Healthcare Management Association elects board of directors

The Health Care Management Association of Central New York (HCMACNY) has elected a new board of directors for 2020.

Laura Shea, executive director of marketing and public relations for Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, was elected president. Independent Healthcare Consultant Diane Bradley of Rochester was appointed treasurer. Matthew Van Pelt, director of business and service line development at St. Peter’s Health Partners in Albany, was named secretary. Immediate past president of the Central New York chapter is Nancy Daoust, chief ambulatory officer at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. Kurt Calman, vice president of operations at Rochester Regional Health, has been named chapter regent.

Re-elected to the board were: Kenan Baldridge, supervisor of the town of Rose; retired hospital executive James Connolly, of Saratoga; Mini Malhotra, administrator of neurosciences and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Upstate Medical University and Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse; and healthcare consultant Bertine Colombo McKenna.

Newly elected members of the board of directors are Cheryl Abrams, director of communications and digital media at Crouse Health in Syracuse; Amber Foster, director of ambulatory administration and practice management at the University of Rochester Medical Center; and Mary Zielinski, assistant vice president of MVHS Medical Group at Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica.

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