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.
Angela Belmont, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President, Patient Care Services
Angela comes to Cooley Dickinson with more than 30 years experience as a nurse administrator. She worked for more than 20 years at Faxton St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica, New York, where she also earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Administration degrees, at the State University of New York’s Institute of Technology. Most recently, she completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in System Leadership from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.
From 2014-2017, Angela served as Assistant Vice President of Nursing for Mohawk Valley Health System, where she led efforts to significantly improve patient care services and outcomes across the system’s two hospital campuses. Joining Cooley Dickinson Health Care in December of 2017, she is working toward providing leadership, oversight, and support of the system’s established leaders in Patient Care Services; advancing our dyad program of nursing and physician collaboration; and partnering with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Estevan Garcia, to focus on quality and patient safety.
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 on the board of the Association for Fundraising Professionals of Western Massachusetts. 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.
Diane is a recipient of 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.
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.
Kevin Neill, Vice President, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group (CDMG)
Kevin joined Cooley Dickinson Health Care in 2018 bringing over 30 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to joining the Cooley Dickinson team, he oversaw operations for a multispecialty private practice in Portland, Maine comprised of over 100 physicians and advanced practice clinicians across four campuses. Prior to his work in Maine, Kevin was the Vice President of Physician Services at Holyoke Medical Center. During his twelve-year tenure at Holyoke Medical Center, Kevin developed and expanded primary care and specialty care services for the system.
Kevin began his healthcare career as a physical therapist and moved into senior leadership positions in the rehabilitation industry, overseeing operations and the provision of patient care in long term care settings. He transitioned to medical practice leadership in 2002. In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, he earned an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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.