Fairview Senior Management
David E. Phelps, Chief Executive Officer
David E. Phelps was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and attended local schools in the City. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
Phelps was appointed President of Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) and Berkshire Health Care Systems (BHCS) in 1993. Berkshire Health Systems is the primary provider of healthcare services in Berkshire County. Its affiliates include Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. A long-term care associate of Berkshire Health Systems, Berkshire Health Care Systems operates nursing and rehabilitative care facilities throughout the Berkshires, including Mt. Greylock Extended Care, Kimball Farms, Hillcrest Commons, Fairview Commons, North Adams Commons and Williamstown Commons. In addition, BHCS owns and operates nursing facilities across Massachusetts, and in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Long active in civic affairs and a leader in the Massachusetts healthcare industry, Phelps currently serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals, Massachusetts Hospital Association, and is a member of the American Hospital Association's Regional Policy Board. He is a former Chairman of the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority, past President of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals, and has served on the Massachusetts Health and Education Facilities Authority (HEFA), Massachusetts Business Roundtable Healthcare Task Force and the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Healthcare.
Prior to joining Berkshire Health Systems, Phelps held several key government positions locally and on the national level. He served as assistant to former Pittsfield Mayor Evan S. Dobelle, and later joined Dobelle in Washington as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Protocol for the U.S. State Department. In addition, Phelps served as Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Darlene Rodowicz, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Darlene Rodowicz was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Berkshire Health Systems in 2005, after serving as Associate Vice President of Finance for Berkshire Health Systems since 1995. She joined Berkshire Health Systems in 1984 as a staff accountant and has since served in a variety of positions, including Billing Supervisor of Berkshire Faculty Services and BHS Comptroller before being named to her current role.
A graduate of Western New England College with a Master's degree in Business Administration, Rodowicz also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a national organization comprised of healthcare financial leaders.
Eugene Dellea, President, Fairview Hospital and BMC Hillcrest Campus
Eugene Dellea joined the staff of Hillcrest Hospital in 1962 as Chief Medical Technologist and was appointed Assistant Administrator of Hillcrest in 1980. One year later, Dellea was named President and Chief Operating Officer of the hospital. He has continued to serve in that capacity throughout the 1996 merger with Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire Medical Center. In 1999, in addition to his role as President of the Hillcrest Campus of BMC, Dellea was named President of Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.
Dellea is active in numerous community and civic organizations. He is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Berkshire Community College and the current President of the Berkshire Community College Foundation. He is also past President of the Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO and a current member of the Mayor's Task Force for Economic Development. Dellea serves on the Boards of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Berkshires, the Central Berkshire County Development Corporation and the Berkshire United Way. He is Vice President of the Community Health Association of Richmond and West Stockbridge, a director of Lenox Savings Bank, member of the bank's executive committee and a corporator and director of the Legacy Financial Group.
Long active in local, state and national politics, Dellea served as Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in West Stockbridge, and is currently the town's Moderator. In addition, he has collaborated with state and national lawmakers in the shaping of key healthcare legislation. He has worked closely with United States Senator Edward Kennedy and is a close friend of the Kennedy family.
Dellea earned his Medical Laboratory Technician diploma from the Carnegie Institute, an Associate's Degree in Medical Technology from Carnegie College and a Master's Degree in Education and Management from Cambridge College.
Anthony Rinaldi, Executive Vice President, Fairview Hospital
Anthony Rinaldi has served as a member of BHS senior management in the department of Fiscal Administration since 1996. Prior to joining BHS, Rinaldi was employed by Hillcrest Hospital for 20 years, holding the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1984-1996. He is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a member of the Massachusetts Hospital Association.
Rinaldi was elected to the Board of Directors of the Greylock Federal Credit Union in 1994 and presently is serving a three year term as Chairman of the Board.
Doreen Hutchinson, RN, Vice President of Operations and Patient Care, Fairview Hospital
Doreen Hutchinson, RN, was appointed Vice President of Operations and Patient Care at Fairview Hospital in March of 2000, after serving as Vice President of Patient Care Services at the hospital since 1994. She is recertified in Nursing Administration Advanced until 2009.
Hutchinson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Fitchburg State College in 1970, and earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1988. She has published numerous articles, abstracts and presentations in her field of expertise and is active in a variety of professional and community services organizations, including the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives, where she serves on the Nominating Committee.
Brian Burke, MD, President, Medical Staff, Fairview Hospital
Dr. Brian Burke joined Fairview Hospital's medical staff in 1981 and has served as President of the Medical Staff since 1993. He has been a member of Fairview's Board of Trustees since 1993, and has been assistant director of the Emergency Department at Fairview since 1988.
Dr. Burke received his Medical Degree from Albany Medical College in 1975, and served his internship at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He completed his residency in family practice at North Carolina Baptist, an internal medicine residency at Berkshire Medical Center, and an anesthesia residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Burke is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
He has served as medical director of the Children's Health Program in Southern Berkshire, and since 2000, has been co-project director and medical director of the Community Health Center of the Berkshires, a federally-qualified health center certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.