(From left): New Brattleboro Retreat board members Kate O’Connor and Adam Grinold with Board Chair Elizabeth Catlin.Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro Retreat has appointed two new trustees, Kate O’Connor and Adam Grinold, who officially joined the hospital’s board of directors on Friday, September 23.Brattleboro resident Kate O’Connor currently serves as the executive director of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce and the vice chair of the Brattleboro Select Board. She began her career in public service as an aide to former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin. For fourteen years she was a top policy and political advisor to Howard Dean during his tenure as Vermont governor and as a candidate for US President.O’Connor received a BA in political science from Bates College. She is a member of the Vermont E911 Board and chair of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, having been appointed to both boards by Governor Peter Shumlin.Adam Grinold is a business man, Realtor, and life-long resident of Southern Vermont who has served as executive director of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) since 2014. He also owns and operates Wahoo’s Eatery in Wilmington, and serves as chair of the Wilmington School Board. Many know Grinold as the former general manager of another local business—The White House of Wilmington—which he and his family sold in 2008.Over the past 20 years he has worked to contribute to the vitality of the local community by serving on The Wilmington Planning Commission; Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce; Twin Valley Facilities Committee; Bi-Town Committee; SeVEDS; Wilmington Works; Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone Steering Committee; Regional Development Corporations of Vermont Board of Directors (current vice chair) and been elected to the Pettee Memorial Library Trustees, and Twin Valley School Board. Having had a mother who suffered from depression her entire adult life, Grinold considers his membership on the Retreat board as an opportunity to support the hospital’s mission.A graduate of Wilmington High School, Adam received his BA with honors from Castleton State College in 1995.“We are so pleased to welcome Kate and Adam to the Retreat board,” said Board Chair Elizabeth Catlin. “They’re both deeply committed to our mission to provide great care for people who suffer from mental illness and addiction, and they also bring unique perspectives and skill sets that will prove invaluable in helping guide the Retreat to continued growth and stability.”Source: BRATTLEBORO, VT (September 26, 2016)—The Brattleboro Retreat. The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Recognized as a national leader in the treatment mental illness and addiction, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment.