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Hospital of Central Connecticut elects board members, corporators

New Britain [December 28 2009] - At The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s annual corporators Meeting Dec. 16, six people were elected to the hospital’s board of directors; two were elected directors emeriti; and 26 people were elected hospital corporators.

The Rev. Thomas A. Mills Jr. was elected a new hospital director. Mills has served as pastor of the McCullough Temple C.M.E. Church of New Britain since 2003. A graduate of Providence College, he is currently a graduate student at Hartford Seminary in the Master of Divinity Cooperative Program. He is an adult probation officer for the State of Connecticut.

Five directors were also re-elected at the meeting: Letterio Asciuto, M.D., Anthony Ciardella, M.D., Joseph R. Crispino, John S. Manning and William W. Weber. In addition, two directors emeriti were elected: Harry N. Mazadoorian and Laurence A. Tanner. Tanner will begin serving at the time of his retirement as hospital president and CEO, which is expected to occur at a time in early 2010 yet to be determined.

Also at the meeting, 26 area residents were elected Hospital of Central Connecticut corporators: James M. Blazar, Cynthia B. Cayer, Paul T. Czepiga, Pauline B. Davis, Jeffrey A. Flaks, Michael J. Foran, Carolyn Freiheit, Janice Glick, James M. Jones, Steve Kliger, Meg Leake, Sylvia Wilson Lucas, Nancy H. Macdonald, Tom Marcozzi, John McNamara, Stephen M. Morelli, Donald A. Naples, Mireille Niedzwiecki, Kevin J. O’Connor, Bruce A. Rudolph, Guy Simonian, Toni Starrs, Art Simonian Jr., Thomas Vaccarelli, Dorothy B. Weber, and John J. Yuskis Jr.

They join more than 800 dedicated corporators, including representatives from business, education, nonprofit and other organizations throughout Central Connecticut, as well as hospital staff members, physicians and volunteers. Among the corporators’ duties is electing board members.
At its Dec. 17 meeting, the hospital’s board of directors elected John S. Manning board president, John E. Dillaway vice chairman, and William W. Weber secretary.

Before his retirement, Manning worked for more than 40 years in the banking industry, serving up until 2004 as president and CEO of First City Bank. He has also been involved in numerous community activities, serving as a director of the hospital and its parent organization, the Central Connecticut Health Alliance (CCHA), and a trustee of the Jerome Home. Manning has also held leadership positions with numerous other local organizations.
Dillaway is president of Medical Specialty in Newington, a company he founded in 1997. In addition to serving on the board of the hospital and CCHA, he is a longtime member of the board of Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut, Inc.

Weber is a partner in Weber and Carrier, a New Britain law firm. He has served as corporate and corporation counsel for numerous municipal and non-profit entities, construction contractors and small industrial businesses in Connecticut. He has also held leadership positions in many community organizations, including serving as chair of the New Britain General Hospital board of directors and Central Connecticut Health Alliance. He is a member and/or corporator of numerous other civic organizations. In addition, Weber is a member of the American Hospital Association Committee on Governance.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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