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Executive Management

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Kurt Newman

Kurt Newman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, is a surgeon and recognized leader in pediatric health both nationally and in Washington, D.C.

Mark Batshaw

Mark Batshaw

Mark Batshaw, M.D., Executive Vice President, Physician-in-Chief and Chief Academic Officer, also serves as Director of Children’s Research Institute at Children's National Health System. Dr. Batshaw is professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics, and associate dean of academic affairs at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Denice Cora Bramble

Denice Cora-Bramble

Denice Cora-Bramble, M.D., MBA, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory and Community Health Services at Children's National Health System. Dr. Cora-Bramble also serves as Senior Vice President of the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health.

Elizabeth Flury

Elizabeth Flury

Elizabeth Flury, M.A., is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Children's National Health System. She joined Children’s National in 2012 as the organization’s first Chief Strategy Officer. She leads the formulation and execution of new, innovative strategy designed to ensure the organization’s preparedness for healthcare reform.

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Vittorio Gallo

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., is Chief Research Officer at Children’s National Health System. As an internationally renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Gallo works to establish and enhance collaborations between research and clinical programs, while developing and implementing the Children’s Research Institute’s (CRI) strategic vision.

Kathy Gorman

Kathleen Chavanu Gorman

Kathleen Chavanu Gorman, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., is Executive Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer at Children's National Health System. Kathy is a nurse leader who has advanced patient safety, quality and clinical resource management to improve care outcomes and inform policy for children and families.

Mary Anne Hilliard

Mary Anne Hilliard

Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq, is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Children's National Health System. She oversees legal services, risk management, compliance, internal audit, insurance, workers' compensation and captive management at Children's National.

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Alec King

Alec H. King is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Children’s National Health System. King oversees financial operations of the over $1 billion health system, with a direct responsibility for fiscal policy, performance goals and health system planning. In addition, he works closely with clinical leaders to ensure Children's National has the capital to meet the needs of patients and research enterprise.

Foundation president DeAnn Marshall

DeAnn Marshall

DeAnn Marshall, MHA, is President of the Children’s Hospital Foundation at Children’s National Health System. DeAnn brings exceptional development leadership, has a history of exceeding fundraising targets and embraces the power of partnership.

Michelle Mguire

Michelle McGuire

Michelle McGuire, MBA, is Vice President and Chief of Staff at Children's National Health System. She serves as an adviser to the CEO by providing strategic oversight and ensuring alignment of organizational priorities. Michelle’s responsibilities also include leading special projects for the health system and partnering with members of the executive team on the execution of critical business functions across the organization.

Roger Packer

Roger Packer

Roger Packer, M.D., is Senior Vice President for the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Children's National Health System. He is also the Gilbert Distinguished Professor of Neurofibromatosis, and directs the Gilbert Neurofibromatosis and Brain Tumor Institutes.

Anthony Sandler

Anthony Sandler

Anthony Sandler, M.D., is Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care and also the Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System. He is the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor in Pediatric Surgery and also a principal investigator in the Immunology Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. 

Robin Steinhorn

Robin Steinhorn

Robin Steinhorn, M.D., is Senior Vice President, Hospital-Based Specialties at Children's National Health System. She is a nationally and internationally known physician-leader, clinician and researcher in the fields of neonatal perinatal medicine and fetal pulmonary development.

Linda Talley

Linda Talley

Linda Talley, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., NE-BC, is Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at Children's National Health System. She joined Children’s National as a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Darryl Varnado

Darryl Varnado

Darryl Varnado is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Children's National Health System. He joined Children’s National in 2012 and focuses on leading the workforce at Children’s National through leadership and talent development, and taking the institution to new heights in human resources processes.

Charles Weinstein

Charles Weinstein

Charles Weinstein, Esq., is Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate and Facilities Officer at Children’s National Health System. In this role, Charles oversees growth of the health system’s medical and research facilities, and he is integral to improving functionality of the main hospital campus and outpatient locations.

David Wessel

David Wessel

David Wessel, M.D., is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital and Specialty Services, and the Ikaria Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Children's National Health System. He is also professor of anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pediatrics at the George Washington University.