Dena M. Hall, who has served as the vice chair of Baystate Health Foundation Board of Trustees for the past two years, succeeded Jean Deliso as the Foundation’s chair as of January 1, 2019.
“Jean has left an indelible stamp on the Foundation over the past two years, and we are incredibly proud of all that we’ve achieved together under her leadership,” says Scott Berg, vice president for philanthropy for Baystate Health and executive director of Baystate Health Foundation. “We are grateful for the gift of Jean’s talents and thrilled that she will be passing the baton to someone as accomplished and committed as Dena.”
Hall is executive vice president, chief marketing officer for Hometown Financial Group and its banks under BankESB, based in Easthampton, Mass., and bankHometown, based in central Massachusetts. She is also the president of the bankESB Charitable Foundation. An active and dedicated business leader, she brings a strong record of community service, as well as valuable insights to her new role at the Foundation. Hall is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Springfield Museums and the Springfield Thunderbirds Foundation.
Through her leadership role on the Baystate Health Foundation board, as well as her tireless contributions as a fundraiser, Hall has been instrumental to the growth of philanthropy at Baystate Heath. A longstanding volunteer for Baystate Noble Hospital, she and her husband, Eric, chaired the 2009 Baystate Noble Ball, helping to generate vitally important funds in support of the hospital in Westfield. In her previous role as Western Massachusetts regional president of United Bank and president of the United Bank Foundation, she launched support for the innovative Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit at Baystate Medical Center with a $50,000 grant from the bank. Dena continues to invite new funders to the hospital to consider supporting this important program.
Hall is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the Massachusetts School for Financial Studies, and the National School of Banking and Finance at Fairfield University. She earned a certificate in fundraising from the University of Massachusetts School of Management. She resides in Westfield with her husband, Eric, and their children, Gabriel and Marina.
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