Jeanne LaChance, MBA, CPA, Appointed
President & CEO of Thundermist Health Center
Warwick – May 11, 2017 – The Board of Directors of Thundermist Health Center has appointed Jeanne LaChance, MBA, CPA, as the new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. LaChance replaces Charles T. Jones, who served as the Thundermist President & CEO from 2011 to 2017.
LaChance, who joined Thundermist as its Chief Financial and Administrative Officer in 2013, received her Masters in Business Administration from Salve Regina University and her undergraduate degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Prior to joining Thundermist, LaChance was employed by Westerly Hospital in a number of positions, including Interim CEO, Executive Vice President and COO, CFO/Vice President of Operations, and Compliance Officer. She also held the CFO/Vice President of Finance position at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY.
“After an extensive search process that attracted nationally recognized candidates from across the northeast, the board is confident to have found the best person to assume leadership of Thundermist,” said Tim Henry, PhD, Thundermist Board President. “Since arriving at Thundermist Jeanne has been an outstanding CFO, Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer, and most recently, interim CEO. Jeanne understands and is committed to maintaining the unique workplace culture and innovative health care style that makes Thundermist special to so many of our staff and patients.”
Thundermist Health Center is a non-profit community health center providing primary health care services. Services include primary care, pediatrics, ob/gyn, internal medicine, dental, pharmacy, fully integrated behavioral health counseling and psychiatric care, psychopharmacology, school-based health centers, and nutritional services, including the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program. Thundermist has three locations, Woonsocket, South County, and West Warwick, and serves clients with and without health insurance. In 2016, Thundermist served more than 42,000 patients. It is a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest level of accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).