MCH names new officers to board of trustees

  • Mike Shea. Courtesy photo—

  • Jim Callahan. Courtesy photo—

  • Tom Bates. Courtesy photo—

  • Pat Shuster. Courtesy photo—

Published: 3/3/2020 7:52:39 PM

Monadnock Community Hospital has announced the election of new officers to their 2020 Board of Trustees.

Mike Shea of Jaffrey was elected as MCH’s Board Chair and will serve a two-year term. Prior to this year’s election, Shea served as the vice chair. Jim Callahan of Hancock was elected as MCH’s Vice Chair, which is also a two-year term. Callahan previously served as clerk, having been elected as a member in 2018. Re-elected to the role of treasurer is Thomas Bates of Westmoreland. Now serving as clerk is Patricia Shuster of Fitzwilliam, who was elected to a one-year term in that role. Shuster served as a board member for MCH prior to her election to clerk.

Shea is the President of Belletetes, Inc., and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Business Management. He is a past chairman of the Jaffrey Planning Board, past President of the New Hampshire Retail Lumber Association, and past President and charter member of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club and continues to serve on many other local and vocational boards and associations. Shea and his wife Kendra live in Jaffrey.

Callahan is a partner in the law firm Atkins & Callahan in Peterborough. Callahan has an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; a law degree from the University of Maine, and an MBA from Northwestern University. In addition to his service at MCH, Callahan is board chair of the Monadnock Worksource and has served as a board member with many other charitable organizations over the years. Callahan and his wife, Amy Fackelmann, live in Hancock.

Bates is affiliated with Nathan Wechsler & Co., CPA in Keene. He is a graduate of Boston College and holds a Master’s in federal taxation from Bentley University, as well as a graduate certificate in fraud examination from Southern New Hampshire University. Bates has served on boards of the Keene Family YMCA, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and Elm City Cooperative. He served as a trustee in the Town of Westmoreland and was a volunteer for the Monadnock United Way for 25 years. Bates and his wife, Susanne, live in Westmoreland.

Shuster earned a B.S. in Business Management from Franklin Pierce University, and her M.Ed. in Administration and Leadership from Antioch University New England. She has spent her career working in management at not-for-profit organizations including Franklin Pierce University and Saint Joseph Hospital. At Saint Anselm College, where Shuster worked for 24 years, she served as the VP for human resources and administration as well as Title IX Coordinator. She lives in Fitzwilliam with her husband, Karl.


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