|Julia Bolton of Williamstown elected chair of NBH Board of Trustees|
Feb 07, 2013
(Feb. 7, 2013) The Northern Berkshire Healthcare Board of Trustees elected Julia Bolton of Williamstown as board chair at its January meeting. Jonathan Cluett, MD, was elected vice chair, and Bryon Sherman was named secretary. Re-elected to the Board were Trustees Jane Allen, William F. Frado, Jr. and Martha Storey.
Bolton was first elected to the NBH Board in 2008. She has served as co-chair of the Quality Committee and chairs the Nominating Committee. As chair she is also an ex-officio member of the Audit, Compensation, and Patient Care Assessment committees. Bolton, Allen, and Storey also serve as liaisons to the Medical Staff Credentials Committee. Bolton has enjoyed a long career in healthcare both as educator and hospital administrator. Among other positions, she served as Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont. During her tenure she initiated many improvements to patient care and nursing practice and led the hospital to the achievement of Magnet Status.
Bolton succeeds Arthur Turton, MD, as board chair. "During his tenure as Board chair, Art Turton led us with grace, courage, and optimism through one of the most challenging periods in this organization's history,” said Bolton. “Because of his leadership we are facing a brighter future. Both the Board and the community owe him a great debt of gratitude."
Jane Allen, of Williamstown, is a retired teacher and elementary school principal. She is a member of the Williamstown Board of Selectmen and honorary co-chair of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Capital Campaign. As a Trustee, she has served on the quality and compensation committees and will now join the governance committee.
Mr. Frado most recently served as interim President and CEO of Northern Berkshire Healthcare from June 2011 to September 2012. He first joined the NBH Board in 2010. He retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the Board of Directors of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Mr. Frado is a 1964 graduate of Williams College and graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1967.
Martha Storey, a 37-year resident of Williamstown, is founder of two family-owned businesses, Berkshire Direct, a marketing company, and Storey Communications, a publisher. Storey is currently a Trustee at NBH, has served on the REACH Community Health Foundation's Board of Directors, the NBH Development and Governance Committees, and as vice chairman of the CARE Campaign for North Adams Regional Hospital.
Bolton, Allen, Frado, and Storey are joined on the Board of Trustees by Arthur Turton, MD, Ellen Bernstein, Chi Cheung, MD, Jonathan Cluett, MD, Stephen Fix, Bruce Grinnell, Richard Jette, Bryon Sherman, and Susan Yates, MD.
Northern Berkshire Healthcare is the parent organization of North Adams Regional Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Northern Berkshire, and Northern Berkshire Healthcare Physicians Group.