People – Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Tina Foster, MD, MPH, MSCo-Director

Tina Foster, MD, MPH, MS


Tina is a practicing general obstetrician-gynecologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Tina is also Program Director for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency, a unique residency focused on the improvement of health care that offers combined training in Preventive Medicine and another residency or fellowship offered at Dartmouth. She holds a faculty appointment in the DHMC Patient Safety and Training Center and teaches in the MPH program at The Dartmouth Institute. Tina’s major interests include teaching and evaluating resident competence. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Preventive Medicine.

Marjorie M. Godfrey, PhD, MS, BSN, FAANCo-Director

Marjorie M. Godfrey, PhD, MS, BSN, FAAN


Margie is Director of The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy and Instructor for The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH. She is a national and international leader of designing and implementing improvement strategies targeting the place where patients, families, and care teams meet the clinical microsystem. Margie’s primary interest is engaging inter-professional health care professionals in learning about and improving local health care delivery systems with a focus on patients, professionals, processes and outcomes. Margie is co-author of the best selling textbooks, Quality by Design (2007) and Value By Design (2011) and the lead author and architect of the Clinical Microsystems: A Path to Healthcare Excellence series.

Maria ScopellitiProgram Coordinator

Maria Scopelliti

Program Coordinator

Maria’s focus is overall program management for quality improvement coaching in our customized programs. She works closely with teams and coaches to provide feedback and advice on ways to improve their experience in the program.  Maria joined the Microsystem Academy team in 2015 and brings a strong background in healthcare administration to the team.

Ashleigh KingProgram Coordinator

Ashleigh King

Program Coordinator

Ashleigh’s focus is overall program management for global quality improvement coaching programs. She is also responsible for the overall design and technical experience for those online programs.  Ashleigh joined the Microsystem Academy team in 2015 and brings a strong background in business and engineering to the team.

Cherie CavinessAdministrative Assistant IV

Cherie Caviness

Administrative Assistant IV

Cherie provides administrative support for the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy team in Lebanon, NH. She joined the Microsystem Academy team in April 2016 and works closely with the program coordinators to assist with behind-the-scenes activities.