Concord Hospital Trust Announces New Board Chair

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Published on February 06, 2019

Concord Hospital Trust Announces New Board Chair

Concord Hospital Trust, the philanthropic arm of Concord Hospital, recently elected Dr. Ronald Yap as board chair. Other new officers include Charles Fanaras, vice chair; Richard Pitman, secretary; and Claudia Walker, immediate past chair. New board members include Marianne Cook of Concord and Don Welford of Laconia.

Returning board members include Mary Boucher; C. Thomas Brown; Lynda Caine; Suzanne Meyer; Marcia Moran, Esq.; Sol Asmar, Concord Hospital board chair (ex-officio); Robert Segal; Robert P. Steigmeyer, president; Natalia Strong; Jeffrey Towle; and Claudia Walker.

In addition, Trustee Emeritus honors were bestowed on Dr. Michael Lynch, retiring board chair and founding board member, and Dr. Gerry Smith, former board chair and founding board member.

“It is an honor to serve Concord Hospital Trust,” said Ronald Yap, MD. “As a practicing urologist, I personally see great impact of the Trust in supporting our system's charitable mission. We face many challenges in today's healthcare climate. Charitable investments ensure that we continue to deliver the high-quality care our community deserves. I will work tirelessly with the Trust team to encourage our culture of philanthropy and service to others.”

The Board oversees Concord Hospital Trust, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable entity which serves as the philanthropic arm of Concord Hospital. The Trust secures and distributes charitable gifts in accordance with donors’ intent to support Concord Hospital’s charitable mission of meeting the health needs of individuals within the communities it serves. Established in 2007, the Trust provides the leadership, focus, and stewardship necessary to attract contributed funds that are playing an increasingly important role in assuring Concord Hospital’s mission. Concord Hospital Board of Trustees remains the governing body of Concord Hospital.

For information on Concord Hospital Trust call (603) 227-7162 or visit

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