People in Business: July 26, 2021

Bay Path University announced the appointment of Dr. Ann Errichetti as associate provost and dean for the School of Education, Human and Health Services. She will begin her role on Aug. 23.

Most recently, Errichetti served as the chief operations and academic officer at Presence Health, a $2.6 billion Catholic health system in Chicago with 12 acute care hospitals, 25-plus senior living facilities, and 16,000 employees. She was a core member of the turnaround team which improved operating performance by $200 million and which led to a successful acquisition by Ascension Health in 2018.

Prior to joining Presence Health, Errichetti served as chief executive officer, St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital in New York, president of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ilinois, and president of Advocate South Suburban in Hazel Crest, Illinois.

In addition to her role as president, she held the position of chief academic officer for Advocate Health Care, serving as the liaison between three medical school affiliates and more than 600 medical residents and fellows. She was also an associate dean at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School. Errichetti is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves as vice chairperson of the Veritas Charter Prep School Board in Springfield and co-chairperson of the Advisory Council of Dress for Success Western Massachusetts. She previously served on the Springfield Symphony Orchestra board; Albany Symphony Orchestra board; the board of Lamb’s Farm in Libertyville; the Lake County Regional Board, American Cancer Society; and the board of directors, Gift of Hope; and alternate delegate, American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, Region 5.

Errichetti was inducted into the 2019 Women’s Business Leaders Hall of Fame at the Bay Path University’s Women’s Leadership Conference. She was the 2015 recipient of the Key Bank Key4Women Achieve Award, as well as the 2015 “Women Who Mean Business” award from the Albany Business Review. She was the 2010 recipient of the Chicago Health Executives Forum Healthcare Leadership Award, and in addition, she has been named twice to Becker’s “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” and Becker’s “100 Physician Leaders to Know.”

She graduated from Fordham University, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a master’s degree in business administration from Clark University. Her husband, Dr. Mark Keroack, was a medical school classmate and currently serves as president and CEO of Baystate Health.


Excel Dryer Inc., of East Longmeadow, named Tony Ieraci its new director of marketing.

A seasoned professional with 24 years of experience, Ieraci will be responsible for helping Excel Dryer create and execute long-term marketing strategies that will help grow the brand.

Ieraci, a resident of Windsor, Connecticut, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in marketing from Western New England University. He has spent the last two decades working in marketing and communications for leading manufacturers such as Scapa North America and Dymax Corporation. Ieraci will now head up the marketing team at Excel Dryer to develop and implement effective global communication plans that advance the company’s business goals and objectives.


Arrha Credit Union welcomed Adam Baldwin as manager of its Springfield branch.

Baldwin, of Agawam, has more than seven years of banking experience and has been recognized throughout his banking industry career as a rising star with superior service awards. A resident of Agawam, he is a member of the Springfield Rotary Club.

Arrha Credit Union, located in Springfield and West Springfield, is the official credit union of Springfield teachers since 1929.


Deliso Financial & Insurance Services announced Nicole Stuart has joined the firm as practice coordinator.

In this position, Stuart will be responsible for providing top level service to Deliso’s clients as well as performing day to day administration and operational functions for the firm.

A 20-year resident of East Longmeadow, Stuart attended Bay Path University where she received her master’s of business administration degree in entrepreneurship and innovative practices. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience in finance, banking and bookkeeping.


Jill Vincent-Lapan, of Canon Real Estate in Easthampton, was featured in the July edition of Top Agent Magazine. Top Agent Magazine is a real estate magazine featuring the foremost real estate agents, mortgage professionals, and affiliates in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Top Agent Magazine features the top producing and most accomplished professionals in the real estate industry, offering an in-depth look at their careers and providing a blueprint for their success.

To be considered for a feature in Top Agent Magazine, all professionals must go through a nomination and interview process. Candidates are then evaluated based on production, professionalism, as well as industry and community involvement.

Information on nominations receiving this recognition can be found online at .


Holyoke Community College welcomes Sharale W. Mathis of Simsbury, Connecticut, as its vice president of academic and student affairs. Mathis holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Hartford and was most recently the dean of academic and student affairs at Middlesex Community College in Connecticut where she was previously a tenured professor of biology, course coordinator, department chair, and STEM divis
ion director.

A Hartford native, Mathis earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Quinnipiac University.

At Middlesex, Mathis taught both lab and non-lab science classes on campus, online and in hybrid formats. She was an early adopter of Open Educational resources, utilizing online resources for supplemental instruction designating that course as no cost to students.

Mathis started her job at HCC on July 1.