NMC’s Senior Leadership team

NMC is led by a senior team of professionals who are passionate about safety, quality, and high reliability:

Peter J. Wright, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Wright joined the NMC team as Chief Executive Officer in January of 2023. Prior to joining NMC, Peter served as the President of Bridgton & Rumford hospitals, two rural facilities within Central Maine Healthcare. Peter has more than two decades of experience in hospital administration. He has served as the President and CEO of Valley Regional Healthcare in New Hampshire; the Chief Operating Officer of Littleton Regional Hospital in New Hampshire; and Senior Director of Planning, Development, and Medical Group operations at Copley Hospital in Vermont. Peter holds a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College, a Master of Science in Administration from St. Michael’s College, and is Board Certified in Healthcare Management through the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jonathan Billings, Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Billings served on the NMC Senior Leadership team for 32 years as VP of Community Relations with additional diverse management assignments. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2021 and served as interim Chief Executive Officer in 2022. Jonathan earned his Master of Science from Nebraska Methodist College and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & English from St. Michael’s College. Prior to coming to NMC, Jonathan worked in healthcare public relations and marketing at a suburban hospital in Massachusetts. Jonathan and his wife Marilyn live in St. Albans City and have two ‘grown and flown’ daughters who thrived in our local schools.

Stephanie Breault, Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Breault was promoted to Chief Financial Officer after 15+ years as NMC’s Director of Finance. She holds a BS in Accounting from Thomas College in Maine and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Vermont. Stephanie’s extensive knowledge of GAAP and FASB standards have enabled NMC to consistently maintain a high level of accuracy in financial reporting throughout her career. She and her family live in Grand Isle County.

Ryan Hamel, Chief People Officer

Ryan Hamel joined NMC’s Senior Leadership Team in July of 2022. Ryan came to NMC from Alice Hyde Medical Center in New York with 14 years of HR experience, including having successfully led the team at Alice Hyde for the past five years.  Ryan was highly regarded by the UVMMC Network and their sincere desire was to retain him in his lead position at Alice Hyde where he did an exceptional job of building a strong HR team. In conversations with the leadership at Alice Hyde, he was noted to be adept as a leader, communicator and relationship-builder with experience leading teams through challenging times of change. He and his family live just across the lake in upstate New York.

Dawn Kregel, RN, Chief Nurse Executive

Dawn has more than 20 years of experience in nursing leadership with a proven record of improving quality of care and patients experience in both large and small health organizations, including Ardent, Inova, and Valley Health. Her clinical experience has predominantly been in critical care and the cardiovascular service lines, but she has led multiple women and infants’ facilities as well. Her focus for NMC will be to assure consistent patient care practices and standards for all clinical practices throughout the organization. Her immediate goal will be to do everything possible to support all clinical teams and create a vision or the future as we concentrate on clinical excellence. She has an encouraging, data-driven leadership style, proven ability to communicate and collaborate across interdisciplinary teams, and a genuine passion for ensuring safe, high-quality patient care that will be an asset as we focus on providing best-in-class patient experience in all of our patient care areas.

John Minadeo, MD, Chief Medical Quality Officer

Dr. Minadeo earned his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and did his post-graduate training at MetroHealth Medical Center/The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. In addition to his practice in NMC’s Emergency Department, he also serves as Chief Medical Quality Officer. Dr. Minadeo has practiced in the ED for 21 years and served as the Medical Director of both the Emergency Department and the Hospitalist Team during his tenure at NMC. He has been the District Medical Adviser for EMS as well serving as President of the Medical Staff. In 2018, Dr. Minadeo was the recipient of the The Deogracias “Deo” P. Esguerra, MD Service Award which recognizes a physician with a passion for excellence and dedication to the patients of our community.


The Senior Leadership Team works collaboratively to ensure NMC remains on course in alignment with our strategic plan and annual operating plan. There is always a Senior Leadership Team member on call so staff, providers, and others have the access they need around the clock. We strive for interchangeable leadership through trust, communication and a shared approach to decision making, so progress can continue even when a specific individual is unavailable.