EverCare, a non-profit organization providing Managed Long-Term Care Plan, Certified Home Health Agency, and Adult Social Day Program services in the Hudson Valley, has announced that Mimi Wood of Ridgefield, Conn. has been appointed to its Board of Trustees.
Wood has spent over 25 years as a Human Resources professional, most recently with MasterCard in Purchase, N.Y. as Senior Vice President and Group Head of Global Human Resources for Mergers & Acquisitions. Previously, she was Vice President of Human Resources at Centerlight, a complex, multi-site, not-for-profit healthcare provider in Bronx, N.Y.
“As someone with an aging mother in poor health, I understand the importance of a provider who will advocate for her, and will provide reliable service that evolves to meet her changing healthcare needs,” said Wood. “That’s EverCare and I am proud to serve on its Board; everyone there understands that healthcare should always serve its patients first and foremost.”
“For me, EverCare’s promise of ‘uncompromised commitment’ is essential; that is what healthcare should always be about,” she added.
Wood has a long history of providing support and guidance to vulnerable communities, volunteering her time and expertise to a variety of community outreach and non-profit organizations. She has volunteered coordinating collections and fundraising efforts for Africa University, a private university providing education in Zimbabwe, Africa; Operation Christmas Child, a program delivering gifts to children around the world; and Dorothy Day Hospitality House, a shelter in Danbury, Conn.
She has also volunteered in various roles with Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Ridgefield, Conn. Wood was a Girl Scout troop leader for the past 8 years and is a current board member of Foundation 4 Orphans, a group dedicated to serving the needs of orphans and vulnerable children.
“Ms. Wood has a unique combination of human resources experience in a large non-profit healthcare organization and leading global initiatives for publicly traded corporations,” said EverCare President and CEO Sylvia McTigue. “That experience, coupled with her heartfelt commitment to improving the lives of those in need, will make her a valuable asset to our Board of Trustees. I’m confident that her contributions can help us align our people strategy to our business strategy as we continue our mission of delivering top-quality services to those under our care.”
Wood has participated in a number of mission trips, including visits to San Fernando, Trinidad, and Zimbabwe, Africa, as well as central Appalachia here in the United States. She attended Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn., and Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. She currently resides in Ridgefield, Conn.