Riverside Health System Board of Directors

Alan S. Witt
CEO, PB Mares
Member since 2001, Chairman

Jerold Wayne Allen
Retired - Vice President, Ferguson Enterprises
Member since 2007, Vice Chairman

Regina P. Brayboy
Former Vice President, VA International Terminals
Member since January 2010

C. Lee Davis
Retired - C. Lee Davis, Inc.
Member since January 2014

Gordon L. Gentry, Jr.
Chairman, Towne Bank/Peninsula
Member since 2011

Brig General Daniel J. Sherlock
Retired, United States Air Force
Member since 2016

Barry L. Gross, M.D.
Physician, Riverside Partners in Women's Health
Member since 1995

Thaddeus B. Holloman, Sr.
Sr. Vice President, Old Point National Bank
Member since 2006

Caramine Kellam
Member since 2009

A. Joe Poole, III
Director, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Member since 2012

Julie K. Rautio
Managing Partner, Capital Results
Member since 2006

Richard F. Crowder, M.D.
Physician (Retired)
Member since 2015

Frances Ellis
Member since 2015

Conway H. Sheild, III
Attorney, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly
Member since 2007

Scott Stabler
Vice President, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Member since 2010

Anne Klare Sullivan, Ed. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Member since 2010

Paul S. Trible, Jr.
President, Christopher Newport University
Member since 2006

Robert Harding, M.D.
Physician Hospitalist, Riverside Medical Group
Member Since 2014

William B. Downey
President & CEO, Riverside Health System

Riverside Health System Executive Management

The operational and administrative management of Riverside Health System is vested in its president who is appointed by the Board of Directors of the System and is required by its Bylaws to be an officer of Riverside Health System. Directly under the company president is the management staff that provides day-to-day governance of and services to the various companies within Riverside Health System.

William B. Downey
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Riverside Health System

Bill is President and Chief Executive Officer for Riverside Health System. Bill originally joined the Riverside team in May of 1981 as an Administrative Extern. After receiving his MHA from the Medical College of Virginia he rejoined the Riverside team in May 1985 as an Assistant Administrator. He served as Vice President/Administrator at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital from January 1986 - December 1991 and as Senior Vice President, Riverside Regional Medical Center from January 1992 until July 1995. Bill returned to Riverside in June 2001 after having served as President and CEO of Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia and Chief Executive Officer, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Florida. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bill has been involved in many community service projects. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of An Achievable Dream and Greater Peninsula NOW.  He also serves as a board member of The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., the Hampton Roads Economic Development Authority and just completed his term as a member of the Board of Visitors of Christopher Newport University.

Barry L. Gross, M.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Riverside Health System

Dr. Barry L. Gross received his undergraduate B.A. degree in English from the University of Alabama, and his M.D. degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1975. He served his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Riverside Regional Medical Center, and entered private practice in 1979. He became board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1981.

In 1981, Dr Gross served as the National Chairman of the Junior Fellow Division of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served on the national Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served on the Technical Bulletin Committee for Gynecology for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served six years as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Riverside Regional Medical Center. In 1995, he became Medical Director of the Virginia Health Network.

In 1996, he became Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Riverside Physician Associates (now Riverside Medical Group) and a member of the Riverside Health System Board. In 1998, he became the Vice President for Medical Affairs for Riverside Health System; and in 2001, Dr. Gross became an Executive Vice President for Riverside Health System.

W. William (Bill) Austin, Jr.

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Riverside Health System

W. William (Bill) Austin, Jr. joined Riverside in 2012 as the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bill has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Radford University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has an extensive background in health care finance and operations serving most recently as the CFO of an ambulatory surgery network in Richmond.

In the past, Bill has worked indirectly with Riverside through his years as the senior manager on Riverside Health Systems' audit engagement team while with Ernst and Young. In addition, Bill has also assisted with various acquisitions projects and strategic growth initiatives for various health care organizations. Bill has direct responsibility for supply chain/materials, finance and treasury, construction and support services, and revenue cycle functions.

Bill served with the US Army Military Police Corps. Bill and his wife Rebecca currently live in Williamsburg.

Michael J. Doucette
Senior Vice President and Administrator
Riverside Regional Medical Center

Michael J. Doucette's career with Riverside started in 1989, when he was Assistant Vice President of Riverside Regional Medical Center. Since 2009, Doucette served as Vice President, Operations, at Riverside Regional Medical Center, where he oversaw facility operations, budget, quality and service performance for the Peninsula's largest tertiary hospital and only trauma center. During his tenure, the hospital was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission in 2011 and 2012. In January 2013, Riverside Regional Medical Center opened the Pavilion, a 250,000 SF surgical and inpatient addition to the main hospital.

From 1993 to 2008, Doucette served as Vice President/Administrator of the Riverside Medical Group, where he led the development of the physician group that today has grown to more than 500 providers and has become the backbone of the Riverside Health System. He recruited primary care and specialty physician practices and installed the region's first electronic medical records for physician's offices.

Doucette has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and a master's degree in health administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Doucette and his wife have two children and live in Williamsburg.

Charles O. Frazier, MD, FAAFP
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer
Riverside Health System

Dr. Frazier received a B.A. in Chemistry and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia in 1983 and 1987, respectively. He received his family medicine training at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC and served in the United States Navy as the Senior Medical Officer of the USS Frank Cable (AS-40) and as a family physician at Naval Hospital, Newport, RI. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal three times during his naval service.

Since joining the faculty of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency in 1994, Dr. Frazier has held several positions in the health system, including director of the residency, Director of Medical Informatics, and VP of Clinical Innovation. He enjoys the challenge of applying the current medical evidence to the care of our patients by embedding that evidence within the electronic health record. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Lisa, and their three sons.

Sally Hartman
Senior Vice President
Riverside Health System

Sally Hartman joined Riverside in 1994 and is a Senior Vice President for Riverside Health System where she oversees Human Resources, Managed Care Operations, Decision Support, Process Improvement and Care Management Operations. Prior to her current role, Sally was focused on directing the system's human resources efforts and was responsible for the optimization of this function to better serve the organization. This included streamlining and standardizing operations and the deployment of HR shared services.

Sally also served as VP/ Executive Director for Peninsula Health Care, a joint venture insurance company owned by WellPoint and Riverside Health System that provided HMO and PPO products to over 120,000 residents of the Virginia Peninsula. Sally has also overseen corporate real estate development, occupational health and wellness for Riverside Health System.

Sally holds a bachelors degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Northeastern University. She also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Sally has always been involved in numerous community organizations and is currently serving on the board of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

James E. Lesnick, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Business and Venture Development
Riverside Health System

Dr. Lesnick is Senior Vice President for Business and Venture Development. Prior to this role, he served as Medical Director of Riverside Medical Group and was a practicing neurosurgeon for many years in our communities helping Riverside become a nationally recognized leader in neuroscience clinical care.

Dr. Lesnick graduated with honors in Quantitative Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He received his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1978 and did his residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he remained as Assistant Professor until moving to Williamsburg, Va. in 1986. He held leadership positions at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center culminating as President of the Medical Staff in 2004. In 2006, he earned a MBA from the College of William and Mary where he received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Lesnick was the first Chair of the Board of Directors of Riverside Medical Group from 2007-2009. He served on the board of directors of Hampton Roads Academy, is currently on the board of Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, and continues support of several local charitable organizations. He and his wife, Trina, reside in Williamsburg and White Stone.

Nancy Wick Littlefield DNP, MSHA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Riverside Health System

Nancy Littlefield, Chief Nursing Officer/Senior Vice President for Riverside, holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from George Mason University. Dr Littlefield received her Diploma in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University.

Prior to joining Riverside, she was Chief Nursing Officer for HCA opening a new hospital in 2008 in Fredericksburg, Va. Nancy also holds adjunct faculty positions both at Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion. Nancy's career has spanned over 30 years working in acute care as well as serving in executive leadership within hospice and palliative care organizations. Her love of nursing comes honestly, being the fourth generation nurse leader in her family.

Dennis Loftus
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Riverside Health System

Dennis Loftus is currently the Senior Vice President and CIO (Chief Information Officer) of Riverside Health System in Newport News, Va. Mr. Loftus joined Riverside Health System in 1992 as the Director of Information Systems. Prior to joining Riverside, he worked in health care and several other industries and earned the CCP. Dennis is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and received an MBA from the College of William and Mary.

Mr. Loftus has been an integral member of the information systems initiatives of Riverside over the years. These successes include Riverside Health System being recognized as one of the "Most Wired" health care systems in the nation and being among the first nationally to achieve the "Meaningful Use" status for its use of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.