Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announced today the appointment of Thomas Turco, former secretary to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to its board of directors, and Cheryl Gallant, vice president of Human Resources at Coghlin Companies, Inc., as board chair.
“We are honored to have Thomas join our board of directors for 2023, and to see Cheryl take this step in leadership,” said Kurt Isaacson, President and CEO of Spectrum Health Systems. “Both have strong backgrounds in their respective fields and have earned their roles on our board for their expertise and values in advocacy as our board continues to support our organization, employees, clients, and their families in gaining access to treatment through our many service offerings.”
Gallant’s experience working in employee relations, workforce planning and driving process improvements to further enhance work culture will help drive a positive employee experience for Spectrum and its staff in addition to the service its staff provides to clients. Gallant has been a Spectrum board member since 2018 and will be replacing Andrew Salmon, Chief Future Officer at Salmon Health and Retirement, as board chair. Salmon remains a board member. She will be an active presence and a voice for the organization around sustained initiatives intended to enhance services for the employees and clients it serves. A resident of Worcester, Massachusetts, Gallant brings over 30 years of experience in human resources since receiving her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Missouri and her master’s degree in human resources management from Lindenwood University in Missouri.
Retiring in 2021 after serving as a consultant and secretary to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security for the past three years, Turco made tremendous strides to help reform and enhance statewide corrections over the course of his career. His experience and background in developing standardized law enforcement practices and policy standards will serve as valuable expertise on the board in helping to strengthen the company’s correctional division and administration of care to justice-involved individuals among its respected partnerships in Massachusetts, Georgia and Virginia. Turco currently resides in Auburn, MA and received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from St. Anslem College in Manchester, NH before earning his master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Western New England College in Springfield, MA.
Gallant and Turco’s shared passion for making a difference among those they serve will help further improve the work Spectrum is doing to provide effective treatment, education, and more to ensure life-saving care and knowledge are accessible to those who need it in Massachusetts and beyond.
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