Granite United Way Welcomes 3 New Board Members
This month Granite United Way welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors.
“Our Board of Directors is an incredibly active and dedicated group of community leaders and experts in their respective fields,” said Patrick Tufts, President, and CEO of Granite United Way. “We are excited to welcome Kathleen Bizarro-Thunberg, Lori Langlois and Tony Speller to our Board. Each of them brings a unique lens from their respective regions to the organization.”
The following individuals have been elected to Granite United Way’s Board of Directors:
Kathleen A. Bizarro-Thunberg, MBA, FACHE, Executive Vice President/Federal Relations at New Hampshire Hospital Association
Kathy has been with the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) since 1985. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and served as the President of the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives, ACHE Regent for the State of New Hampshire and as a Governor on the ACHE Board of Governors.
At NHHA, Kathy works with NH’s congressional delegation and the American Hospital Association regarding legislation on the federal agenda that affect health care and hospitals. Her other responsibilities include supporting state advocacy efforts, health policy development, hospital financial reporting, data management, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), public health issues and hospital emergency preparedness planning. Kathy also oversees the internal financial management of NHHA and the Foundation for Healthy Communities, an affiliate of NHHA.
She has an associate of science degree in computer information systems from the New Hampshire Technical Institute, a bachelor of science in health management and policy from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA in Leadership through Franklin Pierce University.
Bizarro-Thunberg resides in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.
Tony Speller, Division Senior Vice President of Technical Operations and Engineering for Comcast Northeast Division
In this role, Tony is responsible for leading and supporting the Field Operations and Engineering strategy for over 8 million customers in 5 regions. In addition, he is responsible for the fulfillment of Comcast products and services, new product deployment, network reliability and improving the customer experience.
Tony has more than 20 years of experience in the cable industry, holding various leadership roles in General Management, Field Operations and Engineering with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including AT&T Broadband and TCI.
Prior to this role, Tony served as Regional Vice President of Technical Operation and Engineering for the Freedom Region serving more than 1.8 million customers the Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware area. Tony led a large field team of over 3000 employee’s servicing customers and maintaining the network.
He also served as Division Vice President of Technical Operations for Northeast Division where he led the field Operations and service delivery strategy for 5 Regions and over 8 million customers.
In addition to his years of experience in telecommunications, he has attended several schools and institutions such as UCLA, Executive Leadership and most recently Dartmouth Tuck Business School.
Tony has served on a number of non-profits such as the Houston Area Urban League and the Greater Houston Partnership. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including Urban League of Greater Hartford’s Community Service Award, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Achievement Award and the Sons of Thunder Coalition Man of Excellence award.
Speller resides in Salem, New Hampshire.
Lori Langlois, Executive Director of North Country Education Services
Lori has worked at the North Country Education Services since 1995. She earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire, a MEd in education and a CAGS in educational leadership from Plymouth State University. She is pursuing an EdD in Learning, Leadership, and Community researching the impact of asset-based community development on the out-migration of young adults in rural areas.
She participated in the Leadership North Country Class of 2011 and the inaugural cohort of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund’s Community Practitioners Network. She has served on several statewide, regional, and local boards which currently include White Mountain Science, Inc. and the City of Berlin Planning Board.
Lori also helped start a movement called North of the 44th. Here she is focused on shifting the way people think about the region and to focus on the assets.
Langlois and her wife are life-long residents of Berlin, New Hampshire.