Business Briefs, Aug. 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Roosa makes top 100 list

GARDNER — Heywood Healthcare’s Vice President of Ancillary Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Carol Roosa has been included in the first edition of Becker’s Healthcare’s 100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know.

The professionals included in Becker’s Healthcare’s list are set apart by the outstanding recognitions they’ve earned and exciting new projects they’re piloting. Before her time with Heywood Hospital, Roosa served as the Chief Information Officer at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, N.H. As CIO, Ms. Roosa is responsible for establishing and executing Heywood Healthcare’s information technology strategy to support the delivery of exceptional patient care in the community.

Becker’s Healthcare oversees a number publications covering the health care industry.

Heywood Healthcare is an independent, community-owned health care system serving north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. It includes Athol Hospital, the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham, and West River Health Center in Orange.

Menard joins Amherst College in leadership post

AMHERST — Christopher J. Menard was named Amherst College’s chief advancement officer by President Biddy Martin. Menard, who most recently served as dean of advancement at Deerfield Academy will join the Amherst community beginning Sept. 14.

“I am delighted to welcome C.J. to Amherst College,” said Martin. “His experience and success as a fundraiser and his leadership skills and reputation will enhance our already strong development effort and our alumni and parent programs. He will play a critical role in preparing us for our campaign and will quickly form connections with our devoted alumni, whose ongoing generosity underscores their love of the college and dedication to its mission.”

In addition to leading the Amherst Advancement team and directing its efforts, Menard will advise the board of trustees and Martin on advancement matters and serve on the college’s senior leadership team.

During his tenure at Deerfield, Menard restructured the advancement office and was responsible for a fundraising campaign that reached its goal a year early and exceeded both its monetary and alumni participation levels. He managed and led a combined development, alumni relations and communications staff and participated in various strategic governance committees. Before joining Deerfield, he served in key advancement positions at Boston University, Harvard Law School and Trinity College.

Real estate broker licensing course starts Sept. 5

SPRINGFIELD — Beginning Sept. 5, the Realtor Association of PioneerValley will sponsor a 40 hour, five-class, real estate broker licensing course. The course is designed to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts real estate broker license exam. The course will be completed on Sept. 15. Tuition is $450 and includes books and materials.

To take the class — at the association office, 221 Industry Ave. — in Springfield, individuals must have three years working under a Massachusetts broker as a licensed real estate salesperson.

For an application and more information, contact Laura Herring at 785-1328 or laura@rapv.com.

Brattleboro Co-op contract ratified

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The management of the Brattleboro Food Co-op and UFCW Local 1459 representing the bargaining unit of the co-op have reached agreement and ratified a new contract for the next three years.

This collective bargaining agreement provides job stability for the union members while allowing the co-op to continue its growth and community engagement, according to a joint press release from co-op management and the union.

The Brattleboro Food Co-op employs 150 people.