Kevin Hickey

Leading It Together

The Names and Faces of Our Campaign Leadership

Nantucket is blessed with many things: tranquility, history, and breathtaking beauty. A passionate and compassionate community with the tenacity to weather any storm. The amazingly talented set of volunteer leaders leading our hospital – and our campaign – are among the most passionate. Like the generous donors to the campaign, our fundraising and outreach team reflects generations of Nantucket residents, scattered across the island and across the country. Driven by passion, tenacity and a dedication to ensuring the future of health care on Nantucket

In July 2016, Trustee Kevin Hickey was reelected as the Board’s chairman, while vice chair Jack Burke and clerk Judith Belash were both reelected to their posts. New officers include Catherine Ward, who was elected as vice chair, and Bill Camp, who was elected treasurer.

Maureen Hackett, Campaign Chair since the beginning of the campaign, has transitioned to the role of Honorary Chair of the Campaign and continues to support Trustees Reed Chisholm and Jeanine Borthwick who have taken on the roles of co-chairs of the Board’s Development Committee. Bruce Percelay leads the current phase of our capital campaign to secure the future of the institution by creating an actual hospital campus complete with new housing for medical staff.

Complementing the work of the campaign committee, Trustee Phil Nardone chairs the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board. An award-winning expert in communications and public relations, Phil and other members of the committee provide an outside perspective to communicate more effectively with our patients, friends, and the community at large.

A Message from Bruce Percelay, Chairman of the Capital Campaign

(June 2017):
“What years ago may have seemed like a lofty far away dream – a new Nantucket Cottage Hospital – is now close to becoming reality.

Thanks to the support of over 1,300 donors, we are now in a position to start site work on the hospital grounds in preparation for pouring a foundation for the new main hospital building. Anyone who has recently driven by the site will notice mounds of earth and the relocation of the Anderson and Founders Buildings. While it’s too early to declare victory in our fundraising campaign, the wheels have been set in motion to start this project which will be the largest construction undertaking in the history of the island. In many ways, the new hospital will not only change the physical landscape of this site but will change the healthcare delivery landscape on the island with the latest equipment, multiple operating rooms, an improved maternity experience and increased capacity.

While we have made remarkable strides toward reaching our goal, the housing component remains the last piece in completing our campus vision. We will be focusing our fundraising efforts to raise the last $20 million for the hospital project which will once and for all yield Nantucket with a medical facility of which we can all be proud. We look forward to the final leg of this campaign and we thank everyone who has helped create what we believe will be one of America’s finest rural hospitals.”




Bruce A. Percelay, Chairman, Capital Campaign

Development Committee Co-Chairs
Meet Reed Chisholm and Jeanine Borthwick


  • Jeanine Borthwick is passionate about the island as well as health care policy, and was appointed to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Board of Trustees in 2014. Her involvement with the Nantucket Cottage Hospital campaign grew quickly by assisting on solicitations and working with her daughter and the Richardson family in the development, production, and marketing of Nantucketopoly (an island version of the board game that raises funds for the campaign). Jeanine has an extensive background in investment banking and finance. A former Institutional Investor ranked research analyst in the telecommunications and consumer products industries while at Merrill Lynch, she is currently actively involved in fundraising at the Spence School, the Buckley School and Colgate University.
  • When not on Nantucket, Reed Chisholm is based in Boston where he serves as a managing director with Goldman Sachs. He brings a wealth of experience from a career in investment management and board experience at The Dana Hall School, The New England Aquarium, and City Year Boston. He has been a member of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Board since 2013 and has effectively engaged scores of new donors and volunteers through a series of gatherings in New York and Boston.

Community Outreach Committee

In 2012, a group of island residents came together to help us get the word out on the island about this exciting project, rally community support, and solicit their friends and neighbors to get involved. The original team of Trish Bridier, Robin and EJ Harvey, Liz Winship, Bob and Marsha Egan and Jean Grimmer grew to include representatives across the island.

Through events, marketing, personal testimonials, letters to the editor, and old-fashioned doorknocking and phone-calling, this committee was critical to our efforts to help the community understand the need for the new hospital, and secure positive votes at the April 2015 Town Meeting to rezone our campus. The committee has now set its sights on helping us finish the campaign and build the new hospital.

Trish Bridier
Trish Bridier

“Our hospital has seen us through all stages of our lives, from the cuts, scrapes and broken bones of our childhoods to the birth of my children. Our experiences have always been positive. There are many non-profits on Nantucket, but Nantucket Cottage Hospital remains the most important to me and my family. Giving ‘time and treasure’ to this great organization brings joy to us.”

– Trish Bridier, Chair, Community Outreach Committee 




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