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CAREER PULSE CONT’D and physician assistants Colleen Henry, Jacob Shelsy, Katie
Thurber, and LaTasha Turner at Williamstown Medical. Dunton received her medical degree from the Medical
School for International Health at Ben Gurion University in Israel and completed her residency at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y.
For an appointment with Dunton, call Williamstown Medical at (413) 458-8182.
Bowen Joins BMC, Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Glenda Bowen, a board-certified and fellowship-trained pulmonologist, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the provider staff of Pul- monary Professional Services of BMC. She is accepting new patients in need of pulmonary care and is partnered with Drs. Hafez Alsmaan, Cynthia Callahan, Wing Kong, Julio Miranda, David Oelberg, and Jack Ringler.
Bowen is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease and was fellowship-trained in pulmonary/critical care at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, and Sleep Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Universidad
Nacional Autonoma de Honduras and completed her resi- dency at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.
For an appointment with Bowen, ask your primary-care physician for a referral or call Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC at (413) 447-2695.
newly formed Tufts-Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) entity. Prior to that, she was the vice president and controller for HPHC and served 18 years as Audit director for Deloitte, where she was responsible for all aspects of client service.
She holds a bachelor of business administration degree from UMass Amherst and has completed several programs, including the Emerging Leaders Program at UMass Boston and Negotiation Leadership from Harvard Law School. Ad- ditionally, she serves as vice chair of the Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding board of directors.
BFAIR Promotes Brown-Wood to
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Rehab Resolutions Inc. recently welcomed Tara Satkowski as director of Clinical Operations. She began her career as a physical therapist assistant with Rehab Resolutions and is excited to rejoin the team.
Her recent experience as a corporate-level operations manager with oversight of more than 20 locations brings a skillset in business development and strategic planning to our team. She hopes to use her past clinical and operational experience to support the growth and longevity of the company.
Satkowski’s vision is to build upon the company’s in- novative approaches and build its customer base to become the preferred physical-therapy provider in the area. Her goals are to provide structured and consistent support to the team in order to provide the highest quality of patient care, excellent customer service, staff retention, continuity of care, and a mentorship program for new PT graduates.
Public Health Institute Welcomes Five Team Members
SPRINGFIELD — The Public Health Institute of West- ern Massachusetts announced five new appointments.
Liv Anna Homstead is the coalition building manager, leading COVID-19 communications and collaborating on the 413Cares community-resource database. She is also developing a COVID-19 communications, outreach, and education strategy that includes collaboration with local and regional stakeholders.
Amy Khalil is the finance and contracts manager. She brings her unique experience to her dual role overseeing the Public Health Institute’s many contracts and growing financials.
Kimberly Maende is a project coordinator providing outreach and promotion for the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition, the Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative, and the 413Cares online community-resource database.
Lisa Ranghelli is a senior research associate and con- ducts research and evaluation for anchor institutions, col- laboratives, and community-based organizations that are striving to advance health equity in the region.
Tiffany Rufino is the Youth Mental Health Coalition manager and leads the coalition’s charge to destigmatize mental health among Springfield youth and begin to normalize conversations about experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and when to seek help.
1, 2025.
“I am passionate about educa-
tion and its ability to empower, inspire, break down barriers, and create pathways to opportunity,” Smith said.
Smith has worked for Baystate Health since 2016 as associate
general counsel, vice president, chief general counsel, and now senior vice president and chief legal officer. Prior to that, she was a partner in the law firm Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP in Springfield. She has also worked as an assistant attorney general in the New York Attorney Gen- eral’s Office in Syracuse and as a court attorney for the New York State Court of Appeals. She holds a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in French from Wells College.
Mercy Medical Center Announces Appointments to Local Boards
SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center announced that Lisa McCarthy, president of Yankee Candle Co., has been appointed to the board of directors for the hospital. She previously served in several financial leadership posi- tions at the South Deerfield business before taking on her current role.
At the same time, Nicole D’Amour Schneider has been selected to chair the Mercy philan- thropy advisory board. D’Amour Schneider is vice president of Supermarket Operations for Big Y Foods Inc., responsible for driving operational excellence throughout the chain.
On the regional level, Bill Silvanic has been named to the regional finance committee for Trinity Health Of New England. Prior to his retirement, Silvanic served as senior vice president of Product and Retirement Services for MassMutual Financial Group.
“Lisa McCarthy, Nicole D’Amour Schneider, and Bill Silvanic are not only generous with their time and talent, they also demonstrate their commitment to the local community in numer- ous ways,” said Deborah Bitsoli, president of Mercy Medical Center and its affiliates. “We are confident
that their dedicated service, business acumen, and vision- ary leadership will prove beneficial to their boards, and ultimately to those we serve.”
Fallon Health Names Creavin VP, Corporate Controller
WORCESTER — Fallon Health, a not-for-profit healthcare-services organization predominantly focused on government programs, announced the addition of Beth Creavin as vice president and corporate controller. She is responsible for oversight of all corporate accounting func- tions, procurement, and facilities.
Creavin joins Fallon from Point 32 Health, where she served as the corporate controller of Point32Health, the
Rehab Resolutions Names
Satkowski Director of
Clinical Operations
Director of Employment Services
NORTH ADAMS — BFAIR promoted Kayla Brown- Wood to director of Employment Services after three years
as assistant director.
Brown-Wood has been with BFAIR since 2016, where she began as the Employment coordinator and was then promoted to assistant director in 2018. She has been pivotal in providing support and placements with local employ-
ers for people with disabilities, including the successful operation
of BFAIR’s bottle and can Redemption Center located on Massachusetts Avenue in North Adams. She has a bach- elor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in psychology from Fitchburg State University and is pursu- ing her master’s degree in public health administration.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to step into this role and am thankful for the organization’s continued support of my professional development and aspirations,” Brown- Wood said. “I look forward to this next chapter and helping serve the needs of those in our community.”
Attorney Smith Appointed to HCC Board of Trustees
HOLYOKE — Vanessa Smith, senior vice president and chief legal officer for Baystate Health, has been appointed to the Holyoke Community College (HCC) board of trust- ees by Gov. Charlie Baker. The term will run until March

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