BOSTON, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) today announced the addition of Sheila Lirio Marcelo as a member of its Board of Trustees. As the founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com, Marcelo is devoted to providing solutions for families grappling with the challenges of finding quality care and enabling caregivers to find meaningful work. Sheila founded Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) in 2006 and today, the public company is the world's largest online care destination with 24 million members in more than 20 countries. Sheila's inspiration to found Care.com came from the challenges she faced at a young age caring for two small children and ailing parents.
"Sheila will be working alongside clinicians on patient experience and alongside our executive team to develop and nurture existing young female leadership programs here at the hospital. We are thrilled to have her bring leadership, experience and advocacy to our board of trustees," said Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO, Boston Children's Hospital.
"It's an honor to support a world-class organization such as Boston Children's Hospital in their efforts to provide the very best care experience for families and create greater pathways for women in health. I look forward to working closely with Sandi and the Trustees and exemplary BCH team," said Ms. Marcelo.
A frequent speaker on women in technology and female entrepreneurship and leadership, Sheila received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, was inducted into Babson College's Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, and was bestowed the Filipino Heritage Award from President Aquino of the Philippines. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a Marshall Memorial Fellow, and a member of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership.
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children's research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children's today is a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Children's is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more information, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on our social media channels: @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube.
Kristen Dattoli, Boston Children's Hospital
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