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Four Community Leaders Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees

MWCC New Trustees Feb 2015
Four community leaders have been appointed to MWCC’s Board of Trustees. Pictured from left, President Daniel Asquino, Suzanne Farias, Amanda Landry, Sheila Daly, Board of Trustees Chair Tina Sbrega and Kenneth Tomasetti.

Four community leaders with professional experience in community healthcare, manufacturing and social services have been appointed to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees.

Sheila M. Daly, president and chief executive officer of Clinton Hospital, a subsidiary of UMass Memorial Health Care, has been reappointed to the board. New appointees are Kenneth C. Tomasetti of Princeton, owner and president of Advanced Cable Ties in Gardner; Suzanne Farias of Westminster, general manager of the Double Tree by Hilton in Leominster; and Amanda Landry of Leominster, community outreach specialist at HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster.

“We are very fortunate to have these dedicated community leaders join our Board of Trustees, said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. “Their leadership and expertise will be an asset to the board, the college and the community.”

Daly, a resident of Hubbardston, was initially appointed to the board in 2008. Among numerous professional and community affiliations, she is a corporator of Hudson Savings Bank, a member of the Clinton Rotary Club and the Massachusetts Association for Healthcare Quality. She is also a volunteer with the National Ski Patrol.

A nurse by training, Daly previously served as the hospital’s vice president of patient care services and director of clinical services. She is a graduate of the former Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Atlantic Union College and a master’s degree in human services management from Worcester State University, and advanced certification from the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

A Central Massachusetts manufacturing executive with extensive industry experience, Tomasetti launched Advanced Cable Ties in 1991. He previously served as vice president of manufacturing at Catamount Manufacturing in Orange and plant manager for Dennison Manufacturing in Fitchburg and Medical Polymers, Inc. in Canton. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Plastics Technology from Lowell Technological Institute, which is now part of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Among his community activities, Tomasetti serves on the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and is a past chairman, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Gardner Visiting Nurses Association.

Farias has extensive experience working in the region’s hospitality industry, currently as general manager of the Double Tree by Hilton and as general manager of its predecessor, Four Points by Sheraton. Among her many community and professional affiliations, she serves as chair of the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association, on the board of the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, and on the supervisory board to the IC Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. She is a member and past president of the Professional Conference Management Association New England Chapter, a former member and past chair of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, and recently served as co-chair of the chamber’s CEO search committee.

Farias earned a bachelor’s degree in education from American International College.

Prior to joining HealthAlliance earlier this year, Landry served as public relations specialist and mentor recruiter for LUK, Inc. in Fitchburg, and previously served as a Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. Among her community affiliations, Landry serves on the MWCC Alumni Association board, the LUK Mentoring Advisory board, and volunteers as a LUK mentor and for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

She earned an associate degree in Human Services from MWCC and a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Fitchburg State University.