Trinity Rep Elects New Board Chair and Trustees at Annual Meeting
At its Annual Meeting on June 15, 2020, Trinity Repertory Company’s Board of Trustees elected new officers and three new trustees for terms beginning July 1. Succeeding Suzanne Magaziner, who served as Chair of the Board since 2014, Louis Giancola, the retired President and CEO of South County Health, was elected to a three-year term as Chair. The board welcomed new trustees Nancy Smith Greer, Jeffrey Kasle, and Eve Tucker Keenan, each of whom begin their first three-year term. Additional officers elected for the 2020-21 Season were Vice Chairs Kibbe Reilly and Ken Sigel, Treasurer John Lombardo, and Secretary Jonathan Duffy. Reelected for another term on the board were: Richard Beretta, Paul Choquette, Jr., Louis Giancola, Rebecca Gibel, Laura Harris, Peter Lipman, Suzanne Magaziner, Ken Sigel, and Donna Vanderbeck. A complete list of trustees can be found at trinityrep.com/board.
Newly elected board chair Lou Giancola has been a member of the Trinity Rep Board of Trustees since 2014 and most recently served on the Executive Committee since 2018. Lou Giancola is a retired healthcare executive with over 50 years of experience. He served as President and CEO of South County Health before retiring in April 2019. He previously served in leadership positions in major hospitals in California and Pennsylvania. Currently, Lou is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Care Transformation Collaborative (CTC), Blue Cross/Blue Shield of RI, the URI Foundation, and the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale, in addition to Trinity Rep. He is passionate about improving the health of communities by addressing the social determinants of health. He’s a graduate of Cornell University and received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan. Lou resides in Providence with his wife, Pam High, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician.
The three new trustees bring valuable and varied expertise to the board. Nancy Smith Greer has worked at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for more than 25 years and is currently the Director of the Providence Field Office. Jeffrey Kasle has been practicing labor and employment law in Rhode Island for nearly 40 years. Eve Tucker Keenan has worked extensively in healthcare leadership throughout New England.
Kibbe Reilly, chair of the governance committee responsible for recruiting new trustees, says of the new board members: “The Governance Committee worked hard this year to put together a strong team to support our new Board Chair. All of us at Trinity are fortunate to welcome our newest Trustees who have tremendous energy and enthusiasm for the work that lies ahead of us.”
Trinity Rep extends its thanks to Deborah Imondi, Theresa Moore, Barbara Schoenfeld, and Alec Stais, who completed their terms on the board.