“We are proud to welcome this diverse group of local leaders to help direct and guide our community hospital,” said Spiros Hatiras, President & CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, Inc. “Each new member is bringing a variety of skills and expertise that will help the hospital advance in our mission of improving the health of all people in our community and fulfilling our vision as the best place for care and the best place to work.”
Brian Canina is the Executive Vice President CFO and Treasurer of PeoplesBank. His areas of expertise include finance, administration, and strategic planning. His philanthropic experience includes being a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and the Children’s Study Home. Canina lives in Longmeadow, Mass.
John Hazen is the President of Hazen Paper Company. He is a third generation member of the board for the hospital, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. His areas of expertise include business strategy and innovation. Hazen lives in South Hadley, Mass.
Sara Lawrence is a retired executive, having served in development and fundraising roles at Mount Holyoke College, Williston Northampton School, and New England Public Radio. Lawrence also served as the Executive Director of the South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce. Lawrence lives in South Hadley, Mass.
Michael Marcotte is the President of Marcotte Ford. His nonprofit experience includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Holyoke Boys & Girls Club, volunteering at Kate’s Kitchen with his family and employees, and coaching a youth basketball camp in the summer. His areas of expertise include dealership operations, management, and customer satisfaction. Marcotte lives in South Hadley, Mass.
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Michael Sugrue is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Lending Officer at Polish National Credit Union. His areas of expertise include overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions and managing and expanding the commercial loan portfolio. His nonprofit experience includes volunteering for the United Way, Holyoke Youth Baseball League, and New England Youth Sports Association. Sugrue lives in Florence, Mass.