Barbara McCarthy
ASHRM President-Elect

Enterprise Risk Officer
Barb is Enterprise Risk Officer at Beverly Hospital, a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, in Beverly Massachusetts. She is a resource for risk prevention and control for acute care, inpatient behavioral health, and insured physician practices. She supports the medical malpractice program & is a resource for the compliance, privacy, & safety programs. Barb received a diploma in Nursing from New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, a BSN from Northeastern University, and an MPH from Boston University. Past roles include critical care and inpatient nursing management; performance improvement, infection control, safety, privacy, & employee health leadership as well as Joint Commission coordination. Barb has been an active member of both state & national risk management associations for 17 years & was MA state chapter president in 2009. She was a member of the ASHRM board and deputy-chair of the ERM Task Force, is an ERM faculty member & a member of the Leadership Task Force. Most recently, Barb was elected as the ASHRM President-elect for 2021 & ASHRM Risk Manager of the Year for 2020.