Hartford Healthcare's David Whitehead Joins the NESS Board of Directors

Stonington, CT - The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is pleased to announce the addition of Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, David A. Whitehead, to the NESS Board of Directors.
"Dave is a tremendous addition to our Board. His business experience and community-mindedness very much align with the NESS mission," said Jane Leipold, NESS Board Chair. "Having Dave on board further reinforces reinforces the fact that both organizations share similar values and a deep commitment to community health, wellness, education, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. We are so pleased to welcome Dave to the NESS board."
Mr. Whitehead has been a leading healthcare executive for many years and currently oversees strategic planning, innovation, consumer activation, content strategy and business development for Hartford HealthCare. Previously, Mr. Whitehead served as president of the HHC East Region-overseeing the development of their expanding outpatient and ambulatory centers network and acute care services throughout Eastern Connecticut. Prior to joining HHC, Mr. Whitehead served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT.
Mr. Whitehead has been very involved with a wide variety of community organizations. He has held leadership positions on the boards of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Norwich Free Academy, Three Rivers Community College, the Center for Hospice Care and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. He was named the Eastern Connecticut Citizen of the Year in 2003.
Mr. Whitehead earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Connecticut State University, a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration, and a Master of Science in Labor Relations, both from the University of New Haven.
"Dave's commitment to our community and his passion for learning and the water will be incredible assets to help drive NESS forward," said NESS founder and President, Spike Lobdel.