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.

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.

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.

Darlene Rodowicz

Darlene Rodowicz

President & CEO
Berkshire Health Systems

Darlene Rodowicz was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Health Systems in December 2021, after having served as Executive Vice President for nearly two years and as Chief Financial Officer for 15 years prior to 2020. She had served as Associate Vice President of Finance for Berkshire Health Systems from 1995 to 2005. She joined Berkshire Health Systems in 1984 as a staff accountant and has since served in a variety of positions, including Billing Supervisor of Berkshire Faculty Services and BHS Comptroller before being named to her current role.

A graduate of Western New England College with a master’s degree in Business Administration, Rodowicz also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a national organization comprised of healthcare financial leaders.

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.