VINCENT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Beginning with the visionary group of people who established Vincent Memorial Hospital in 1891, over the decades, thousands of donors have stepped forward to support The Vincent Memorial Hospital Foundation’s mission of advancing women’s health. The stories below are just a sampling of what inspires people to join our cause.
Passion for Global Health
Kristi Mahoney, MPH, a program advisor for the WestWind Foundation, joined The Vincent Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2017: “Women’s global health has been my lifelong passion, shaped by the mission of my family’s foundation to advance women’s reproductive health and rights for nearly 40 years, both domestically and internationally.” On a personal level, Kristi has become increasingly involved at Massachusetts General Hospital through volunteer service, the Vincent Club and grant-making to Vincent doctors involved in global health, including supporting a fellowship to improve obstetric care in Uganda. A multilingual world traveler, she pursued studies in Harvard University’s Global Health Effectiveness Program and earned an MPH in global health from Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to her professional and volunteer pursuits, today Kristi is a busy mother to Bobby, born in September 2017. She and her husband, Robert, benefited from fertility tests provided by Vincent specialists in reproductive medicine. The family lives on Beacon Hill in Boston.
Coming Full Circle
Laura Saltonstall, MD, who joined the board in 2017, began her career in obstetrics and gynecology and today is a vice president of a biotechnology firm: “I’m thrilled to be involved in women’s health again and excited about the potential of the VMH.” After earning an MD from Harvard Medical School, Laura received training in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated Residency Program in OB/GYN. Her interest in the pharmaceutical industry led to an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Since 2004, she has worked at Sanofi Genzyme, based in Cambridge, where she now is vice president and head of MS North America Medical Affairs. Laura has helped launched two multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs. She currently oversees the U.S. MS medical team that generates new data and provides scientific information and education to healthcare professionals about MS, product clinical data and safety issues. In addition to the VMH, Laura serves on the boards of The Boston Home and Massachusetts Eye and Ear. She and her husband, Alex, live in Newton with their three daughters, Katharine, Ellie and Anna.