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Dennis D. Keefe
President and CEO of Care New England

Dennis KeefeDennis D. Keefe was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Care New England in the summer of 2011. He came to Care New England from the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), the only public health care system in Massachusetts, where he has served in a variety of capacities, including as its Chief Executive Officer since 2002. He also served as the Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Cambridge, MA during the same time period.

Prior to 2000, he worked as a senior executive for Morton Hospital and Medical Center, Cambridge Hospital and Marlborough Hospital.

Mr. Keefe earned a bachelor of science degree in health sciences summa cum laude from Northeastern University and a master’s of business administration in business/healthcare administration, also from Northeastern. He is a past clinical instructor/lecturer at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health and Northeastern University.

Mr. Keefe serves on the Boards of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Quality Institute and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the State of Rhode Island’s Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council.

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Sandra Coletta
Chief Operating Officer of Care New England

Sandra ColettaSandra Coletta is the Chief Operating Officer for Care New England. Prior to her current appointment, she served at Kent Hospital as president and CEO (2008-2014) and The Miriam Hospital and Lifespan for 25 years, most recently as chief operating officer of The Miriam Hospital (1999-2008). She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Providence College (1980) and a master's in business administration from Bryant University (1988).

She currently serves as a trustee of Providence College and served on the board of The Chaplaincy Center from 2002 to 2010, five years as board chair.

She has been active in the community through her leadership of the Walk to Defeat ALS (2010), Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk (2011) and the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Southern New England (2012)

Mrs. Coletta is often asked to provide insight into the topic of medical apology stemming from her settlement of the Michael J. Woods malpractice case against Kent Hospital in 2008.She has led the establishment of the Michael J Woods Institute at Kent Hospital, with the goal of redesigning healthcare from a human factors engineering perspective; underscoring her belief that medical apology is only meaningful if followed by real change.

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