About The MVA

Leadership
 

Massachusetts Value Alliance (MVA) Board Members

Christine Schuster

Christine Schuster

President

President & CEO
Emerson Hospital

Christine Schuster was appointed President and CEO of Emerson Hospital in 2005. Prior to that, she served as President and CEO of Quincy Medical Center, President and CEO of Athol Memorial Hospital and COO of the Extended Care Division of Tenet Saint Vincent Healthcare System in Worcester. Ms. Schuster holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Keith Hovan

Keith Hovan

President & CEO
Southcoast Health
System, Inc.
Southcoast Hospitals
Group, Inc.

Keith A. Hovan has served as President and CEO of Southcoast Hospitals Group since 2008 and President and CEO of Southcoast Health System since 2011. Previously, he was Executive VP and COO at Danbury Health System and VP of Clinical Services for Henry and Lucy Moses and Einstein-Weiler Hospitals (Montefiore Medical Center of NY). Keith holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Sacred Heart University.

Kim Hollon

Kim Hollon

Treasurer

President & CEO
Signature Healthcare

Kim Hollon has served as President and CEO of Signature Healthcare since 2010. Previously he was COO of Excela Health System in Pennsylvania, Executive Vice President of Operations at Methodist Health System and president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas. Mr. Hollon holds a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama.

David Phelps

David Phelps

President & CEO
Berkshire Health Systems

Dave Phelps has served as President and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) and Berkshire Health Care Systems (BHCS) since 1993. He also serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, and is the Past President of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals. Mr. Phelps holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Spiros Hatiras

Spiros Hatiras

Secretary

President & CEO
Holyoke Medical Center

Spiros Hatiras was appointed President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and its affiliates in 2013. Prior to the appointment he served as President and CEO of Hoboken University Medical Center in New Jersey and COO of NIT Health in New York. Mr. Hatiras holds a master’s degree in health care management from New York University and is certified in health care management by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Allen L. Smith

Allen L. Smith

President & CEO
South Shore Health

Allen L. Smith, MD, MS is President and CEO of South Shore Health. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors of Connected Care of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Previously Dr. Smith was President of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO), a faculty practice plan for over 1,800 physicians. Earlier in his career, Dr. Smith served as Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Business Planning at Tufts Health Plan. He began his medical career as a primary care physician at North Shore Medical Center.

Dr. Smith earned his Master of Science degree in Health Administrative Medicine and Population Health from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has a BA from Dartmouth College, graduating magna cum laude.