Lawrence, MA — Robert Gilbert, Esq., of Andover picked up the gavel earlier this month on the Lawrence General Board of Trustees for a two-year term as chair. Mr. Gilbert has served on the board since 2013 and is the current chair of the Facilities and Grounds Committee. He has also served on Compliance and Audit Review, Finance, Governance, Trustee Quality Assurance, Executive and Executive Compensation committees during his tenure on the board.
Mr. Gilbert is Senior Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP in Boston, where he represents clients in complex insurance, business, product liability, environmental, and real property disputes.
Joining the board for her first term is Gabrielle Ross, PhD, of Gloucester. Dr. Ross is an international health policy expert, with 30 years of focus on effective strategies for addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health, innovative service delivery strategies, and women’s health and gender equity. She has worked in developing countries and with the World Health Organization, and is currently executive director of Health Quarters. Health Quarters is a primary provider of sexual and reproductive health care with locations in Beverly, Haverhill, and Lawrence.
“We are so appreciative of the community volunteer leaders who help guide our health network,” comments Dianne J. Anderson, RN, president and CEO. “These incredibly talented individuals help us chart the course for Lawrence General Hospital, in its mission to serve the health needs of this region. We are humbled by the dedication of our trustees and thank three others who are leaving the board after many collective years of service: Cheryl Neal, Ronald Pollina, and Debra Rahman Silberstein—our departing chair.”