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BERLIN, CT – Comcast has appointed Danelle Danemark vice president of Human Resources for the company’s Western New England Region, which includes more than 300 communities in Connecticut, Western Mass., Western New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.  

“Danelle brings a vast amount of valuable experience to this role and I’m delighted to have her as part of the team,” said Carolyne Hannan, senior vice president of Comcast’s Western New England Region. “She is an engaged and energetic leader who is committed to driving business objectives and dedicated to the development and success of others.” 

Prior to joining the Western New England Region, Danemark was senior director of Human Resources and business partner for Comcast’s Sales and Marketing organization across the northeast. In this role she was responsible for developing strategies for organizational design, workforce planning, talent management and development. 

Danemark also previously served as Director of Human Resources in Comcast’s Freedom Region, which covers Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware, providing strategic guidance to the senior leadership team with a focus on employee engagement and performance management for a variety of operational teams. 

In this new role, Danemark will oversee the region’s human resource functions including talent management, career development and training; benefits, with a focus on employee wellness, safety and wellbeing; and employee engagement and recognition. 

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SPRINGFIELD Health New England announced the recent appointment of Lisa Cohen to the role of vice president of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Cohen is responsible for leading Health New England’s financial strategy, accounting, actuarial, underwriting and financial reporting, ensuring its ability to provide cost-effective health care coverage while maintaining high-quality member care.

Cohen joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to Richard Swift, president and CEO.

“We are excited to welcome Lisa as our new chief financial officer. She brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic financial planning and analysis, accounting, and health care,” said Swift. “As our growth and expansion continue, Lisa will serve an important role in strengthening our financial position in the health care industry so we can uphold our steadfast commitment to our members and deliver on our mission to improve the health and lives of the people in our communities.”

Cohen comes to Health New England from Fallon Health in Worcester, where she was vice president of Financial Planning and Accounting Operations, and served as interim chief financial officer in 2019. Prior to Fallon Health, Cohen was chief financial officer for Ascentria Care Alliance. She also served as chief financial officer at The PACE Organization of Rhode Island.

Cohen earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Massachusetts — Dartmouth. She has been a member of the American Institute of CPAs for more than 20 years, and maintains active certification as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant.