Novant Health UVA Health System Leadership

Peter Bernard
CEO, Novant Health UVA Health System

Peter Bernard has more than 25 years of experience as a chief executive officer for hospitals and healthcare systems and has successfully evolved organizational cultures to deliver integrated, high-quality and cost-efficient healthcare. He joins our organization most recently from Bon Secours Health System where he oversaw nine acute care and 75 ambulatory sites in Virginia and led his team in increasing market share growth, financial performance, clinical innovation, quality outcomes and customer service.

During his time with Bon Secours, he served in various leadership roles for regional hospital systems within the health system’s broader network. Under his leadership, the organization implemented EPIC and the Eastern division returned from a negative margin performance to sustainable profitability. In addition, two hospitals of the Virginia system received perfect scores in 2010 for premier CMS demonstration. Bon Secours Richmond Health System was also recognized by Gallup as a four-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013). Prior to working at Bon Secours, Peter served in administrative roles at hospitals in Kentucky, South Dakota, Texas and Iowa.

Chuck Coder
CFO, Novant Health UVA Health System

Stephen Smith, MD
President and COO, Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center

Stephen M. Smith, MD, FACEP, is president and chief operating officer of Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Smith served as vice president of medical affairs for Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center. Dr. Smith joined Novant Health UVA Health System in 2009 as regional medical director of emergency services and since that time has been elevated to serve in a variety of roles including as Trustee of the Prince William Health System Board in 2013. He also served as medical staff president prior to being named vice president of medical affairs. In 2012, he served as chair of the performance improvement committee for Prince William Medical Center, and in 2015 served as chairman of the Prince William Health System Board Quality. Dr. Smith is currently a member of the UVA Health System Board Quality Subcommittee.

Prior to joining Novant Health UVA Health System, Dr. Smith held a variety of medical leadership and executive roles with healthcare systems and hospitals located in Washington, DC and Maryland.    

Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stanford University and is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his residency at Martin Luther King Jr. /Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California where he was chief resident.

Tracy Bowers
Vice President, Human Resources


Heather Aram
VP Strategic Growth and Physician Partnerships, Novant Health UVA Health System 


Gary DeRosa, MD
NVA Market Physician Leader

Board of Trustees, Officers and Physician Representatives

Steve Danziger, Chair
Steve Dansiger is the Manassas Site Executive and Senior Manager of Quality and Performance Assurance for BAE Systems in Manassas, responsible for the site's operation and improving the overall quality and efficiency for the site's ($100M/yr in business) products and technology. He has been an engineer and a manager in semiconductor development and production for various defense and commercial semiconductor organizations working with state-of-the-art technologies, starting at IBM, and eventually becoming the Director of Manufacturing Operations for Micron Technologies. He earned a BS degree in physics from Queens College City University of New York and an MS degree in physics from Pennsylvania State University. He is serving in numerous community-development and policy-related roles, including chairman of the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation Board, Didlake Inc. board member, Prince William Chamber of Commerce Public Policy committee member, and Fairfax County Water Authority board member. He holds three patents and more than 30 publications on technical and management topics.

Donovan Wine, Secretary
Donovan Wine is President of E.E. Wine and he maintains an active role in church and community. He has been a member of the Manassas Rotary Club since 1988 and has served on its board and as its Vice President and President. He has also served on the board and as President of Historic Manassas and he has served on the board of AccuTek Assemblies, a non-profit business that provides work for mentally- and physically-challenged employees. Mr. Wine has been appointed by the City Council as a board member of the Manassas Business Council representing the Mathis Ave-Route 28 business sector. He serves on the Local Advisory Board for BB&T and on the Executive Committee for the Stewardship Ministry at Manassas Assembly of God. Mr. Wine serves as Chairman of the Prince William Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. He and his wife Betty have two children.


Carl S. Armato
Carl S. Armato is the president and chief executive officer for Novant Health. Since joining Novant Health in 1998 as the vice president of finance and operations for the physician divisions in both Charlotte and Winston-Salem, Armato has also served as senior vice president of materials management and logistics for Novant Health. In 2003, Presbyterian Healthcare appointed Armato as chief operating officer and then promoted him to president and chief executive officer in January 2004. In 2008, the health system promoted him to president of Novant Health markets and in 2011 as chief operating officer. The board of trustees appointed him to his current position in January 2012. Prior to joining Novant Health, Armato was vice president of operations for First Care Physicians and director of finance for the General Health System in Baton Rouge, LA. He was also a senior tax/audit consultant for Ernst & Young in the Baton Rouge office. Armato holds a Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University of Vermont.

Richard A. Belden
Richard A. Belden is Chief Operating Officer for the Universal Service Administration Company located in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was General Manager of Micron Technology Virginia in Manassas and President and Chief Operating Officer of Dominion Semiconductor. Before moving to Northern Virginia, Mr. Belden worked for IBM as Manager, Investment Analysis, in New York, and as Controller, Software Solutions Division in North Carolina. Belden received his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering, with honors, from Georgia Institute of Technology. He and his wife Diane have two children.

Michael Hoover
Michael Hoover is an owner-partner in Hootle Hospitality Group a food services industry company. Mike was the a Founder and President of TML - A Xerox Company for more than 26 years and worked in the office technology business for over 28 years. Mr. Hoover is currently on the Board of Helping Haitian Angels, a local not-for-profit that operates an orphanage, school and church in Cap Haitian, Haiti. Mike travels to Haiti numerous times each year working with and developing the HHA Haitian staff there. Mike is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bull Run. He has also served in numerous leadership and community development roles in the past including: Chairman of the PW Chamber of Commerce, Manassas Business Council Member, Konica-Minolta Dealer Advisory Council, President of the Kiwanis Club of Bull Run, PWHS Foundation Trustee, Chairman of the PW March of Dimes Walkathon, plus numerous committee chair roles with the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hoover is a 1985 graduate of Virginia Tech and was recognized in 1995 as an "Outstanding Young Virginian" by the Virginia Jaycees. Mike and his wife Tammy reside in Gainesville, have six children and attend Park Valley Church.

Kevin Kelley
Kevin P. Kelley was born in Germany and spent his formative years overseas in Germany, Guyana, Liberia and Cyprus before finally landing in Manassas. Kevin graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School where he met his wife Tonya. Earning Associate degrees from Northern Virginia Community College in Accounting and Business Management he went on to receive his Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from Marywood University in Scranton PA. Kevin is a local small businessman and entrepreneur founding Falcon Promotions and Print Solutions in 1998 as Falcon Graphic Solutions. With headquarters in Old Town Manassas the company, in the beginning, was primarily a business forms and commercial printing distributor but with markets and the economy changing the company has evolved into an advertising specialty distributor with it’s primary products and services being corporate apparel and promotional products with business forms and printing holding a smaller place in the product mix. Kevin is a Past Chairman of the Board for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, a recipient of the Loy E. Harris Award from the City of Manassas, a Past Lt. Governor for Capital District Kiwanis, a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Bull Run, a member of the Manassas Business Council and serves on the Economic Development Authority for Fauquier County. Kevin and Tonya reside in Warrenton and have two grown children and four grand-children.

Vik Khot, MD
Dr. Vik Khot is the medical director of behavioral health, chairman of the department of psychiatry and past president of the medical staff. He completed his residency from the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals and his fellowship in adult biological neuropsychiatry from the National Institute of Health/NIMH. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and an attending physician at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center. Dr. Khot is currently serving a second term as a trustee by virtue of his leadership role in the medical staff. For over the last two decades he has been a clinician, educator and administrator at Prince William Medical Center and a champion of patient safety and quality. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC. Dr. Khot has continuously received the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education with Commendation for Self-Directed learning since 1994. He has been recognized by his peers as a Top Doctor in the Washingtonian Magazine continuously since 1999 and Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine continuously since 2010. Dr. Khot is married with two grown children.

Joseph J. Magalski, MD
Joseph J. Magalski, MD, joined the medical staff of Prince William Medical Center in 1999. A general surgeon, he is a partner in the practice of Bartolozzi & Magalski. He is Secretary/Treasurer of the Prince William Medical Center Medical Staff. Since 2006, he has served as Chair of the Department of Surgery and as Director of the Surgical Services Executive Committee. Dr. Magalski received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency training at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Magalski is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Medical Society of Virginia and the Prince William County Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Ian McDonald
Mr. McDonald spent over 30 years in the Aerospace/Defense industry working for IBM, Loral, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems. His career included designing digital chips, managing complex research and production programs, and finally directing BAE Systems Space Electronics business. The extremely high reliability Space Electronics products designed, developed and produced served many mission critical programs for the DoD, Intelligence Community, NASA and Commercial Space communities. Mr. McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. He currently chairs the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus Advisory Board and is a member of the Leadership Prince William Board of Regents and the Prince William County Economic Advisory Group. He is married and has three adult children.

Jonathan Way
Jonathan Way is currently Vice Mayor of Manassas. He has served as a City Councilman for the past nine years and previously on the City’s Planning Commission for five years. Mr. Way retired to Manassas after a 37 year career with Exxon-Mobil in a variety of professional and managerial positions in the USA and four foreign countries. These include managing the construction of the world’s highest capacity tankship fleet for the Saudi Arabian government, managing Exxon’s Caribbean tanker fleet operations, and directing a uranium exploration mine in Germany. He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and also holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with Shirley, his wife of almost 50 years (Oct 1, 2016), who is the founding member and coordinator of Manassas Therapy Dogs which serves Novant Prince William and Haymarket as well as Caton Merchant House and various schools and nursing homes in the area. His two grown daughters also live in Northern Virginia.