Beth Israel Lahey Health

Senior Leadership Team

Before coming to BIDMC, Kevin was Chief Medical Officer at Stanford University Medical Center, where he had broad strategic and operational responsibilities including physician network strategy, clinical quality and patient safety initiatives, regulatory and medical staff affairs and graduate and continuing medical education. He was previously Chief Quality and Medical Information Officer at Stanford, and President of the Clinical Data Services Division of GE Healthcare IT.

Kevin received his undergraduate degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his Doctor of Medicine from Hebrew University’s Hadassah Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Hadassah Hospital.

Kevin resides with his family in Newton.

Kevin Tabb, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), Kevin Tabb, MD, will be responsible for leading a comprehensive integration plan among the BILH member organizations to effectively deliver on the promise to offer patients and their families better and broader access to extraordinary individualized care. Previously, Kevin was the Chief Executive Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess system and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

Before coming to BIDMC, Kevin was Chief Medical Officer at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Stanford, California. There, he had broad strategic and operational responsibilities, which included physician network strategy, clinical quality and 
patient safety initiatives, regulatory and medical staff affairs, and graduate and continuing medical education. He was previously Chief Quality and Medical Information Officer at Stanford. Prior to joining Stanford, Kevin led the Clinical Data Service Division of GE Healthcare IT.

Raised in Berkeley, California, Kevin emigrated to Israel at the age of 18 and served in the Israel Defense Forces, the country’s military service. He received his undergraduate degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his MD from The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Hadassah Hospital.

Kevin resides with his family in Newton.

David Longworth, MD
Interim Chair, Primary Care Network

As Interim Chair of Beth Israel Lahey Health’s Primary Care Network, David Longworth, MD, will oversee the strategic development of the new network, providing vision and thought leadership until a permanent leader is recruited. He will report to the President and CEO. 

David will also continue in his current roles as CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Chair of Lahey Health Primary Care. David joined Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in July 2015 as the Chair of the Department of Primary Care and Chief Medical Officer of the Community Physician Network. He became Interim CEO in April 2018 and was appointed to the role permanently later that year.

Prior to joining Lahey, he was Chair of the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic, where he also led value-based care and population health initiatives. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Baystate Medical Center. David started his career at Cleveland Clinic, where he initially spent 16 years, the last 10 as Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases.

David received his undergraduate degree from Williams College, his medical degree from Cornell University, and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases in the combined Beth Israel–Brigham program.


 

PHYSICIAN ENTERPRISE

BILH SERVICES

Deborah Devaux
Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer

As Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Deborah Devaux will lead the system’s efforts to advance a new model of care that improves patient outcomes and experience, effectively manages health care cost, and reduces health inequities in all the communities we serve. Deborah’s scope of responsibility will include oversight of the system’s unified clinically integrated network, payor contracting and collaboration, care management, as well as behavioral health and continuing care services.

Deborah was previously Chief Operating Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), where she has held a variety of senior leadership roles over nearly 20 years. At BCBSMA, she led 2,600 employees in the areas of IT, operations, health and medical management, pharmacy, performance measurement and improvement, network management, and member and provider services. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and has been a member of the boards of directors for several nonprofit organizations. Deborah served on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Special Commission on Provider Price Variation in 2017.

Deborah received her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and her Master of Health Services Administration from the School of Public Health at University of Michigan.

Deborah resides with her husband in Boston.


Hilary Jacobs, LICSW
President, Behavioral Health

As President of Behavioral Health for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Hilary Jacobs LICSW, will expand and lead a robust behavioral health program designed to make behavioral health care more integrated and accessible, addressing a vital need in the Commonwealth. She will report to the Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer.

Hilary has extensive experience in behavioral health care financing and delivery, health policy analysis, opioid addiction services, implementation of evidence-based practices, and the use of performance data to drive decision-making.

As part of her role, Hilary will continue to oversee Lahey’s large network of integrated mental health and addiction treatment services in 45+ communities, including outpatient, inpatient, and residential care for youths and adults. She joined Lahey in 2015 as Vice President of Addiction, Youth Residential and Educational Services and was promoted to her current role in 2017. Hilary has also held a number of positions at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health including Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. She previously served as a teaching associate in the psychiatry department at the Harvard Medical School program at Cambridge Hospital.              

Hilary received her undergraduate degree from Bates College and a Master of Social Work from Boston University Graduate School of Social Work.

Hilary resides with her husband in Arlington.

Kerry Brown
Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Kerry Brown will advise, oversee, and collaborate on strategic and complex operational initiatives for the President and CEO. She will be Lead Staff for the Beth Israel Lahey Health Board of Trustees, including leading the development of centralized governance support systems and processes to ensure alignment of Boards across the system.

Kerry currently serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).  As a member of the executive team, she partners with the CEO, the executive team, and the senior management team to work cross-functionally to maximize effectiveness by prioritizing and driving key initiatives. She acts as Lead Staff to the Board of Directors, including the Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Since joining Beth Israel Deaconess more than 20 years ago, Kerry has held operational leadership roles in medical specialties and primary care, including roles as the Director of Operations for General Medicine & Primary Care and as the Director of Operations for Hematology/Oncology.

Kerry is a graduate of Denison University, and received a Master of Business Administration in health care management from the Boston University School of Management. She has also completed the Sloane Fellows program for leadership development at BIDMC and is a recipient of the Robert M. Melzer Leadership Award for leading constructive, lasting and all-embracing change.

She resides with her family in Brookline.


Deborah DosSantos
Deputy General Counsel

As Deputy General Counsel for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Deborah DosSantos will provide comprehensive legal advice and counsel for the system and its component organizations. She will report to the General Counsel.

In her current role as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel for Lahey Health, Deb oversees the legal department and advises stakeholders from across the system on a variety of legal matters. Since September 2018, she has also led all aspects of human resources functions for Lahey Health’s 15,000 employees as Chief Human Resources Officer.  Before joining Lahey Health in 2012, Deb was a founding shareholder of the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment firms in the nation. Previously she was a Partner at Goulston & Storrs and an Associate at Hill & Barlow. Deb is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, previously serving as the organization’s President and as a board member.

Deb is a graduate of Georgetown University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. She was named to the Women’s Business list of “Top Ten Lawyers in Massachusetts” in 2007 and was named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” in 2011.

She resides with her family in Arlington.

Steven Fischer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Steve Fischer will lead finance operations for the system and the formation of a best-in-class team that provides extraordinary service across the system. Steve will have oversight of all financial functions including critical services such as supply chain, revenue cycle, and treasury.

In his current role as Chief Financial Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess system, Steve is responsible for the financial operation of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), its affiliated hospitals, and its employed physician network. Prior to his current position, Steve was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BIDMC, and prior to that held the same position at Caritas Christi, a six-hospital system in Eastern Massachusetts. Previously, he served in Chief Financial Officer roles at Holy Family Hospital and at Milton Hospital, and in a series of financial roles at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his Masters of Accounting from Bentley College.

Steve resides with his family in Wellesley. 

John Halamka, MD, MS
Executive Director, Health Technology Exploration Center

As Executive Director of the Health Technology Exploration Center of Beth Israel Lahey Health, John Halamka, MD, MS, and his team will identify emerging technologies that make care more efficient, integrated, and accessible.

In his current role of Chief Information Officer for the Beth Israel Deaconess system, John leads technology implementation and operations for the organization’s clinical, financial, administrative, research, and educational areas. John is also an International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School. He previously served as Chief Information Officer at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the National Health Information Technology Standards Panel for the Bush administration, and Co-chair of the National Health Information Technology Standards Committee for the Obama administration.

John received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, his Master of Science from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Doctor of Medicine from University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. John was named to the HIMSS list of “50 Most Influential Technologists of the Past 50 Years” and to CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame.

John resides with his family in Sherborn.

Jamie Katz
General Counsel

As General Counsel of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Jamie Katz will lead the formation of the system’s integrated legal team encompassing functional areas such as compliance, employment law and governance. In partnership with leaders from across the system, he will establish a broad network of legal expertise that can be deployed across Beth Israel Lahey Health.

Jamie is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he provides legal advice to the organization’s Board of Directors and management team since 2012. He has also served as Interim Chief Compliance Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, General Counsel of Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority, and Chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Public Charities Division.

Jamie received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School. He was named a “Leader in the Law” by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2014. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Law Association and the Boston Bar Association. 

Jamie resides with his family in Lexington.

 

Kristine Laping
Chief Development Officer

As Chief Development Officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Kristine will head philanthropic activities at the system level and oversee the coordination of fundraising efforts in partnership with local leaders.

Kristine will also continue in her present role as Chief Development Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where she has strengthened philanthropic efforts significantly over the past 16 years. In her time at BIDMC, Kristine has grown the development program from $8 million to more than $107 million in annual philanthropic revenue and successfully completed several multi-million dollar campaigns. She is currently leading a $750 million capital campaign which is the largest in the organization’s history.

Before joining BIDMC, Kristine led a number of development programs at area nonprofits including Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has also participated in several professional organizations including Women in Development, and currently belongs to the Unnamed Society, which includes fundraising leaders from the nation’s top academic medical centers.

Kristine received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Kristine resides in Acton with her family.

Stanley Lewis, MD
Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Stanley Lewis, MD, will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for short- and long-term growth of the system, including strategic planning, business development, identification and execution of strategic alliances, joint ventures, and partnerships. 

Stan is currently Chief System Development and Strategy Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he has led expansion and integration efforts within the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and oversees key strategic partnerships, clinical program and service line planning, and new business development opportunities. He was previously Senior Vice President for Network Integration and Associate Chief for Clinical Cardiology at BIDMC. Stan is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

As a participant in the six-year biomedical program, Stan received his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center and his fellowship in cardiology at Yale University.

Stan resides with his family in Newton Centre.

Pauline Lodge
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development

As Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Pauline Lodge will report to the Chief Strategy Officer and lead development and execution of strategic initiatives, network growth efforts and annual goal setting and measurement at the system and local levels.

Pauline is currently Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing & Communications for Lahey Health, where she designed and built these functional areas. In her time with Lahey, Pauline led the acquisition of multiple hospitals, physician groups and home health agencies; developed strategic plans for system-wide service lines including cancer, primary and urgent care and home health; and designed and implemented strategic growth plans for individual hospitals and service lines. Her efforts significantly increased patient volume and market share.

Prior to joining Lahey, Pauline held leadership roles with Northeast Hospital Corporation and Health System and was Executive Director of Planning and Business Development for Partners Community HealthCare. She served in senior roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Ernst & Young.

A graduate of the Massachusetts Healthcare Leadership College, Pauline completed the MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Program and earned and Master of Science in Business and Information Systems from Bentley College.

Pauline resides in Falmouth with her family.

Richard Nesto, MD
Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Richard Nesto, MD, will lead strategic medical affairs for the system. He will be responsible for setting the system agenda and strategy for quality, safety and patient experience, and will also oversee development of provider-to-provider relationships and patient access across the system.

Richard is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO of Lahey Health. He played an integral role in the formation of the Lahey Health system, leading clinical integration, quality and network growth initiatives. Previously he was Chief Medical Officer of Lahey 

Hospital & Medical Center. He came to Lahey in 2000 as Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and also served as Chair of Medicine. Richard began his career at New England Deaconess Hospital, where he practiced cardiology for 12 years. He also practiced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for four years. A professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Richard is internationally known for his clinical and research advancements in the treatment of heart disease in patients with diabetes mellitus and has an extensive bibliography with over 300 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and abstracts.

Richard received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester, and clinical and research fellowships in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

He lives with his family in Weston.

Peter Shorett
Interim Chief Integration Officer

Peter Shorett will serve as Interim Chief Integration Officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health, spearheading initiatives to unify clinical and administrative services to form an integrated health system capable of transforming care in the Commonwealth.

Peter will also continue in his current role as Senior Partner in the Strategy Practice at The Chartis Group, where he has played a vital role in the regulatory review and integration planning processes for the new system. He also is Co-Leader of the Academic Medicine segment for Chartis and has led numerous consulting engagements for the nation's top health systems and physician groups. His work has focused on business plan development, formation of joint ventures and primary care development and design.

Peter received his undergraduate degree from University of California at Berkeley and his Master of Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Peter resides with his family in Brookline.

 

Sherrie String
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

As Interim Chief Human Resources Officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Sherrie String will lead system-wide human resource strategy, operations and integration.

Sherrie is a result-oriented executive who has driven business and financial success across multiple industries, from health care to consumer products, by aligning business strategy with culture and human capital strategies. She has extensive experience in cultural and organizational transformation/change leadership, human resources, diversity and inclusion, and mergers and acquisitions. 

She previously served as the Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, a $5 billion nonprofit integrated health care network in New Jersey, and Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Via Christi Health, the largest provider of faith-based, nonprofit health care in Kansas. She currently serves as the Founder and CEO of String Connections, a human capital consulting firm assisting organizations in connecting people and culture strategies with business strategies to build highly engaged, outcome-driven workforces.

Sherrie received her undergraduate degree and her Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University.

Sherrie resides with her family in Millstone Township, New Jersey.


POPULATION HEALTH

Timothy O'Connor
Finance Integration Lead

As Finance Integration Lead for Beth Israel Lahey Health, Timothy O’Connor will work with the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and the finance leadership team to achieve the highest priority BILH financial integration goals. He will report to the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

Tim is presently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Lahey Health, where he oversees finance, treasury, information technology, revenue cycle, contracting, supply chain, performance improvement, real estate, facilities and the captive insurance company. He played an integral role in the formation of the Lahey Health system, overseeing multiple integration activities as well as the implementation of the Epic electronic medical record. Tim joined Lahey Clinic in 1993 and served as Director of Finance before being named Chief Financial Officer in 1995. Tim has also worked in finance roles at North Shore Medical Center, Lynn Hospital and Union Hospital.

Tim serves on the Committee on Finance of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the CFO Council of the American Medical Group Association and the New England Healthcare Exchange Network board.

Tim earned his undergraduate degree from Salem State College in business administration with a concentration in accounting and holds a teaching certification in business education.

He resides with his family in Danvers.

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Appointments effective March 1