Covenant Health, Inc. announced today two new members to the board of directors, as well as the retirement of two long-serving members.
Robert A. Clark, Ph.D., CFA, will assume the board seat being vacated by the retirement of William Lucy, executive vice president of Commercial Services for the Katahdin Trust Company, Bangor, Maine. Lucy served on the Covenant board of directors for six years. Clark is the president and chief executive officer of Husson University, Bangor, Maine, the largest private not-for-profit university in northern Maine. He is also chair of the St. Joseph Healthcare Board of Trustees, a hospital in the Covenant healthcare network, and has been serving the Bangor, Maine, organization since 2016.
Ralph Jenkins will also join the Covenant Health, Inc. board to replace Louise Trottier, former chair of the Covenant board. Jenkins is a retired Assurance Partner from Ernst & Young, a global professional services organization. He was the former Managing Partner of the Manchester, N.H. office, before transferring to the Boston, Mass. office, and his responsibilities included working with a diverse client base of both public and private companies. He is currently the finance chair of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, a Covenant hospital, serving the organization since 2016; Director and Treasurer of the Heron Cove Association; and serves on the finance committee of Catholic Charities of New Hampshire.
Also stepping down from the Covenant board of directors is Aisha Bonny, MSW, LCSW, vice president of Behavioral Health and Outpatient Services at the Home for Little Wanderers, Brockton, Mass. Bonny served on the board for 7 years.
John Oliverio, chairman of the Covenant Health Systems, Inc. board of directors, said, “I speak for everyone at Covenant Health, Inc. when I express my thanks and gratitude for the spiritual commitment, dedication, time and service all of our outgoing board members gave to our organization over the years. We have faced many challenges, as well as opportunities, together and today Covenant is a stronger healthcare organization because of their contributions.”
“On behalf of senior management and other board members of Covenant Health, Inc. I want to warmly welcome Robert Clark and Ralph Jenkins to the board of directors,” said Oliverio. “Both men are very familiar with the Covenant Health, Inc. organization, as they currently serve in senior leadership capacities on the boards of two of our hospitals. I believe their knowledge of the healthcare industry, as well as regional hospital operations, will bring valuable perspectives to the Covenant board.”