Three were named to senior vice president roles, and two earned vice president positions.
Meet the executives:
Karteek Bhavsar, senior vice president of Valley Health System operations and business development
Bhavsar, who has served as vice president of administration since 2015, began his career in Valley’s planning department in 1998 and has moved into several positions since, including director of same day surgery and pain management, assistant vice president of ambulatory services and assistant vice president of perioperative services. In 2020, Karteek also took on the responsibilities for planning and business development.
Julie Karcher, senior vice president of Valley Health System and Valley Medical Group
Karcher was promoted from vice president. She joined Valley in 1998 as the care center administrator for cardiopulmonary services, was promoted to assistant vice president of the Heart and Vascular Institute in 2008, and then to vice president of administration in 2012. In 2021, she was given responsibility for Valley Medical Group in addition to maintaining executive leadership of cardiovascular services and research, and the title of vice president.
Bill Klutkowski, senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer
Klutkowski, who was also promoted from vice president, joined the health care system in 1995 as The Valley Hospital’s director of finance and was promoted to assistant vice president of finance in 2008, then to vice president of finance in 2012. In 2020, Klutkowski was elevated to vice president of finance and chief financial officer for the system.
Brad Haspel, vice president of ancillary services for Valley Health System and Valley Medical Group
Haspel, who was promoted from assistant vice president of the division, joined Valley in 2004 as director of diagnostic imaging after 23 years with Memorial Sloan Kettering. As assistant vice president, he was also responsible for laboratory services.
Bettyann Kempin, vice president of administration
Kempin previously served as assistant vice president of oncology services. Kempin joined the team in 1989 as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and held multiple critical care service leadership roles, including assistant vice president of medical/surgical services in 2010. In 2019, she was appointed assistant vice president of oncology services.