Board of Directors

St. Joseph Hospital Board of Directors

St. Joseph Hospital is guided by a community-led board of directors who are genuinely committed to the health and well-being of our local community. Board members have diverse backgrounds and help to ensure we are prepared to care for the health care needs of everyone in our community.

Board of Directors

Vice President, Finance

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Richard serves as Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer at St. Joseph Hospital. Since joining the organization in 1974, he has served in a variety of roles while leading multiple initiatives that have strengthened St. Joseph Hospital’s financial operations and contributed significantly to its growth.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Rivier University, and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Matthew Fossum currently serves as Senior Regulatory Counsel for Eversource Energy in Manchester where he is responsible for legal matters – primarily regulatory and compliance matters in New Hampshire and before regional and federal bodies – for New Hampshire’s (and the region’s) largest public utility company. Prior to his role at Eversource, he worked as a staff attorney for the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and as a law clerk in both the New Hampshire Supreme and Superior Courts. Mr. Fossum is also a graduate of both Leadership Greater Concord and Leadership New Hampshire, and currently serves as the President of the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund helping utility customers who experience some sort of emergency or financial hardship.

Sean Howell is Head of Relationship Management for Fidelity Fund & Investment Operations (FFIO), a division of Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 27 million individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.

In this role, which he assumed in 2018, Sean is responsible for relationship management between FFIO and its Fidelity business partners as well as the custodian banks that are servicing assets across Fidelity products. He provides client experience program oversight across all major FFIO product and service lines and thought leadership for FFIO capabilities.

Sean first joined Fidelity in 1999, and prior to his current position held a number of increasingly senior roles within Fidelity’s Asset Management (AM) Investment Operations (IO) organization. Most recently, he served as Head of IO Relationship Management. In this role, he built out a new relationship management function for Investment Operations to service all AM business units as well as the Fidelity channels.

Prior to that, from 2013 to 2017, Sean was Vice President of Client Services for IO, responsible for global client relationship management, data consulting, and the expansion of data service offerings; from 2010 to 2013, he was Vice President of IO, and during this tenure expanded the business’s local data services capabilities to further support data requirements for advisors, and also built out new data infrastructure for Asset Management. Sean began his career as an investment data analyst for the IO group.
Sean is also very passionate about the associate experience and serves Fidelity as a New Hampshire Regional Leader. As a Regional Leader, Sean is responsible for overseeing associate engagement programs that focus on associate development, management effectiveness and career development & mobility.
Sean received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Boston College.

Uwe Hurley is a Product Manager in the Life Science division of Corning Inc. He is a strategic deployment champion with over 12 years of excellence in identifying and commercializing new applications and product ideas that increased sales revenue, reduced operational costs, and improved overall customer experience. In addition, he has brought to market new products and applications to address the diagnostic needs of the diagnostic needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Hurley holds a Bachelors in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, MA; Masters in Economics from The City College of New York and an Advanced Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management from New York University.

Covenant Senior Vice President and President of St. Joseph Hospital

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John Jurczyk brings a strong background in not-for-profit and faith-based health care to St. Joseph Hospital. Prior to joining the hospital, Mr. Jurczyk served as president of Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts, and has dedicated more than half of his career to Catholic health care. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from Bryant University. He completed his residency in Pharmacy Practice at Rhode Island Hospital. Mr. Jurczyk is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Professional Director certification by the American College of Corporate Directors.

Dr. Laura Mylott is a Clinical Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She served as Program Director for the Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration and Leadership at Northeastern University from 2012-2020 and currently teaches leadership, implementation science and quality improvement in the Nurse Anesthesia Doctoral Program. Dr. Mylott practiced as a Critical Care, Adult Nurse Practitioner (APRN) with a focus on the chronically critically ill adults for 28 years and served in several program-based and executive leadership roles in academic-based urban medical centers. Dr. Mylott’s current scholarship is focused on the development, evaluation, and real-world application of evidenced based quality improvement initiatives. She is currently a member of a research committee affiliated with the professional organization Nurses On Boards Coalition, with a focus of evaluating the overall influence of executive level nursing leadership. She is a Scholar in the Academy of Practice and a member of several professional nursing organizations.

Vice President Commercial Lending at Enterprise Bank

Debbie Novotny has lived in Nashua her entire life and is committed to giving back to her hometown. Named the 2018 Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Debbie has served in leadership roles with Nashua Community Arts, Nashua YMCA, Adult Learning Center, Main Dunstable Elementary School PTO, Nashua Rotary Club, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, Nashua Education Foundation, Marguerite’s Place, and Pennichuck Corporation. She also serves on the City of Nashua Business & Industrial Authority and Revolving Loan Fund.

Debbie has also been recognized by The Telegraph of Nashua among “25 Extraordinary Women” who excel in business, philanthropy and community service as well as one of the State of New Hampshire’s most Influential Business Leaders by NH Business Review. “Watching businesses grow and succeed is one of my favorite things. I love to watch them thrive, be viable, and bring jobs to the community. It’s why I do what I do.” shared Novotny.

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