Corporator Executive Committee Update
News roles at the chair level; the Corporator Annual Meeting on April 9
The Corporator Executive Committee is hard at work, planning the Corporator Annual Meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:45 pm on Tuesday, April 9, at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord. “We know from the feedback we gathered after last year’s meeting that many people appreciated having it in the evening,” says Betty Ann Killian, co-chair, “so it will again be an evening event.”
Additional feedback revealed that corporators appreciated the time allotted for social networking. As a result, there will be a bit more time for mixing. Also, the upcoming Annual Meeting will feature a buffet dinner.
The featured topic is a timely one. “Health Care Reform Hits Home: What It Means to Emerson Hospital and What It Means to You” will feature Christine Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson, and Deborah Kovacs, MD, Medical Director and an internist at Acton Medical Associates. The committee that is organizing the upcoming meeting includes Ms. Killian, Jeanne Kangas, Corporator Executive Committee co-chair, Karen Carper, Susan Hunt and Janine Papesh.
The Corporator Annual Meeting marks the time for leadership transition. Ms. Killian is concluding her service as co-chair of the Corporator Executive Committee. Bill Ryan will succeed her, joining Jeanne Kangas as co-chair.
Karen Donoghue will take on Mr. Ryan's former role as co-chair of the Corporator Nominating Committee, and Kathy Vorce will replace Ms. Donoghue as co-chair of the Corporator Orientation Committee. Thanks go to Ms. Killian for her dedication and service, and to Mr. Ryan, Ms. Donoghue and Ms. Vorce for taking on new leadership roles.
Looking beyond the Corporator Annual Meeting, corporators should mark their calendars for Saturday, November 2, when Emerson’s gala, “Have a Heart, Have a Ball,” will be held. “We hope to see everyone at the Moakley United States Courthouse, which is on the Boston waterfront,” says Ms. Kangas. “The gala committee is currently working on identifying table sponsors and items for the silent auction.”
Funds raised for “Have a Heart, Have a Ball” will benefit Emerson’s cardiac care unit—specifically, the planned renovation of Wheeler 5.