Cambridge, MA…Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), which operates three hospital campuses and a network of primary and specialty care practices in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities, has named Bill Hart, Madge Kaplan, Traci Logan, and Kathleen McGilvray to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees, appointed by Robert W. Healy, City Manager of Cambridge, will help CHA fulfill its mission as one of the country’s leading academic public healthcare systems.
Bill Hart, an Everett resident, is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office. Mr. Hart serves as the chief advocate for the 15-college system, communicating policy initiatives and complex higher education issues to key stakeholders. Prior to assuming that role, he was the organization’s Deputy Director for five years and worked over 10 years at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, primarily as its Vice President of Communications. Active in community and municipal service, Mr. Hart recently completed a three-year term on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, is a member of the Everett and Chelsea Chambers of Commerce, and is Chair of the City of Everett Board of Assessors. He graduated from Merrimack College and earned a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University.
Madge Kaplan is a Cambridge resident who currently serves as the Director of Communications for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). In this capacity, Ms. Kaplan is responsible for developing new and innovative means for IHI to communicate the stories, leading examples of change, and policy implications emerging from the world of quality improvement — both in the U.S. and internationally. Before joining IHI, she spent 20 years as a broadcast journalist, editor, and bureau chief for public radio, most recently working as a health correspondent for National Public Radio. Ms. Kaplan earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies at Brown University.
Traci Logan, also a Cambridge resident, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Bentley University. As COO, Ms. Logan is heavily engaged in Bentley's strategic planning, financial operations, information technology, human resources, procurement services, facilities management, public safety, and board engagement activities. Ms. Logan previously served as the university’s Vice Provost and Vice President for Information Technology. She received both a master’s degree in accounting (Beta Alpha Psi honors) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Somerville resident Kathleen McGilvray is the Deputy Director of Investment for the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC), a nonprofit specializing in the financing of affordable housing and community development throughout the Commonwealth. MHIC has financed numerous community health centers as well as the expansion of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. Prior to her tenure at MHIC, Ms. McGilvray was an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand, servicing healthcare clients including Partners Healthcare, and she worked for a physician practice management company where she conducted financial analyses for physician practices looking to join the company and reviewed managed care contracts. She is a member of the Somerville Community Corporation Real Estate Development Advisory Committee. Ms. McGilvray holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with bachelor’s degrees in economics and American studies.
The new trustees replace Nancy Busnach, Frank Duehay, and Jane Metzger, who have all completed their terms of service. Additionally, Board Vice Chair Ellen Semonoff succeeded Mary Cassesso as Chair effective July 1, 2012. Ms. Cassesso will remain on the Board and also assumed the role as Chair of the CHA Foundation Board effective July 1.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an integrated, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. Visit us online at www.challiance.org.