Pittsfield resident appointed to board of Soldiers' Home

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PITTSFIELD — Carmen M. Ostrander of Pittsfield has been appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the Holyoke Soldiers' Home Board of Trustees. She took the oath of office for the position Tuesday in Pittsfield. Her term expires July 22, 2021.

Ostrander's name and resume had been forwarded to the governor's office for consideration last fall by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield.

Ostrander has served in health services management/medical administration for the United States Air Force Reserve since January 2004 and is the recipient of a number of military awards.

Established in 1952, the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is a multifaceted health care facility available to eligible state veterans. Pursuant to state law, the board consists of seven members, all residents of the state's four western counties, who are appointed by the Governor.

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