Executive Team

Lane Savitch, Chief Operating Officer
Eastern Washington/Montana Market, Southeast Washington Service Area,
Kadlec Regional Medical Center/Providence St. Mary Medical Center
Phone: (509) 942-2709 | E-mail: lane.savitch@kadlec.org

Mr. Savitch was previously the Regional Chief Executive for Kadlec Health System prior to having the role expanded to include responsibility for Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He began at Kadlec in 2006 as the Medical Center President. He had served as the interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, AK, the COO of the Ballard Campus at Swedish Health System, Senior Executive Director at Stevens Healthcare (now Swedish-Edmonds) and Administrator (CEO) of Valley General Hospital in Monroe, WA. 

Mr. Savitch has a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Western Washington University and Advanced Credential in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota MHA program.  Mr. Savitch is a member of the Board of Directors of Tri-Cities Home Health LLC, a member of the Benton-Franklin Community Health Alliance Board, a member of the Board of Directors at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, and the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Savitch is a member of the Washington State Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for WSHA. Mr. Savitch is a past President of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts and past President of the Northwest Washington Hospital Council. He also currently serves as the Board Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Western Healthcare Insurance Trust.

Reza Kaleel, Chief Executive, Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Phone: (509) 942-2876 | E-mail: reza.kaleel@kadlec.org

Mr. Kaleel joined the Kadlec executive team in July 2016. He came to Kadlec and the Tri-Cities from Grand Junction Colorado, where he served for five years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for St. Mary’s Medical Center, a regional trauma center serving a broad geographic area including western Colorado, eastern Utah, and southern Wyoming. Mr. Reza has worked in hospital administration since 1997, beginning his career in strategic planning and finance before steadily working his way up through various leadership roles in hospital operations. Prior to living in Colorado, he spent 20 years in San Antonio, Texas, most recently serving as Administrator for a hospital in the CHRISTUS system. Over the course of his career, Mr. Reza has enjoyed the challenge of bringing diverse groups of talented and committed people together to solve important challenges, and feels that working in healthcare is a lifelong career calling. Reza holds a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration and Bachelors Degree in Economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Brian Barry, Chief Operating Officer, Kadlec Clinic
Phone: (509) 942-2165 I Email: brian.barry@kadlec.org

Mr. Barry joined Kadlec Regional Medical Center as Chief Operating Officer of Kadlec Clinics in May 2016.  Previously, he served as the Regional Vice President of the Ambulatory Network for SSM Health’s Mid-Missouri region.  Prior to an exclusive focus on ambulatory operations, Mr. Barry was the VP of Strategy and Business Development at SSM Health’s St. Mary’s Hospital where he held operational oversight over the medical group. He has a long career in strategic planning and business development holding positions at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO and in the Front Range of Colorado at Catholic Health Initiatives and Centura Health. 

Mr. Barry holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Boulder and an M.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University, in Ft. Collins, where he focused on Environmental Policy and Public Administration. Mr. Barry has served as a former board member for many professional, civil and personal organizations including Colorado’s ACHE chapter, The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau and the Capital City Soccer Club.

Dale Hoekema, MD, FCCP, VP, Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, Intensivist
Phone: (509) 942-2500 | Email: dale.hoekema@kadlec.org

Dr. Hoekema was appointed to his current position as Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer in 2013. Previously, he was an Intensivist in Kadlec’s ICU from January 2010 to 2013 and continues to practice critical care half time in the Kadlec intensive care unit.  Prior to joining Kadlec he was the Director of the Neurosciences ICU at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and held the position of Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Hoekema is also a leader in the Neurocritical Care Society and directs and teaches in their annual meetings and workshops.  He is a board member for the Neurosciences Center at Kadlec and participates in initiatives at Kadlec and with the medical community including Washington State Hospital Associations medical executive’s forums.

Dr. Hoekema has more than 25 years of experience in training medical students, residents and fellows at both the University of Washington and University of Mississippi Medical Schools and in providing physician leadership in both the academic and private practice settings.

He attended Montana State University graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1978.  He was accepted as a WAMI student at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle in 1978. After finishing medical school in 1982, he completed an Internal Medicine Residency at UW.  He later completed a pulmonary diseases fellowship through UW and a Critical Care fellowship at the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Hoekema holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, and Neuro-Critical Care.

Jeffrey Clark, VP, Support Services
Phone: (509) 942-2703 | E-mail: jeff.clark@kadlec.org

Mr. Clark began his career with Kadlec in Human Resources with additional duties added for Marketing and Community Relations.  In 2008, additional responsibilities for Strategic and Business Planning were added. Previously, he was Director of Marketing/Human Resources for Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho, and Personnel Supervisor for Coopers & Lybrand in Seattle. He has a B.A. in Social Science from John Wesley College in Owosso, Michigan, and a M.A. in Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. Mr. Clark is on the Boards of Grace Clinic and the Carson College of Business Advisory Board, Washington State University Tri-Cities.  He is a former Chair of the Legislative and Labor Committee and former Board Member (ex-officio) of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration, past Board member and President of the Washington Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators and former member of the Board of the Society for Human Resources Management, Columbia Basin Chapter. In addition, Mr. Clark served six years as adjunct faculty in the School of Business, Washington State University-Tri-Cities and 20 years as a board member of the Western Healthcare Insurance Trust.

Dave Roach, VP, Information Technology/CIO, Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Phone: (509) 942-2696 | E-mail: dave.roach@kadlec.org

Mr. Roach was appointed to his current position in August 1997. Previously, he was Director of Information Systems for St Francis Hospital & Health Center in Illinois. He has 40 years of technical and management experience in healthcare. Mr. Roach has worked as a National Service Manager for a US distributor of healthcare equipment and as a Project Engineer for Underwriters Laboratories. Mr. Roach directs the activities of nearly 125 staff in 6 functional areas with a combined budget of nearly $30M. His departmental areas of responsibility include Information Systems, Epic Systems, Health Information Management, Telecommunications, Clinical Engineering and Meaningful Use Attestation. Mr. Roach serves as a board member of the Washington State STEM Education Foundation. Mr. Roach has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, with a major in Computer Science, and is recognized as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) and a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE).

Kirk Harper, VP, Nursing, Kadlec Regional Medical Center 
Phone: (509) 942-2905 | E-mail: kirk.harper@kadlec.org

Mr. Harper has been the V.P. of Nursing at Kadlec Regional Medical Center since November 2009.  Previously, he served as the Director of Acute Care Services (2006-2009), Unit Manager of the Short Stay Unit and Surgical Floor (1998-2002).  Mr. Harper received his ADN from Columbia Basin Community College (1998), BSN from Washington State University (2000-2001) and MBA in Health Care Management from University of Phoenix (2002-2004).  In addition, Mr. Harper is Board Certified in Nursing Administration from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Tim Stephens, VP, Professional Services, Kadlec Regional Medical Center 
Phone: (509) 942-2162 | Email: tim.stephens@kadlec.org 

Mr. Stephens was appointed to his current position as Vice President of Professional Services in June 2015. Previously, he was the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Prior to joining Kadlec he served as the Vice President of Professional Services at a Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and served as the community liaison for mental health services and created a community collaborative to better meet the needs.  He served in the US Army where he trained as an x-ray tech and was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA. He has over 30 years of business and leadership experience in healthcare, graphics and construction.  He has since spent the last 15 years of his career in leadership roles for professional services including Imaging and Lab.  He attended Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA graduating in 1993 with a BA degree in Human Relations.   He later completed a graduate degree in Public Health Administration from the University of Minnesota.  He served as former board member for the Nevada County Economic Resource Council and Chamber of Commerce.

Glenn Welch, VP, Resource Development/Executive Director, Kadlec Foundation
Phone: (509) 942-2205 | E-mail: glenn.welch@kadlec.org

Mr. Welch joined the Kadlec Regional Medical Center in January 2013 as the Executive Director of Kadlec Foundation.  A year later he assumed the additional role of Vice President, Resource Development.  He had previously worked with Kadlec Foundation as fundraising counsel for the NICU capital campaign. Mr. Welch received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Orono and for several years following, he managed fundraising and alumni relations for his national college fraternity.  Mr. Welch has the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and has served as Subject Matter Expert for developing examination materials and test design for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He is also a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.  Prior to joining Kadlec, Mr. Welch had served as Chief Development Officer for Southwest Florida YMCA and previously as the Chief Development Officer for PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bellingham.  Immediately prior to that he was the Vice President for Development with Winchester Hospital near Boston.