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Senior Leadership Team

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Diana Franchitto

President & CEO

Diana Franchitto, president & CEO of HopeHealth, has been a strong, leading voice in hospice, palliative and home care for more than a decade. Serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, HopeHealth is one of the largest non-profit hospice, palliative care and home care organizations in New England. The HopeHealth family of services includes HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, HopeHealth Visiting Nurse, HopeHealth Community VNA, HopeHealth Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services, HopeHealth PediPal and the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center.

At HopeHealth, Ms. Franchitto facilitated an academic affiliation to become the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In addition, Ms. Franchitto established palliative care partnerships with hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and payers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Franchitto held a variety of senior leadership positions at Caritas Christi Health Care (the predecessor organization to Steward Health Care), then the second largest healthcare system in Massachusetts, where she was responsible for marketing, communications, public affairs and network development.

Ms. Franchitto has an MBA and a bachelor of science in business administration from Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. She serves on the board of directors of the National Partnership for Healthcare & Hospice Innovation (vice chair), Rhode Island Quality Institute (chair), Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and CareLink.

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Gary Croteau

Vice President, Chief Information Officer
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Julie Conway, RN, JD

Chief Clinical Officer for Hospice Services
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Suzanne Fortier, MPA

Chief Philanthropy Officer
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Addy Kane, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer
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Jennifer Lepre, MPA

Chief Human Resources Officer
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Edward Martin, MD, MPH, FAAHPM

Chief Medical Officer
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Jennifer Ritzau, MD

Vice President, Medical Staff
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Sandra Wilkerson, RN

Vice President, Clinical Integration
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Diana Zapata, MBA

Chief Growth & Marketing Officer

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