EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

The daily operations of Southwestern Vermont Health Care are overseen by a team of eight professionals. 

President and CEO

Thomas A. Dee joined Southwestern Vermont Health Care as its chief executive officer in 2009. Since then, he has led SVHC to several national and regional recognitions, including as a four-time Magnet for Nursing Excellence designee, a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, one of Vermont Magazine’s Best Places to Work, and one of the “Top 150 Places to Work in Health Care” as noted by Becker’s Hospital Review. Among the notable projects of the past three years, Tom has worked with his team to expand the health system’s partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, increase access to primary care, improve patient safety and experience, enhance employee engagement, and maintain a strong financial operation. Before SVHC, Tom worked for 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 has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a master's in Healthcare Administration, both from Xavier University in Ohio.


Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Pamela M. Duchene, PhD, APRN, has served as the chief nursing officer at Hallmark Health System in Melrose, MA, a 368-bed facility, and at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH, which is a Magnet® Center for Nursing Excellence and has 208 beds. In addition, she has had extensive experience in the long-term care and rehabilitation industries, serving as a vice president of Harmony Healthcare International in Massachusetts, SunHealth Care Group in New Mexico, and HealthSouth New England in Massachusetts. Duchene is a practicing adult/gerontological nursing practitioner. She attained her Doctor of Nursing Science at Rush University in Illinois.

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, who is a Vermont native, 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, raising several million dollars in annual, capital and endowment initiatives for several local 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 currently serves on the Board of the Southern Vermont Arts Center and served on the board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation for several years assisting the organization with its vision of becoming a nationally recognized institution, as well as volunteering 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 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. In his role with Southwestern Vermont Health Care, he conducts strategic planning and implements mainframe/network-based solutions, facilitates physician relation with information systems, and consults on information/financial/medical systems. Before coming to Southwestern Vermont Health Care, he worked for St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado; California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco; and the Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition, he has worked as a project manager, system engineer supervisor, and quality assurance supervisor. He received a bachelor's in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College in Massachusetts in 1984. 

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SVHC TODAY: Virtual COVID Q & A for Bennington

10/6/2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) will bring its clinical experts to residents of Bennington nearby towns during a region-specific COVID Q & A virtual event 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 6 on the Zoom platform. Attendees are encouraged to register and submit their questions in advance here

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