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.
Roger Gingue, Chair
Mr. Gingue joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2012. He currently serves as 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. His 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.
Jeff Woodward, Vice-Chair
Mr. Woodward joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2014. He serves as the Vice-Chair 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, Treasurer/Secretary
Ms. Hennessey joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2014. She currently serves as the Treasurer and chairs the Finance Committee. Ms. Hennessey received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Boston College and is an independent accounting consultant. Ms. Hennessey is also a State Representative in the New Hampshire Legislature serving Grafton 1. She also serves her community as a member of the New Hampshire Public Television Board of Directors and as the Volunteer Coordinator for Friends of Lakeway.
Robert Nutter, President
Mr. Nutter joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2017. He currently serves as the President 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.
Mr. Bratz has re-joined the Board as a Trustee in December of 2018. Previously, he was a Trustee from 2005-2015. Since 2015, he has been a member of LRH's Ethics Committee and Quality Committee. On the latter, he will continue his service as Committee Chair. Mr. Bratz has served in various management roles in healthcare starting as Executive Director of the White Mountain Mental Health Center in Littleton, NH followed by the Assistant Division Director for the New Hampshire Division of Mental Health in Concord, NH. From there, he moved to Watertown, MA to The Center for Mental Health, Inc. as its Executive Director. Mr. Bratz returned to North Country to serve as Director of Human Resources at Littleton Coin Company. Mr. Bratz has made community service an important part so much so that he earned the Citizen of the Year in 2016 from the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce Award. Along with his committee work at LRH, Mr. Bratz currently serves as the Town of Littleton's Planning Board, Zoning Officer, and Health Officer. Mr. Bratz received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He continued his studies for a Masters in Public Health and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Chisolm joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2018. He currently works as the Plant and Site Manager for Burndy, LLC in Littleton, NH since 2008. 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.
Patrick Fitzpatrick, DO
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. He joined the LRH medical staff in 2010 and is 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.
Mrs. Garrison joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2018.Currently she serves as a Board Member 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.
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.
Robin Hallquist, M.D., Medical Staff President
Dr. Hallquist joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2019 in her capacity as Medical Staff President. She joined the LRH medical staff in 2003 and is currently practicing Family Medicine with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services in Whitefield. Dr. Hallquist is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospital Administration from California State University Northridge, Medical Degree from Creighton University in Nebraska and she completed her residency at Creighton University School of Medicine. She is an avid gardener and beekeeper when she is not working.
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.
Mrs. Laurie Morgan, Auxiliary Representative
Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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. He currently serves on both the Executive and Professional Relations Committee. 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. Dr. Rankin is also the Co-Chief of Surgery at Littleton Regional Healthcare, and previously served as Medical Staff President.
Edward Shanshala, II
Mr. Shanshala joined the Littleton Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees in 2017. He currently serves as CEO at Ammonoosuc Community Health Services. He currently serves as the Board President for North Country Health Consortium Board of Directors. He has received his Masters of Science in Health Systems Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and his Masters of Science in Education from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. ACHS identified by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized Mr. Shanshala as a National Quality Leader. In addition, Mr. Shanshala has several publications on topics regarding team building, quality services, and endocrinology.
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.