We are at once happy and sad to announce the retirement of our CEO, Chandra Engelbert. She has been an outstanding leader for more than 12 years of dedicated service at Pemi-Baker Community Health and a true inspiration for all of us.
The entire Central NH/Plymouth community has benefitted from Chandra’s leadership for much longer than that though. Chandra began her career earning a B.S. in Nursing at Northeastern University in Boston, MA and her MBA from UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Chandra’s professional expertise included: Nursing in Medical Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Recovery Room, Home care and Hospice. Profit and nonprofit administrative background included management of home care and hospice, Vice President of Diagnostic Services at LRGHealthcare and ICU/ED Manager at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, NH.
Over the years she served on the Home Care, Palliative Care and Hospice Alliance of NH and the Central New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Boards, Central NH Health Partnership, Rural Healthcare Association, Plymouth State University Nursing Honor Society and Nursing Advisory Board and the Central Service Health Network; participating in emergency preparedness efforts and public health initiatives in NH.
Creating a collaborative effort between PBCH, Mid-State Health Center and Speare Memorial Hospital is one of her most proud accomplishments and instilling the ‘Ubuntu’ philosophy for the employees of Pemi-Baker Community Health, creating a culture for them filled with respect, honesty and value.
She will be deeply missed but we can only feel happy for her after many years of service to our community and hope that she enjoys her well-deserved retirement.
~written by Anna Swanson