The following was submitted to Concord Patch.
22 members of local communities were recently elected to a three-year term as a Corporator of Emerson Hospital.
“Emerson Hospital relies on its Corporators to be informed ambassadors for the hospital and to assist in Emerson’s outreach efforts in their communities,” said Ron Johnson, chairman of the Emerson Hospital Board of Directors. “Corporators are truly strategic partners of the organization. We are grateful that all of the Corporators will serve Emerson Hospital in this important way.”
Corporators represent the interests of the 25 communities served by Emerson Hospital. They become knowledgeable about the mission of Emerson Hospital and the services it provides through regular breakfast briefings, annual meetings and other activities. In turn, they communicate information about the hospital's programs and services to the residents and businesses in their communities. They also elect the hospital’s Board of Directors and Corporators at the hospital’s annual meeting.
“While we rely on our Corporators to act as ambassadors for the hospital, we hope that members of our community also engage directly with them to connect to Emerson,” added Christine Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson.
Emerson Hospital’s new Corporators are:
- Paul C. Bauer (Bedford) is a real estate attorney at Bowditch & Dewey, LLP in Framingham. He is a director of the Framingham-based MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and vice chair of Economic Affairs. Bauer served on the Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals for seven years.
- Maura Capriccio (Westford) is marketing director at The Inn at Robbins Brook in Acton. She is active with several Alzheimer’s organizations and the Framingham-based MetroWest Chamber of Commerce. Capriccio is the northeast regional coordinator for the National Family Caregivers Association.
- Christine Cournoyer (Concord) is a recently retired healthcare software executive from Picis, Inc. of Wakefield. She recently ended her term as a board member of BJ’s Wholesale Club. Cournoyer is a member of the Boston Club, Commonwealth Institute and Women Corporate Directors.
- Jennifer L. Cyrs (Boxborough) is a self-employed marketing consultant. She has been an active member of the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary for the past eight years. Cyrs is a former vice president of public relations for the Auxiliary and current co-chair of the annual golf tournament committee.
- David DeLong, DBA (Concord) is president of David DeLong & Associates, a Concord-based research and consulting firm that helps organizations improve performance by solving problems created by an aging, changing workforce. DeLong is a keynote speaker and author of a book and several articles.
- Saad D. Dinno (Weston) is a pharmacist, owner and president of Acton, West Concord and Newton Pharmacies. He is a member of the Concord and Acton chambers of commerce, the Concord Council of Aging and several pharmacy professional organizations. Dinno is on the eastern advisory board for Ohio-based Cardinal Health. He serves on a local care transitions collaborative led by Emerson Hospital.
- Richard T. Downey (Maynard) is an executive with Boyd Coatings Research Company in Hudson. He has served the town of Maynard for more than 19 years as a member of the Board of Assessors, Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Town Administrator Search Committee and White Pond Citizens Study Committee.
- Elizabeth C. Elliott (Westford) is a retired high school English and history teacher. She is active with the Westford Historical Society, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and literacy programs at the JV Fletcher Library in Westford. Elliott is a member of the League of Women Voters.
- Lauren M. Huyett (Concord) is a decorator and owner of Lauren Huyett Interiors. She recently was on Emerson Hospital’s Centennial Ball Committee. Huyett is a member of the Concord Museum’s Guild Board and past president of the Guild Board.
- Lori Kreidberg, DVM (Sudbury) is a veterinarian and owner of Metrowest Mobile Vet in Sudbury. She is co-chair of the Josiah Haynes Elementary School New Family Welcome Committee in Sudbury. Kreidberg is an educator at Tufts Veterinarian School.
- Judith (Judy) Blaikie Lane (Carlisle) is a Guild Board member, trustee and former co-president of the Guild of Volunteers at the Concord Museum. She was on Emerson Hospital’s Centennial Ball Committee and volunteered with Emerson Hospital’s Auxiliary spring Pops concerts.
- Karin Levy (Lincoln) is a teacher and court reporter. She volunteers in transport and the gift shop at Emerson Hospital. Levy is active at the First Parish Church in Lincoln and at her children’s schools.
- Walter Martin (Lincoln) is a real estate broker and investment analyst. He is a member of the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Committee.
- Lee C. McGowan (Sudbury) is a financial planner and investment advisor at Monument Financial Advisors, LLC in Concord. McGowan is active in the Boston Estate Planning Council and Financial Planning Association.
- Betsy Purcell (Acton) is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in Concord and a pharmacist at West Concord Pharmacy and Acton Pharmacy.
- John Rizzi (Carlisle) is a retired high-tech entrepreneur and chief executive officer. A U.S. Navy veteran, he participates in the Pan-Mass Challenge and sits on the board of several start-up companies.
- Cheryl K. Serpe (Westford) is a branch manager at Enterprise Bank & Trust Co. in Westford. She is a board member of the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, a member of the Westford Rotary Club and a member of the Acton-based Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce.
- Martha Stone (Sudbury) has returned to painting and photography after a career as a marketing strategist. Stone is past chair of Cultural Arts and created the Poet Tree project at the Josiah Haynes Elementary School in Sudbury. As a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., she has served its Society of Alumni as class secretary, class agent and communications and reconnection chair.
- Arthur Sweetser (Lincoln) is chief marketing officer at 89 Degrees in Burlington, a marketing solutions provider that uses advanced analytics to drive results for direct, digital and social marketers. He recently co-authored the book, Successful E-Mail Marketing Strategies: From Hunting to Farming.
- Maryrose Sykes (Concord) is former treasurer of the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary. She is active in the soccer community as a player and coach for a youth soccer team, and volunteers with local organizations including Concord Open Table, Minute Man Arc, Holy Family Parish Church and a local school. Sykes also leads volunteer efforts to send care packages to troops in Iraq.
- Julie McCay Turner (Bedford) is a retired sales/customer service manager for Pegasus Communications, Inc. of Waltham. She is active in Bedford Center for the Arts, Bedford Historical Society, Bedford TV and First Parish Church in Bedford. She is a blogger for Bedford Minuteman.
- Alan C. Woodward, MD (Concord) is active with the Massachusetts Medical Society as chair of the Committee on Professional Liability, member of the Committees on Public Health and Legislation, and as a Board member. He serves on the Massachusetts Public Health Council and is chair of the Concord Board of Health. At Emerson Hospital, Woodward was chief of emergency services for 18 years, president of the medical staff and a director of Emerson Hospital and Emerson Health Care Foundation.