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A Celebration of Service - Good Neighbor Health Clinic Announces Board Retirements, New Appointments

A Celebration of Service
 
Good Neighbor Health Clinics Announces Board Retirements, New Appointments
 
White River Junction, VT   (June 14, 2022)   Good Neighbor Health Clinics is pleased to announce appointments to its board as well as thank retiring trustees.
 
“Volunteer board leaders are critical to achieving our mission and the continued growth of the Good Neighbor Health Clinic,” said Dana Michalovic, Executive Director.  “They are part of our legacy and we are grateful for their service and commitment to our patients.”

She went on to say Patricia Monahan, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Mascoma Bank and David Nierenberg, MD from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine have joined the board.

Ms. Monahan joined Mascoma Bank in 2016 as Vice President and brings almost 20 years of commercial banking experience that covers a broad spectrum of banking. As a Commercial Loan Officer at Mascoma Bank, she serves the Upper Valley area and the Littleton area communities.  Her primary responsibilities are in commercial and municipal lending, specifically working with small businesses, middle market size businesses, municipalities, community development organizations and not-for-profit agencies. 

A graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Finance / Management, her career has included positions with IBM, Gillette, BankBoston and Ledyard National Bank. Ms. Monahan has been in banking for most of her professional life, but also spent time as a stay-at-home mom and working in education when her children were young. Over the years, she has been involved in Rotary International, and held board positions for chambers of commerce and human service agencies.  Her most recent involvement is with The Family Place located in Norwich, Vermont where she serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.  She strives to be a force for good in her local communities and be a positive change in how she conducts life.
Dr. Nierenberg served as Section Chief in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at DHMC for 40 years, and also as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Dartmouth Medical School. After attending Harvard Medical School, he performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and completed a two-year cl fellowship in clinical pharmacology and toxicology at the University of California, San Francisco.

In 1981 he joined the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and the Hitchcock Clinic, and established a new Division of Clinical Pharmacology. Since stepping down as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education in June 2012, Dr. Nierenberg has continued to see patients with medication-related or toxin-related problems, and continues to enjoy teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. He has also enjoyed working as a volunteer internist at Good Neighbor, and serving as Clinic Co-Medical Director.

Ms. Michalovic added that Jake Blum, retired Co-Owner of Systems Plus Computers, Donald Kollisch, MD- Veteran’s Medical Center and Trina Tatro-Business Operations Specialist-Codametrix, are retiring from the board.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patricia and Dr. Nierenberg aboard and thank Jake, Dr. Kollisch and Trina for their dedication and service to Good Neighbor,” stated Ms. Michalovic.
About Good Neighbor Health Clinics
 
Mission, Vision & Values
Our Mission Statement
The Good Neighbor Health Clinics promote the health of people in the Greater Upper Valley who are in need and do not have the means to pay, by providing free medical and dental care, mentoring aspiring health care professionals, and advocating for improved access to dental and health care.

Our Vision Statement
A community where people have access to the health resources they need to reach their potential for mental, physical, and social well-being.

Our Values Statement
RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLE: We respect the dignity of all people. This means that we strive to embody compassion, empathy, kindness, and humility in all of our interactions. We reject racism. We endeavor to provide equitable and just care for all, working to take into account cultural differences, systemic inequalities, internalized biases and privileges, and socioeconomic factors.

EQUITY & JUSTICE IN HEALTHCARE: We aspire to be a voice for healthcare justice for our patients. We support access to quality healthcare for all within our communities, and acknowledge the systemic issues that often prevent access for many. We recognize our role in being a public voice to advocate for healthcare as a right for all.
CONTINUAL LEARNING: We value a culture of learning from a position of humility and seek to continually learn from our patients, colleagues, community members, and students. We cultivate curiosity and openness in all aspects of our work, and strive to educate and mentor a new generation of compassionate healthcare professionals.
Learn more at https://goodneighborhealthclinic.org/
 
Christopher R. Dugan
He/Him/His
Communications Manager
Good Neighbor Health Clinics/Red Logan Dental Center
70 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Christopher@goodnhc.org
(603) 391-4703
www.goodneighborhealthclinic.org

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