July 1, 2003

WORCESTER, Massachusetts—The UMass Memorial Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises private charitable support for both UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. and its academic partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, elected new officers to its board of directors at its recent annual meeting.

Barbara R. Greenberg, of Worcester, was elected chair; Arthur M. Pappas, MD, of Auburn, was elected vice chair; and Bruce M. Carlin, CPA, of Southborough, was elected treasurer; and Pamela A. Massad, Esq., was elected secretary.

The Board of Directors acts to raise leadership private support for UMass Memorial and UMMS to further the institutions’ missions and goals, and also advises them on matters of institutional advancement, including strategic planning as it relates to philanthropy and fundraising, including annual, capital and planned giving.

Other individuals elected to the Board of Directors were:

From Boston, MA -- Nancy Edman Feldman, president, Nancy Edman Interiors.

From Paxton, MA -- R. Norman Peters, Esq., partner, Peters & Sowyrda.

From South Portland, ME -- Dr. H. Brownell Wheeler, Harry M. Haidak Professor of Surgery Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

From Shirley, MA-- Thomas C. Lynch, Lynch, Ryan & Paugh, Inc.

From Shrewsbury, MA -- Dr. Marianne E. Felice, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School and pediatrician-in-chief, UMass Memorial Healthcare Inc.

From Wayland, MA -- Michael A. Gaffin, Esq., Gaffin & Krattenmaker & O’Connor, PC

From Westborough, MA -- M Howard Jacobson, senior advisor, Bankers Trust, Private Advisory Services.

From Worcester, MA -- Michael P. Angelini, Esq., partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP; Jennifer Davis Carey, secretary of elder affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Brian Carroll, president, Carroll Enterprises Inc.; Richard I. Freedman; Edward M. Glick, chairman, Bancroft Motors, Inc; Lois B. Green; Helen P. Koskinas; Agnes E. Kull, CPA, chairman, Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, PC; C. Jean McDonough, treasurer, FLEXcon; and, Dr. Shirley S. Siff, associate in psychiatry, UMass Memorial Health Care Inc.

In addition, the board elected the following new corporators of the UMass Memorial Foundation, who  serve as community advocates on behalf of the Foundation’s mission and goals.

From Boston, MA -- Myrna L. Baylis, principal, MLB Communications; and, Dr. Randy F. Wertheimer, associate professor of family medicine and community health, University of Massachusetts Medical School and vice chair, family medicine and community health, UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.

From Boylston, MA -- Phillips S. Davis, Esq., director, Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC; Dr. J. Barry Hanshaw, professor of pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Deborah Migridichian, Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc.; and, Ron Wagner, president, Wagner Motor Sales.

From Charlestown, MA -- John J. Spillane, Esq., Spillane & Spillane, LLP

From Chestnut Hill, MA -- Susana Lannik Gorstein, Esq.; and, William Krupp.

From Grafton, MA -- David A. Nicholson, Nicholson & Associates; and, Dr. Stephen E. Tosi, associate professor of surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School and chief medical officer, UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.

From Greenwich, CT -- Colonel David Hackworth; Eilhys England Hackworth.

From Holden, MA -- Dr. Francis J. Bednarek, associate professor of pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School and director, neonatology, UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.

From Lenox, MA -- Elise V. England; Monroe B. England

From Leominster, MA -- Patrick J. Cronin, vice president, The Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc.

From Lunenburg, MA -- Gary C. Gitto, CEO/treasurer, Gitto/Global Corporation

From Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA -- John F. Gallagher, CEO, East/West Mortgage

From Mendon, MA -- Robert H. Charron, CPA, partner, Carlin, Charron & Rosen, LLP; and, Nancy H. Sala, senior vice president, Massachusetts Electric Company.

From Needham, MA -- John H. Dickson, AllEnergy Gas & Electric Marketing Company, LLC.

From Northborough, MA -- Ann K. Molloy, Esq., Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting, LLP; Dr. Cheryl R. Scheid, Vice Chancellor for Faculty Administration, University of Massachusetts Medical School; William J. Short; and Meridith D. Wesby.

From Old Orchard Beach, ME -- Selma Pluznick

From Pittsfield, MA -- Dr. Armand V. Feigenbaum, president and CEO, General Systems Company; and Dr. Donald S. Feigenbaum, executive vice president, General Systems Company.

From Rutland, MA -- Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, CEO, UMass Memorial - Community Healthlink.

From Shrewsbury, MA -- Alden J. Bianchi, Esq.; Dr. Marc Fisher, Professor of Neurobiology and Radiology, UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.; Lillian R. Goodman, EdD, RN; George J. Isaac, CPA; Greg G. Kerkorian, president, Kerkorian & Najarian Insurance Agency; Honorable Karyn E. Polito, Esq., Massachusetts State Representative; and John B. Whelan, Liability Recovery Partners.

From Southborough, MA -- Dr. N. Lynn Ekhert, professor of family medicine & community health and pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School

From Westborough, MA -- Christopher W. Bramley, president and CEO, Banknorth Massachusetts; and, Christopher F. Egan, president, Carruth Capital, LLC.

From Weston, MA -- Betty Brudnick; Irving S. Brudnick.

From Whitinsville, MA -- Judith S. Jorritsma

From Worcester, MA -- Dawn Budd; Rebecca Budnitz; John J. Cahill, executive vice president, The Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc.; Francis R. Carroll, chairman and CEO, Small Business Service Bureau, Inc.; Rebecca B. Crocker; Ralph D. Crowley, Jr., president and CEO, Polar Beverages, Inc.; Marjorie Deitz; Morgan B. Dewey, vice president/senior financial consultant, Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc.; Francis A. Ford, Esq.; I. Robert Freelander; Ina R. Gordon; Stephen J. Granger, deputy CEO, R. W. Granger & Sons, Inc.; Nathan Greenberg, CPA, founding partner, Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, PC; Dr. Abraham W. Haddad; John D. Hunt; Herbert G. Ingram; Nancy Jeppson; William D. Kelleher, Jr., president, Kelleher & Sadowsky Associates, Trust of New England, Inc., Better Homes and Gardens; Paul J. Kervick; Arthur F. Koskinas, Esq.; Thomas P. LaVigne; Robert P. Lombardi, Esq., Mirick O'Connell; John F. Merrill, managing director, The Worcester Capital Partners, LLC; James J. Paugh III, executive vice president, Lynch, Ryan and Paugh, Inc.; Joan Sadowsky; Lester Sadowsky; J. Robert Seder, Esq., Seder & Chandler; Robert M. Siff; Morton H. Sigel; and, William C. Sullivan, vice president and principal, Sullivan Insurance Group.

UMass Memorial Health Care is central Massachusetts’ largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services.  UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country. UMMS attracts more than $143 million in research funding annually and is a perennial top finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools.  UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service.

Contact: Alison Duffy, 508-856-2000