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Executive Management

Dr. Newman

Kurt Newman President
Chief Executive Officer

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.

Nathaniel  Beers

Nathaniel Beers President of HSC Health Care System

Nathaniel Beers, M.D., M.P.A., F.A.A.P., President of HSC Health Care System, is a general and developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Children's National Hospital.

Catherine Codispoti

Catherine Codispoti Executive Vice President
Chief People Officer

Catherine Codispoti, MHA, is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Children's National Hospital. She joined Children’s National in 2019 and focuses on the growth and support of our workforce.

Denice Cora Bramble

Denice Cora-Bramble Chief Diversity Officer

Denice Cora-Bramble, M.D., M.B.A., is the Chief Diversity Officer at Children's National Hospital.

Jeffrey Dome

Jeffrey Dome Senior Vice President, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Chief of the Division of Oncology

Jeffrey Dome, M.D., Ph.D., serves as Senior Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Chief of the Division of Oncology at Children’s National. He also is Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Thomas Willson and Lenore Williams McKnew Professor of Pediatric Oncology.

Vittorio Gallo

Vittorio Gallo Interim Chief Academic Officer at Children’s National Hospital
Interim Director of the Children's National Research Institute

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., is Interim Chief Academic Officer at Children’s National Hospital and Interim Director of the Children's National Research Institute. 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 National Research Institute’s strategic vision.

Kathy Gorman

Kathleen Chavanu Gorman Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services
Chief Operating Officer

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 Hospital. 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 Executive Vice President
Chief Legal Officer

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

Aldwin Linsday

Aldwin Lindsay Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Aldwin Lindsay, M.B.A., is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Children's National Hospital.

Foundation president DeAnn Marshall

DeAnn Marshall President of the Children’s Hospital Foundation

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

Michelle Mguire

Michelle McGuire Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer
Vice President of International Affairs

Michelle McGuire, M.B.A., is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Children's National Hospital. She is also the Vice President of International Affairs. 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 Senior Vice President for the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

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

Anthony Sandler

Anthony Sandler Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care
Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

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 Hospital. 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. 

Linda Talley

Linda Talley Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Officer

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

Charles Weinstein

Charles Weinstein Executive Vice President
Chief Real Estate and Facilities Officer

Charles Weinstein, Esq., is Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate and Facilities Officer at Children’s National Hospital. 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 Executive Vice President
Chief Medical Officer
Physician-In-Chief

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