Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees Names Three New Board Members
Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Board of Trustees elected three new members during the Board’s meeting June 22-23, 2017.
Edward Stansfield; Pamela Austin Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN; and Marc B. Wolpow were elected to three-year terms on the Board effective July 1, 2017.
“In the increasingly complex and rapidly evolving world of health care, it’s imperative that our Board comprise a broad range of disciplines and expertise,” said Anne-Lee Verville, Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Board of Trustees. “I am delighted to welcome these new Trustees, who bring insights and experience from nursing, health policy, finance, management, and investment to our deliberations.”
Stansfield has been the Senior Resident Director of the Hanover Office of Merrill Lynch since it opened in 1996. He began his Merrill Lynch career as a Financial Advisor in Manchester, NH before opening the Hanover office. Ed serves on the Board of Trustees at Kimball Union Academy, and The Hitchcock Foundation, as well as serving on the Investment Committee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees, and Trustee of the Trust Funds for his town of Plainfield, NH.
Thompson is chief executive officer emeritus of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). Prior to her retirement, she served 16 years as AONE’s CEO and senior vice president nursing/chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Thompson was responsible for the management and administrative leadership of AONE, as well as the AHA Workforce Center and addressing issues specific to strengthening the health care workforce and the redesign of patient care delivery.
Before joining AONE, Thompson was vice president of the Children's Hospital, Obstetrics, Psychiatric Services, and Strategic Planning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including the American College of Healthcare Executives 2009 Edgar C. Hayhow Award, the California Association of Nurse Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award, the National League for Nursing’s President’s Award, the AONE Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ Distinguished Career Award, and the Executive Fellows in Innovation in Healthcare Leadership inaugural Kathy Malloch Innovation in Education award.
Wolpow is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Audax Group. Along with his partner, Geoff Rehnert, Wolpow manages the firm, chairs the firm’s investment committee, and has overseen all phases of Audax Group’s development since its founding in 1999. Prior to co-founding Audax Group, he was a Managing Director of Bain Capital, where he focused on middle market private equity opportunities, took shared responsibility for Bain Capital’s mezzanine fund, and co-founded the firm’s structured debt business, Sankaty Advisors. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1990, Wolpow worked as a leveraged finance professional at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is Co-Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Previously, Wolpow has been a trustee of The Park School and Belmont Hill School and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Wharton School.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system that serves a population of 1.9 million in New England. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, delivering care in Lebanon, NH at its flagship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; affiliate hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and through the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and at 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-H system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. In 2016, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America" by Becker's Hospital Review.