February 13, 2018

The Gray House inducts two new members to its board of directors

Staff report 

(IObserve photos/courtesy of The Gray House)

SPRINGFIELD – The Gray House inducted two new board members to three-year terms at its December board meeting. They were welcomed at the January board meeting by the president and officers of the board.

The new board members are Margaret (Meg) Beturne and Ruben M. Arroyo. Remaining board officers are Kathleen Lingenberg, board president; Susan A. Mastroianni, vice p resident; Janet Rodriguez Denney, clerk and Candace A. Pereira, treasurer.

Margaret Beturne

Beturne, a Hampden resident, is a professional nurse with extensive experience in perianesthesia, surgical, ambulatory and critical care nursing and is the assistant nurse manager at the Baystate Orthopedic Surgery Center in Springfield. Previous positions include nursing clinical operations manager of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and staff nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

Beturne has served on several boards of directors, including Children’s Study Home, Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, Elms College Board of Trustees and the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses.

Arroyo, a Springfield resident since 1994, is the code enforcement inspector for the Board of Health in the City of Holyoke and also president of Arroyo Inc., an HVAC and Home Improvement business. Arroyo is a deacon at his church, Iglesia Casa De Misericordia, and also involved with Iglesia Apostolica Cristiana Betzaida and the Christian radio broadcast station “La Hora Zero 1490 AM.”

Kathleen Lingenberg, a Longmeadow resident, remains as president and is the owner of Community Outcomes, which provides consulting services on housing and community development activities. Her work experience includes provision of technical assistance as a subject-matter expert within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Technical Assistance grants, capacity building services to nonprofits, and project management services to affordable housing developers.

Rodriguez Denney, a Springfield resident, remains as clerk and is the former director of elder affairs for the city of Springfield. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in human resources development from American International College. Rodriguez Denney is a longtime community activist who is committed to social causes and brings to the board her skills in community relations and her enthusiasm for helping to create programs that address the root causes of poverty.

Ruben M. Arroyo

Susan A. Mastroianni, a Southwick resident, remains as vice president and is a media consultant. Previously, she was a partner and director of media services at FitzGerald & Mastroianni Advertising in Springfield for 11 years. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield and also serves on its board of directors as vice president.

Candace A. Pereira, an East Longmeadow resident, started her third year as treasurer and has more than 15 years of banking experience, 11 in Commercial Lending. She is a commercial portfolio loan officer and assistant vice president for Farmington Bank in West Springfield.