Adirondack Health Foundation welcomes new trustees
SARANAC LAKE – The Adirondack Health Foundation recently welcomed its newest trustees, and celebrated the contributions of two outgoing trustees.
In addition, The Board Executive Committee was selected for the coming year: Scott McGraw, of Lake Placid and Hobe Sound, Fla., will serve as Chair; James Herman, of Keene, will serve as vice chair; and John Lansing, CPA, of Lake Placid, will serve as Secretary/Treasurer.
“We are extremely fortunate to welcome trustees who represent a wealth of professional experience and a keen interest in sharing our commitment to Adirondack Health and the communities we serve,” said Hannah Hanford, Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation & Community Relations. “Each of them share in our commitment to ensuring sustainable, quality healthcare for the heart of the Adirondack region.”
Kevin Brady – Lake Placid
Kevin graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is currently the Banking/Tri-Lakes Regional Manager of Champlain National Bank following a 20 year career on Wall Street. Community service: Board member of the New York State Ski Educational Foundation. He grew up in Saranac Lake and now resides in Lake Placid.
Joan Hansen Grabe – Upper Saranac Lake and Sanibel, Florida
Joan graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Community service: Vice Chair Hunter College Foundation; Chair Advisory Board – Hunter College School of Nursing; Advisory Board for ICS- Breast Health for Disabled Women; Board Member of Adirondack Action; just retired as Board Member of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy. Lifetime visitor to the region and resident of Upper Saranac Lake for six years.
Sharon M. Sayles – Gull Pond (Piercefield) and Clifton Park, N.Y.
Sharon graduated from Hood College with Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and from SUNY New Paltz with a Master of Science in Elementary Education. She is a retired elementary school teacher. Community service: Northern Duchess Day Care Center; Upstate Guide Dog Association; Pastor- Parish Committee for the Red Hook United Methodist church; Secretary Gull Pond Homeowners Association. Resident of Gull Pond for 10 years.
The Adirondack Health Foundation also applauded two of its outgoing trustees for several years of generosity and dedicated service.
Harry Jacobs – Joined the Board in 2006 and has served 9 years (3-3 year terms). He has been a valued member of the Finance Committee and has also served on the Major Gifts and Planned Giving committees. In 2012, he was the first recipient of the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award.
Bill Ughetta – Joined the Board in 2007 and has served 8 years. He, too, has been a valued member of the Finance Committee. Bill agreed to be the inaugural Chair of the Audit Committee, and served on the Major Gifts Committee.
The Adirondack Health Foundation welcomes contributions in support of Adirondack Health to meet critical needs including the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies, support of healthcare programs that serve the community including wellness and prevention education, to upgrade and expand facilities and to provide continuing education for our healthcare team.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director