President and CEO
Thomas A. Dee joined Southwestern Vermont Health Care as its chief executive officer in 2009. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a master's in Healthcare Administration, both from Xavier University in Ohio. Tom came to SVHC from Health Alliance in Kingston, NY, an integrated health system of three hospitals. Tom was president and chief executive officer of the 222-bed Benedictine Hospital for more than 17 years. He oversaw the implementation of a variety of new services in the hospital’s community, including a cardiac catheterization testing center, an outpatient imaging center, and several primary care centers.
Chief Nursing Officer
Carol Conroy has 45 years of experience in nursing and more than 25 years of experience as a nurse administrator. Carol received her doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) from Regis College in Weston, MA. She holds two master's degrees—a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration, both from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA—as well as a bachelor's in Nursing from Cornell University. At Caritas Christi in Boston (now known as Steward Health Care), she was the corporate vice president for exceptional care. While there, she led an effort to develop a system-wide culture that focused on customer service, quality of care, and patient safety.
Vice President for Human Resources
Bringing more than 15 years of human resources experience and a background in law, Kevin Dailey began work at SVHC in January 2015. Kevin's most recent previous position was as director of Human Resources for Mack Molding Company, Inc. in Arlington, VT. Before that, he was partner in the legal firm of Dailey & Dailey, P.C., in Manchester, VT. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a juris doctor degree from Vermont Law School. He is an ardent volunteer. He has served with the SVHC board of trustees, the Arlington Rescue Squad, the Bennington County Bar Association, the United Way and others.
Medical Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and SVMC's Chief Medical Officer
Carl “Trey” Dobson, MD, received his bachelor’s degree in physics from The University of the South in Tennessee, a master’s degree in geology from the University of Wyoming and his medical degree from The University of Tennessee. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia. He lives in Bennington with his wife and two sons.
Vice President for Corporate Development
Leslie Keefe has more than 25 years of marketing, management and strategic business consulting experience in the corporate and non-profit fundraising sectors. Keefe is a Rutland native, who ran a successful consulting business focusing on organizational development, including strategic planning, governance, fundraising, training and marketing before joining Southwestern Vermont Health Care as the Vice President of Corporate Development in January, 2014.
Keefe, who lives in Manchester, has a long history of successful marketing and fundraising in Bennington County. She served as development director at Long Trail School in Dorset and directed the capital campaign for the Northshire Day School in Manchester, raising several million dollars in annual, capital and endowment initiatives for the organizations. As executive director of the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce for seven years, she quadrupled membership and led a variety of successful economic development initiatives.
Keefe launched her career in the retail industry, completing the Bloomingdale’s executive training program in New York City before spending nearly a decade with San Francisco-based clothing chain, Esprit De Corp. Keefe oversaw the entire East Coast and Midwest operations, opening numerous outlet stores and managing over 200 employees and several million dollars in revenue.
Active in the both her local and statewide community, Keefe serves on the board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, as well as volunteers with various community organizations. She also serves an alternate commissioner on the District 8 Act 250 Commission, a position she has held since 2007.
Chief Financial Officer
Stephen D. Majetich joined Southwestern Vermont Healthcare in 2010 as its Chief Financial Officer. He has a Bachelor's degree from St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Stephen has nearly 35 years’ experience in the Healthcare industry both in public accounting for nearly 10 years and the remaining in senior financial officer positions in small stand-alone hospitals in and in regional and multi-state health care systems.
Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer
Rich Ogilvie has been involved in the health care industry information systems for more than 25 years and has extensive experience in health care insurance, hospital and clinic information systems, clinical decision support systems, financial decision support systems, and development of regional healthcare information organizations. He is a member of the Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) and a board member of the Battenkill Valley Health Clinic in Arlington, Vermont. An outdoorsman and an athlete, Rich lives in Manchester, VT, with his wife Ann.