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Class of 2019

Dr. Ann Errichetti

Dr. Ann ErrichettiA native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Dr. Ann Errichetti returned to New England in the summer of 2018, after successful careers in health care management and in cardiology. Most recently, she served as the Chief Operations and Academic Officer at Presence Health, a $2.6 billion Catholic health system in Chicagoland with 12 acute care hospitals, 25+ senior living facilities, and 16,000 employees. She was a core member of the turnaround team which improved operating performance by $200 million and which led to a successful acquisition by Ascension Health in 2018.

Prior to joining Presence Health, Dr. Errichetti served as Chief Executive Officer, St. Peter's Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany, NY; President, Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL; and President, Advocate South Suburban in Hazel Crest, IL. In addition to her role as President, she held the position of Chief Academic Officer for Advocate Health Care, serving as the liaison between three medical school affiliates and more than 600 medical residents and fellows. She was also an Associate Dean at Rosalind (ROZ-A-LIN) Franklin University, Chicago Medical School.

Dr. Errichetti is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves on the Board of Veritas Prep Charter School in Springfield and serves as an advisory member of Dress for Success Western Massachusetts. She previously served on the Albany Symphony Orchestra Board; the Board of Lamb’s Farm in Libertyville; the Lake County Regional Board American Cancer Society; and the Board of Directors, Gift of Hope.

Dr. Errichetti was the 2015 recipient of the Key Bank Key4Women Achieve Award, as well as the 2015 “Women Who Mean Business” award from the Albany Business Review. She was the 2010 recipient of the Chicago Health Executives Forum Healthcare Leadership Award, and in addition, she has been named twice to Becker's "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" and Becker's "100 Physician Leaders to Know."

She graduated from Fordham University, received an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Clark University.

Her husband, Dr. Mark Keroack, was a medical school classmate and currently serves as President and CEO, of Baystate Health, Springfield MA. They have two adult daughters and two grand-dogs.

Kate Kane

Kate KaneKate Kane is a Managing Director and Wealth Management Advisor for Northwestern Mutual in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has worked for Northwestern Mutual since 1986, climbing the ladder beginning with the position of office manager to Director of New Representative of Training and Development, then to Financial Representative, and eventually Field Director.

In her words, “Financial advising is a business of words and stories. The numbers are simply tools to further the pursuit of hopes and dreams for ourselves, our families, and our communities. We give our clients the gift of listening to their stories and helping them connect with the right decisions to fulfill their aspirations and leave a legacy.”

Well-known for her volunteerism and philanthropic spirit, Kate is a former board member and past board president of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. She currently serves on the boards of directors for Elms College and Girls Inc. of Holyoke and is vice chair of the board of trustees for Springfield Museums. She co-wrote the original business plan for the local chapter of Dress for Success, which supports the career and economic advancement of women, and she serves as a business mentor for many young entrepreneurs in the region.

She has been recognized with many awards in the past for her commitment to strengthening her community, including the 2018 Distinguished Advisor in Philanthropy Award from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts; the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year in 2015; the Western Mass Women magazine’s Professional Woman of the Year in 2012; the Professional Women’s Chamber Woman of the Year in 2011; and in 2009 the Difference Maker Award from BusinessWest.

Kate graduated cum laude from Vassar College with a degree in English. She lives in West Brookfield, Massachusetts with her husband, Craig and their three dogs, two black labs and a beagle.

Mel Robbins

Mel RobbinsMel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world.

Her digital platform inspires more than 20 million people a month with transformative videos, articles, positive psychology research, and inspiring content. Mel’s latest book, The 5 Second Rule, has been translated into 29 languages, was last year’s #1 audio book in the world, and is one of the top five most read books on Amazon. Her TEDx talk about change has more than 14 million views.

She’s the host of an original, advice show on Audible, Kick Ass with Mel Robbins. Mel’s media company, The Confidence Project, Inc., produces personal development programming and on-line courses for her global student body and corporate partners - taken by more than 50,000 people a year.

In her business, Mel has spoken to executives at some of the world’s leading brands, including Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, Optum, Cisco, and AT&T. She was also an award-winning opinion columnist and legal analyst for CNN and a Dr. Oz Healthline Expert.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School, Mel is married, mother of three and lives in the Boston area but remains a Midwesterner at heart.