Copley Hospital was pleased this winter to welcome Patricia (Trish) Rick to the hospital’s senior management team. Trish took on the role of Vice President of Development and Marketing Services in February of this year.
“Trish’s broad depth of development and marketing experience makes her an ideal fit for our community hospital,” said CEO Joe Woodin. “She is well acquainted with the healthcare industry both in and outside of Vermont, and she brings a warm, caring, and inclusive leadership style to her work. Her more than 25 years’ experience in development, relationship building, and people management will be an enormous boost to our organization.”
Prior to Copley, Trish served as Vice President, Philanthropy Operations and Services at Beth Israel Lahey Health in Burlington, Massachusetts. In that role, she provided leadership and strategic direction on all aspects of administration, Human Resources and fundraising, including oversight of development operations across six Lahey Health affiliate hospitals. Her expertise in financial oversight, analytics and reporting, effective communications, events and creating and maximizing donor opportunities will serve her well in her new role.
Before entering the healthcare industry, Trish co-owned and operated North Common Associates in Chelsea, VT, a full service-consulting firm providing resource development counsel to non-profit organizations. In her role as Principal Owner/Consultant, she advised and counseled numerous non-profits, supported their fundraising efforts, office infrastructure and operational effectiveness. She also served as Director of Development at Thetford Academy in Thetford, VT.
Trish earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT and her Master of Science in Organizational Development at Barney School of Business, University of Hartford in Hartford, CT. She is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Association for Advancement Service Professionals (AASP) and Women in Development. She also served on the AASP Best Practices in Information Management Committee.
“I’m so grateful to be back in Vermont,” Trish said, “and especially to have landed here at Copley. This hospital has such a special reputation, not only here in north-central Vermont, but throughout New England, as a caring, patient-centered organization committed to improving the health of the communities it serves. I’m excited about the possibilities I see here, and thrilled to be a member of this exceptional team of professionals.”