b'22CONCORD HOSPITAL TRUST Trustee ProfileMuriel SchadeeMuriel Schadee has been a valued memberMuriel got involved with fundraising for theMuriel is impressed that Concord Hospital of governing boards of many Concord areaHospital 15 years ago when a member ofTrust and the Hospitals medical providers organizations that address specific causesConcord Hospitals Planned Giving Committeeand employees at all levels are proud of their or programs. Now, she feels she is having ansuggested she join various other professionalswork and of the Hospital and have persevered impact on every resident of the community ason the committee who were helping donorsthrough the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the a member of the Board of Trustees at Concordinclude the Hospital in their estate plans.community. She looks forward to continuing Hospital and Concord Hospital Trust. At the same time, she learned more aboutto help guide the organization, to help raise Muriel, a certified public accountant whothe Hospital from clients who were Hospitalfunds to support it and to encourage others in is a principal at Nathan Wechsler & Co. inBoard members and active in the capitalthe community to join in.Concord, has been a community leadercampaign to raise funds to build the PaysonYou can have the biggest impact on your through service. She has been on the HospitalCenter for Cancer Care. community, Muriel said. Considering the Board since 2007, serving two years as Chair,Those Board members recommended she beway the Hospital is run and the pride, passion and joined the Trust Board last year, afterinvited to join them on the Board. and enthusiasm of the medical staff and previously being an ex officio member for twoTheir passion for Concord Hospital becameother staff, you feel like you are working with years. Now, as Vice Chair of the Trust Board,my passion as I joined the Board and realizedpeople who are advancing an organization. she helps set goals and policies to solicit andwhat breadth the Hospital had in terms ofThe time and money you put into it is really disperse gifts to Hospital and communitytouching the overall community, she said. paid back ten-fold in terms of its help to programs and services that reach far beyondthe community.the Hospital walls. After 14 years on the Hospital Board, with Every single person in the community isclose connections to the Trust Board and now touched by Concord Hospital in some way,being a Trust Board member, Muriel said she Muriel said. Im not a medical professionalhas received more than she has given.so I cant bring that expertise to the table. II feel like I gained so much in terms of can just be a community member and say Impersonal satisfaction, she said. We all look representing everybody in the communityfor a purpose, something beyond what you do and look at what does the community want;for work. For me, thats what the role at the what does the community need. I really feel aHospital has done and I feel like every minute big responsibility in that role. Ive spent has been worthwhile in terms of what Ive seen about how the Hospital has grown and continues to be enhanced.Reflecting on Concord Hospitals perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Muriel Schadee saidshe was inspired, like many others, by the words of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman:For there is always light, if only were brave enough to see it. If only were brave enough to be it.'