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Leadership

Administrative Leadership

David Passafaro

David A. Passafaro

President

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David Passafaro is president of New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), where he is responsible for leading the Baptist into the Beth Israel Lahey Health System and spearheading the effort to grow the brand into new markets. Previously, he served as senior vice president of external affairs overseeing the offices of Community and Government Relations, Philanthropy, Real Estate and Construction.

David has extensive government and political experience, serving as Chief of Staff for the Office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and President of Boston 2004 Inc., a single purpose, not-for-profit entity, charged to represent the City in staging the Democratic National Convention. In the early 1980’s, he served in Washington D.C. working for the U.S. Senate and in the early 1990’s as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. and Boston with the firm McDermott/O’Neil & Associates.

Prior to joining NEBH, David served as vice president for business development at Suffolk Construction Company where he was responsible for business development and client relationships for clients in the commercial, hospital, healthcare and higher education sectors in the Northeast.  He also served as Vice President for Business Development at William A. Berry & Son Construction and Managing Director for Real Estate at Cambridge Associates Holdings Company.

Previously, David  served on several boards and commissions, including: Boston Medical Center, Board of Trustees, Finance Chairman; Chairman of Boston Medical Center Insurance Co., LTD and GMPCI, LTD, both captive insurance companies; Zoo New England Board of Directors; and City of Boston Rent Equity Board.

David holds a BA in Political Science from Marquette University, 1976, and a MA in International Affairs and Foreign Policy from Georgetown University, 1979.

Mary Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Mary Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer

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Mary Sullivan Smith, MS, RN is an accomplished healthcare executive with over 30 years of progressive clinical leadership experience. She joined the staff of NEBH in 2009. She was appointed Chief Nursing Officer in 2014 and subsequently Chief Operating Officer in 2015. She serves on the NEBH Board of Trustees as a voting member.

Prior to joining New England Baptist Hospital, Mary was Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Tufts Medical Center. Mary holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Lesley University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a diploma in Nursing from the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She is a doctoral student at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Mary led the organization to achieve ANCC Magnet Recognition in 2019. She is passionate about creating an environment of high reliability. Excellence in patient care delivery and patient experience are the cornerstones of her practice.

She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, the American Nurses Association, the Organization of Nurse Leaders, MA, RI, NH, VT, CT, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Val Giordano, RN

Chief of Staff and Vice President, Real Estate

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As chief of staff, Val Giordano, RN serves as strategic advisor and counsel to the President. Additionally, she is vice president, real estate, and is responsible for all real estate transactions, leasing, and the master planning process.

Val joined NEBH as a consultant to assist with Joint Commission survey preparation and site survey coordination, and shortly after was promoted to director of capital projects for patient care services. She has held additional roles, including assistant vice president for support services, radiology, facilities and construction.

Prior to joining NEBH, Val held several positions including Vice President, Nursing and Perioperative Services at Premier, Inc./Yankee Alliance, Nurse Management Consultant for Concepts in Healthcare and Director of Business Operations for Surgical Services and Hospital Wide Materials Management at New England Deaconess Hospital. She has also served in several clinical staff positions.

Val holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University and an Advanced Studies Certificate in Healthcare Facilities Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Jayne Carvelli-Sheehan, MSN, RN, CS

Jayne Carvelli-Sheehan, MSN, RN, CS

Vice President, Musculoskeletal Network Development

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Jayne Carvelli-Sheehan, MSN, RN, CS is Vice President for Musculoskeletal Network Development at NEBH. In this role, she is responsible for identifying care retention and new patient acquisition opportunities.

Prior to joining NEBH, Jayne served as Senior Vice President, System Integration and Care Coordination at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and System. Over her career she has held various roles including staff nurse, nurse manager, director of nursing, and over the last 25 years, Senior Vice President for Ambulatory and Emergency Services where she oversaw more than one million ambulatory clinic and outpatient procedural visits and 55,000+ emergency/trauma visits on an annual basis.

Jayne sits on several not-for-profit boards. She is Co-Chair of the Health Services Board at Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, and is on the Board of Directors at Boston Medflight, where she serves as Clerk and Chair of the Board of Medflight’s Development Committee, which recently launched a 21 million capital campaign. She is a past member of the Board of Director’s for Outer Cape Health Services.

Jayne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Salem State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Boston College.

Clinical Leadership

Mary Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Mary Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer

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Mary Sullivan Smith, MS, RN is an accomplished healthcare executive with over 30 years of progressive clinical leadership experience. She joined the staff of NEBH in 2009. She was appointed Chief Nursing Officer in 2014 and subsequently Chief Operating Officer in 2015. She serves on the NEBH Board of Trustees as a voting member.

Prior to joining New England Baptist Hospital, Mary was Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Tufts Medical Center. Mary holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Lesley University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a diploma in Nursing from the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She is a doctoral student at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Mary led the organization to achieve ANCC Magnet Recognition in 2019. She is passionate about creating an environment of high reliability. Excellence in patient care delivery and patient experience are the cornerstones of her practice.

She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, the American Nurses Association, the Organization of Nurse Leaders, MA, RI, NH, VT, CT, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Tricia Ide, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Executive Director, Quality & Patient Safety, Clinical Education & Professional Development, Inpatient Nursing & Magnet Program Director

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Tricia Ide, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is the Executive Director for Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, Clinical Education and Professional Development,  Inpatient Nursing and Magnet Program Director at New England Baptist Hospital. She is responsible for managing the overall high-quality performance and quality improvement structures throughout the organization. She also co-chairs the musculoskeletal quality collaborative for Beth Israel Lahey Health. Tricia developed and coordinated the Continuous Improvement Academy at NEBH that firmly established the yellow, green and black belt levels for quality improvement.

Tricia has led NEBH through a variety of successful regulatory and survey events with special recognition of The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip/Knee Certification and the ANCC Magnet written document and site visit. As the Magnet Program Director, Tricia led the department of nursing and the organization to achieve ANCC Magnet® Recognition in 2019.

Tricia received her BSN from Simmons College, her MS from Regis College and her DNP from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She is the recipient of the 2019 New England Baptist Hospital inaugural A. Elizabeth Kolligan Nursing Scholarship Award; the 2017 New England Baptist Hospital President’s Award for Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety; and she was the 2011 Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence National Finalist Category in Management. Tricia is dedicated to making quality of care a priority and is active in improving orthopedic care and nursing practice.

Vice Chair/Section Chiefs-Orthopedics

James Bono, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedics

Chima O. Ohaegbulam, MD
Chief, Section of Spine Surgery

Glen Ross, MD
Chief, Sports Medicine, Chief, Section of Shoulder and Elbow

Mark Slovenkai, MD
Chief, Foot & Ankle

Eric Smith, MD, FAOA
Chief, Arthroplasty

Carl Talmo, MD
Vice Chair, Orthopedic Research

Andrew L. Terrono, MD
Chief, Section of Hand Surgery

Section Chiefs - Medicine

Frederick C. Basilico, MD
Chief, Section of Cardiology

Roberto Cruz-Gervis, MD
Chief, Section of Hospitalist Service

Marcia Kathryn E. Steiner, MD
Chief, Section of Pulmonary Medicine

Brian Hollenbeck, MD
Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases

Michael Kearney, MD
Chief, Section of Urology

Amin F. Sabra, MD
Chief, Section of Neurology

Section Chiefs - Surgery

Farhat Homsy, MD
Chief, Section of General Surgery

Eric J. Woodard, MD
Chief, Section of Neurosurgery

Board of Trustees

Christopher Collins
Chair

Christopher Jenny
Vice Chair

David A. Passafaro
President (Ex-officio)

Jason Amello

John “Jeb” Bachman

Thomas Barker, Esq.

Keith Barnett

Frederick C. Basilico, MD
(Ex-officio)

Shanuah Beamon

Gregory H. Cahill

Roberto Cruz-Gervis, MD
(Ex-officio)

Brian Hollenbeck, MD
(Ex-officio)

John Jackson

David A. Mattingly, MD
(Ex-officio)

Nancy Nager, RN, BSN, MSN

Michael Rowan
(Ex-officio)

Mary Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
(Ex-officio)

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