Leadership

Hospital Leadership

Mark Goldstein

President

Mark Goldstein is President of Anna Jaques Hospital.

Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO in 2015, Mark served as Executive Vice President and CFO at Anna Jaques Hospital for 9 years and was responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all financial policies and activities for the hospital.

Before coming to Anna Jaques, Mark was Senior Director in the Finance Department of Boston Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit, 557-bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. Boston Medical Center has over 4,000 employees, 1,400 physicians and an annual operating budget of $1 billion.

Mark has more than 20 years of progressive healthcare experience, focusing on hospital financial operations and receivable management. He has held senior finance positions at Winchester Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Massachusetts Healthcare Financial Management Association. He was the recipient of the Modern Healthcare 2001 "Up and Comers" award.

He received his BS from Worcester State College in Health Administration, with a concentration in accounting and an MBA from Boston University School of Management.

Glenn D. Focht, MD

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Focht joined the team in 2021 as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Anna Jaques Hospital and Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Seacoast Affiliated Group Practice (SAGP).

Dr. Focht is an accomplished, thoughtful, and mission-driven physician leader with more than 25 years of experience leading high-performance teams. He has provided administrative oversight of the medical staff at multiple hospitals throughout his career, as well as the operations and leadership of large physician organizations.  

Prior to joining Anna Jaques Hospital, Dr. Focht had served as President of Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group at Connecticut Children’s Hospital since 2017. This multi-specialty group includes 200 physicians and more than 100 advanced practice clinicians. Prior to that, he was with Boston Children’s Hospital as the Chief Medical Officer for the Pediatric Physician Organization at Children’s (PPOC) for five years. He also held the CMO and Vice President of Medical Affairs roles at Milford Regional Hospital and Cooley Dickenson for many years.

Dr. Focht is board certified in internal medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania and completed his internship and residency at University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

Richard Maki, MHSA, BSN, RN

Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

As the Chief Nursing Officer at Anna Jaques Hospital, Richard is accountable for the oversight of the professional practice of nursing while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective, high-quality and comprehensive care.

In his 20 plus years at Anna Jaques Hospital, and with over 30 years of management experience, Richard has a strong conviction that nursing is a professional journey that must be cultivated by leaders as role models of excellence.  He believes that supportive mentoring, a focused concentration on education along with continuous positive feedback, will produce a solid foundation for the future of nursing.  As the Chief Nursing Officer he believes that healthcare must continue to evolve and that nursing will be the catalyst behind that transformation.       

Richard received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bay State College, his Bachelor of Arts from Salem State University, and his Registered Nurse Diploma from Malden Hospital School of Nursing.  He also holds a Masters of Health Services Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Maine.  He is a professional member of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association as well as the Organization of Nurse Leaders. 

Gary Lee

Vice President of Clinical Services

As Vice President of Clinical Services, Gary oversees the direction and management of several clinical services departments, including the Anna Jaques Cancer Center, comprehensive pain center, wound center, diagnostic imaging, respiratory, cardiology, pharmacy, laboratory and rehabilitation services. 

A seasoned health leader, he joined Anna Jaques in January 2015 from Steward Holy Family Hospital, having overseen clinical services for over 30 years. Gary started his career there — it was known then as Bon Secours — as a respiratory therapist and was promoted into various leadership roles over the years, including director of clinical services and cardio-pulmonary services. Gary is also an instructor at Northern Essex Community College for the Division of Continuing Education, Health Sciences, since 2009.

Gary holds a master of science in organizational management from New England College and a bachelor of science from Lesley College. He and his wife reside in Exeter, NH and have three children.

Matt Bennett

Vice President, Human Resources

Matt is an experienced human resources leader with nearly twenty years of progressive healthcare experience. He oversees the human resources function at Anna Jaques, including attracting and retaining talent, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and HR initiatives and programs to meet the needs of our 1,200 employees.

Matt has worked at the bedside in acute and long-term care settings before transitioning into healthcare administration. Matt has over a decade of experience in human resources, and most recently led Human Resources, Payroll, Employee Health, Patient Quality, Risk Management, Infection Control, and Provider Credentialing teams at York Hospital. Matt also has experience in human resources functions for the State of Maine and L.L. Bean.

Matt has made relationship-building with colleagues a priority throughout his career. He is both employee-centric and focused on the patient experience, building bridges among the staff and ensuring patient quality is at the forefront of decision making.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from the University of Maine and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. He lives in Kennebunk, Maine with his partner and beloved black lab named Wilma.

Danielle C. Perry

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Danielle Perry assumed the position of Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, at Anna Jaques in 2021. She is responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities and initiatives that advance the hospital’s key priorities and mission. She also oversees the hospital’s public-facing functions, including marketing and communications, community relations, patient access, switchboard, and volunteers.

Danielle is a senior marketing and communications professional with more than 25 years of experience leading the communications efforts for hospitals and well-known consumer brands. She joined the organization in 2012 as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and added business development responsibilities in 2015. Prior to that, she served as Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA, which is part of Steward Health Care. Before returning to healthcare, she led the public relations department at Monster.com and served as the Director of Public Relations at AT&T Wireless. Danielle also briefly taught public relations as an Adjunct Professor in Communications at Rutgers University.

Throughout her career, Danielle has a track record of developing and implementing communications plans that increase brand awareness, corporate reputation, market share, and revenue. Danielle holds a bachelor's degree in International Business from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in Communications (Crisis Communications focus) from Rutgers University. She lives in North Andover, MA, with her husband, three children and two dogs.

Mary Williamson

Vice President, Philanthropy

Mary assumed the role of Executive Director of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation in 2018 and brings more than 25 years of well-rounded fundraising experience grounded in relationship and community building.

Prior to joining Anna Jaques, Mary held the position of Director of Development and Community Engagement of Essex County Greenbelt Association since 2011 where she grew annual fundraising revenue, managed numerous large community-based campaigns for land acquisition and successfully concluded a $10 million capital campaign in a three year period. She also was the Development Director for the Essex National Heritage Commission, and has been active as a board member and leader  for numerous regional non-profit organizations.

She is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and international relations.

Sandra Levin

Vice President, Chief Quality Officer

Sandra Levin, Chief Quality Officer, joined the Senior Management Team in May 2021. Sandra has an unwavering commitment to quality and safety, and a commitment to helping Anna Jaques become a High Reliability Organization.

As Chief Quality Officer, Sandra works closely with the Board Quality Committee, which oversees organizational processes, policies, outcomes, and external reporting. She leads a team dedicated to keeping the hospital safe through compliance with infection control and public health measures. Notably, Sandra’s vital role on Incident Command throughout the pandemic led to the hospital’s successful development and implementation of COVID-19 policies.

Sandra’s proven leadership, expertise, and unique perspective will bring tremendous value to SMT as we implement key initiatives to further enhance the quality and safety of the care we provide to our community.

Physician Leadership

Medical Staff

Joshua Tarkan, MD

President of the Medical Staff

Department Chiefs

Chad Anderson, MD

Department of Anesthesia

Mary Baker-Berzansky, MD

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Owen Beams, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Paul Chang, DO

Department of Surgery

Celeste Dunn, MD

Department of Pediatrics

Matthew Hall, MD

Department of Radiology

Michael Hitchcock, MD

Department of Pathology

Alexander Lipin, MD

Department of Psychiatry

Carolyn Thumser, MD, FAAP

Department of Pediatrics

Alla Tibbetts, MD

Department of Medicine