Board of Directors

Southampton Hospital is governed by a Board of Directors that provides strategic guidance to advance the Hospital’s mission and vision. Our board members include:


  • Kenneth B. Wright, Chairman
  • Richard J. Hiegel, Esq., Vice Chair
  • Patricia Stewart, Secretary
  • Lawrence A. Willis, Treasurer


  • George F. Biondo, Esq.
  • Barbara Borsack
  • Richard Bruce
  • Robert S. Chaloner*
  • James Forbes
  • David Gillespie
  • Gilbert W. Harrison*
  • George P. Kazdin
  • Lisa C. Kombrink, Esq.
  • Jay K. Levine
  • Howard M. Lorber*
  • R. Timothy Maran
  • John T. McGowan
  • Florence Rolston, MD
  • Michael F. Smith
  • John Wambold
  • Darin G. Wiggins, MD, FAAEM*

 *ex officio

Senior Management Team

A management team oversees the day-to-day operations of Southampton Hospital. Each senior executive is accountable to the President/CEO, who reports directly to the Hospital's Board of Directors. Collectively, the senior management team is responsible for evaluating, developing and implementing policies and practices to ensure that Southampton Hospital is delivering appropriate high-quality healthcare to the communities of eastern Long Island in a financially prudent manner.

  • Robert S. Chaloner
    President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Fredric Weinbaum, MD
    Executive Vice President for Operations and Chief Medical Officer
  • Christopher J. Schultheis
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Patricia A. Darcey, RN, MS
    Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer
  • Sharon DiSunno RN, MS
    Vice President of Quality Management
  • Robert I. Ross
    Vice President of Community and Government Relations
  • Steven Bernstein
    President of Southampton Hospital Foundation
  • Kevin Unruh
    Vice President, Imaging and Cancer Services

Medical Staff Officers & Department Chairs

Southampton Hospital’s medical staff is led by three officers and ten department chairs who are responsible for ensuring that our patients receive safe, appropriate, high-quality care. Our medical staff leaders include:


  • Darin G. Wiggins, MD, FAAEM, President
  • Lara A. Siska, MD, Vice President
  • Richard J. Ricca, MD, FACS, Treasurer

Department Chairs:

  • Scott Silverberg, MD - Anesthesia
  • Gregory Davis, DMD - Dentistry
  • Darin Wiggins, MD - Emergency Medicine
  • Alex Aponte, MD - Family Practice
  • Charles Guida, MD - Medicine
  • Vito Alamia, MD - OB/GYN
  • Sui Zee, MD - Pathology
  • Alexandra Halitsky, MD - Pediatrics
  • William Brancaccio, MD - Radiology
  • Leslaw Gredysa, MD - Surgery

The Southampton Hospital Foundation

The Southampton Hospital Foundation, a separate nonprofit corporation with an independent Board of Trustees, supports Southampton Hospital's mission to deliver healthcare services and expand clinical programs to meet the needs of the community.

Although the Southampton Hospital Foundation has existed for some time, recent changes to its structure and mission have put greater emphasis on fund raising. The Foundation, working in collaboration with the Hospital’s Board of Directors, concentrates its efforts on increasing critical philanthropic support to ensure Southampton’s future and high-quality healthcare for all of our neighbors on the East End.

Board of Trustees


  • Howard M. Lorber, Chairman
  • Gilbert W. Harrison, Treasurer
  • Jean Remmel FitzSimmons, Secretary


  • Steven Bernstein*
  • Paul C. Brennan
  • Robert S. Chaloner*
  • Alan D. Glatt
  • John M. Hadlock, Esq.
  • Charles B. Krusen
  • Michael Minikes
  • Bettina A. Stelle
  • Darin G. Wiggins, MD, FAAEM*
  • Kenneth B. Wright*