UPMC Hamot Leadership

Desmond J. McDonald

Chair, UPMC Hamot Board of Directors

Desmond J. McDonald is president and chief executive officer of Solenoid Solutions Inc., a leading manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic valves and systems for the medical, defense, appliance, and alternative energy industries. Prior to joining Solenoid Solutions, Mr. McDonald was CEO and partner of Saegertown Manufacturing, following a 20 year career as the chief executive of several energy and aviation subsidiaries of FMC Technologies, Inc.

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Desmond J. McDonald

V. James Fiorenzo

President, UPMC Hamot

V. James Fiorenzo serves as president at UPMC Hamot. Prior to becoming president, Mr. Fiorenzo served as the chief operating officer. He has also served as the senior vice president of Strategic and Support Services, president of Regional Health Services, president of Great Lakes Home Healthcare Services, Bayside Pharmacy and Physician Supply, and Associate Director of Pharmacy and Drug Information Services.

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V. James Florenzo

Peter L. Depowski, MD, FCAP

President of the Medical Staff, UPMC Hamot

Peter L. Depowski, MD, FCAP, completed his residency training in anatomic and clinical Pathology at Albany Medical Center Hospital in New York. He also completed fellowship training in hematopathology at Albany Medical Center and an additional year of cytopathology fellowship training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and also holds susbspecialty board certification in cytopathology.

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Debbie A. Burbules, RN, BSN, MPA

President, UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital and Vice President, Ambulatory & Women's Services, UPMC Hamot

In October 2009, Debbie A. Burbules was named president of UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital. She also serves as senior vice president of Outpatient Services at UPMC HamotIn October 2009, Debbie A. Burbules was named president of UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital. She also serves as vice president of Ambulatory and Women’s Services.

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Debbie A. Burbules

Stephen M. Danch

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UPMC Hamot

Stephen M. Danch was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hamot Medical Center (now UPMC Hamot) in 1989. As chief financial officer, he is responsible for developing, interpreting, coordinating, and administering policies on finance and related issues in support of the corporation's goals and objectives.

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Stephen M. Danch

Richard W. Long, MD, FACS

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Richard W. Long, MD, is senior vice president and chief medical officer at UPMC Hamot. From 2006 until November 2008, he served as co-chief executive officer and chief medical officer at the Regional Cancer Center in Erie, PA.

 

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Richard W. Long

David P. Gibbons, MHA, RN

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David P. Gibbons, MHA, RN assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer at UPMC Hamot in August 2012. As COO he has primary oversight for the majority of UPMC Hamot's service lines including business relationships.

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David P. Gibbons

Gary M. Maras

Senior Vice President of Business Development, UPMC Hamot & Chief Executive Officer, Heart Institute at UPMC Hamot

In 2005, Gary M. Maras was promoted to senior vice president with responsibilities including business development, service line development, and marketing and communications at Hamot Medical Center (now UPMC Hamot). In addition, he holds a leadership role as chief executive officer of the Heart Institute at UPMC Hamot.

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Gary M. Maras

James E. Donnelly, RN, BSN, MBA

Chief Nursing and Quality Officer

James E. Donnelly joined Hamot Medical Center (now UPMC Hamot) in 1998 and currently serves as both the chief nursing officer and chief quality officer. In this capacity, he has full responsibilities for nursing services throughout UPMC Hamot, as well as oversight of the Emergency Department.

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James E. Donnelly

Ann M. Bula

Chief development officer and president of the Hamot Health Foundation

Ann M. Bula was appointed chief development officer and president of the Hamot Health Foundation in 2012. She provides leadership for philanthropic programs and initiatives, including fundraising, community outreach, employee and patient support, and collaborates with the Hamot Health Foundation Board of Corporators.

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Ann M. Bula

Brian Durniok

Vice President of Human Resources, UPMC Hamot

Brian Durniok is UPMC Hamot's vice president of Human Resources. In this capacity, Mr. Durniok has oversight for the organization's employee health, business partners, employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment, education, and employee safety and wellness services.

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Brian Durniok

Raymond E. Moluski

Vice President of General Services, UPMC Hamot

Raymond E. Moluski is vice president of General Services at UPMC Hamot. He is responsible for all departments reporting through the General Services Division, including Facilities, Nutrition, Biomed, Physical Planning, Materials Management, Linen, the Storeroom, and the Service Center.

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Raymond E. Moluski

Lynn M. Rupp

Vice President of Service Lines, UPMC Hamot

In January 2011, Lynn M. Rupp was named vice president of Strategic and Operational Performance.

In this role, Ms. Rupp oversees the Strategic and Operational Performance Division, which includes the clinical data systems, strategic planning, and organizational intelligence departments.

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Lynn M. Rupp

Thomas J. Thompson, RPh, MS, MBA, FACHE

Vice President of Pharmacy Services, UPMC Hamot

Thomas J. Thompson serves as vice president of Pharmacy Services at UPMC Hamot. In this capacity, he has primary oversight for the hospital pharmacy and Bayside Pharmacy.

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Thomas J. Thompson

Emmett T. Verdecchia, CCP, MHSA

Vice President of Surgical Services, UPMC Hamot

Emmett T. Verdecchia is the vice president of Surgical Services. Mr. Verdecchia assumed responsibility for all surgical services at UPMC Hamot, the Surgery Center, and the UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital in December 2009.

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Emmett T. Verdecchia

J. Gary Rhodes, FACHE

Vice President, UPMC Hamot & CEO, Kane Community Hospital, an Affiliate of UPMC Hamot

J. Gary Rhodes serves as CEO of Kane Community Hospital (KCH), an affiliate of UPMC Hamot. In this capacity, he has responsibility for KCH's 230 staff and affiliated physicians in providing high-quality, efficient, cost-effective, leading-edge care.

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J. Gary Rhodes
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