St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

736 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135    617-789-3000

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Senior Leadership Team


Roger D. Mitty, MD, Interim President, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Roger D. Mitty, MD, interim president, most recently served as the chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and vice president of the Medicine Business Unit for Steward Medical Group. He is also the past president of the medical staff of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

A native of the New York City area, Dr. Mitty attended Wesleyan University as an undergraduate, and then obtained his MD from New York University School of Medicine. After completing his Internship and Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, Dr. Mitty trained in Gastroenterology at Boston University. 

A member of the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Staff since 1994, Dr. Mitty has an outstanding regional reputation as a therapeutic endoscopist. He is a past president of the New England Endoscopy Society and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has been honored to be named to Boston’s “Top Doctors” and “Super Doctors” lists.

Terry Garfinkle, MD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Affairs  

As vice president of Medical Affairs at St. Elizabeth’s, Dr. Garfinkle oversees quality and safety, the medical staff office and medical staff library. In addition, he serves as a member of our Senior Leadership Team and Medical Staff Executive Committee, among others.

Dr. Garfinkle joined St. Elizabeth's from the Partners system, where he served as medical director the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers and chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem.

Dr. Garfinkle brings to St. Elizabeth’s exceptional experience in blending the best of academic medicine and community-based care. He has proven leadership and collaboration skills, a demonstrated commitment to quality care and patient safety and track record of business building success.

Dr. Garfinkle received his BS from the University of Pennsylvania and his MD from George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and training in otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.


Michael F. Collins, Chief Administrative Officer

St. Elizabeth’s welcomes Michael as Chief Administrative Officer. Michael is responsible for all Finance and Hospital Operations.  These functions include Budget, general accounting and revenue cycle. As well as developing and executing service line growth strategies, expanding inpatient and outpatient services and leading facilities projects.

Michael has deep roots in the local health care community including serving as a Unit Manager at St. Elizabeth’s three decades ago. In addition, he has extensive experience within Steward Health Care most recently serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Hospital division and as CEO of Merrimack Valley Hospital. Prior to Steward Health Care, Michael served as Senior Director of Financial Operations for Emerson Hospital and also Director of Financial Operations for Mount Auburn Hospital.

Michael earned his MBA from Suffolk University and his undergraduate degree from Boston State College.

Michelle Fey, MS, RN Interim Chief Nursing Officer, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Michelle Fey is St. Elizabeth’s interim chief nursing officer (CNO) and is responsible for leading the nursing staff and all patient care services at St. Elizabeth's. Michelle will continue to serve as the vice president of Clinical Operations for Steward Health Care where she is responsible for overseeing clinical practice issues throughout the 11-hospital system to enhance quality and efficiency system wide.

Michelle has served as the interim CNO at both Carney Hospital and previously at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Prior to her roles within Steward Health Care, Michelle served as clinical director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she supervised all areas of clinical practice for cardiac and vascular surgery. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where she received her both her Master’s degree and Bachelor's degree in nursing.
Gail Flynn  Gail Flynn, SPHR, Director, Human Resources

Gail oversees all areas related to the human resources function at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, including recruitment, compensation and employee benefits, employee relations, regulatory compliance, and organizational development. Gail has more than 20 years experience in human resources. Prior to her tenure at St. Elizabeth's, Gail has worked within Steward Health Care and has also served in various senior level roles at organizations, including Reebok International, Domain Home, Dunkin' Brands and Filene's.

Gail earned her BS from the University of Massachusetts.

Jennifer Kovalich, Director of Strategic Communications

As the director of Strategic Communications, Jennifer oversees the hospital’s internal and external communications, including marketing, public relations and media. She joined St. Elizabeth’s after working at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, a sister hospital in the Steward Health Care Network.

Jennifer, who is a graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, brings a vast array of experience to her role. Before joining the health care industry she enjoyed a career as an award-winning journalist working at daily newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts and upstate New York.


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