Bernadette Kingham-Bez is Executive Director of St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester and a Senior Vice President of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. She is responsible for St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester and its community based and residential services throughout the City of New York and Westchester and behavioral health services operations at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center.
Prior to assuming her current role in 2009, Ms. Kingham-Bez served as a Senior Vice President at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers where her responsibilities included strategic planning, external affairs and community health outreach. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of St. Vincent’s Westchester where she oversaw operations, external affairs, business development and managed care. Ms. Kingham-Bez’s other experience includes having served as vice president of the Westchester and Putnam United Way where she oversaw planning, nonprofit management assistance and the distribution of annual funding to 130 nonprofit agencies and hospitals. She has also served as the executive director of several community-based organizations.
Ms. Kingham-Bez currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She has had a leadership role in the founding of Hudson Valley Care Coalition (HVCC), a regional health home, and serves as Chair of its Board. She also serves as Secretary of the Board of Montefiore’s Hudson Valley IPA and on the Leadership Steering Committee of Montefiore’s Hudson Valley Collaborative.