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Caring Health Center Appoints Yvonne Williams, Heather Goodhind to Key Roles

SPRINGFIELD — Caring Health Center (CHC) appointed Yvonne Williams as its first chief Development officer, and named Heather Goodhind its first chief of staff and executive administrative assistant to President and CEO Tania Barber.

Williams was previously a six-year member of Caring Health Center’s board of directors, and brings to her new position a strong understanding of the organization. With deep roots within the community, she will be instrumental in expanding relationships and increasing awareness of CHC’s integral role in providing comprehensive healthcare to Greater Springfield’s diverse communities.

Williams most recently was director of Resource Development for United Way of Pioneer Valley, where she developed brand awareness and built community relationships for one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Western Mass. She is a published author, lecturer, and development coach, devoted to community and public service, and serves on several local nonprofit boards.

“I am so pleased to join Caring Health Center’s team, which is committed to this community and all its people, and be part of the premier healthcare center in Western Massachusetts,” Williams said. “I look forward to developing new partnerships for the benefit of Caring Health Center.”

Goodhind graduated from Springfield College with a bachelor’s degree in health science, followed by a master of public health degree in community health education from UMass Amherst. She previously managed the navigator program at CHC and most recently obtained compliance experience at a local hospital. She has a passion for helping those in need and ensuring the delivery of quality care.