Members of the Guthrie Senior Leadership Team:
Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD
Dr. Scopelliti is President and Chief Executive Officer of Guthrie. He joined Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pa. in 1984 and today is both the CEO and a practicing gastroenterologist at Guthrie. He has served in many roles within the Guthrie Clinic and Guthrie Healthcare System, including President of the RPH Medical Staff, Chair of the Quality Committee, and Vice-President for Clinical Affairs for the Guthrie Clinic. He serves as a Clinical Instructor with the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, N.Y. and since 2005, he has also been associated with the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Gastroenterology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, he is a published researcher and serves as the chairman of the Guthrie Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Frederick J. Bloom, MD
Dr. Frederick Bloom is President of Guthrie Medical Group. He joined Guthrie in 2014 from Geisinger Health System where he worked for 28 years in increasing roles of physician leadership. He serves as both the president of the medical group and a practicing family medicine physician. Dr. Bloom graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. and subsequently completed his Family Medicine Residency at Saint Vincent Health Care Center in Erie, Pa. Dr. Bloom also earned his Masters of Medical Management at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Dr. Bloom is a frequent national speaker and author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on high-value health care. He serves on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition Program Review Oversight Committee and is the former chairperson of the American Medical Group Association Quality Council.
Mary Ann Dougherty
Mary Ann Dougherty is Senior Vice President for Strategy and Growth for Guthrie. She is responsible for strategic planning, provider recruitment, marketing, communications, physician outreach, and philanthropy for the organization. She has over 25 years of experience in health care administration. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Health Education and Family Services and a Masters of Science in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
Matt Huff, CPA
Matt Huff, CPA, is Guthrie’s Chief Financial Officer. Huff has led financial operations at a number of health systems across the country, most recently at Banner Health in Colorado where he served as the Western Region CFO, responsible for four community medical centers and nine critical access hospitals. He received his Master of Accountancy from Auburn University and his MBA in Finance from Tulane University.
John Petrov, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
John Petrov, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for Guthrie. With over 17 years of human resources experience, he has served as an employee advocate with a focus on delivering exceptional customer service to all. Mr. Petrov joined Guthrie from CHI Saint Joseph Health in Lexington, KY where he served as their SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and VP, HR for its parent entity, CommonSpirit Health. Throughout his career, Mr. Petrov has positioned several of his past employers to be recognized among the Best Places to Work in the communities they serve. He received his Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Briar Cliff University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. Mr. Petrov is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional.
Debra Raupers, RN
Debra “Deb” Raupers, RN, is EVP and Chief Nursing Officer for Guthrie. Deb is a Senior Nurse Executive with over 30 years of diverse health care experience. She is a leader with demonstrated ability to improve patient safety and quality outcomes while improving the patient experience and practice environment. During her career, Deb led Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in the attainment of Magnet accreditation, recognizing nursing excellence, and was part of the leadership team for the construction of the new Guthrie Corning Hospital. Most recently, she has had executive oversight of clinical operations for nursing at Cayuga Health System. Deb has her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix and is an active member of the American Organization of Nursing Leadership.
Michael Scalzone, MD, MHCM, FACOG
Dr. J. Michael Scalzone is Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer for Guthrie. He has been with Guthrie since 1998 and served as Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs and chairman of the OB-GYN department. He served as Chief, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for Guthrie Clinic, Corning region from 1998-2008. Dr. Scalzone received his Masters in Health Care Administration from Harvard University in 2008. He completed a residency in OB-GYN from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pa. Dr. Scalzone served as a member of the Guthrie Clinic Board of Directors from 2002-2008 and a member of the Guthrie Corning Hospital Board of Directors from 2005 to present.
Donald “Donnie” Skerpon is the Administrative Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer for Guthrie. Mr. Skerpon’s responsibilities include serving as the primary conduit for interactions between the CEO and the various boards within the organization. In addition, he is responsible for governmental and regulatory relationships as well as community interactions on specific projects. He spent nearly a year with Guthrie as an experienced administrative fellow. He was a Program/Project Manager for Lockheed Martin in Owego, N.Y. where he led several projects including the development of specialized helicopters for the purpose of aerial re-supply. Mr. Skerpon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at Pennsylvania State University.
Staci Thompson, MHA, CMPE
Staci Thompson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Guthrie Medical Group. Ms. Thompson has served in various leadership roles in her 18-year career with Guthrie Clinic including Vice President of Guthrie Health with system-wide responsibility for strategic planning and marketing and provider recruitment, Vice President of Operations for Guthrie Clinic, and Vice President of Oncology Services. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Gannon University in Erie, Pa. and a Masters in Health Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the American Medical Group Association and Certified Medical Practice Executive.
Paul G VerValin, MBA, FACMPE
Paul VerValin is Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Guthrie, responsible for the operational performance of the multi-specialty group practice and four-hospital system. In addition, Mr. VerValin is responsible for strategic business development and strategic partnerships for Guthrie Health. He served as a key leader of Guthrie Clinic and Guthrie Health from 1994-2004 in a series of roles leading up to Senior Vice President of System Operations. Mr. VerValin subsequently became President and Chief Operating Officer of North Shore Physicians Group and Vice President of Physician Services for North Shore Medical Center, a division of Partners Healthcare in Boston, Mass. Most recently, he has served as the President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group and Senior Vice President of Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville, Georgia. Mr. Vervalin earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Medical Group Association and a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.