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Baystate Health Names Two New Trustees

SPRINGFIELD — Two prominent Western New England community leaders have been elected to serve on the Baystate Health Inc. board of trustees.

New trustees recently announced by Baystate Health board chair Anne Paradis, CEO of MicroTek Inc., include Irene Rodriguez-Martin, associate dean of Graduate Enrollment and Student Services at Smith College School for Social Work, and Maria Goncalves, regional vice president, West Region, Southern New England, TD Bank.

As the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate, Rodriguez-Martin has been dedicated to issues of access, support, and retention for students, especially those of color, for the past 20 years. She has taught in the Research Sequence at Smith and serves as an advisor for the Council for Students of Color.

Rodriguez-Martin is also a dedicated community volunteer on a range of social-justice issues. She is past president and fundador of the Latino Scholarship Assoc., a charter member of the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice, and a trustee of the Western Massachusetts Community Foundation and the CARE Center.

Goncalves has more than 30 years of banking experience in small-business and middle-market lending, including 15 years with TD Bank. Active in the community, she is a member of the finance committee for the nonprofit Center for Human Development, having previously served as its treasurer for more than 25 years. Previous community work includes serving for 10 years as a trustee of Springfield Technical Community College and for 25 years as president of the nonprofit MicroTek Inc.

Goncalves holds a joint bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Tufts University, a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, and an MBA with a concentration in finance from UMass Amherst.

“We welcome these two valuable community leaders who are volunteering their time to take an active role in governing Baystate Health. They will provide their expertise in guiding the financial health and stability of our organization to assure the delivery of safe and high-quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health. “Their willingness to provide oversight and further our mission to improve the health of the people in our communities serves as a vote of confidence in Baystate Health.”

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