Press Releases


Contact: Linda J. Johnson
WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing Department
(716) 664-8614

WCA Hospital Elects Two New Board Members

(1) Terry Havens-Turner. (2) Jeffrey A. Piazza.

Jamestown, New York (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)—WCA Hospital’s Board of Directors recently elected two new members, Terry Havens-Turner and Jeffrey Piazza.

“We welcome Jeffrey and Terry and the talent, experience and enthusiasm they bring to our board,” said Brenda J. Ireland, WCA Hospital Board of Directors chair.  “In our quest for medical excellence, amidst the adverse economic healthcare reform challenges, we look forward to working with our board members together with hospital leadership, physicians and employees in creatively redesigning healthcare and realigning our strategies that will position WCA well for future growth and success.”

Terry Havens-Turner is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering, Terry serves as the Corporate Secretary/Treasurer for Matric Group located in Seneca, Pennsylvania—a company owned by her husband, Richard E. Turner, Jr., president and owner of the Matric Group. Terry currently serves as president of the Lutheran Social Services Foundation and is a member of Group Operating Committee for Lutheran Social Services.  She is a trustee for Jamestown Business College and past-president and current executive board member of the Chautauqua Lake Association. 

Terry is a member of Creche’ and founding member and past vice president of Southwestern Central Schools Foundation and past vice chairman of the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission. Terry resides in Lakewood with her husband, Richard, and has three grown children, Richard, Bradley, and Lauren.

Jeffrey A. Piazza is a local attorney.  He brings many years of invaluable insight and experience in legal, business and management expertise to our board of directors. Jeffrey received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1992.  Jeffrey is a Partner for the Law Firm Hall & Piazza, LLP, located at 600 Hotel Jamestown Office Building in Jamestown. Jeffrey is characterized as a servant leader in his community who has made an indelible mark on the many organizations in which he is involved including, past board member on the YMCA Camp Onyasa Board of Directors and the YMCA Board of Directors.  He was 2002 co-chair of the Professional Division of the United Way Annual Fund Drive; and is currently a member of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.  Additionally, Jeffrey serves as the Town Supervisor for the Town of Kiantone.  He resides in Kiantone with his wife, Evelyn, and children Ally and Billy. 

About WCA Hospital
The mission of WCA Hospital is to improve the health and well being of the people of Chautauqua County and the surrounding area.  WCA Hospital, a 317-licensed bed hospital, is located in Jamestown, New York, chartered in 1885, is Southwestern New York’s largest not-for-profit healthcare provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute and rehabilitation services.  WCA Hospital has been recognized at the state and national level for high quality care outcomes and ranked top performer among hospitals across the United States.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, The American Association of Blood Banks, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, the American College of Radiology and is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.  For more information, visit WCA’s website at, or call (716) 487-0141.

Your Opinion