Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tomasino came to our community in 1975. He was based in Oak Harbor, both as a military member and civilian contractor for the United States Navy until 1996. Mr. Tomasino has been the Chief Executive Officer of the District since 2008. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer of the District since 2002. Mr. Tomasino has over 25 years experience in information technology and systems science leadership, development, and training.
Hank Hanigan, MBA, FACHE
Chief Operations Officer
In the 15 years before becoming Whidbey General Hospital’s Chief Operations Officer in February 2010, Mr. Hanigan held a variety of senior leadership positions in health care finance and operations. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Dr. Gipson joined Whidbey General Hospital in December 2011, bringing with her a wealth of experience as a health care executive, advanced practice nurse, educator, consultant, Army officer and public health professional. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, master’s degree in nursing from Duke University, MBA from Cleveland State University and the PhD in Public Health with a focus in Health Policy and Management and Heath Services Research. She is board certified in health care legal consulting and health care executive practice and is board eligible in health care risk management and quality. Dr. Gipson has received recognition for her work in improving quality and outcomes in health care, is a frequently invited national speaker, serves as an expert reviewer for the American Public Health Association and holds faculty appointments in the Department of Homeland Security and the University of South Florida.
Teresa Fulton, RN, MSN, CIC
Chief Quality Officer
Ms. Fulton joined Whidbey General Hospital in 2007. She has over 20 years experience in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, performance improvement and patient safety. As an RN, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her certifications include infection prevention and epidemiology from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, nurse life care planner from American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners and Six Sigma performance improvement from the American Society of Quality.