Hospital foundation welcomes new board members

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors – Molly A. Anderson, Shane H. Lindstrom, and David M. Martin, PE, all of whom were appointed at its April 11 Board Meeting.

A lifelong resident of Chautauqua County, Anderson of Westfield, is the Elementary Principal at Westfield Academy and Central School. She is also a graduate of SUNY Fredonia, where she earned a master’s degree in education, along with advanced certificates in both School District and School Building Leadership after earning a B.A. from Westminster College. She energetically intersperses her community involvement with the Union Relief Organization of Westfield with her most important role of a mother to her 14-year-old son.

Lindstrom earned a B.S. degree in Physics from SUNY Fredonia and is currently a Sr. Industrial Engineer at Cummins Inc., having also worked at Excelco/Newbrook Inc. and The Electric Materials Company. A father, coach, and leader, Lindstrom has volunteered at Westfield Little League as both a board member and a softball coach, citing a favorite quote from John Holmes: “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” Lindstrom, the father of two children, grew up in Ripley and is now a resident of Westfield.

The president and CEO of Larson Design Group, Martin, PE, has more than 35 years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. David is a registered Professional Engineer, holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and has completed graduate Civil engineering and MBA studies at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. A new resident of Westfield, NY, Martin formerly served on the Board of Directors at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He looks forward to making a positive impact on the Board and within the community.

“We are thankful to be able to embrace new participants to support our foundation’s mission; individuals who are as eager and willing to give back as their fellow board members,” said Patricia Gaughan DiPalma, Executive Director of Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation. “They are dedicated to making sure our hospital offers the best services and programs for patients, truly helping make a difference in the lives of so many of our community each day.”

DiPalma continued saying she and members of the WMHF Board of Directors welcome all three board members who join Christine Adams, CPA, Kathryn Bronstein, Ph.D., Marilyn Hemmer,Daniel Hocking, Diana Holt, Colleen Meeder, Jon Northrop, Shara Post, Dan Smith, Jordan Steves, Rose Van Volkenburg and Ralph Walton, M.D. on the Foundation Board.

“We are thrilled to add three talented, thoughtful, and dynamic directors to our board. They are perfectly poised to help the Foundation achieve our significant fundraising goals for the upcoming year” said WMH Foundation President Kathryn Bronstein, Ph.D.

AHN Westfield Administrator Rodney Buchanan, DNP, RN, added: “We are fortunate that these three individuals have decided to invest their time and energy in the important work the Foundation does to support AHN Westfield. We believe that helping the hospital be the best it can is key to building a strong and sustainable community here in Chautauqua County.”

Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) leading philanthropic efforts to advance innovative and equitable approaches to community health and wellness. Founded in 1978, the Foundation was established to provide a way for community members to support the work of AHN Westfield Hospital. Over the past 45 years, the generosity of its donors has had an incredible impact on the variety and quality of equipment and services available at the hospital.

Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible and can be made securely through our website at www.westfieldhospitalfoundation.org or mailed to the Foundation office at 189 East Main Street, Westfield, NY 14787.


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