Medical Center Names New Board Member

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has named five new members to its Board of Directors. They are: 

• William R. Andrews: The former chief operating officer at Holyoke Medical Center, Andrews retired in 2003, after serving in that capacity since 1986. Prior to that he was vice president for Chi Systems, a nationally known health care consulting firm, and was a regional director of the Systems Engineering Group, a division of Applied Management Systems. Andrews received a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering and a master of Industrial Engineering degree, both from the University of Rhode Island. He resides in Wilbraham.
• Dr. Andrew Levin: A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Levin received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He performed his internship and residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Currently the vice president of the medical staff at Holyoke Medical Center, he maintains offices at 1221 Main Street in Holyoke.
• William F. Messner: A resident of West Springfield, he is president of Holyoke Community College, a position he assumed in August of 2004. He previously served for eight years as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, where he was responsible for the management of a 13-campus institution, which functions as part of the University of Wisconsin system. The campuses serve as the general education transfer arm of the UW System. During his tenure, enrollment increased by 40{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} and minority student enrollment by 30{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5}.

Prior to that, Messner served as vice provost of the State University of New York (SUNY), and as president and vice president for academic affairs of SUNY at Orange (formerly Orange County Community College). He also served as vice president and dean of the college at Keystone Junior College in Pennsylvania. At Keystone, he was also a history instructor for five years.

Messner earned an associate degree in education at Concordia College in New York, a bachelor’s degree in history at Concordia Teachers College in Illinois, and both a master’s degree and doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

• Craig L. Moore: Moore joined the faculty of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass in Amherst in 1972. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from West Virginia University, and a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He has published numerous articles in academic journals and dozens of studies concerning the Massachusetts economy.

In 1997, the Board of Trustees of the University gave him the title ‘University Professor of Political Economy.’ In 1999, the Massachusetts Telecom Council named him ‘Professor of the Year.’ He served as policy advisor to university presidents, David Knapp and William Bulger and was the founding editor of Massachusetts Benchmarks, a quarterly journal on the state economy published in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

After retiring at the end of 2003, he became the chief operating officer of Marox Corporation where he still serves as executive consultant. Moore is involved with a number of organizations including the Board of Overseers of the Historical Society of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He resides in Northampton.

• Richard Wells: Currently president and chief operating officer at Hampden Papers Inc. in Holyoke, Wells has worked at the company since 1968. Prior to that he was an air traffic controller with the United States Air Force. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western New England College, and a master of science degree in organizational development from American International College. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association, the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, the Holyoke Taxpayer’s Association (where he also serves on the executive board) and the Mayor’s Industrial Advisory Committee in Holyoke. He resides in Easthampton.

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