Three Lamoille County Residents Join Copley Hospital Board of Trustees

Beth Salvas of Elmore, Francis Landrey of Hyde Park, and James Hodge of Stowe recently joined the Board of Trustees of Copley Hospital. Before joining the Board, Salvas, Landrey, and Hodge each served as members of Copley’s Friends of Copley Program. Deborah Pomeroy, Chair of the Copley Governance Committee, says: “The Copley Board of Trustees is always looking to increase community engagement and support by encouraging community members to become Friends of Copley. This group meets twice a year and is invited to participate in several hospital events. Hospital volunteers, community members on hospital committees and, ultimately, members of the Board of Trustees are drawn from the Friends of Copley. We are delighted to welcome Beth, Jim, and Francis as our newest Trustees.” 

About Copley Hospital’s Newest Board Members

Copley Hospital Board of Trustees NewFrancis D. Landrey (pictured right) A Pennsylvania native, Francis graduated from Colgate University and Boston University School of Law. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1978, and, after clerking for a judge on the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, spent the next 40 years with Proskauer Rose, LLP, a law firm in New York City. Francis retired in 2017. He and his wife, Maureen Kilfoyle, moved to Vermont in 2018, in part, to be closer to their daughter, an Internal Medicine Specialist practicing in Hardwick.

During his career. Francis represented and advised several small community hospitals in various legal matters, which he says gave him a deep appreciation both for the challenges they face and the important role they play in their local communities. Until 2020, for nine years, Francis served on the Board of Trustees for Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, including six as Board Chair.  

“I am very much looking forward to serving on Copley’s board,” he noted, “and am grateful for the opportunity to use whatever knowledge and skills I have to help keep Copley strong and independent.”

Beth Salvas A native Vermonter, Beth was born at Copley Hospital and, except for a year or so in Arizona, has spent her entire life and career in Lamoille County. Beth spent her early professional years in the hospitality field, mostly in front desk and customer service positions, including at Stoweflake Resort as Convention Services Manager, and at Concept2, where she worked for 13 years on the Customer Service Team. In 2005, Beth joined the human resources team at Manufacturing Solutions Inc. (MSI).

Since joining MSI, Beth has worked in a number of capacities, including sales and marketing and strategic planning. Today, she serves as President and Co-Owner and, in keeping with her interest in healthcare, has developed and grown a health and wellness program that introduces employees to acupuncture, physical therapy, reiki, nutritional programs, and chiropractic medicine. Her recent appointment to Copley’s board is partially in recognition of those efforts.

“A couple of board members have approached me over the years to determine my interest in serving on the board,” she said, “but it wasn’t until just recently that I learned more about the role the board plays in our communities and how – given my longstanding interest in health and wellness – I might be of some help. I’m a big believer in people taking ownership of their personal health through thoughtful lifestyle choices and healthy living, and I hope to bring some of that knowledge – and enthusiasm – to my work on the board.”

James Hodge, PhD James’ road to Vermont – and Copley – began in New Jersey where he was born and raised. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Kenyon College in Ohio and his doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago. Following graduation in 1979, James joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as an economist before joining IBM as an economist. James moved into Corporate Finance at the end of the decade, eventually serving as Assistant Treasurer overseeing financial risk management programs and capital market transactions. In 2001 James joined AT&T, where he helped guide the company through a financial restructuring process.

After acting as an independent consultant for several years, James joined CA Technologies, the business software company, in 2007, first as Treasurer and then as Controller. In addition to his corporate work, James was an Adjunct Professor of Economics at New York University (NYU), where he taught microeconomics and mathematical economics to first-year graduate students.

With his background in finance and economics, James hopes to help Copley navigate today’s challenging healthcare landscape. “My specialties,” he said, “include helping organizations develop the financial strength and ability to meet their goals while aligning their resources to ensure sustainability. I look forward to doing what I can to help Copley in that process.”