As Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategy and External Relations at Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts, Donna J. Ross oversees Strategic and Program Planning, Fund Raising and Development, Government, Community Relations and Public Affairs and Marketing and Communications for this $1.5 B system.
She has over 30 years experience in health care. Prior to joining Baystate, Ms. Ross served as a management consultant with several national health care consulting firms with a special focus on financially driven strategic planning.
Ms. Ross earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and her master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is on the Board of Directors of: Pioneer Valley Life Science Institute and Westmass Area Development Corporation. Ms. Ross was named Strategist of the Year in 2009 by the New England Society of Healthcare Strategy for her contributions in this area.