Leadership & Board of Trustees

DAVID V. HUNTER – President and Chief Executive Officer

DOUG MELANSON – Vice President Mary Wade Healthcare

Doug Melanson is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Connecticut. Doug has been working in the senior healthcare industry for over 30 years including serving in the role of Administrator for the past 20 years. Doug’s healthcare career began in the Environmental Services department. While working full time he was able to attend classes part time over a 10-year period to obtain the required education to advance to his current role. It is this combination of practical work-related experience and education that has helped him to grow and develop the skills he has today.

Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Josephs College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and completed the Certificate Program in Long Term Health Care Administration at the University of Connecticut. Doug understands the important role that leadership plays in providing high quality customer service and the development of a positive culture through the reflection of shared values, beliefs and behaviors.

Doug grew up in Wallingford Connecticut and now resides with his family in Southington.

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

KERREN A. RUFFNER, RN- Director of Clinical Services

WILLIAM GINTER – Vice President Finance

LISA GANGEMI – 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.

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

Alfred Goldberg

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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