Our Team

David Whitehead

David Whitehead

EVP, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

David A. Whitehead is a Hartford HealthCare Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. He oversees strategic planning, communications, marketing and business development for Hartford HealthCare.

Since 2013, Whitehead served as a Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and President of the East Region, which includes Backus Hospital, Windham Hospital and a growing number of outpatient and ambulatory centers throughout Eastern Connecticut.

A leading healthcare executive for many years, he has successfully balanced strategy, finances, rapid-cycle change and the need to put patients first — always.

Prior to joining Hartford HealthCare, Whitehead was Backus Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2009.

He has been very involved with a wide variety of community organizations. He has held leadership positions on the boards of the United Way, Norwich Free Academy, Three Rivers Community College, Hospice Southeastern Connecticut and he served as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. He was named the Eastern Connecticut Citizen of the Year in 2003.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Connecticut State University, and he holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Science in Labor Relations, both from the University of New Haven.


Barry Stein, MD

Barry Stein, MD, MBA, DABR, FSIR, FACR, RPVI

VP, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer

Dr. Barry Stein is the Chief Clinical Innovation Officer for Hartford HealthCare (HHC) where he also practices as a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist.

He has held the leadership positions of Chief Imaging Informatics Officer at HHC, Vice Chair of Radiology, Chief of Cardiovascular MRI & CT, and Director of the Advanced Imaging and Quantitative Analysis Core Laboratory at Hartford Hospital. Barry graduated with his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Barry continues to remain engaged in the MIT innovation ecosystem serving as a faculty mentor for the Impact and IDEA LinQ programs, host for graduate students Action Lab requirements for an MIT Initiative for Health Systems Innovation, and guest lecturer for the Executive MBA, Idea Driven Entrepreneurial Advantage, course. His focus is on delivering integrated clinical patient care and exploring intersects of innovative technologies, advanced analytics, and informatics to transform healthcare delivery.

Barry received his post graduate medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he did his Radiology residency, served as Chief Resident and completed fellowships in MRI and Vascular & Interventional Radiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. Barry is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology and is a fellow of both the Society of Interventional Radiology and American College of Radiology. He is a recognized expert in cardiovascular MRI and CT and was one of the pioneers in the clinical paradigm shift to non-invasive vascular imaging.


Beth Chaty

Beth Chaty, JD

VP, Network Development

Beth Chaty is Vice President of Network Development for Hartford HealthCare.

Ms. Chaty brings a wealth of leadership experience and healthcare planning, business development and organizational skills with a proven record of leading and executing strategic priorities and projects for multiple hospitals and health systems.

She previously served as Chief of Staff for Hartford HealthCare and as executive liaison to the boards. Prior to joining Hartford HealthCare in 2012, she held a leadership position at Stamford Health System/Stamford Hospital involving strategy, business development and regulatory activities.

Beth is involved in a number of community organizations and participates in economic and community-building initiatives for Hartford HealthCare. She serves on the board of Hartford/East Hartford Innovation Places (Launc[H]) and as a member of the Executive Committee of the CT Health Council of MetroHartford Alliance and chairs the Council’s Economic Development Work Group. She also serves on the board of Hockanum Valley Community Council and chairs its Finance Committee.

Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Health Sciences degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School Of Law, where she was a member of the Connecticut Law Review.


Eric Olsen, MHSA, PMP

Operations Manager

Eric is Hartford HealthCare Innovation's Operations Manager.

Prior to his current role, Eric worked on developing the transition plan to integrate Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, (a 470 bed teaching hospital) into HHC and coordinated the development of a Provider Wellness program at HHC which focused on addressing the core causes of burnout and mitigating its effects.

Eric graduated with his Master of Health Service Administration from the University of Michigan and magna cum laude from Brigham Young University – Idaho.