Staff and Board of Directors


  • Noon to 2 pm, prior to general membership meetings
  • Quarterly

Additional meetings and subcommittee meetings occur periodically around grant development, special events/activities, etc.

Board of Directors

  1. Veronika Patty

    Veronika Patty

    President, GCAT

  1. Francisco Ramos

    Francisco Ramos

    President, New Vue Communities

  1. Shawn Hayden

    Shawn Hayden

    Treasurer, GAAMHA

  1. Ayn Yeagle

    Ayn Yeagle

    Governance Committee Chair; Growing Places

  1. Mary Giannetti

    Mary Giannetti

    Heywood Healthcare

  1. Garry Gleckel

    Garry Gleckel

    Community Member

  1. Irene Hernandez

    Irene Hernandez

    Active Life Adult Day Center

  1. Person Icon

    Therese Larose

    Manor on the Hill Assisted Living

  1. Peter MacDonald

    Peter MacDonald

    Sunrise Senior Living

  1. Pamela Rivers

    Pamela Rivers

    Fitchburg Public Schools

  1. Deborah Stone

    Deborah Stone

    Fitchburg State University

Board members are chosen from among the general membership, and must be actively involved with CHNA9 for at least one year prior to being nominated. New members are elected by the sitting board members for 3-year terms. 


The CHNA9 Board of Directors consists of representatives of the area hospitals, community service organizations, and the community at large. The Board is always seeking new members to grow and diversify its membership.