Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation Appoints Anthony M. Rizzo, Jr. as New Board Chair

Western Connecticut Health Network
Anthony M. “Tony” Rizzo, Jr., Chairman, WCHN Board of Directors

The Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) Foundation has appointed Bethel resident Anthony M. “Tony” Rizzo, Jr. as the new chair of its Board of Directors, effective January 22, 2015.

“I am honored to lead the WCHN Foundation during a time of tremendous change in the healthcare industry,” said Rizzo. “Now, more than ever, the WCHN Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring that Danbury and New Milford Hospitals have the philanthropic support needed to meet current and future healthcare needs of our community.”

A director of the WCHN Foundation since 2013, Rizzo is also a founder, director, and former chair of the WCHN Foundation Associate Board of Directors.

“The WCHN Foundation is fortunate to have a talented leader like Tony at the helm,” said Chief Development Officer Grace Linhard. “We look forward to his leadership as our Board champions fundraising efforts in support of mission-critical priorities at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals.”

Rizzo is president and CEO of Danbury-based Rizzo Companies, a third-generation, family-owned business that includes general construction, construction management and construction administration, as well as industrial, commercial, railway, heavy and highway, electrical projects and a 24/7 Service Department in Connecticut and New York.

2015 Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation

Board of Directors

Anthony M. Rizzo, Jr., Chair

Deborah L. Seidel, Vice Chair

Noel C. Roy, II, Secretary

Susan D. Anderheggen

Patricia S. Bam

J. James Bruno II, MD

Anthony W. Cirone, Jr., CPA

Dominick L. Colabella

Phil J. Fiore, Jr.

Amy S. Gare, Esq.

Frank J. Gavel, Jr.

Michael R. Kaufman, Esq.

Neil R. Marcus, Esq.

Donald D. Mitchell

Jerry Walton

Arthur C. Weinshank, Esq.

Michael J. Weiss, Sr.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization, which is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes Western Connecticut Medical Group, an integrated physician practice offering primary and subspecialty care across the region, Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home health care services, the nationally renowned Western Connecticut Health Network Biomedical Research Institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation, and other affiliates. For more information, visit TheNewWCHN.org. Share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital; Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital and/or Facebook.com/NorwalkHospital.