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Village Improvement Association announces new members, officers of Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown Health Foundation boards

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Village Improvement Association announces new members, officers of Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown Health Foundation boards

DOYLESTOWN – The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown recently appointed several new members to the boards of directors overseeing Doylestown Hospital and the Doylestown Health Foundation, and named new officers from among the current membership.

The new members join representatives of the hospital's founding organization – the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA) – other community members, and health system executives and physicians in governing the non-profit Doylestown Health.

"This new class of directors continues the tradition of dedicated volunteers who, from the beginnings of the VIA in 1895 and the creation of Doylestown Hospital more than 90 years ago, help plan for and meet the health and wellness needs of our community," said Cory H. Schroeder, president of the VIA.

Appointed to the Doylestown Hospital Board of Directors:

  • Nicole M. Boytin, vice president of Business Banking, M&T Bank. Mrs. Boytin is responsible for developing relationships in Bucks and Montgomery counties with non-profit and business customers; she is a member of the VIA.
  • Patrick Counihan, managing partner, NavAxxess Health Solutions. Mr. Counihan, following a career in leadership roles with Merck, is directing the consulting firm that assists organizations to navigate the changing healthcare landscape.
  • Phillip Paino, retired president of Greene, Tweed & Co. Mr. Paino oversaw significant growth of the company that manufactures seals for aerospace, industrial and oil field equipment companies.

Appointed to the Doylestown Health Foundation Board of Directors, which oversees fund-raising and community outreach:

  • Linda McIlhinney, immediate past-president of the Village Improvement Association (VIA). Mrs. McIlhinney, a retired nurse who works in a family business, has long been active in community affairs.
  • Susan Pajer, VIA member and a financial advisor with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Ms. Pajer volunteers with several charitable organizations and is treasurer of the Welfare Committee of the VIA.
  • Christopher Nardo, president and CEO of Monument Bank. Mr. Nardo has over 25 years of banking experience in a number of disciplines, and is active in a variety of community organizations.
  • Annette Szygiel, executive vice president and Chief Experience Officer of Univest Corp.
  • Mrs. Szygiel also has responsibilities for marketing, communications and philanthropy for the financial organization. She is active in community affairs.

Carolyn Della-Rodolfa, who chaired both the hospital and foundation boards for the last eight years, assumes a new role as past-chairman of the boards. She will also chair the Pine Run Community Advisory Board.

Joan Parlee, formerly vice-chairman of the hospital board, is now chairman of both the hospital and foundation boards.

Beverly Coller Campbell now serves as vice-chairman of the hospital board, and Jean Leister returns as vice-chairman of the foundation board.

Other hospital board officers include Barbara Kieffer, treasurer; Sara Moyer, secretary; and Marianne Chabot, assistant secretary/assistant treasurer.

Other foundation board officers include Georgia Ford, secretary; Karen Simon, treasurer; and Kathy Lambert, assistant secretary/assistant treasurer.

"Our rich history of excellence has been guided by the quality and commitment of the local community leaders who serve on our boards of directors," said Jim Brexler, president and CEO of Doylestown Health. "These outstanding individuals reflect Doylestown Health's vision to remain an independent health system while anticipating the needs of our community, promoting wellness and delivering the highest quality of health care throughout our region."

About Doylestown Health

Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.

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