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5/25/12: Emerson Health Care Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Emerson Health Care Foundation, the philanthropic entity of Emerson Hospital in Concord, has named four local residents to its Board of Directors.

“We rely on our board members to ensure that Emerson Hospital maintains the clinical excellence and compassionate care for which it is widely known,” said Gloria Clough, board chair of the Emerson Health Care Foundation and a member of the Emerson Hospital Board of Directors. “We are grateful for their service in this important way.”

Lincoln resident Martin Kafina, MD, a board certified physician specializing in internal medicine and rheumatology, has been an active medical staff member of Emerson Hospital since 1994. A longtime supporter of the Emerson Health Care Foundation’s annual appeal and other special initiatives, he recently joined the Medical Staff Annual Appeal Committee. 

Bolton resident Rodney Sparrow is owner and president of Leaktite Corporation in Leominster. He is a corporator of Emerson Hospital and board member of the North Central Chamber of Commerce. As a community volunteer, he helped create and expand the Acton-Boxborough Pop Warner program with his late wife, Deborah, an Emerson Hospital Auxilian who worked with the Pop Warner cheerleading program. After Deborah’s death in 2010, Rod established the Deborah Sparrow Nursing Education Fund in her honor to promote leadership development among promising Emerson Hospital nursing staff members.

Concord resident Betty Ann Killian is a private wardrobe consultant who has a long history of community engagement. She was an Auction Committee chair and member of Emerson’s Nightingale Ball Committee in 2006, the Oh Baby! gala in 2007, Rays of Light gala in 2009, and Centennial Ball Committee in 2011. A corporator of Emerson Hospital, she is co-chair of the Corporator Executive Committee and past chair of the Corporator Nominating Committee and Orientation Committee.

Concord resident Jeff Campbell is a self-employed consultant and board vice president for C4RJ (Communities for Restorative Justice). A corporator of Emerson Hospital since 2003, he is a former member of the Corporator Task Force and currently serves on the Cancer Center Fundraising Committee. He coaches youth basketball and soccer through Concord’s recreation program and maintains close ties to his alma mater, Harvard College.

About Emerson Health Care Foundation
Emerson Health Care Foundation, Inc., is a separately incorporated not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises philanthropic resources for Emerson Hospital. Our shared mission is to make high-quality health care more accessible to those who live and work locally. For more information, visit http://www.emersonhospital.org/Support/Giving/AboutEmersonHealthCareFoundation.aspx.

Caption: The Emerson Health Care Foundation, the philanthropic entity of Emerson Hospital in Concord, has named four local residents to its Board of Directors: Martin Kafina, MD of Lincoln, Bolton resident Rodney Sparrow of Bolton, and Concord residents Betty Ann Killian and Jeff Campbell.

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton, and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.