Career Pulse

Obedzinski, Baribeau Join Baystate Health Foundation

SPRINGFIELD — Two new advancement specialists with extensive experience in fund-raising have joined the Baystate Health Foundation in Springfield.

David Obedzinski has been appointed director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, and Carol Baribeau has been appointed director of Annual Fundraising and Events.

Obedzinski, who has worked in fund-raising for over 23 years, was previously chief development officer and executive director of Institutional Advancement for the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He successfully directed two capital campaigns for the hospital and supervised mergers of operations. He has also served as director of Development and director of Alumni Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn.

Obedzinski holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Community Health Administration from Hofstra University. He has served on numerous community organization boards and currently serves as a justice of the peace in Connecticut.

Baribeau, who began working with New England Telephone and Telegraph while in high school, most recently was regional director of Public Affairs for Verizon’s Western and Central Mass. districts before retiring after 38 years with the company.

Since leaving Verizon, Baribeau has started her own consulting business, which specializes in business management and marketing and public-relations strategies.

She has also served as president and board member of the YWCA of Western Mass. and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she has played a significant role on numbers executive committees including the EDC of Western Mass., Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, the Rays of Hope Advisory Committee at Baystate Medical Center, and Worcester Research Bureau.

Baribeau holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Elms College and has completed executive management curricula at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Babson College.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Welcomes Spath to Staff

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital welcomes Dr. Catherine Spath, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, to its medical staff.

Spath received her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed a general surgery internship at the Medical College of Vermont and did her residency at George Washington University Department of Orthopedic Surgery. The completed fellowship training in hand and microvascular medicine at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Syracuse.

As a fellowship-trained hand surgeon, Spath specializes in treatment of the hand and upper extremities and also treats general orthopedic issues in patients of all ages.

She is now seeing patients at Hampshire Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Inc., in its Northampton and Belchertown offices. To make an appointment or for more information, call Hampshire Orthopedics at (413) 586-8200.

Anesthesiologist Stivelman Joins Berkshire Health

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Stivelman, a board-certified anesthesiologist, to the BHS medical staff. He joins the BHS Anesthesiology team in providing comprehensive anesthesiology services to patients at Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital.

Stivelman most recently worked at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., where he served as chief of Anesthesiology. He previously served as an anesthesiologist with Delmarva Surgery Center, the Center for Aesthetic Surgery, and Azar Eye Institute, also in Salisbury. He also served as president of Associated Anesthesiology, a physician and CRNA practice in Salisbury.

Stivelman received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in Montserrat, West Indies. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Medical College of Wisconsin.

Urology Services Welcomes Killeen

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Kevin Killeen, a board-certified urologist, to the physician staff of Urology Services of the Berkshires. Killeen joins Drs. David Noyes, Paul Silverstein, and Stephen St. Clair in providing state-of-the-art urology services to patients throughout the Berkshire region.

Killeen is accepting new patients and will practice out of the North Adams office of Urology Services of the Berkshires, which has offices in North Adams and Pittsfield.

Killeen most recently served with Littleton Urological Associates of Littleton, N.H. and previously served with Urological Surgery in Nashua, N.H. and Urological

Consultants of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. He is board-certified by the American Board of Urology.

He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Urology at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. From 1987 to 1988, Killeen was chief resident in Urology at Lahey.

To make an appointment with Killeen or any of his colleagues at Urology Services of the Berkshires, patients can ask their primary care physician for a referral or call (413) 662-2486 in North Adams or (413) 499-8575 in Pittsfield.

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