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Date: 5/22/2020
Subject: BHV Welcomes New Village Council Members
From: Beacon Hill Village

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May 22, 2020

For Release by Beacon Hill Village


The Beacon Hill Village Council is pleased to welcome three new members, according to Frank Mead, Council Chair, and Jan Beaven, Vice Chair.   The Council is composed of individuals who are interested in furthering the mission of BHV by serving as supporters and by providing guidance in their respective fields of expertise.   Members represent a range of professions, government, community service organizations, and local merchants.


In addition to providing advice and support to Beacon Hill Village, they serve as goodwill ambassadors and contribute their expertise on organizational issues such as marketing, fundraising and program development. 


Our new Village Council members are:


Nancy Adams:  Nancy Adams, MD practiced primary care internal medicine in Chelsea for 35 years until her retirement at the end of 2018. She was Medical Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center practice in Chelsea from 2000-2011 as well as Medical Director of Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, then of its affiliated Manuel R. Grell Home Care Agency during the years of 1994-2018.  She also was a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Tufts University from 1990-1994, then at Harvard University from 1996-2014.   She has extensive experience in the delivery of geriatric care to patients with multiple complex medical problems.


H. Kim Bottomly:  A scientist, entrepreneur, and former president of Wellesley College, H. Kim Bottomly was a faculty member and Deputy Provost for the Sciences at Yale University, where she made fundamental discoveries in immunobiology in the areas of asthma and allergy. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors, and the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and was recognized as one of the University of Washington’s Wondrous 100.  She continues to serve on a number of non-profit boards, and is a founding member and researcher at N-FOLD LLC, a company focused on developing novel immunotherapeutic strategies designed to alter the immune system’s response to food allergens.


Christine Ritchie:  Christine Ritchie, M.D. serves as the Kenneth Minaker Endowed Chair of Geriatric Medicine, as Director of Research in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and as the Director of a newly established Center for Aging and Serious Illness within the Mongan Institute at MGH.  She has been active in national organizations, including the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Homecare Medicine, and she is a past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care. 

"We are delighted that these three wonderful professionals have decided to join the Village Council and share their expertise with Beacon Hill Village", said Frank Mead.

A complete list of Beacon Hill Village Council members is available here.