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Local Woman Joins WCA Board of Directors

Jamestown, New York—Janet Elizabeth Chew, of Jamestown is the newest member of the WCA Hospital Board of Directors. Ms. Chew joins the Board as a "caregiver" and is serving on the medical and strategic affairs committees.

"WCA is very pleased to welcome Janet to its Board of Directors," said Barbara S. Bumsted, WCA Hospital Board Chair. "Her professional expertise, combined with her strong commitment to providing world class healthcare in our community, will be invaluable."

Employed at WCA Hospital since 1989, Janet is a Licensed Master Social Worker and works as a Case Manager for the inpatient mental health unit. She also serves as in-house Employee Assistance Program Counselor.

Ms. Chew received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from SUNY Fredonia College, Fredonia, New York, and earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of New York at Buffalo in 2005. An advocate for mental illness, Janet is an active member of several community initiatives that identify resources and support the lives of people living with mental illness and their families.

"I am delighted that such an outstanding member of our hospital and the community will serve on our board of directors," said Betsy T. Wright, President and CEO at WCA Hospital. "Janet's experience in both the healthcare environment and civic leadership will be a tremendous asset to the board. We are thrilled to welcome Janet aboard."

Members of the 2007-2008 Hospital Board of Directors includes: Mrs. Barbara S. Bumsted, Chair; Mrs. Judith Burgett, Vice Chair; Mrs. Brenda Ireland, Secretary; Mr. John R. Churchill, Treasurer; Mr. Timothy Black, Assistant Treasurer; Dr. Thomas Andrews, Ms. Janet Chew, Mr. John R. Churchill, Dr. George W. Conner, Ms. Carla Howie, Mr. Howard T. Howlett, Jr.., Mr. Steven Kilburn, Dr. Ronald Klizek, Dr. Wolf-Dieter Krahn, Mrs. Sheila McCarthy-Webster, Mrs. Wendy D. O’Connor, Mr. Michael P. Sullivan, Mr. Hadley Weinberg, Mrs. Diane T. Wellman, Mrs. Betsy T. Wright, board members.

"I am privileged to join this prestigious group of leaders," said Janet, reflecting on her decision to join the board. "WCA has a proud tradition of serving our community and I look forward to helping shape its future."

WCA is a regional health system serving more than 160,000 people throughout southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. WCA is a leader in Cancer Care, Heart Care, Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health, Women's Services and diagnostic testing services.

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