The Northwest Hospital Foundation began 2016 with a change in its board leadership.

Frank Gill, Jr. has been elected chairperson of the 15-person board, with James Greenfield being named vice-chairperson. Gail Welch serves as treasurer, and Carol Williams is secretary.

The group was voted into office at the foundation’s November 2015 meeting that also welcomed new board members Rod Griffin of Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating, LLC, and Mike Morrison of Morrison Funeral Home, Inc.

The slate of officers and board members began their new roles in January 2016 serving along with current members Hope Bittner, Judy Etzel, David Gibbons, Nancy Guth, Michael Hajduk, DMD, Mark Hale, Keith Pemrick, Niki Volmrich, and James Williams, Jr., representing the areas of health care, education, media, law, business, and finance.

Gill succeeds Denise Jones, who served as chairman throughout 2015.

“We are very appreciative of Denise’s many contributions while chairperson, including leading the process of introducing a new foundation name, identity and increased presence in the community. I’m looking forward to continuing this growth under Frank’s direction,” says Theresa Edder, Northwest Hospital Foundation executive director.

Gill, an Oil City resident, is owner of Gill Consulting LLC.  He has over 43 years of experience in planning, designing and implementing human resource strategies for various businesses and service agencies, as well as education and government organizations throughout northwestern Pennsylvania.

“I am honored for the opportunity to lead Northwest Hospital Foundation, and to work closely with Theresa and the board to develop new and exciting projects that support UPMC Northwest in its mission to provide high-quality health care in our community,” explains Gill.

He concludes, “It is truly gratifying working with this group of highly qualified individuals.  Their expertise and professional experiences allow for many diverse and wide-reaching viewpoints, and that will support the mission of Northwest Hospital Foundation.”

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