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Virtual Town Hall to Discuss
Baystate Mary Lane Closure
Feb. 23: Baystate Health will hold a virtual town hall at 5 p.m. to discuss the closure of the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware and future plans for patient care. All are welcome to attend. Baystate Health’s goal over the next several months is to work collaboratively with the Baystate Mary Lane team
and engage with the community in developing an orderly transition plan for programs and services to Baystate Wing. In June, the emergency facility will close, and cancer care services will be transitioned to the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care. Over the next two years, imaging/3D mammography and rehabili- tation services, as well as ob/gyn and pediatric medi- cal practices, will relocate to Baystate Wing. Cancer patients who receive care at Baystate Mary Lane will be offered transportation at no charge following the transition of care to Springfield. To support access to outpatient appointments at Baystate Wing Hospital when the two Baystate medical practices at Bay- state Mary Lane transition over the next two years, Baystate will look to the foundation it has built with the Quaboag Connector and, if feasible, will further invest in this resource. More information will be forthcoming as needs, services, and transportation options are evaluated. To register for the virtual town hall, visit
Javier Padilla, a human- resources and talent manager with almost 20 years of human- resources experience and more than 10 years in management and leadership roles, has been named assistant vice presi- dent and director of Human Resources at Bay Path Univer-
People on the Move
sity. Padilla, who most recently served as the chief Human Resources/Talent officer for Norwalk (Conn.) Public Schools, assumed his duties in December. Padilla brings many strengths to the position, includ- ing experience in change management, workforce planning, customer service, employee benefits and compensation, employee relations, contract nego- tiations, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, and HR analytics and technology, among others. In his career, he has worked in the fields of education, healthcare, industry, and insurance. In his new role, he will lead the Human Resources division in foster- ing collaborations and partnerships with depart- ments and areas across the university in support of Bay Path’s mission and strategic plan. He will also implement HR policies, practices, and technolo- gies; enhance customer service; support employee engagement; and build a diverse workforce. Padilla holds a juris doctorate from Western New England School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political sci- ence and Spanish from the University of Connecti- cut. A member of the Society for Human Resource
40 Under Forty Nominations
Through Feb. 26: BusinessWest is currently accept- ing nominations for the 40 Under Forty class of 2021. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 26. Launched in 2007, the program recognizes rising stars in the four counties of Western Mass. Nomi- nations, which should be as detailed and thorough as possible, should list an individual’s accomplish- ments within their profession as well as their work within the community. Nominations can be com- pleted online at nomination-form. Nominations will be weighed by a panel of judges, and the selected individuals will be profiled in BusinessWest in May and honored at the 40 Under Forty Gala in late June. Event sponsorship opportunities are available.
Institute for Trustees
Starting April 7: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) announced it is partnering with the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF)
in presenting the 2021 Institute for Trustees, an annual conference inviting nonprofit leaders to gather together for educational workshops and net- working opportunities. Building on the success of BTCF’s 2018 Board Leadership Forum and designed for board leaders and executive directors, the event features 24 virtual workshops from leading nonprofit experts and opportunities to connect with hundreds of peers equally committed to their leadership roles. This partnership is part of a broader effort between BTCF and ECCF to leverage resources in support of building capacity and leadership within the nonprof- it sector, given the challenges facing organizations due to the pandemic and its economic consequenc-
Management, he is also a certified professional co- active coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation, and a certified strategic workforce plan- ner, accredited by the Human Capital Institute.
Springfield College announced that Nicole Coak- ley has been named the Springfield College Center
for Service and Leadership assistant director following a national search. Coakley has more than 20 years of experi- ence in community-service programming, collabora-
tion, leadership training, budgeting, and supervi- sion. A native of Springfield, Coakley is the current administrator for the Springfield Police Department Mason Square C3 community-policing program. In addition, she has been a lead organizer of Unity in the Community, a local program helping to bridge the gap between youth in the community and law enforcement. Coakley’s involvement and dedication to the community includes work as program director at Morris Professional Child Care Services in Spring- field, collaborator for the Side by Side initiative, pro- gram director with Digital Boombox Networks/DBN Access, a member of both Leadership Pioneer Valley Inc. and the Gun Violence Elimination Alliance, and a contributor to the Neighbor 2 Neighbor program. Coakley serves on the board of directors for Eas- terseals Massachusetts and is also a volunteer disas- ter action team supervisor and community volunteer leader with the American Red Cross, a member of Chicopee Women of the Moose, and a clerk for the nonprofit organization Morris Open Pantry.
es. The Institute for Trustees kicks off on April 7 with a keynote address by Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, titled “Leading for Nonprofit Impact Amid Unprecedented Challenge.” Beginning April 9, workshops and opportunities to connect with fellow attendees through topic-driven, informal peer discussions will be spread over the course of four weeks. Workshop topics include racial equity, endowment building, crisis planning, gover- nance, advocacy, finance, and much more. To regis- ter for the program, visit Registrations will be accepted at a discounted early-bird rate of $110 until March 7. After that, registration will cost $130 and will close April 7.
Springfield Partners for Community Action Scholarships
Through April 23: Springfield Partners for Com- munity Action announced it will award a number
of $1,000 scholarships that can help recipients with tuition and alleviate the cost of going back to school and investing in bettering themselves. All applicants must be Springfield residents, and income-eligibility guidelines may apply. Scholarships will be awarded to those attending accredited/licensed schools in Massachusetts. Applications must be received by April 23. Late entries will not be considered. If select- ed, recipients must be available to attend an awards event (most likely virtual) in June. Visit www.spring- for the application form and information on how to apply.
Martin Luther King Jr. Fam- ily Services Inc. (MLKFS) announced the addition of three new members — Rose Colon, John Garvey, and
Dr. Allison Sullivan — to its board of directors. Colon is a criminal-defense and personal- injury attorney based in Spring- field. She engages in all aspects of criminal-defense and civil personal-injury litigation. She earned her paralegal certificate from the American Bar Assoc., earned a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in legal stud- ies at Bay Path University, and earned her juris doctorate at Western New England Univer- sity. Garvey is the founder of Garvey Communication Asso- ciates Inc., a Springfield-based digital public-relations and marketing agency. He is a grad- uate of Marquette University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences with honors, and of American Inter-
national College, where he earned a master’s degree in organizational development with an emphasis on strategic planning. He is a volunteer at Wild Care Cape Cod, a former board member of Valley Venture Mentors, and a past mentor for the startup accel- erators MassChallenge and SparkHolyoke/EforAll.
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