Leadership & Governance


Nemours Executive Team

A 18-member Executive Team is responsible for leading Nemours. This team is overseen by a Board of Directors, and advised by Boards of Managers located in Florida and Delaware.

R. Lawrence Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Moss joined Nemours on Oct. 1, 2018, after serving seven years as Surgeon-in-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and the E. Thomas Boles Jr., Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has served as a pediatric surgeon for more than 26 years.
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Robert D. Bridges, CPA

Executive Vice President of Nemours Florida Operations

Robert D. Bridges serves Nemours as an enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Florida Operations, including Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and Nemours primary, specialty and urgent care practices throughout Central and North Florida.
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Roy Proujansky, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Nemours Delaware Valley Operations

Dr. Proujansky is responsible for all clinical operations at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours duPont Pediatrics. In addition, he oversees all patient care, research, prevention and education activities in the organization.
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Gina Altieri, CPA

Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief of Strategy Integration
Gina Altieri, Enterprise Senior Vice President and Chief of Strategy Integration

Gina Altieri is Enterprise Senior Vice President and Chief of Strategy Integration, responsible for Nemours’ strategic planning process and corporate services which includes information technology, enterprise intelligence, health informatics, corporate information security, project management, continuous improvement and responsibility for Nemours’ websites, online patient access and video communications.
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Dana Nicholson Bledsoe, FACHE, MBA

Enterprise Vice President, President, Nemours Children's Hospital

Ms. Bledsoe serves Nemours as an enterprise senior vice president and president of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City. She assumed leadership of the 100-bed academic medical center in August 2015.
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Debbie I. Chang, MPH

Senior Vice President, Policy and Prevention

As Vice President of Policy and Prevention for Nemours, Ms. Chang is focusing on developing and achieving Nemours’ policy and advocacy goals; identifying, evaluating, replicating and promoting model practices and policies in strategic areas.
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Michael J. Erhard, MD, MBA

Enterprise Vice President and Physician in Chief, Florida Operations

The medical leadership role includes responsibilities for Nemours physician practices throughout northeast, northwest and central Florida, as well as Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and hospitalists serving affiliated hospitals from Central Florida to Florida’s Panhandle.
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William "Bill" Higginbotham II

Vice President, Finance and Cost Containment

Mr. Higginbotham joined Nemours in 2002 and is based in Jacksonville, Fla. He was appointed to the Nemours Executive Team in 2016 and serves as the Enterprise Vice President of Finance and Cost Containment.
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Mary M. Lee, MD, FAAP

Vice President and Physician-in-Chief for Delaware Valley Operations
Dr. Mary M. Lee, Enterprsie Vice President and Physician -in-Chief for Nemours Delaware Valley Operations

Dr. Mary M. Lee was appointed Enterprise Vice President and Physician-in-Chief for Nemours Delaware Valley Operations in April 2018. Her medical leadership role includes responsibilities for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours hospitalists serving affiliated hospitals, as well as physician practices throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.
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Stephen T. Lawless, MD, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Stephen Lawless

Dr. Lawless joined Nemours in 1990. He oversees Nemourswide quality and safety, Risk Management, Clinical Peer Review, Infection Control, Clinical Outcomes and the Nemours Clinical Management Program (NCMP).
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Martha McGill, MBA, MHA

Enterprise Vice President, Chief of Florida Network Operations

Martha McGill serves as Nemours’ chief of network operations for Florida and enterprise vice president. She is responsible for building and integrating Nemours network of practice sites and partnerships across Florida and is based in Jacksonville at Nemours headquarters.  
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Rodney A. McKendree, CPA

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. McKendree joined Nemours in 1999. He is responsible for leadership of the operational dimensions of the organization’s finance function, including the Central Business Office, Managed Care, Accounting, Budget, Materials Management, and Hospital and Practice Finance.
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Debbie Platz, JD

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Debbie Platz serves Nemours Children’s Health System as Senio Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She joined Nemours in 2011 as the General Counsel for Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Orlando, Fla., responsible for all of Nemours affiliate operations in Central Florida.
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Bernie Rice

Enterprise Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Rice joined Nemours in 1999 and is based in Jacksonville, Fla. He is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of Information Systems supporting Nemours clinical operations.
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Theresa M. Young

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Young joined Nemours in 2000. She is responsible for all Human Resource functions organizationwide. Before coming to Nemours, Ms. Young worked as a Vice President of Human Resources in the financial services industry for 18 years.
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Board of Directors

Nemours Board of Directors

Robert Riney

Mr. Riney brings a strong knowledge of the health care industry and operations. He understands the unique challenges specific to health care organizations and can provide insight as Nemours anticipates changes within the industry.
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Jane Cavalier

Jane Cavalier is CEO and founder of BrightMark Consulting, Westport, Conn., one of four successful strategic services companies she has built over the past 25 years.
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Claire M. DeMatteis

A native of Delaware, Claire DeMatteis has more than 25 years of experience in corporate law, healthcare law, regulatory affairs, constitutional law and congressional and government affairs.
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Rosa Baumanis Hakala

With more than 25 years of experience in global logistics and supply chain, Ms. Hakala lends her expertise to several Customer Advisory groups and industry organizations.
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James “Jim” Hunt

Jim Hunt is a senior financial and strategic executive serving public, private and large scale operating not for profit enterprise and brings extensive knowledge of board governance and children’s health care issues to Nemours.
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Toni Jennings

Ms. Jennings brings to Nemours extensive knowledge of health care policy and participation in children’s issues. She served as Florida’s first female lieutenant governor; two-term President of the Florida Senate and successful business woman.
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Terri Kelly

Ms. Kelly is President and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates. Her leadership abilities have driven her success in a company known for its non-hierarchical “lattice” structure.
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Michael McGinnis, MD, MPP

Dr. McGinnis brings national and international experience with health policy to Nemours. He adds dimensions to Board consideration and support as the organization strives to raise the bar on standards for the health and health care of children.
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Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

Dedicated to the creation and advancement of health equity, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice brings a unique understanding of women and children’s health issues to the Nemours Board.
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Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN

Linda Norman is Dean of Nursing at Vanderbilt University and her expertise in nursing’s contribution to improving quality and patient safety are an asset to nursing at Nemours and the organization’s commitment to Magnet certification.
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Marc Probst

Marc Probst is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at Intermountain Healthcare. He has been involved with Information Technology and Healthcare services for 32 years.
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Board of Managers

Nemours Board of Managers, Delaware

Catherine M. Bonuccelli, MD

Dr. Bonuccelli is Global Vice President for Symbicort, Astra Zeneca’s largest respiratory brand with global responsibility for product strategy and execution worldwide. She joined the Nemours Board of Managers, Delaware, in 2006.
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Richard T. Christopher

In addition to his Nemours Board and Board Committee assignments, Mr. Christopher serves as a co-chair of the capital campaign in support of funding for the expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
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Bill Dugdale

Bill Dugdale, Partner at Brown Advisory, is a portfolio manager and the head of Business Development in the Wilmington, Del. office.
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Hinton J. Lucas, Jr.

Mr. Lucas joined the Nemours Board of Managers, Delaware, in 2006. He is an active member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association, as well as the General Counsel Roundtable.
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Gina F. Ward

Ms. Ward joined the Nemours Board of Managers, Delaware, in August 2014. In 2012, she was appointed by Delaware Governor Jack Markell to the Delaware Health Resources Board (DHRB). The DHRB serves to promote the efficient use of healthcare resources across the state.
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Nemours Board of Managers, Florida

Hugh M. Brown

Mr. Brown adds more than 30 years of executive management experience to our board’s collective talents. Mr. Brown is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of BAMSI, Inc.
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Catherine Brown-Butler

Ms. Brown-Butler is the Senior Vice President and Market Development Manager for Bank of America. She manages charitable giving for Central Florida market.
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Matthew Certo

Mr. Certo is CEO of Findsome & Winmore, a digital marketing agency. He has also served as Board Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida.
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David Dizney

Mr. Dizney is President & CEO, and member of the Board of Directors of United Medical Corporation.
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J. Malcolm Jones, Jr.

Mr. Jones is the Chairman & CEO of Jones Financial Group. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Florida Capital Group, Inc.
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Andrea Massey

Ms. Massey is President/CEO of the Massey Foundation and Sr. Vice President, Community Relations for Massey Services. She has been recognized as a "Woman of Distinction" by Girl Scouts of Citrus Council.
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Joseph "Joe" Terry

Mr. Terry is Executive Director J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Orlando. He is responsible for leading a team of professionals to assist ultra-high net worth families on overall wealth management needs, including strategic wealth planning.
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Judith 'Judy' Wall, MD

Dr. Judy Wall has been a board-certified pediatrician since 1990 and a pediatric hematologist/oncologist since 1994. In 2011, she joined the steering committee that oversaw the development and design of Nemours Children’s Hospital.
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Richard 'Rick' Walsh

Mr. Walsh brings many years of successful management experience and award-winning achievement to our Board of Managers. Currently, Mr. Walsh is Chairman and CEO of the Knob Hill Companies.
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Robert Wilson, MD

Dr. Wilson is the Clerkship Co-Director of Pediatrics, Pensacola Campus. He coordinates the pediatric curriculum and training of 3rd and 4th year medical students at the Pensacola Regional Medical School Campus.
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