APD Appoints Four New Trustees to the Hospital Board


APD is pleased to announce the addition of four appointees to the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees: Rebecca W. Holcombe, John L. Sherding, Patrick F. Jordan III, MBA, and Scott W. Rodi, MD.

“The addition of these community leaders at a critical time as we integrate with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System will assist oversight, decision making, and policy setting at our hospital,” said APD President and CEO Sue Mooney, MD, MS, FACOG. “Our team is delighted to have them join our organization and support our mission of providing patient-focused health care services that are responsive to community needs,” she added.

At its most recent board meeting, APD also recognized departing Trustees Mark E. Melendy, Esq. and Edward J. Merrens, MD for their service to the hospital.

Rebecca HolcombeRebecca W. Holcombe
Rebecca Holcombe served as Secretary of Education of the State of Vermont for two administrations until stepping down in the spring of 2018.  In this role, Holcombe supprted public school districts as they worked to simplify governance, focus on equity and affordability, and improve learning.

A life-long educator, Holcombe taught social studies and science at the middle school and high school levels, and served in leadership roles at the building and district levels.  At the university level, she worked on both administrator and teacher preparation and taught education policy.  Holcombe holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an MBA from the Simmons School of Management, and a BA from Brown University. She lives in Norwich, Vermont with her family. 


John SherdingJohn L. Scherding
Associate Vice President for Planning, Design & Construction
Dartmouth College

John Scherding joined Dartmouth College in 2002.  As Associate Vice President, he is responsible for the planning, design and construction of new buildings, building additions and renovations and campus landscape projects.

Recent examples of projects under Mr. Scherding’s direction include the Thayer School of Engineering/Computer Science expansion, the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Black Family Visual Arts Center.  In addition, Mr. Scherding oversees the design and construction of numerous small- and medium-scale renovation projects and he provides oversight of sustainable building practices and appropriate building and landscape design in a manner that preserves and continues a legacy of rich and forward-thinking design. Prior to joining Dartmouth, Mr. Scherding was a practicing architect in the Boston area, most recently as a principal and founder of Hecht Scherding Architects and previously as an Associate with Ondras Associates Architects.  At each firm he was responsible for the design and management of complex projects in the college and university setting, both new construction and renovation.

Mr. Scherding is a registered architect in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is a LEED Accredited Professional.  He is also a member of the Association of University Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the United States Green Building Council and the Society of College and University Planners.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Patrick Jordan IIIPatrick F. Jordan III, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Patrick F. Jordan, III, MBA, joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) in November 2017. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA. He joined Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in 2014, and was responsible for more than 5,000 colleagues, $1.2 billion in operating revenues, 350 inpatient beds and a vast outpatient enterprise. He was also responsible for the real estate and supply chain areas for the Lahey Health System.

Jordan served as the Chief Operating Officer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and as the Interim President from August 2012 through September 2013. In these roles, he helped lead the fiscal recovery of this 250-bed community teaching facility. During his tenure, patient satisfaction improved from below the 50th percentile and ranged from the 80th percentile to the 95th percentile across the enterprise. Also, an annual double-digit growth rate more than tripled net patient services revenue from 120 million to 450 million. Prior to his role at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Jordan spent eight years at Massachusetts General Hospital as the Director of Radiology and as Manager in Materials Management.

He earned an Executive MBA from Suffolk University in Boston in May 1996. Jordan is also a seven-year veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division and United States Army Special Operations community. Trained as an Airborne Ranger, he was promoted to the rank of captain during the invasion of Panama and was awarded the Bronze Star during the Persian Gulf War.

Dr. Scott RodiScott W. Rodi, MD, MPH, FACEP
Interim Section Chief of Emergency Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dr. Rodi is the Interim Section Chief for Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Rodi also serves as Regional Director of Emergency Medicine and Regional Director of Prehospital Services (DHART) for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System. Dr. Rodi is also the Medical Director for TeleED at Dartmouth and currently holds Telemedicine appointments at eight medical centers throughout rural New Hampshire and Vermont.

Dr. Rodi is the Founder and former Medical Director of the Center for Rural Emergency Services and Trauma (CREST), which was developed to advance education of rural emergency providers, perform research in rural emergency care and support operational improvements among rural emergency departments in rural northern New England. CREST has received $2.5 million in grants from HRSA since 2009 and currently includes eighteen regional hospitals.

In addition to working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock from 2000-2015, he served as Medical Director for Hospital Services at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT, from 2015-2017. He has worked as an emergency medicine physician at hospitals in New Hampshire, Vermont, and California.

Dr. Rodi earned his medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College and his Masters in Public Health from the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth College. He completed a General Surgery Internship at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA in 1993, was an Orthopedic Surgery resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY from 1993-1995, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency in 1998 at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rodi earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College.