As a not-for-profit agency, Good Shepherd Community Care is governed by a community-based volunteer Board of Directors. Board members serve on specialty committees to ensure that the Good Shepherd staff is recommending and implementing policies consistent with its mission.
Ellen Webster Leiter
A health care executive with 17 years of senior-level experience across a variety of health care settings, Ellen is the Director of Critical Care at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Previously, Ellen was Executive Director of Healthcare Dimensions Hospice for 8 years and Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham for 2 years. A Wellesley resident, Ellen has been a member of the Hospice Board since 2007, Vice President since 2008 and Chair as of 2015.
Linda D. Winslow, RN, Med
Linda joined the Board after working for many years in health care organizations in the greater Boston area. Her experience includes nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital, nursing education, project management, and marketing healthcare information. Linda is a long-time resident of Newton and recently retired from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Eliot T. Putnam, Jr.
Eliot has been a member of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd Board of Directors for more than 12 years and served as its President from 2000-2004. Serving in the Peace Corps in the early 1960s launched Eliot on a career path in international development, primarily in the area of public health. Eliot has managed reproductive health, primary care and HIV prevention programs and for the past 13 years has served as an independent consultant to such programs in the field, including extensive overseas experience. Eliot lives in Wellesley.
Stephen J. Campbell
Stephen has been a member of the Board since 2003; currently serving as Treasurer as well as Chair of the Finance Committee. Stephen has been a financial advisor for more than thirty years.
Daun Anderson, Ph.D.
Daun has been a member of the Board since 2005. She was a neighbor of Good Shepherd for 30 years when she lived in Waban. Daun has an extensive background in marketing and business management and currently teaches at Northeastern University.
Richard H. Snow, CPA
Dick has been a member of the Hospice Board since 1994 and served as Board President from 2004-2007. A West Newton resident for many years, Dick has over 25 years of experience in both private industry and public accounting. Dick is founding partner of the accounting firm Clarke, Snow & Riley and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he has served on several committees.
Jennifer A. Wright
A nurse with 30 years of extensive experience in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings, Jennie has a focus and commitment to care coordination. She is the Manager of the Integrated Care Management Program at Newton-Wellesley Physician Hospital Organization. Previously, Jennie was Program Manager for the Office Practice Evaluation Program at CRICO, the malpractice insurer for the Harvard Teaching Hospitals. Jennie’s interests include fostering early communication regarding end-of-life care and promoting effective communication across the healthcare continuum. Jennie is a longtime resident of Wellesley.
Dr. Walter Lee
Dr. Lee has been providing care as an Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physician since he began his internship and residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 1981. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his graduate and undergratuate studies at Northeastern. He also ranked Major and served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1987. Dr. Lee continues to maintain faculty appointments at both Tufts and Northeastern University. His long list of professional affiliations includes the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Directors Association and he is a past President of the Chinese-American Medical Society.Dr. Lee brings to Good Shepherd a wealth of community engagement experience and has been providing care for Chinese patients in the Greater Boston area for 35 years. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center and sees patients at many nursing homes.
Julie F. Leitman
After witnessing the special care given to her mother, in 2011, by Good Shepherd, Julie has been an advocate for and participated in media outreach to raise awareness about the importance of having end-of-life conversations and hospice care. She additionally worked on an international research project for Good Shepherd Institute and most recently joined the Board of Directors in December 2016. Julie has a background in International Education is the current Associate Vice President of University Relations and Outreach for Academic Programs International, an international education organization that she founded with three other women in 1997. She has lived and worked overseas in Spain. Currently, Julie lives and works in Brookline, MA.