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Public relations executive

Robert J. Ristino, American public relations executive. Avocations: astronomy, photography, running.


Ristino, Robert J. was born on December 24, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Arthur Ristino and Anna (Meneguzzi) Dunn.


Bachelor, Northeastern University, 1966. Master of Science, Boston University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Massachusetts, 1991.


News bureau editor, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1970-1971; associate editor, General Electric, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1971; assistant director public relations, Salem (Massachusetts) Hospital, 1972-1976; private practice consultant, Stoneham, Massachusetts, 1976-1978; director community relations, Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1978-1983; vice president public affairs, Leonard Morse Hospital, Natick, Massachusetts, 1983-1985; vice president public relations, Intercare Health System, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1985-1988; vice president public relations, Memorial Health Care, Worcester, since 1988. Adjunct faculty member Simmons College, since 1992, Boston University, since 1995, Clark University, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Captain United States Army, 1966-1969. Fellow American Society Hospital Marketing and Public Relations (president 1994, Touchstone award 1992). Member Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (board directors 1996-1997), New England Society Healthcare Communications (president 1988-1990, award of excellence 1982, 1st place award for annual reports 1983, Evans Houghton Memorial award 1987, 1st place writing award 1990, 1st place award for extension publications 1991, 1st place award for public relations projects 1993, life member), Public Relations Society of America (board directors Boston chapter 1984, 91-92, board directors Worcester chapter 1995-1997, Gold medal for extension publications Central Massachusetts chapter 1993, president-elect 1997).


Married Mary Margaret Cummings, September 21, 1965. Children: Laurie Ann, Gaelin Elizabeth.

Arthur Ristino Dunn

Anna (Meneguzzi) Dunn

Mary Margaret Cummings

Gaelin Elizabeth Ristino

Laurie Ann Ristino