Ernest A. Bates, MD, founder and former CEO of AMS, becomes consultant
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – via NewMediaWire – American Shared Hospital Services (NYSE American: AMS) (the “Company”), a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for stereotaxic radiosurgery and advanced radiation therapy equipment and services, announced today changes in its board of directors (the “Board”). The changes, detailed below, will result in a total of five Board members, one less than currently.
The board elected two new directors, Kathleen Miles and Vicki L. Wilson, effective December 28, 2021.
Sandra AJ Lawrence resigned from the board effective December 24, 2021.
Ernest A. Bates, MD and David L. Larson, MD resigned from the Board of Directors effective December 28, 2021. Dr. Bates and Dr. Larson will both become consultants of the Company.
Ray Stachowiak, President and CEO, said, “Welcome to our new board members, Vicki Wilson and Kathleen Miles. I look forward to working with them. I would also like to thank Dr Bates, Dr Larson and Sandra Lawrence for their many contributions to AMS. Special thanks to Dr. Bates, who was the founder and visionary of American Shared Hospital Services and successfully led the company for many years. We are pleased to continue to benefit from his wise guidance in his new role as consultant, as well as that of David Larson, who is a long-time member of the Board of Directors.
Kathleen Miles is currently Chief Public Finance Lawyer of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Ms. Miles has over 20 years of public finance experience as a lawyer and regulator. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Radcliffe College, Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School. Ms. Miles will be a member of the Company’s audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees.
Vicki L. Wilson is currently Deputy Director of Finance and Administration and Director of Finance for the Illinois State Department of Public Health. Ms. Wilson has held a number of finance, risk management and accounting positions in the public and private sectors, including with organizations and entities in the health sector. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Wesleyan University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Masters in Public Health and Health Care Administration from Yale University. Ms. Wilson will serve as Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee and will be a member of the Compensation, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees.
About US Shared Hospital Services (US NYSE: AMS)
American Shared Hospital Services is a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for stereotaxic radiosurgery and advanced radiation therapy equipment and services. AMS is a global leader in providing Gamma Knife radiosurgery equipment, a non-invasive treatment for malignant and benign brain tumors, vascular malformations and trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain). The Company also offers proton therapy and the latest IGRT, IMRT and MR / LINAC systems. For more information, please visit: www.ashs.com.
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