Board of Trustees
The Littleton Regional Healthcare's Board of Trustees is a volunteer Board that governs the Hospital and provide strategic direction. Among its responsibilities, the quality of care in a safe environment is paramount. The Board includes representatives from the North Country community who are business and community leaders in our area and work collaboratively with Administration and Medical Staff to ensure that we provide quality, compassionate and accessible healthcare in a manner that brings value to all.
Jeff Woodward, Chair
Mr. Woodward joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2014. He serves as the Chairman of the Board. He is the Managing Partner of the Whale's Tale Water Park and Alpine Adventures in Lincoln. Mr. Woodward holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality from Paul Smith's College. He served as the Board Chair of the White Mountain Attractions Association for two years and now is an ex-officio member. He is an active volunteer with the Town of Franconia, and serves on both the Board of Directors for the Adaptive Ski Sports Partners of the North Country and the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country.
Erin Hennessey, Vice Chair
Ms. Hennessey joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2014. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board. Ms. Hennessey received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Boston College and is a certified public accountant. Ms. Hennessey is a State Senator in the New Hampshire Legislature serving District 1. She also serves her community as a member of the Board of Directors at NH Children's Health Foundation and the Littleton Dog Park Committee.
Patrick Fitzpatrick, DO, Treasurer
Dr. Fitzpatrick joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2017 as Medical Staff President. In 2018, he was elected to the Board as a member. Currently, Dr. Fitzpatrick is the Treasurer of the Board and, as such, is the Chair of the Finance Committee. He joined the LRH medical staff in 2010 and is Chief of Surgery. Currently an Otolaryngologist practicing with North Country Otolaryngology, a hospital owned practice, on the LRH Campus. He is also a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Fitzpatrick received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology from University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, WI, his Medical Degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA, and he completed his clinical internship and residency at St. John Hospital Macomb Center in Detroit, MI.
Ashley Garrison, Secretary
Mrs. Garrison joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2018.Currently she serves as Secretary of the Board and the Chair of the LRH Fundraising Committee. She also serves as Secretary for the Franconia Children's Center, Inc. Prior to 2012, she was an Associate Attorney for Samaha, Russell, Hodgdon PA. Mrs. Garrison received her Juris Doctor from the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law in Concord, NH and a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City, MD.
Robert Nutter, President and CEO
Mr. Nutter joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2017. He currently serves as the President & CEO at LRH. He previously served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Mercy Health Systems of Maine in Portland. Prior to working in healthcare administration, Mr. Nutter served as an executive with Marriott and with a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. He received his BS in Business Administration and Management at University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME, attended New Hampshire College Graduate School of Business in Manchester, NH and also received his CHE Executive Health Leadership certification from Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ.
Roger Gingue, Immediate Past Chair
Mr. Gingue joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2012. He currently serves as ex-officio member of the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chair of the Board. Mr. Gingue received a Bachelor's and Master's of Science Degree in Business Management from Plymouth State College and is the Chief Financial Officer for WM Connors Footwear in Lisbon, NH and Norwood, MA. He is active in the local community and past President of the Lisbon Main Street Committee, and is a past member of the Business Industry Association of New Hampshire. In addition, he was the 2001 recipient of the Business Industry Association's Above and Beyond Award and a Past President of the Lancaster Rotary Club.
Mr. Chisolm joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2018. He currently works as the Plant and Site Manager for Hydrotherm Products in Hanover, NH. His extensive experience stems from operations restructuring, corporate-level strategic planning, and project implementation. His operations background includes management, international affairs, and implementing LEAN manufacturing improvements. Mr. Chisolm received his MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL where he was also Class President. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Control Systems from Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Ms. Fleury joined the Littleton Board of Trustees in 2019. She currently is the Human Resource Manager for Becket Family of Service in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In this role, she oversees the HR and administrative operations of multiple programs. She also oversees compliance for HIPAA and CARF for these programs and serves as a compliance mentor. Previously, Ms. Fleury worked at the Department for Children and Families for the State of Vermont, Associated Grocers of New England, and Bretton Woods Ski Area. She attended the New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) in Boston, MA where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She lives in Bethlehem, NH.
Stephen Goldberg, MD
Dr. Goldberg joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2016 as Medical Staff President and was elected to the Board in 2017. He is currently the Director of Hospitalists Services at LRH. Dr. Goldberg is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Ramat Aviv, Israel, his Medical Degree from Fordham University in New York, NY, and he completed his clinical residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY.
Mr. Jesseman joined the Board as a Trustee in December of 2018. He has worked his entire career at New England Wire Technologies Corp. in Lisbon, NH and has served in various capacities including Special Projects Manager, Quality Manager, Director of IT, Quality & Medical Products and Vice President. Since 2015, he is the Executive Vice President focusing on the Strategic Planning, Quality, IT, Finance, Sales and Marketing functional areas of the company. As a long-time community member, Mr. Jesseman has extensive community involvement in the Lisbon Lions Youth Sports Coach as well Trustee of the Trust Fund for the Town of Lisbon and Member/President of the Lisbon Lions Club. Mr. Jesseman received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire - Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
Mrs. Kunz joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2017. Prior, Mrs. Kunz served on Quality and Finance Committees, chaired the Board of Trustees, and served on the System's captive insurance company board for Southcoast Health System, Inc, in Massachusetts. Since retiring as an Attorney, she practices law part-time with Titus, Ryan, Schaefer & Kunz, P.C. from her home. She currently serves on the Compliance and Quality Committee at LRH.She received her BA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and her Law Degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. In addition, Mrs. Kunz has many years of pro-bono work for non-profits.
Dougald MacArthur, DO
Dr. MacArthur joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in May 2019. He joined the LRH Medical Staff in 2006 and is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, practicing with The Alpine Clinic with offices not only on the hospital campus but in Franconia, Plymouth and North Conway. Dr. MacArthur received his Medical Degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA; completed his clinical internship at Peninsula Hospital Center, Queens, NY and residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Richard McKenzie, DO, President of Medical Staff
Dr. McKenzie joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in January 2021 in his capacity as President of the Medical Staff. He joined the LRH medical staff in 2014 and is currently a physician in North Country Primary Care. His clinical focus are in primary care, family medicine, and pediatrics. He also serves as the Medical Director for LRH's Rural Health Clinic. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. McKenzie received his Medical Degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and graduate degree in Engineering from Dartmouth and an MBA from Golden Gate University. Prior to his medical education and career, Dr. McKenzie worked as an Engineer for Westinghouse and Eaton for 21 years.
Laurie Morgan, Auxiliary Representative
Ms. Morgan joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2015 as the Representative from the Littleton Regional Healthcare Auxiliary. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from William Paterson University. Ms. Morgan is an active volunteer with Littleton Regional Healthcare and has been a member of the LRH Auxiliary since 2006. In addition, she has significant volunteer experience with both St. Rose of Lima in Littleton, NH, and St. Mary's Church and School in Pompton Lakes, NJ.
Deane Rankin, MD
Dr. Rankin joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2010. Dr. Rankin joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Medical Staff in 2000. He is an Otolaryngologist practicing with North Country Otolaryngology, a hospital owned practice, on the LRH Campus. He received his Medical Doctorate from the Indiana School of Medicine, completed an Internship with the University of Vermont, and completed a Residency Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont. He is Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Chief Smith joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2018. He currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Town of Littleton. He has held this position since 2007 and started with the Department in 1992. Previously, he served in the United States Army where he attended Central Texas College and received a degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Smith is a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, a Board Member of on the Advocates for Grafton County Mental Health, a member for the 2nd Circuit Court, Littleton Division, Mental Health Court A.S.S.E.R.T Team, and a team member for the Grafton County Superior Drug Court. He has received numerous awards and has participated in various trainings to help serve our community.
Mr. Tremblay joined the Littleton Board of Trustees in 2019. He is currently the Managing Broker for Coldwell Banker Linwood Real Estate in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Mr. Tremblay owned and operated this firm from 1985 to 2019. Prior, Mr. Tremblay worked as Property Manager at Loon Mountain. He also worked for 11 years for Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBI), a multi-national construction company specializing in field erected steel plate structures. During his time with CBI, Mr. Tremblay worked in engineering, fabrication, construction and as a Contracting Engineer (sales). Born in Old Town, Maine, Mr. Tremblay has been in New Hampshire since the 1950's. After graduating from Keene High School, he attended Wentworth Institute in Boston where he graduated with an Associate's Degree in Building Construction. Mr. Tremblay then attended the University of Maine-Orono and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.