Cooley Dickinson Health Care’s Senior Leadership Team
Joanne Marqusee, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Joanne’s professional experience includes over 30 years of leadership roles across a range of health care settings, including community hospitals, academic medical centers, public hospitals, and government agencies. Before joining Cooley Dickinson Health Care as President and CEO in 2014, she served as Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President at Hallmark Health, which is comprised of acute care hospitals Lawrence Memorial of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield of Melrose as well as a VNA-Hospice and a number of community-based sites.
Before joining Hallmark Health, Joanne was senior vice president, operations, at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where she led both clinical and non-clinical departments and held a series of progressively responsible positions starting in 1992. Earlier in her career, Joanne held positions in government, including at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and the New York State Department of Health. She earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics at Cornell University and a master of public policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Holly Conway, Vice President, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group (CDMG)
Holly’s professional experience in the healthcare industry spans over twenty years in private practices, non-profit health centers, community hospitals, and an academic medical center, part of a larger integrated healthcare network. Before joining Cooley Dickinson, she was the Senior Director of a large multispecialty, hospital-based medical group at Bassett Health Care in Cooperstown, New York. She was responsible for the professional practices and numerous regional multispecialty sites including an ASU and a hyperbaric facility. She joined the organization in 2007, and her role progressively expanded over time to include broader leadership roles as well as larger hospital and health system initiatives.
Holly played an integral role in the development of the dyad leadership model at Bassett, partnering with clinical leaders to develop a vision and structure for future decision-making and strategic planning. She also successfully led numerous projects involving multidisciplinary teams, design and construction of new multispecialty facilities, new service lines, Centers of Excellence and EPIC implementations.
Holly joined Cooley Dickinson Health Care in 2017, and is committed to building strong relationships and partnerships here, with Partners Healthcare, and in the community. She is also passionate about delivering high quality, comprehensive and coordinated care, with a patient-centered approach, to the communities we serve.
Diane Dukette, Chief Development Officer
Diane joined Cooley Dickinson Health Care’s senior team at the beginning of 2016, returning to the organization after previously having led our fundraising efforts for a decade from 2003-2013. In the interim she served as vice president, fund development for the Sisters of Providence Health System and championed the capital campaign for the expansion of the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center. She previously served as the assistant vice chancellor for advancement and executive director of development at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Diane received a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree in business administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association for Fundraising Professionals. She has served on the boards of Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts, the Alumnae Association of Smith College, and is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the West Springfield Public Library.
In November, 2015, Diane was awarded the Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Massachusetts Chapter.
Estevan Garcia, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Dr. Garcia is originally from Texas, having earned his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed his residency and fellowship at Childrens’ Medical Center of Dallas, as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician. After a few years in Washington State, he relocated to New York City, where he held a number of progressively senior administrative positions including leading Emergency Departments and serving as the Associate CMO for Quality and Safety at Maimonides Hospital. He served as CMO at Brookdale Hospital as part of a team of senior leaders charged with turning around a safety net hospital that was on the verge of closure. He put in place hospital-wide peer review processes, use of Team Stepps and Just Culture, developed physician quality champions, and launched executive walk rounds as well as patient safety huddles on each unit. They made significant improvements and the hospital was stabilized.
Most recently, Dr. Garcia was Vice President and Medical Director of Hospitals Insurance Company, a risk management company similar to CRICO that is owned by and covers a number of hospitals. In this position, he led safety activities including enhancing documentation and communication across 17 hospitals and developed/ran simulation initiatives.
Throughout his career, Dr. Garcia has continued to practice clinically. He also pursued additional educational advancement over the years, having earned a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU’s Graduate School of Public Service and becoming a Certified Physician Executive. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health Policy and Management.
Valerie Koczara, Interim VP, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer
Valerie brings over 35 years of experience in nursing leadership, education, and direct patient care to Cooley Dickinson, having begun her career as an ER Nurse in Detroit, Michigan. A seasoned nurse executive with experience in both permanent and interim roles; she has worked in small, medium, and large hospitals. Most recently, Valerie served as Interim Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, New York. Prior to that, she held the Chief Nurse Executive role at Oakwood Southshore Hospital and Medical Center in Trenton, Michigan, where she successfully led their rollout and implementation of EPIC (the electronic medical record system, known here as Partners eCare).
Valerie holds a master’s degree in Nursing from Wayne State University and is also certified as a Nurse Practitioner.
Laurie Lamoureux, Vice President, Finance
Laurie Lamoureux was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Cooley Dickinson Healthcare in 2014. Laurie is a strong leader, a problem solver, collaborative team builder and executive who demonstrates not only strong financial acumen and the ability to manage and complete projects but a deep understanding of operations, clinical care and the interactions between those areas and finance. Born at Cooley Dickinson, she has deep roots in the community and an abiding love for the organization.
Laurie joined Cooley Dickinson in 1987 as a General Accountant. Since that time, she has assumed positions of progressively greater responsibility including Accounting Manager, Controller and Director of Finance before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer. As Director of Finance, Laurie was responsible for accounting and financial operations of the hospital, physician practice group, VNA and Hospice Organization, fundraising, and oversight of Materials Management, Facilities, Security, and Environmental Services Departments. She was also instrumental in due diligence and financial planning when Cooley Dickinson merged with Massachusetts General Hospital.
Laurie has extensive hands-on experience in business leadership, management, accounting, revenue cycle, budgeting, audits, LEAN principles, workflow redesign, negotiation, recruiting, hiring and prioritization of multiple and complex projects.
Lee Martinez, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Lee began his relationship with Cooley Dickinson as the organization’s primary IT liaison from Partners HealthCare Information Systems (Partners is the parent organization of Massachusetts General Hospital). He was instrumental in the planning and execution of our eventual migration to the Partners network. Prior to his work at Partners, Lee served in leadership roles at Atrius Health, where he led implementations of EPIC specialty modules and managed an EPIC optimization team as well as an Epic support team.
Lee’s career showcases a deep background in process improvement, most notably with GE Healthcare, where he developed skills in Six Sigma and Lean. He used the skills to launch new products and services, and to sustain process improvements across the organization.
Anthony J. Scibelli, MS, MBA, Vice President, Operations and Chief Administrative Officer
Anthony Scibelli is the Vice President, Operations and Chief Administrative Officer responsible for the hospital medicine program, home care & hospice, laboratory, oncology, medical imaging, rehabilitation, environmental services, facilities management, nutritional services, patient transport, safety & security, human resources, organizational development & training, volunteer services and performance improvement. Anthony has been with the organization since December 2014. Prior to joining Cooley Dickinson, Anthony held the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Support Services and Post-Acute with the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica, New York. Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Worcester State College, Worcester MA and is a graduate of Lesley University in Cambridge MA with a Master’s Degree in Training & Development. In 2012, he obtained a MBA from the University at Albany in Albany NY.
Julia Sorensen, MSW, MBA, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Julia began her career as a therapist with a specialty in treating traumatized children. She worked for many years at the Brattleboro Retreat, where she combined a strong clinical background and commitment to underserved populations with marketing, business and project management skills in a series of progressively responsible positions. Julia has over 15 years of management experience as well as broad experience re-positioning organizations, leading re-branding efforts and developing successful strategic marketing plans. Julia has also led strategic planning, operations and development efforts.
After working for CHD, a large social service agency headquartered in Springfield, Mass., Julia joined Cooley Dickinson Health Care in 2015. In addition to marketing and communications, Julia oversees government relations, community health and diversity programs including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, interpreter services, A Positive Place (an HIV & AIDS services organization) and the LGBTQ program.
A lifelong resident of the area, Julia earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Isenberg School of Business, a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Chicago.
Eileen Sugrue-McElearney, MSN, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Eileen provides leadership to priority projects that cross over Cooley Dickinson Health Care entities and departments and supports key initiatives such as the Board of Trustees’ nominating and governance and the Patient and Family Advisory Council. Previous to her commencement of duties at Cooley Dickinson, Eileen served as Vice President of Oncology Services for Southcoast Hospitals Group, a three-hospital system in southeastern Massachusetts. Eileen has a master’s degree in community health nursing from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UMass-Amherst.