Executive Leadership

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH
President, Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH is president of Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric division, Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Van Bree also has responsibility for psychiatry and behavioral health services, including Bradley Hospital, the state’s only child psychiatric hospital, and Gateway Healthcare, a community mental health organization. Prior to joining Rhode Island Hospital in January 2015, Dr. Van Bree was senior vice president and chief executive officer for St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas.  She has also been chief operating officer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, the University of Virginia Health System, the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Standards Committee of the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, and on the boards of Bryant University, Providence Chamber of Commerce, the University of Minnesota MHA Alumni Association/Foundation, and Crossroads Rhode Island.  She earned a doctor of public health in health systems management from Tulane University, a masters in health care administration from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor of science in community health education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Mamie Wakefield
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Lifespan

Mary Wakefield is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lifespan Corporation. Prior to her current position she was Vice President of Finance for Lifespan Corporation and Chief Financial Officer hospitals (1997-2005). Before joining Lifespan, she worked for KPMG LLP as an audit partner, specializing in health care clients during the last five years of her tenure. She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and is a certified public accountant.

Phyllis Dennery, MD
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Tracey Wallace
Vice President of Pediatric Services, Hasbro Children's Hospital
François I. Luks, MD
Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Joseph Pannozzo
Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Lauren Thorngate, PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Director of Pediatric Patient Care Services

Lauren Thorngate, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, is a director of pediatric patient care services at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dr. Thorngate obtained her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco and her masters in community health/nursing administration from the University of California. She earned her PhD in nursing science from the University of Washington. Dr. Thorngate has held various executive leadership positions in nursing including research and professional practice.