Leadership & Board of Trustees

DAVID V. HUNTER – President and Chief Executive Officer

MICHAEL A. O’BRIEN, FACHE-  Vice President of Chatham Place at Mary Wade

LYNN IVERSON – Vice President of Mary Wade Healthcare 

Over 40 years experience in long term care services , encompassing all levels of care: Skilled nursing, residential care, adult day program, assisted living, out patient therapy.

Majority of experience in the non profit sector, have also held regional clinical and operational positions. Previous President/CEO Hewitt Organization. Most recently VP Clinical Operations at Waveny Lifecare Network in New Canaan.

Have served on the Money Follows the Person advisory committee. Former member Board of Directors Leading Age CT. Current Board member The Hewitt Foundation

B.S. Southern CT State University,  Nursing, Registered Nurse. Long Term Care certificate program University of Connecticut, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. M.B.A. University of New Haven

VALERIE SANTOS – Vice President Employee Relations

LISA HOTTIN – Vice President Advancement

Appointed in January 2018, Lisa Hottin serves as Mary Wade’s Director of Development and is responsible for fundraising, special events, marketing and communications. She brings to Mary Wade more than 25 years of experience in annual giving, capital campaigns and planned giving.   Prior to her appointment, Lisa led development efforts for Lauralton Hall in Milford, CT and Yale School of Nursing where she served as the first Development Director for the graduate nursing program. Early in her career, Lisa gained experience in the healthcare industry serving for 10 years in positions of increasing responsibility for a clinical medical laboratory. She earned her BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her Masters of Science from Columbia.

KERREN A. RUFFNER, RN- Director of Clinical Services

WILLIAM GINTER – Vice President Finance

IVETTE OLIVERAS – Property Manager


Joanne McGloin – Board Chair

Bruce Topolosky – Board Vice Chair

Barbara C. Adams – Board Treasurer

Jacqueline Henchel, M.D. – Board Secretary

MaryBeth Canavan

Bernadette DiGiulian

Marjorie Funk

Patricia A. GaNun

Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Robert Kessler

Brandon McFarlane

Michael Morand

Nicholas R. Nicholson Jr., PhD

Michelle Lee Rodriguez 

Harold Spitzer

Pamela Stanton

Len Suzio

Dr. Steve Wolfson

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