Operating Officer
Bon Secours Medical Group

Topics:
24/7 Online Physician Appointments
Community Partnerships
Electronic Medical Records
Health Care Finance
Health Care Retail Environment

 

 


Herbert J. Cummings is chief operating officer for the Bon Secours Medical Group in Richmond, Va., where he is responsible for the strategic planning and business operations of this multi-specialty group. Prior to serving in this role, he was administrative director of primary care and specialty medicine for the Bon Secours Health System, and served as regional director of physician practice operations.

Before coming to Bon Secours, Herbert was chief operations officer at the Capital Area Health Network, where he was responsible for the business operations of a network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers in the Richmond area that partner with the federal government to provide care to underserved individuals.

Herbert earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Tennessee State University in Nashville, and his Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Stacey L. Epps, MD
Executive Medical Diredtor
Bon Secours Neuroscience Institute

Topics:
Cardiac Wellness and Prevention
Health Care Technology of the Future
Heart Health
Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

 

 

Dr. Stacey Epps is executive medical director of the Bon Secours Neuroscience Institute, chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, department chair for St. Mary’s Neurology and is on the board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia.  He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and practices with the Bon Secours Neurology Clinic.

Dr. Epps attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his internal medicine internship at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. He completed his neurology residency with Georgetown University Medical Center and the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, he completed a fellowship in epilepsy at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville.

Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, Dr. Epps had been in private practice for eight years in Richmond. He was the chief of neurology at CJW Medical Center, where he played a key role in the development of the neuroscience and stroke program. Dr. Epps specializes in neurological disorders such as migraines and other headache syndromes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and has a subspecialty emphasis on seizures and epilepsy. He is also able to interpret carotid and transcranial ultrasounds as part of stroke and cerebrovascular care.

Dr. Epps was voted a “Top Doc” in Richmond by readers of Richmond Magazine.  He was also voted unanimously in 2014 as a top doctor of specialties by the Bon Secours Medical Group.

Robert Fortini, MSN, PNP
Chief Clinical Officer
Bon Secours Medical Group

Topics:
Electronic Medical Records
Medical Home
Patient-Centered Care
Population Health

 

 

 

Robert Fortini, PNP, is the chief clinical officer for Bon Secours Medical Group in Richmond, Va. He is responsible for facilitating provider adoption of electronic medical records, coordinating clinical transformation to a patient-centered medical home care delivery model, and facilitating participation in available pay for performance initiatives as well as physician advocacy and affairs. He has extensive experience in operations and clinical policy development and experience in workflow re-engineering and continuous quality improvement in ambulatory care.

Before coming to Bon Secours Medical Group, Robert served as the chief medical affairs officer at Queens Long Island Medical Group, engaged in quality and health information technology adoption. He successfully applied for the first Level 3 NCQA-recognized patient-centered medical home in New York state.

Robert has 30 years of experience in healthcare. He is a graduate of Fordham University in New York and The State University of New York College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

James C. Godwin, Jr., SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources
Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Topics:
Conflict Resolution
Leadership Development for Evolving Leaders
Leadership: Nurturing Talent
Workforce Wellness

 

 

 

Jim Godwin is senior vice president of Human Resources for the Bon Secours Virginia Health System and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic human resources vision and goals for the organization. Bon Secours Virginia consists of eight hospitals, dozens of outpatient facilities, a college of nursing, school of medical imaging and employs a workforce of nearly 14,000. Jim is also responsible for the Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group which spans both Richmond and Hampton Roads. He has served in the Bon Secours ministry for 32 years as a leader in the human resources department at the director and vice president levels. Other areas of responsibility include the employee assistance program, employee wellness, and the childcare centers for the staff. Jim is the ranking human resources strategic business partner for Bon Secours Virginia Health System.

Jim earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a master’s degree in personnel management from Lynchburg College. He is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR). He is past president of the Virginia Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (VaSHHRA) and received the Paul Guy Mentorship Award from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA). He is a past chairman of the Henrico County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Council. Jim serves on the boards of the Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross and United Methodist Family Services. He is a longstanding member of VaSHHRA, ASHHRA and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He lives in Glen Allen, Va., with his wife of 34 years.

Mark Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Richmond-East


Topics:

Bon Secours/Faith/Values
Catholic Health Care
Free Standing Emergency Room Services
Leadership Development for Evolving Leaders
Leadership: Nurturing Talent

 

 

Mark Gordon assumed his role as CEO of Bon Secours Richmond-East in October 2015, with direct oversight of Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital and Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital.

Between August 2008 and September 2015, Mark served as CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, Va. He was responsible for the leadership and daily operations of the 130-bed acute-care facility with over 900 employees, the newest hospital in the Bon Secours Health System completed in 2005. The campus is on 75 acres and includes the hospital, Medical Office Building, Cancer Center, Child Care Center, physician practices and the recently opened Watkins Centre (free-standing emergency department outpatient imaging and physician offices).

Mark came to Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center from Bon Secours Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Kentucky. He currently resides in Richmond, Va., with his wife Teresa and their two children: Bethany, a senior at The University of Virginia, and Zeb, a senior at St. Christopher’s School.

Mark earned his Master of Health Services Administration from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his Bachelor of Science from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has completed executive education at Notre Dame, Wake Forest and Harvard. Before coming to Bon Secours Kentucky in 2004, he served in senior leadership positions in Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.), Duke Health System (Durham, N.C.) and at Vidant Health (Greenville, N.C.).

Mark serves on the boards of Leadership Metro Richmond and the Richmond Better Housing Coalition, as well as the Westminster Canterbury Corporate Board.

Bon Secours Health System is a $3.0 billion, not-for-profit Catholic health system that owns, manages, or joint ventures 18 acute-care facilities, a psychiatric hospital, nursing care facilities, assisted living facilities, and several home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 21,000 caregivers help people in ten communities in seven states.

Brian D. Gradle, Esq.
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Topics:
Corporate Responsibility
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Managed Care

 

 



Brian Gradle is vice president of corporate responsibility of the Bon Secours Richmond Health System, where he serves as the corporate responsibility officer and the privacy officer. Prior to joining Bon Secours, Brian was in private healthcare practice with the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). He also previously served as an associate professor of law on the adjunct faculty at the American University, where his courses included Law in the Information Society (Privacy Law) and Health Care Transactions. His interest in healthcare stems from his service as a Green Beret medic with the 11th Special Forces Group.

Brian counsels on a broad array of health law matters, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to the privacy, security and transmission of data under federal and state laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In addition, he has served as outside general counsel to healthcare plans operating in the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest, and has provided counsel on a wide variety of complex healthcare transactions involving managed care organizations, hospitals and physician practices.

Brian earned his Juris Doctor with honors from The George Washington University Law School.

Tony Herbert, MBA
Vice President, Managed Care - Virginia
Bon Secours Health System

 
Topics:
Bon Secours Value Network
Health Care Reform/Affordable Care Act
Insurance Exchange
Managed Care

 

 

Tony Herbert is vice president of Managed Care for the Bon Secours Health System in Virginia, where he also leads the Bon Secours Value Network, a self-insured health program for small- and medium-sized businesses in central Virginia. Prior to serving in this role, Tony was a business development executive with the Bon Secours Health System with specific responsibility for co-management agreements and Accountable Care Organization development.

Before coming to Bon Secours, Tony’s background was in the manufacturing industry where he held positions as CEO at Protective Industries, Inc.; president at Bunzl Extrusion, Inc., now Pexco Extrusion; and president of The Alliance Plastics Group, now Essentra Plastics.

Tony earned his Master of Business Administration in Business Policy from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, and he completed the Advanced Management Program in Business Administration and Management at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shaival J. Kapadia, MD

Topics:
Cardiac Wellness and Prevention
Heart Health

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shaival J. Kapadia received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He went on to complete a fellowship in cardiology at Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. He is board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kapadia has published a number of professional journal articles and has presented to The American College of Cardiology. He is a community leader and professional resource in the fields of cardiac wellness and disease prevention. He has been providing cardiology care to patients in Richmond for nearly 14 years, and during that time, he has given numerous talks and seminars to fellow physicians and the community. His commitment to treating the whole patient – body, mind and spirit – is one way Bon Secours continues to deliver world-class cardiology care.

Ashley Kelly, MHA
Corporate Wellness Liaison
Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Topics:
Employee Wellness
Occupational Health Services in a Health-Care Setting
Tobacco Free Workplaces
Workforce Wellness

 

 

 

Ashley Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Ashley has worked in the areas of health policy, strategic planning and project management. She joined Bon Secours Health System in 2011 as director of Planning and Project Management for the Medical Group. In her current role as corporate wellness liaison, she leads the Workforce Wellness program which partners with area businesses to deliver Bon Secours services, meet the health needs of employee populations, and control rising healthcare costs.

Ashley is actively involved in the Richmond community. She serves on boards for Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, in addition to volunteering for World Pediatric Project, Junior Achievement, American Heart Association, iCan Shine, and Habitat for Humanity. Ashley is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and participates in the local Central Virginia Healthcare Executive Group chapter.

Sister Anne Marie Mack, CBS, MSN
Senior Vice President, Sponsorship - Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Member - Country Leadership Team-USA

Topics:
Bon Secours/Faith/Values
Catholic Health Care
Ministry Leadership
Mission

 

 

 

Sister Anne Marie’s ministry as a Sister of Bon Secours spans 50 years. After serving in Bon Secours facilities in Baltimore, Md., and Grosse Pointe, Mich., from 1972 to 2005, she was elected president of the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, based in Marriottsville, Md., and served in that role for seven years.

Upon completion of her tenure as president, she was appointed vice president of Mission for two Richmond, Va., hospitals and currently serves as senior vice president of Sponsorship for Bon Secours Richmond Health System. In 2014, she was also appointed senior vice president of Sponsorship for Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System in Florida.

From 2008 to 2011, Sister Anne Marie served as president of the board of UNANIMA International, a non-governmental organization of Roman Catholic sisters serving at the United Nations and advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants, refugees and the environment. She serves as the chairperson of the Congregation’s International Peace and Justice Committee. Sister Anne Marie has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing.

Cynthia C. Reynolds, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Bon Secours Health System

Topics:
Bon Secours Health Care Foundation
Community Partnerships
Not-for-Profit Fundraising

 

 

 

As the chief development officer for Bon Secours Health System, Cindy Reynolds manages Foundation fundraising system-wide and works closely with our physicians, board members, senior leaders and the greater community to lead the Foundation’s philanthropic activities.

Prior to joining the Foundation in July 2013, Cindy held several positions at the University of Virginia Health Foundation, including senior director of development for healthcare philanthropy. As a key fundraising contributor for the University of Virginia Health System’s $3 billion fundraising campaign, she personally raised $5 to $10 million per year for several years, recruited and helped train fundraising staff and partnered effectively with health system leadership, including the dean of the school of medicine and CEO of the medical center. Previously, she served as senior director of development for diabetes and neurological programs and director of development for medical alumni and departmental programs.

Patricia L. Robertson, MHA, NHA
Chief Administrative Officer
Bon Secours Virginia Health System

 
Topics:
Bon Secours/Faith/Values
Future of Health Care Delivery or Health Care Delivery 2020
Health Care Ethics
Leadership Development for Evolving Leaders
Population Health

 

In 2014, Pat assumed the role of chief administrative officer for Bon Secours Virginia. In this capacity, she oversees the Value Creation Office, Medical Staff Support Services and Health Information Management Services across Bon Secours Virginia. Pat is also responsible for Continuing Care Services in Bon Secours Hampton Roads and Governance activities in Bon Secours Richmond.

Prior to this role, Pat served as the chief executive officer for Mary Immaculate Hospital in Hampton Roads, Va. She has also served as the chief operating officer at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Stuart Circle Hospital and Memorial Regional Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

Pat is a former board member of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Newport News School Foundation, Yorktown YMCA, United Way, J. Sargeant Reynolds Educational Foundation and Capital Area Agency on Aging.

Pat is a registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator. She received her Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Leigh T. Sewell
Vice President, Service Line Strategy
Bon Secours Virginia

Topics:
Ambulatory Care
Building an Integrated Health System
Community Health
Community Partnerships
Future of Health Care Delivery or Health Care Delivery 2020
Pediatric Family-Centered Care
Population Health

 



As vice president of service line strategy for Bon Secours Virginia, Leigh Sewell leads three broad areas within the service line structure: chronic conditions, demographic health and wellness, and surgical services. These service lines develop and support clinical products focused heavily on care across the continuum, particularly ambulatory care; unify a portfolio of services and partnerships across Virginia; and optimally manage the health of entire populations.

Leigh earned her Master of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

She is a passionate advocate for all children with disabilities, and helped develop the concept for Richmond Hope Therapy Center, the first intensive therapy clinic in Virginia, now a part of Bon Secours. She supports March of Dimes research to improve diagnoses, protocols, education and treatment for premature births and served as the 2014 Richmond March for Babies Chair and Ambassador Mom.

Leigh serves on the board of Sportable, a nonprofit that helps athletes with physical and visual disabilities achieve goals through sports. She is also a board member of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and of A Grace Place, which provides person-centered support services for adults with disabilities. She is a past board member of Junior Achievement.

Leigh has been recognized as one of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40,” and is a member of Leadership Metro Richmond and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Kevin Sheppard, CPA
Vice President, Ambulatory Services
Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Topics:
Ambulatory Care
Health Care Finance
Leadership

 

 

Kevin Sheppard is vice president of ambulatory services for the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. He joined Bon Secours in February 2011.

Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and his Master of Healthcare Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs.

Kevin served as board member, treasurer and then president for two years for the Central Virginia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. He is also a board member of Communities in Schools of Chesterfield, which partners with the Chesterfield County School System to support at-risk youth, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life.

Kevin’s interests include cycling, backpacking and running.

Kelly Stuart, MD, MPH, MTS, MSNDR
Mission Leader and Vice President of Mission and Ethics
Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Topics:
Clinical Ethics Consultation
Conflict Resolution
End of Life Ethics
Ethics and Global Medical Missions
Health Care Reform/Affordable Care Act
Informed Consent
Physician Engagement and Health Care Reform
Public Health and Health Care Disparities
The Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services

 

Dr. Kelly Stuart grew up in a large family in Virginia Beach, Va. After high school, she attended Texas A&M University in College Station, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Kelly then returned to Virginia and earned a Medical Doctor degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Her post-graduate medical education and Master of Public Health were completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, both in Bethesda, Md.

After completing 11 years of military service, Kelly returned to Virginia with her husband and three children. While practicing as a neonatologist, she earned a Master of Theology at Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond and, most recently, a Master of Science in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. She is presently the healthcare ethicist and medical director of Mission Services for Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Kelly’s primary area of interest involves improvement of health services through engaging clinicians and communities in creative solutions to complex problems related to healthcare disparities and the changing American health delivery model. She is able to combine her clinical perspective with ethical discernment methodologies to address matters in the clinical, organizational and community realms.

Kelly currently lives in Richmond and Virginia Beach with her husband, and they have three adult children.

Cindy Stutts, MS, RN
Administrative Director
Employee Wellness Services
Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Topics:
Employee Wellness
Occupational Health Services in a Health-Care Setting
Population Health
Stress Management
Tobacco Free Workplaces
Workforce Wellness

 

Cindy has more than 20 years of experience managing worksite wellness and occupational health services in a health care setting. She is responsible for programs and services for approximately 13,000 employees across Virginia.

Additional responsibilities also include Employee Health, Workers’ Compensation and the Employee Assistance Program. Bon Secours’ wellness programs have been recognized by the Wellness Councils of America, the American Heart Association, the Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association, the Virginia Business Coalition on Health and the Virginia Center for Healthcare Innovation.

In 2011 and 2012, Cindy was instrumental in opening Bon Secours’ first two onsite employee clinics, “The Good Health Clinic” at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond and at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. Cindy has also been involved in launching four phases of the Bon Secours Employee Accountable Care Organization and is currently co-chair of the Value Based Care Team for Bon Secours Health System.

This innovative approach to managing employee health has proven to be a win-win for employees and Bon Secours. Cindy received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a nursing degree from the Bon Secours College of Nursing.

Leanne Yanni, MD
Medical Director, Palliative Medicine
Bon Secours Virginia

Topics:
Building an Integrated Health System
Hospice and Palliative Care

 

 

 




Dr. Yanni attended medical school at State University of New York-Syracuse and completed her training in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, where she remained on faculty for 10 years. During that time she, developed special expertise in pain and palliative care.

In October 2011, Dr. Yanni became the medical director of palliative medicine for Bon Secours Virginia. She has a special interest in pain education and has developed an online curriculum, published several papers, spoken at national meetings and received several awards for her work. In her role as medical director, she is focused on building a collaborative practice “without walls” to deliver the best possible care to patients and families facing serious illness.

Dr. Yanni is affiliated with the following Bon Secours hospitals: St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and Memorial Regional Medical Center.