Three individuals named to Council of Trustees

BLOOMSBURG—The Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously confirmed the nominations of three individuals to the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees (COT). Newly named to the COT for a six-year term are Amy Brayford ’91 and Barbara Hudock ’75, while Nancy Vasta '97 /'99M  was reappointed to a second six-year term.

“All three individuals bring extensive experience and breadth of knowledge and combined with their personal connections to our institution makes them excellent choices for the university's Council of Trustees,” said Judge Mary Jane Bowes, chairperson of BU’s Council of Trustees.

Amy Brayford ’91 has served in various leadership roles at Geisinger Health System since 1997. Presently, she is the executive vice president, chief HR officer, and chief of staff to the CEO, Dr. David Feinberg. She is responsible for human resource operations to the 30,000-employee organization. In addition, Brayford leads the organization-wide HR strategy and is the senior leader working with internal audits and compliance, development and board relations.

Barbara Hudock ’75 is the chief executive officer and founding partner of Hudock Capital Group, LLC. She is a former Bloomsburg University Foundation board member and is actively involved in the community, serving on the boards of the Susquehanna Health Foundation, Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, the Community Arts Center, and WVIA Public TV and Radio.

Nancy Vasta ’97 /'99M, vice chairperson of the COT, is vice president at Cigna, a global health services company that sells in 30 countries, and is responsible for Customer Health Engagement. She is actively involved in fundraising for the Bloomsburg University Foundation and was instrumental in reviving the Henry Carver Fund, the annual fund for BU, which now raises more than $1.5 million annually. She has also presented at the World Health Congress, the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism and the Healthcare Analyst Conference.

“I look forward to working with these trustees who will be tremendous advocates of our mission to educate the citizens of our state and beyond,” said Bloomsburg University President Bashar W. Hanna. “They know the value of public higher education and will help this university immeasurably.”

“I was pleased to work with Governor Tom Wolf on these nominations and to shepherd them through the Senate,” said Senator John Gordner.  “While the State System of Higher Education is facing challenges, it is important that the local Board of Trustees of each institution have well-qualified members to guide them to opportunities and success.  These three individuals certainly exemplify that criteria.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,100 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.