ARLINGTON >> Battenkill Valley Health Center has named Kate Bryan as their new senior director of development.
Bryan, who will spearhead development and fundraising events at the center, spent the last 10 years working as the development director at Manchester's Maple Street School.
"I look forward to using what I learned during my time at Maple Street School in a capacity that will have an immediate impact on those I love most, my family and friends. Arlington is my home and has been my entire life. I am honored that BVHC has entrusted me with the task of raising the needed funds to sustain a patient-centered medical home in the heart of our community," said Bryan.
"Kate joined our Community Relations and Development Committee as a volunteer last spring and helped coordinate the inaugural golf tournament to support the future dental program here at BVHC," said BVHC CEO Grace Gilbert-Davis, "I was therefore delighted when she agreed to join our management team, especially now as we embark on BVHC's plan to create a village clinical campus in Arlington, housing primary care services as well as dental, behavioral health and alternative medicine services." The Second Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Golf Course at Equinox on July 22, and Bryan will help put in place an annual fund campaign later this year.
According to Bryan, she had started volunteering at BVHC as a way to continue giving back to her community after her sons aged out of the town's baseball program, which she ran for 11 years. After the board of directors approved the creation of the development director position, Gilbert-Davis reached out to Bryan to tell her that she would be the perfect fit. Bryan continued working at the Maple Street School until someone could be found to fill her position there.
MaryAnn Carlson, chairwoman of the center's board of directors, said of the hiring, "Kate brings her energy and her personal knowledge of the community to BVHC. She grew up in Arlington and is dedicated to making it a healthy place for all of us to live."
"I am enthusiastic to partner with donors, both individuals and businesses, to take BVHC to the next level," said Bryan, "There is a history of support and I am excited to foster those already strong relationships."
To learn more about BVHC, you can visit their website at www.battenkillvalleyhealthcenter.org or call (802) 375-6566.
Derek Carson can be reached for comment at 802-447-7567, ext. 122.