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Elizabethtown Community Hospital adds two board members

ELIZABETHTOWN — The University of Vermont Health Network’s Elizabethtown Community Hospital has announced the election of Terri Morse and Dr. Joseph Bogardus to its Board of Trustees.

The new members were formally elected by the UVM Health Network Board in September and will begin their three-year term in January.

“Terri brings a wealth of experience in mental health services and will help strengthen our commitment to integrating behavioral health into all we do,” board Chair Dominic Eisinger said in a press release. “With his decades of leadership in the pharmaceutical industry, Joe will be a tremendous asset to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Board of Trustees.”

Morse has worked for Essex County Mental Health Services for 15 years, including three years as director of mental health and community services. Prior to her work with the county, she served as a counselor at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers, based in Saranac Lake. She has also served as a board member for Families First and the Mental Health Association of Essex County.

After more than 40 years in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, Bogardus moved to Keene, where he is a consultant for KeenePharma, a pharmaceutical product development firm.

John Remillard, president of Elizabethtown Community Hospital, said “the expertise and energy our new members bring will be vital to our Board and help further the hospital’s mission.”

The UVM Health Network Board also confirmed Susan Allott as chair, Evan George as vice chair, Steven Cacchio as treasurer and David Shelmidine as secretary of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Board of Trustees. Rolly Allen and Mike Diskin were reelected to a one-year term; Margie Emery-Ginn to a two-year term; and Susan Allott, David Shelmidine, and Steven Cacchio to three-year terms. All terms begin Jan. 1, 2021.

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