Denise has more than 30 years of healthcare leadership and management experience from academic medical centers, integrated health systems and community hospitals.
In her role as President & COO of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Denise is also a leader in community efforts aimed at supporting underserved communities, specifically prioritizing personnel and financial resources in the areas of homelessness, food equity and substance use disorder. Most notably, Denise enhanced primary care services to include training to support suboxone providers, added primary care-based psychiatry, and partnered with MVCS to establish the Resource Recovery Center.
Her innovative management style has been recognized by the Commonwealth Institute for the past three years as one of the “Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Massachusetts.” Under her leadership, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital received recognition in the 2022 Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Awards for the top Hospital for Obstetrics, Orthopedics and Mammogram Imaging Center.
Denise holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health and a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health.