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About the Office of Volunteer Services

Our Mission

The Office of Volunteer Services strives to enhance the healthcare experiences of patients, families, and the greater community by promoting a healing environment through the efforts of community and employee volunteers.

About The Team:

Beth O’Connor
Director of Volunteer Services

Elizabeth.A.O’Connor@Hitchcock.org   

The Director of Volunteer Services oversees all Dartmouth-Hitchcock volunteer programs and volunteers, the D-H Arts Program, The Gift Shop at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and the Information Desks. Working in collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s clinical and administrative departments, the Director seeks to support population health efforts, respond to community and regional healthcare access and need, and enhance the experiences of our patients and families.

Beth joined the Office of Volunteer Services in 2015 following three years with the Corporation for National & Community Service in Washington, DC. A graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Beth has dedicated her professional life to public service, community-building, and volunteerism.

 

Marcy Sanborn
Volunteer Coordinator

Marcy.L.Sanborn@Hitchcock.org

As Volunteer Services Coordinator, Marcy interviews new volunteers, collaborates with departments requesting volunteer assistance, organizes annual volunteer recognition events, and assists in the creation of new volunteer opportunities and volunteer orientation. A University of New Hampshire graduate, Marcy has been with the Office of Volunteer Services since 1999. Marcy has dedicated her career to service and special needs advocacy, and can be found cheering on local athletes at the Special Olympics, or at Disney World. Marcy joined the Office of Volunteer Services in 1999.

 

Marianne Barthel
Coordinator of D-H Arts

Marianne.L.Barthel@Hitchcock.org

Before joining the Office of Volunteer Services as the Director of the D-H Arts Program in 2013, Marianne served D-H as a Reiki volunteer. The Director curates the art for Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s permanent collection as well as for the quarterly art shows in galleries throughout the hospital. The Director also oversees the performing arts at D-H, managing volunteers and working with outside groups for special performances. The Director works closely with the Creative Arts Program at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, oversees holiday decorations, and chairs the Aesthetics Committee which works with depts. to update their paint colors, furniture or art.

 

Geraldine Blain
Information Desks Supervisor

Gerladine.M.Blain@Hitchcock.org

The Supervisor of Information Desks oversees all Dartmouth-Hitchcock Information Desks. The Information Desk Team strives to exceed in all areas of Service Excellence. Wherever there is a need, the Information Desk Team offers their services to direct and assist visitors in a friendly, kind and courteous manner. 

Geraldine joined the Information Desk Team in 2011 and has over 30 years of customer service experience.  

 

Kristen Brooker
Director of The Gift Shop

Kristen.L.Brooker@Hitchcock.org

The manager of the Gift Shop at Dartmouth-Hitchcock oversees the day to day operations and fiscal needs of the shop. Working alongside approximately 50 volunteers, the Manager ensures the shop maintains a varied selection of merchandise and bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Kristen became Manager after 9 years at Dartmouth College, 6.5 at the Tuck School of Business and the Advancement Events Office. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kristen has spent many years in retail, events planning, and customer service roles.

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