Susan Davis, EdD, RN, (pictured right) is slated to join the Board of Trustees for the National MS Society’s Connecticut Chapter, according to a news release from the society. Davis, who was diagnosed with MS in 2005, has served as president and CEO of St Vincent’s Health Services, Bridgeport, and reportedly oversees St Vincent’s Medical Center, St Vincent’s College, St. Vincent’s Special Needs, Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health System and St Vincent’s Foundation.
Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, and a Master of Arts degree in nursing administration from Columbia University in New York City. The release also notes that Davis holds a doctorate of education with an emphasis in management from Columbia University and worked at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, from 1986 to 2004.
The National MS Society adds that Davis has been a longtime supporter of its Connecticut Chapter, as well as other civic and nonprofit organizations.
Davis emphasizes her excitement and honor in being chosen. “I look forward to bringing the voices of those living with MS to the table,” Davis says.
Lisa Gerrol, chapter president, calls Davis an influential member of her community “who has demonstrated her dedication and support of our important work in the fight against multiple sclerosis. We are so pleased that she has joined our Board of Trustees and is so willing to continue and increase her involvement with our chapter and share her expertise and knowledge,” Gerrol says.
[Source: National MS Society]