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Senior Leadership

Kimberly Boynton
Chief Executive Officer


Kelli Harris
Chief Financial Officer

 

Seth Kronenberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer


Betty O'Connor
Chief Nursing Officer

Kim Rose
Chief Information Officer


Chris Farnum
Vice President, Business Development


 

  

Bob Allen
Vice President, Communications and Governmental Affairs


Jeff Tetrault
Vice President, Facilities Management


Rhonda Reader
Vice President, Clinical Services and Nursing Quality


Carrie Berse
President, Crouse Health Foundation



Kimberly Boynton

Kimberly Boynton
Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly Boynton serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Crouse Health, as well as Vice President of the Crouse Health Foundation. She began her career at Crouse in 1998, and prior to her appointment as CEO in January 2014, had served as Chief Financial Officer since 2003. A graduate of The Franciscan Academy in Syracuse, Boynton holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting from Niagara University and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. A Syracuse native, she is actively involved in the community, currently serving as president of University Hill Corporation. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Healthcare Association of New York State; Greater New York Hospital Association; Iroquois Healthcare Alliance; Syracuse 20/20; CenterState CEO; SRC, Inc.; AAA of Western and Central New York; and Christian Brothers Academy. She is also a member of the Morrisville State College President’s Advisory Council. She previously served as Board President of the United Way of Central New York and Board Treasurer of Catholic Charities, and was a member of the board of directors of Elmcrest Children’s Center; American Red Cross; Crouse Hospital Auxiliary; and the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site. Boynton has received many civic and business accolades, including, the 2016 Zonta Crystal Award; the Women Who Make America Award in 2015; Leadership Greater Syracuse’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2014; the 2012 Girl Scouts of America Women of Distinction Honoree; and in 2009, the CFO of the Year Award and the Bernard J. Lawler Leadership Award from Catholic Charities. Boynton resides in Syracuse with her husband, Charles Boynton, a retired Syracuse Fire Department Lieutenant who serves as Men’s Hockey Coach at Onondaga Community College, and their son, Henry William.

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Kelli Harris

Kelli Harris
Chief Financial Officer

Kelli Harris, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer of Crouse Health, as well as Assistant Treasurer of the Crouse Health Foundation board. She began her career at Crouse in 2002, and prior to her appointment as CFO in January 2014, had served as the Director of Finance and Patient Financial Services. Harris oversees all finance, reimbursement, financial forecasting, decision support and budgeting activities for the hospital and its affiliates. She is also responsible for all patient accounting and patient access functions across the Crouse system. In addition, Harris oversees the system’s health information management, materials management and purchasing functions. Harris is a member of the board of directors of Plaza Nursing Home Company; community advisory committee member of Molina Healthcare of NY; finance committee member of the Central New York Care Collaborative; and advisory board member and past treasurer of Hope for Bereaved. She is also an active member of the CNY Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. A graduate of Niagara University, Harris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. Harris resides in Cicero with her husband, Kris, and their three children.

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Seth Kronenberg Bio

Seth Kronenberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Seth Kronenberg, MD, serves as Chief Medical Officer for Crouse Health and maintains leadership responsibility and strategic oversight for all activity related to physician engagement, recruitment and integration of community-based practicing physicians in their relationships with the Crouse care network. He also serves as president and medical director of Crouse Medical Practice (CMP), overseeing operations and integration activities within the Crouse delivery system. Dr. Kronenberg, a board-certified internist and partner with Internist Associates of Central New York, is also the primary Crouse contact for the Crouse-affiliated Health Alliance Physician Organization and other community-based physicians for alignment and integration activities, including network development and population health management initiatives. Dr. Kronenberg joined Internist Associates of Central New York in 2001, becoming managing partner in 2005. In 2010, Internist Associates became part of Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC, and Dr. Kronenberg was appointed medical director. Dr. Kronenberg received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended medical school and did his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

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Betty O'Connor

Betty O'Connor
Chief Nursing Officer

Betty O’Connor serves as Chief Nursing Officer, providing leadership and strategic direction for all nursing activities throughout the hospital. With Crouse Hospital since 1979, O'Connor is a graduate of Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (1980) and received her bachelor's in Nursing from SUNY Utica Rome in 1990. She earned the Healthcare Leadership Certificate from the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College, where she is also pursuing her master’s degree in nursing.

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Kim Rose

Kim Rose
Chief Information Officer


Kim Rose serves as Chief Information Officer for Crouse Hospital and its affiliated entities, including Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC, and Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. In her role as CIO, Rose works with senior leadership to provide vision and strategic direction in the continued development and implementation of Crouse’s system-wide health information technology operations, as well as developing capability to enhance information sharing between Crouse and physicians in the community. Rose had has provided leadership and direction to the hospital’s Information Technology Department since 2012, overseeing numerous major technology initiatives, including converting the hospital’s legacy electronic medical record system to Soarian and replacing the physicians’ practice system with Medent. Before joining Crouse Health, she successfully managed information technology in corporate retail and manufacturing industries. Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree in information resource management from Syracuse University. She currently serves on SUNY Oswego’s Biomedical Informatics Advisory Board.

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Chris Farnum 2014

Chris Farnum
Vice President, Business Development

Chris Farnum is Vice President for Business Development at Crouse Health, responsible for the implementation of physician/hospital joint ventures, the development of business plans relating to new programs and the negotiations of all employed physician contracts. He also has operational responsibilities for the medical imaging, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory care, sleep lab and neurophysiology departments. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with more than 25 years in healthcare leadership positions, Farnum holds an advanced degree in Public Administration and in Healthcare Administration and Business from Springfield College and Providence College, respectively.

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Bob Allen

Bob Allen
Vice President, Communications and Governmental Affairs

Bob Allen serves as Vice President of Communications and Governmental Affairs at Crouse Health, a position he has held since June 2007. Prior to that he served as Director of Communications for the hospital. Allen oversees all marketing communications, media relations, public relations, community relations and governmental affairs functions for the hospital. He is a current member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and previously served on the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Advisory Board; Thursday Morning Roundtable; University Hill Corporation's Government Relations Committee; and WCNY TV24's Community Advisory committee. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Allen is a current board member of the American Heart/Stroke Associations and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. In 2010, he received the Philip A. Hofmann Award for Best News Source from the Syracuse Press Club.

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Jeff Tetrault
Vice President, Facilities Management

Jeff Tetrault joined Crouse Health in 2006, serving most recently as Director of Facilities and Construction. He is responsible for the strategic direction, coordination and oversight of numerous facility services and construction projects, and leads the management teams and department staff in the following areas: Engineering, Clinical Engineering, Construction, Grounds, Environmental Services, Nutritional Services, Patient Transport, Materials Management, Duplication & Distribution, Security, Parking and Valet Service. Tetrault earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Healthcare Administration, and is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager and Certified Healthcare Constructor. A graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, he is affiliated with a number of healthcare organizations and serves on the Town of Hastings Planning Board; Crouse Marshall Business Improvement District Planning Board; University Hill Corporation; and University Hill Public Safety Association.
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Rhonda Reader
Vice President, Clinical Services and Nursing Quality

In her role as Vice President of Clinical Services and Nursing Quality, Rhonda Reader also serves as Dean of the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital. She joined Crouse in 2014, having served in a variety of clinical, faculty, and leadership roles at St. Joseph’s Health and Oneida Hospital and as an adjunct faculty member at Le Moyne College. A graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Reader holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY College of Technology; a Master of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University; and a doctorate in nursing education and leadership from The Sage Colleges in Albany. She is a member of the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and has earned certification as a nurse educator (CNE) and nurse executive (NEA-BC). Reader serves as a member of the evaluation review panel and peer evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). She is a board member for the Council of Associate Degree Nursing in New York State and previously served as an advisory board member for the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics revision panel.

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Carrie Berse
President, Crouse Health Foundation

Carrie Berse is President of the Crouse Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Crouse Hospital. Since 1993, she has been responsible for the operations of the Foundation including: planning and implementation of fundraising activities (annual, major, planned and capital giving); endowment fund oversight; special events; communications and development/donor services. Carrie has 35 years of experience as a fundraising executive, with 33 of those years spent specializing in healthcare. She has been a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy since 1991 and a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1986. Berse has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Adelphi University, and is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Syracuse program. She has been a recipient of various local honors: The CNY Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and “Women in Business” awards, the Post-Standard’s “Person of Achievement” award and most recently, the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Central New York Chapter, “Fund-Raising Executive of the Year.”

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