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.

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.

Kevin Pieper, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kadlec Health System

Phone: 509-942-2500

Dr. Pieper has been the Chief Medical Officer since February 2018. He spent his previous 13 years at Providence Regional Medical Center, in Everett, WA, both in clinical practice as an OB/GYN as well as serving as the Chief of the Women and Children’s Division from 2013-2018. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Medical Director for the Women and Children’s Institute for Providence. Dr. Pieper received his B.S. from Pacific Lutheran University (1993), MD from Medical College of Wisconsin (1998), and MHA from University of Washington (2017). He completed his residency training in OB/GYN at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in 2002.

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.

Rich Meadows, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory, Kadlec Clinic

Phone: 509-942-2945

Dr. Meadows joined Kadlec Clinic as a Family Medicine provider in January 2015. In November 2015, he became Kadlec’s first Chief Quality Officer and in January 2018, the first Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory. Prior to joining Kadlec, Dr. Meadows practiced family medicine for eight years in Port Townsend, Washington where he served as the Medical Director of the clinic system and home health. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Providence Ambulatory Clinical Decision Team.

Dr. Meadows graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2000 and completed his Residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Rob Watilo, Chief Operating Officer, Kadlec Clinic

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Rob has been with Providence since 1996.  He worked in a number of different strategy roles for Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. and Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Wash. for the first 15 years of his career before transferring to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. as the Chief Strategy Officer in 2011. Upon the affiliation of Kadlec with Providence, his responsibilities grew to include CSO roles for Kadlec as well. Since May of 2020, Rob has been the Chief Operating Officer for the medical group at Kadlec.  

Rob has been married to his wife Michelle since 1991. They have three kids: Colby, Ryan and Brynn.  

He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Saint Martin’s University and Master of Business Administration, Saint Martin’s University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He currently sits on the boards for Comprehensive Health as well as Blue Mountain Young Life. 

Angela Mager, Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

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. In 2019, she became the service area Chief Human Resources Officer for both Kadlec Regional Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. Previously, Angela was a Recruiter for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. She has a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Human Resources from Washington State University, and is PHR Certified. She has served on the Leadership Tri-Cities Board and led Medical Health andServices Day for several years.

Stephanie Williams, Executive Director, Ancillary Services

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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.

Sommer Miller, Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development, Southeast Washington Service Area

Phone: 509-942 -2703 | Send email 

Sommer began working with Providence in 2020, relocating from Eau Claire, Wis. to join the Southeast Washington team. Sommer has 12 years of healthcare strategic planning experience and most recently served as the Divisional Vice President of Strategy for Hospital Sisters Health System’s Western Wisconsin Division. She began her career in analytics and strategic capital planning at HSHS’ system office in Springfield, Ill. and worked her way up through various strategy leadership roles. Sommer also has served as a consultant, supporting the strategic planning efforts of health systems across the country. Sommer has a bachelor’s degree from Illinois College and an MBA from Millikin University. Sommer is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds her Evidenced Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) from the Centers for Health Design.