Bristol Welcomes New Trustees

Friday, January 8 2021


Renee Clark and Pamela Gauvin appointed to Bristol Community College Board of Trustees

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Renee ClarkExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Southcoast Health in Southeastern Massachusetts, and Attorney Pamela Gauvin, Partner, Markey & Gauvin, L.L.P in New Bedfordas members of the Bristol Community College Board of Trustees. 

“We are looking forward to the contributions that our new appointees will bring to the Board of Trustees,” said Joan Medeiros, ChairBristol Community College Board of Trustees. Both Renee Clark, as a leader of the largest health system in the region, and Pamela Gauvin, as an established member of our community, will bring valuable insight to the Board. Bristol Community College’s Board of Trustees works tirelessly to ensure the college’s institutional activities remain at the highest level of quality, and Bristol’s success is attributed to their dedication and the dedication of our exemplary employees.”

Renee Clark, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southcoast Health

Renee Clark, of Millis, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southcoast Health. She is responsible for the operational performance of the health systems entities, including financial performance, clinical programs and services, administrative functions, regulatory compliance, quality, safety and the implementation of strategic imperatives. In addition to her leadership at Southcoast Health, she currently serves on the finance committee for the Kennedy-Donovan Center.

Clark is a community college success story graduating from Massachusetts Bay Community Collegein Wellesley, prior to earning her Bachelor of Science in health care administration from Framingham State Universityin Framingham and her Master of Science in health care administration from Simmons College, in Boston.

Joining the Bristol Community College Board of Trustees will be very rewarding for me professionally and personally,” said Renee Clark, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southcoast Health. “I recognize the quality of education that students receive at Bristol Community College and the need to support the mission of the community.”

Attorney Pamela Gauvin, Partner, Markey & Gauvin, L.L.P

Attorney Pamela Gauvin (Fernandes), of Assonet, has been a practicing attorney in Bristol County for twenty-six years. She began her legal career as an assistant district attorney in the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office from 1994-1998. After that she worked with a former Board of Trustee Member Attorney James Clarkin at Clarkin, Gauvin, Novak, P.A. In 2013, she joined Markey & Gauvin, L.L.P, in New Bedford, as a partner and focuses on criminal and civil litigation, labor and employment and school law. Attorney Gauvin also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Law, instructing trial practice.

“I look forward to serving on Bristol Community College’s Board of Trustees and to help give back to our community,” said Attorney Pamela Gauvin, Partner, Markey & Gauvin, L.L.P. “I am excited to support Bristol’s mission of providing inclusive, accessible education and to develop community partnerships for employment opportunities to strengthen our region. I believe my unique personal and professional experiences can contribute to the growth of Bristol Community College."

Attorney Gauvin is also a dedicated member of the community. Since graduating from law school, she has provided legal representation for the Bristol County Bar Advocate program, a non-profit legal service agency responsible for legal defense services to Bristol County's indigent population.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., and her Juris Doctorate from The University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, N.H. She is a member of the Bristol County and New Bedford Bar Associations.