Executive Team

Lane Savitch, Chief Executive

Kadlec Health System
Washington/Montana Region
Phone: 509-942-2709 | Send email

Mr. Savitch is Chief Executive for Kadlec Health System. 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 past member of the Washington State Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and a past 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.

Rob Watilo, Chief Strategy Officer

Southeast Washington Service Area
Phone: 509-897-2081 l Send email

Rob has been with Providence since 1996. He worked for the Southwest Washington Region (Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA & Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA) for the first 15 years of his career in various Strategy and Business Development roles. Rob worked on numerous projects including an Emergency Department expansion, ICU addition, development of the total joint replacement program named Orthopaedic Healing Center, as well as a primary care expansion plan which brought primary care under the Providence brand back to his home town in Chehalis, WA.  Rob moved to Walla Walla in 2011 to serve as the Chief Strategy Officer for Providence St. Mary Medical Center. The Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center also reports to him at St. Mary. Rob led the implementation of an interventional cardiology program, one call transfer center for referring hospitals, outreach clinic development, and expansion of radiation oncology services. In August 2015, with the affiliation of Kadlec Health System, his responsibilities grew to include CSO roles for Kadlec as well. Rob now leads all strategy and business development activities for the Southeast Washington Service Area. Service line development, outreach activities, telehealth and provisioning of Epic to referring hospitals and physician groups are some of his current responsibilities.

Spencer Harris, Senior Director

Finance, Southeast Washington Service Area
Phone: 509-942-2708 | Send email

Mr. Harris joined Kadlec in 2011 as the Physician Practice Controller and was promoted to his current role in December 2015. Along with his responsibilities at Kadlec he serves as the finance leader for Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington as well. Prior to joining Kadlec, he spent 12 years at Kennewick General Hospital as the Controller and a Financial Analyst. Spencer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Utah State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington State University. He is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional from Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Reza Kaleel, Chief Administrative Officer

Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Phone: 509-942-2876 | Send email

Reza is new to the Kadlec executive team (began serving in July of 2016), he and his wife and young daughter are new to the Pacific Northwest. He comes to Kadlec and the Tri-Cities area from Grand Junction Colorado, where he served 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. 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, Reza has enjoyed the challenge of bringing diverse groups of talented and committed people together to solve important challenges, and feels that working in health care 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 | Send email

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. Brian holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Boulder and an MA in Political Science from Colorado State University, in Ft. Collins, where he focused on Environmental Policy and Public Administration. He 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.

Stephanie Williams, Director

Patient Experience
Phone: 509-942-3240 l Send email

Stephanie joined Kadlec in July 2012. Prior to serving her current role, she held a position on the Kadlec Clinic operations team as the manager of marketing and business development. Her bachelor’s degree concentrated on psychology and sociology and she holds a master’s degree in organizational management. She started her health care career as a licensed social worker in mental health case management in the early 1990s and evolved into local and regional roles in marketing and operations—most recently at Kadlec in patient experience. Stephanie’s guiding purpose throughout her career has been a passion for helping others. This core value is what inspired her to seek out administrative level roles where she could make a difference by affecting policies and practices that better serve those in need. She is the executive team champion for mission initiatives at Kadlec and works collaboratively with others, including Kadlec’s Experience Board, to understand and improve the experience of Kadlec’s patients, caregivers and providers.

Jeffrey Clark, VP

Support Services
Phone: 509-942-2703 | Send email

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. Jeffrey 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.

Kirk Harper, VP

Nursing, Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Phone: 509-942-2905 | Send email

Mr. Harper has been the V.P. of Nursing at Kadlec Regional Medical Center since November 2009. He previously served as the Director of Acute Care Services (2006-2009), Unit Manager of the Short Stay Unit and Surgical Floor (1998-2002). Kirk 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). He is Board Certified in Nursing Administration from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Angela Mager, Director

Human Resources
Phone: 509-942-2748 | Send email

Ms. Mager began working at Kadlec in 2005 in Human Resources as a Staff Recruiter. She moved into the Employee/Labor Relations, Benefits and Occupational Health areas and finally, HR Manager. After the affiliation with Providence and a year of integration work, she started in her role as HR Director in November 2015. Previously, Angela was a Recruiter for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. She has a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Human Resources from Washington State University and has served on the Leadership Tri-Cities Board and led Medical Health & Services Day for several years.