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Coalition to Save Waltham Hospital Proposes Name Change and Selects Community Representatives, Trustees and Officers for Waltham Hospital

April 17, 2002

Waltham, MA April 5, 2002 The Board of Trustees of the Coalition to Save Waltham Hospital, Inc. has selected persons to serve as Community Representatives, Trustees and officers of the new hospital, as well as to change the official name from Deaconess Waltham Hospital back to "Waltham Hospital". This was the name for approximately one hundred years prior to the hospital becoming associated with outside health care networks.

If approved, these changes and appointments would take effect following the turnover of the hospital from CareGroup, Inc back to the community on June 1, 2002.

Among the criteria used by the Board in selecting the nominees were

* That all members of the Coalition should be eligible to serve as hospital Community Representatives;

* That all hospital employees should be able to participate fully as Community Representatives on hospital committees;

* That the new Board of Trustees should be diverse in age, gender race/ethnicity and creed;

* That the size of the new Board of Trustees should not exceed approximately 20 persons;

* That the collective new Board should possess the skill set (finance, business, health care, community service) needed to govern the hospital through its turnaround.

* A majority of the new hospital Board of Trustees should be persons who have not served on the hospital Board of Trustees and;

* The proposed hospital Trustees should be elected to staggered terms of one, two or three years so that approximately one-third of the board is elected each year.

Community Representatives and Trustees

Applying these principles, the Coalition Trustees selected all members of the Coalition to serve as Community Representatives of the hospital in accordance with the new draft bylaws of the hospital. Community Representatives would be eligible to serve on most hospital committees. The full Coalition is requested to suggest additional Community Representatives at a later meeting.

The Coalition Trustees selected the following individuals to serve as hospital Trustees beginning June 1, 2002. The year in which each proposed Trustee's initial term would end is indicated after each candidate's name. The proposed 19 Trustees have been divided into 3 approximately equal classes. Persons who have previously served on the DWH board are indicated with an asterisk:

Officers (Bios Attached)

The Coalition Trustees selected the following persons to become the officers of the new hospital for a one year term, beginning June 1, 2002:

Chairman of the Board Anthony Mangini

Vice Chairman Joseph Morone

President Dawn Gideon

Treasurer Paul Clemente

Clerk Regina S. Rockefeller, Esq.


Richard Bolten (2003) President of Chart Bank

Frederick Brasco (2004)* Retired wholesaler/retailer

Stephen Burke, M.D., Ph. D. (2004) Biotechnology research physician

Dr. John Caravalos (2005) Pediatric dentist

Paul Clemente (2005) Chief financial officer, Bentley College

Flora D'Angio (2003)* Executive

The Honorable Gregory Flynn (2004)* Massachusetts District Court Judge

Ruth Gately (2004) City of Waltham Elder Affairs

Francis Joyce (2005)* Funeral Director

Richard Lyons, M.D. (2005)* Emergency Medicine Physician at DWH

Joseph C. Maher, Jr., Esq. (2003) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Healthcare Services of New England

Anthony Mangini (2004)* Executive, Heritage Realty

Dr. Joseph Morone, Ph.D. (2005) President, Bentley College

William Mulroy, M.D. (2003)* DWH Medical Staff President

NEMC Representative (2004) To be nominated by the President of NEMC

Mohammed Reda, M.D. (2003) Primary care physician and pulmonologist

Alan Sager, Ph. D. (2003) Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Femi T. Shote, MSF, ChFC, CLU, CFP (2003) Founder, Asset Harvest Group, Waltham

Stephen Zieff (2005)Real estate developer

Officer Bios

Anthony Mangini

Chairman of The Board

Anthony Mangini is an executive with Heritage Property Investment Trust, Inc., a Boston based realty investment trust. Prior to his current position, he was executive director of the Hero's Welcome Fund, a non-profit organization which raised funds for a state bonus programs for Massachusetts Veterans of the Gulf conflict. Mr. Mangini retired from Raytheon Company in 1991 after having served many years of service as an executive for the Electronic Systems Division. He served as a director and chairman of the Audit and CRA committees of the Federal Savings Bank (now Citizens Bank). Prior to his affiliation with the bank, he was also a director and Audit Chairman of the University Bank & Trust Co. (now Fleet Bank). He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Deaconess Waltham Hospital and served as a trustee and member of the Audit Committee. He recently retired as a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Emergency Finance Board after serving 8 years. In addition, he also retired as the Director of the City of Waltham's Emergency Management Agency. He also has been an active member of the numerous civic, fraternal, and church organizations and currently is a member and past President of the Nashawtuc Country Club of Concord, MA. Mr. Mangini was the past recipient of the "Man of the Year Award" by the Waltham Junior Chamber of Commerce and has received a variety of citations from the Waltham City Council, Red Cross, U.S. Civil Defense Council and was named as a Lifetime Honorary Trustee by the Greater Waltham Area of Retarded Citizens Association.

Mr. Mangini was born and raised in Waltham and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Boston College. He and his wife Emily currently reside in the Warrendale section of Waltham. He has three children and five grandchildren.

Dr. Joseph Morone

Vice Chairman of The Board

Dr. Joseph Morone has been President of Bentley College since July 1997. Prior to joining Bentley, he served as Dean of The Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and held the Andersen Consulting Professorship of Management.

Dr. Morone's primary professional interest is in the relationship between technology and competitive advantage, particularly in the role that general business management plays in that relationship. During his tenure as President, Bentley College has established itself as a national leader in integrating information technology and business education. At Rensselaer, Morone led the transformation of the School of Management into the Lally School of Management and Technology. Prior to joining Rensselaer, he worked for the Keyworth Company, a consulting firm that specialized in technology management and science policy; General Electric's Corporate Research and Development; and the White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy. His publications include Winning in High-Tech Markets (Harvard Business School Press) and The Demise of Nuclear Power? Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology (Yale University Press; with E. Woodhouse).

Dr. Morone has a Ph.D. from Yale University in political science. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Albany International Corporation, TransWorld Entertainment Corporation, and Vice Chairman of the Board of the New England Medical Center.

Dawn Gideon


With more than 20 years of healthcare management experience Ms. Gideon has established her career in a manner that has provided both diversity and depth. She has served as the CEO of mid-sized urban, suburban and rural hospitals in both a full time and interim/consulting capacity. She has led organizations through Chapter 11 reorganization and is credited with turning around multimillion dollar operating losses for client facilities. Ms. Gideon has also served as the Senior Vice President for a community based, multi-facility, fully integrated health care delivery system.

Immediately prior to joining Transition Management Group as a founding partner, Ms Gideon was the Senior Vice President for one of Pennsylvania's largest academic health care systems. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she received a Bachelors of Science and a Masters in Public Health and Hospital Administration

Paul Clemente


Paul Clemente is Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer for Bentley College. He is a 1978 Master of Science in Accounting graduate of the McCallum Graduate School of Business.

In his position, he is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for the business and financial functions of the college. Before coming (back) to Bentley, Mr. Clemente was Associate Director for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for 6 years. Prior to that, he was at Boston University for 15 years, serving as Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs, Comptroller and Associate Comptroller.

Mr. Clemente is a member of the AICPA and NACUBO and Vice Chairman of the Boston University/Chelsea Partnership. When not at work, Mr. Clemente enjoys tennis, cycling and American history. He and his wife Patricia live in Hingham, MA. They have two daughters, Sharyn and Michelle.

Regina Strazzulla Rockefeller, Esq.


Regina Strazzulla Rockefeller is an attorney with the Boston law firm of Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, P.C. She represents health care providers and charitable and for-profit organizations in the health care and educational fields. A Belmont native, Ms. Rockefeller is an honors graduate of Tufts University and Boston College Law School. She and her husband Andy are long time residents of Lexington where he owns the local movie theater and she leads a church high school youth group. Their daughters, Tory and Lisa, attend Tufts and Princeton universities.

Ms. Rockefeller is a frequent author and lecturer on subjects affecting the health care industry. She has been a featured speaker to numerous health care industry organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the New England Healthcare Assembly and many hospitals and their medical staffs.

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