Hospice of Westchester Announces New Officer and Members of the Board of Directors

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One new officer and five new members have joined the nonprofit's 2017-2018 board of directors.

Hospice of Westchester (HOW) has voted in a new officer and five new members for its 2017-2018 board of directors.

George Whitehead, of Hopewell Junction, has been named treasurer after joining the board in 2016. He joins current board officers Susan Yubas, chair, Kathleen McArdle, vice chair, and Joanne Ciaramella, secretary. William F. Flooks, Jr., Mary Gadomski, Barbara Gaughan, Michele Geller, and Michael Vitale have been named the newest board members.

Gadomski is the Director of Business Development and Community Relations at Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc., in White Plains, a position she’s held since 2012. An experienced home health care executive, Gadomski brings with her a background in clinical program development, clinical operations, community relations, strategic planning, and revenue growth. She has been involved with numerous organizations in the county, including Westchester County Public Private Partnership, Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, and Livable Communities of Central Westchester.

Gaughan most recently served as administrator and Vice President for Operations at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, a position she held for more than 12 years. Gaughan has also previously worked at numerous medical facilities, including Kateri Residence in New York City, Jansen Memorial Hospice in Tuckahoe, and Kings Harbor Care Center in the Bronx. Gaughan is a licensed nursing home administrator and registered nurse.

Vitale serves as Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Sterling National Bank in White Plains, providing commercial lending services to middle market clients, with focus on commercial real estate, not-for-profit, and medical practice sectors. Previously, Vitale worked at The Westchester Bank and JPMorgan Chase. He was both coach and treasurer for Knights Basketball of Westchester from 2008 to 2015, and was previously an assistant coach for St. Augustine’s CYO basketball in Ossining and Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.

Flooks and Geller return to the HOW board, having served in previous years. Flooks has been involved with HOW since 2004, and is a former board chair. He is the owner and proprietor of Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc. in Pleasantville. Geller has been involved with HOW for more than 22 years, initially volunteering as a patient visitor. Currently, she is a trustee and board member for the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Flooks and Geller both currently serve as members of HOW’s Leadership and Development Council and Board Development Committee.

Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200, White Plains, NY. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call (914) 682-1484.

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