Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Elect New Members to Governance Boards

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) elected and welcomed new members to the Boards of Trustees and Board of Governors last month. Their terms were effective on January 1, 2022.

Elected to the D-H Board of Trustees are: Nancy M. Dunbar, MD, Medical Director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Blood Bank; Jarvis A. Green, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of JAG Productions; and Sherri C. Oberg, MBA, CEO and Co-Founder of Particles for Humanity, PBC.

Dunbar joined D-H in 2010 and has been Medical Director of the Blood Bank since 2012. She is also an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dunbar completed her residency training in clinical pathology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington in 2009 and served as Co-chief Resident. She completed fellowship training in blood banking/transfusion medicine at the Blood Centers of the Pacific and University of California San Francisco in 2010.

Green is the Founding Artistic Director of JAG Productions, a Vermont and New York City-based Black theater company founded in 2016. He is the recipient of the New England Theatre Conference Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre for his work with JAG in its inaugural year. JAGfest is one of the nation's leading incubators of new works by Black playwrights.

Oberg has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience leading private, as well as public companies, and has raised over $300 million to support the development of life science technologies. In 2018, she co-founded Particles for Humanity to develop medical technologies designed to meet the specific needs of low and middle-income countries, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She served on the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College, where she was Chair of the Audit Committee.

The following current D-H Board of Trustees members were also appointed to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) Board of Trustees: Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN, Adjunct Professor at the Australian Catholic University; Mark W. Begor, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Equifax; Roberta L. Hines, MD, Nicholas M. Greene Professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine; Jennifer L. Moyer, MBA, Managing Director & CAO of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.; and David P. Paul, MBA, President and COO of JBG SMITH.

The new members of the Board of Governors are: Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FSSO, FACS, FASCO, the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor of Surgery, chair of the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and senior vice president of the Surgical Service Line at D-HH; David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Geisel and vice president of the Orthopaedic Service Line for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH); Jillian Belmont, DNP, FNP, AGACNP, SCRN, co-director of DHMC’s Neurology Advanced Practice Provider Post-graduate Fellowship; and Laura M. Chiang, MD, vice chair for Education within the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at DHMC.

Wong is a professor of surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She is a surgical oncologist and federally-funded health services researcher. She is currently the president-elect of the Society of Surgical Oncology (2020-2021), and past president of the Society of Surgical Chairs and the Society of University Surgeons.

Jevsevar, an associate professor of orthopaedics at Geisel, is active within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), recently serving on the Board of Directors as chair of the Council on Research and Quality. He is chair of the AAOS Committee on Devices, Biologics, and Technology, a member of the AAOS Registry Oversight Committee, co-chair of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Evidence-based Practice Committee, and vice president of the New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society.

Belmont, an associate professor of neurology at Geisel, received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Northeastern University in 2017. In 2018, she obtained her adult geriatric and acute care nurse practitioner certification. Belmont, who joined D-H in 2008 as a registered nurse, started as a neurology nurse practitioner in 2012. She serves as co-director of DHMC’s Neurology Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Post-graduate Fellowship and lead APP in neurology, president of the local American Association of Neuroscience Nursing chapter and president of the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association.

Chiang, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Geisel, graduated Harvard Medical School and completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she served as chief resident. She then completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at DHMC and joined the staff at DHMC in 2015. She has previously served as the director of Obstetric Anesthesia and is currently the co-medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Chiang’s clinical interests include critical care, management of complex patients in the operating room, and quality improvement within perioperative critical care. 

Additionally, Chiang and Jevsevar were also both elected to the D-H Board of Trustees. Jevsevar’s three-year term on the Board of Trustees will run concurrent with his term on the Board of Governors, expiring on December 31, 2024. Chiang will serve one year on the Board of Governors and will then be eligible for a three year term on the Board of Trustees, expiring December 31, 2025.

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock

DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK HEALTH (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across Northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 2,400 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named in 2019 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 13 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health also includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; affiliated member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 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 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.