METHUEN — Caritas Holy Family Hospital CEO Thomas Sager and the Rev. Peter G. Gori, OSA, chairman of the board of trustees, recently announced the addition of four new members to the board of trustees.

The new members are Dr. Steven Crespo of Boxford, Dr. Thomas Hoerner of Andover, Mary M. Howie of Lawrence and John F. McKinnon of Andover.

Dr. Crespo is board certified in emergency medicine and serves as chief of the Emergency Department at Holy Family. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at The Medical College of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Holy Family, Crespo was briefly the associate chief of the Emergency Department at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston. Before joining Caritas, he was with the Boston Medical Center and The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Hoerner is an accomplished, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and serves as Holy Family’s chief of surgery. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Hoerner also treats patients at his private practice, Essex Orthopaedics in Salem, N.H., and is an Instructor in orthopaedics at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer on orthopaedic issues locally.

Mary M. Howie founded Howie Law Office, PLLC, a well-respected general practice law firm in Salem, N.H. She is a graduate of the University of Lowell and Western New England School of Law, and holds an MBA from Rivier College. She is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts state bars, as well as the family law, elder law, estate planning and probate sections of the New Hampshire Bar. Attorney Howie also serves on the board of directors for Salem Haven Nursing Home, the Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council and is actively involved in the Salem community.

John F. McKinnon, a retired CEO from Lucent Technologies, has enjoyed a distinguished career in the telecommunications industry, having served in several high-level management positions with AT&T, Western Electric and Lucent Technologies. Having led Lucent Technologies (Merrimack Valley Works) to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, he is deeply committed to quality assurance. A longtime resident of Andover, McKinnon has served on several local area boards, including the Holy Family board of trustees, the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and also served as chairman of the board for the Pike School in Andover.

“Tom Sager and I are very pleased to welcome these new trustees,” said Rev. Gori. “Their willingness to serve Caritas Holy Family Hospital and, therefore, the larger community is very much appreciated. Together with their colleagues on the board, we will continue to strive to be faithful to our mission to provide quality health care in a Catholic setting.”

Caritas Holy Family Hospital is a 271-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving 20 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Holy Family is a fully accredited facility and proudly received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. For more information about the hospital’s programs and services, visit