Edward Schottland is president and chief operating officer of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He earned a master’s of professional studies degree in hospital and health services administration from Cornell University and has extensive experience in health care. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Saint Joseph Health and Tufts-New England Medical Center, where he successfully led improvement plans resulting in significant financial turnarounds after years of loss. In addition, he was senior vice president and chief operating officer at Rhode Island, Hasbro Children's, and Miriam hospitals, where he helped create processes to manage and control staffing and budgets. He also held the position of senior vice president of system development and integration at Lifespan. Most recently, Ed served as the principal of Schottland Advisory Services and partner at Carl Marks Advisory Group, where he provided leadership assistance and general consulting in health care operations improvement, strategic planning and program development. He is co-president of the Barrington Community Land Trust and a member of the Barrington Harbor Commission.