FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 29, 2020; Andover, MA, –   After nearly 30 years with Yankee Alliance, including most recently as its President and CEO, Cathy Spinney has informed the Board of Yankee Alliance her intention to retire as of December 2020.

Cathy has played an integral role in the growth of the organization. She has served in various capacities. Cathy was unanimously voted President and CEO by the Board of Directors in September 2017.  Since becoming President and CEO Yankee Alliance’s membership has grown from 1,200 to more than 18,000 members in the non-acute space nationwide.  Programs in both the clinical area and purchased services have expanded.

WittKieffer has been engaged by the Board of Directors to find Cathy’s successor.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southcoast Health System, Keith Hovan, said, “We are profoundly grateful for Cathy’s numerous contributions to the Yankee Alliance and its member organizations throughout her distinguished career. Cathy has held several key roles in her nearly thirty years at the Yankee Alliance, with her steady and thoughtful leadership serving as a reassuring constant during times of often significant industry change. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire Yankee Alliance, we offer Cathy and her family our best wishes for much happiness and enjoyment in the years ahead.”  

The entire Board congratulates and thanks Cathy for all that she has done for the organization during her years of dedicated service and leadership.

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