Executive Team

Reza Kaleel, Chief Executive

Kadlec Health System

Phone: 509-942-2876 | Send email

Reza has served as Chief Executive for Kadlec since January, 2019. He originally joined the Kadlec team in July 2016 as Chief Administrative Officer for Kadlec Regional Medical Center, relocating from Grand Junction, Colorado, where he served five years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Reza has worked in health care administration since 1997, beginning his career in strategic planning and finance before steadily working his way up through various leadership roles in health system 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 Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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, Chief Financial Officer

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 Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. 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.

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.

Kirk Harper, COO/CNO

Nursing, Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Phone: 509-942-2905 | Send email

Mr. Harper has been the Chief Nursing Officer at Kadlec Regional Medical Center since November 2009. In October of 2018 the Chief Operating Officer assumed these responsibilities for the hospital. 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.

Stephanie Williams, Executive Director

Ancillary Services

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.

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.