Stamford Health Leadership

The Stamford Health leadership team thanks you for being the driving force behind our commitment to supporting our mission, vision, and values. We promise friendly, personal care coupled with the most sophisticated services in lower Fairfield County. This goal is at the core of everything we do—not just for our organization, but for the community we serve.

President & CEO, Kathy Silard

Kathleen Silard, RN

President & CEO, Stamford Health


Kathleen Silard began her career as a nurse in the pediatrics and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York. Following a transition to healthcare administration, she joined Stamford Health in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During this time, she provided clinical and operational leadership to the growing health system. Kathy is passionate about making a difference in the communities served by Stamford Health and committed to leading a team of more than 3,000 employees who provide high-quality, patient-centered care. Kathleen led the organization’s facility master plan and was instrumental in opening the new Stamford Hospital on time and under budget. She was integral in the development of the Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department, the first dedicated pediatric ED in Fairfield County. Other notable accomplishments include expanding services at the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center and joining Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative, developing a partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery and providing leadership that resulted in achieving Magnet® Distinction, among many other major achievements. In 2018, Kathleen was named President and CEO of Stamford Health.

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Executive Leadership

  • Rod Acosta

    Rod Acosta, MD
    Chief Physician Executive

  • Jonathan Bailey

    Jonathan Bailey
    Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

  • Elaine Guglielmo

    Elaine Guglielmo
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Organization Development

  • Ellen Komar, RN

    Ellen Komar, RN
    Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

  • Chris Riendeau

    Chris Riendeau
    Senior Vice President, Fund Development

  • Ben Wade

    Ben Wade
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing

  • Rohit Bhalla, MD MPH

    Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH
    Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs & Quality, and Chief Clinical & Quality Officer

  • Ruth Cardiello, RN

    Ruth Cardiello, RN
    Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

  • Sal Mancino

    Sal Mancino
    Vice President, Human Resources

  • Liz Longmore

    Elizabeth Longmore, MS, RN
    Vice President, Ambulatory Services,
    Chief Operating Officer, Stamford Health Medical Group

  • Steve Sakovits

    Steve Sakovits
    Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Technology Officer

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