Board of Directors
Heather Brighton is the Chair of the Margaretville Hospital Foundation. She and her husband are second home owners and spend most of their time in this area. For the past 20 years, she has been CEO of The Brighton Group, Inc., a management consulting firm in New York City. Heather has been a patient in Margaretville Hospital so speaks from first-hand experience about the care provided by the Emergency Department and staff. She emphasizes that every dollar we raise stays in Margaretville and directly supports our hospital and nursing center. The Foundation will provide lasting and meaningful options for those of us who want to leave a legacy in an area we care deeply about. I encourage all of my neighbors to help us achieve our objective.”
Christopher Criswell began his banking career in San Francisco in 1977 after graduating from California State University, East Bay. He did postgraduate work in Finance at Golden Gate University. He transferred to New York in 1984 with Wells Fargo, joined Union Bank of Switzerland in 1985, and from 1998 to 2000 he served as Senior Vice President in Fleet National Bank’s Corporate Banking Group. He then joined BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Investment Banking Group in 2000 as Managing Director responsible for a portfolio of the bank’s core global corporate clients. He has had extensive experience with companies in the health care field. Chris is an avid painter, musician, gardener and landscape designer. Since moving here in 2000, he been active in the community having served as treasurer for Roxbury Arts Group and the CICS committee.
Don McGee, a retired publishing executive, was twice voted Publisher of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Don also has a PhD in Adolescent Behavior from Michigan State and a second PhD in Behavioral Science from the University of Virginia. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Don is an experienced volunteer fund raiser. He has led capital campaigns for a new school associated with a church in Pennsylvania as well as campaigns for St. Mary’s Hospital and Chandler Hall Nursing Facility also in Pennsylvania and for St. Mary’s Hospital in Palm Beach, Florida. “Having received care at the Margaretville Hospital, I know first-hand the professionalism and high quality of care provided there.” He continued, “When I was admitted to Margaretville Hospital, I didn’t know what to expect because I had just moved to the area. I wasn’t sure that a small community hospital could respond to an emergency brought on by my heart condition. From the moment I entered the emergency department, I was amazed at the level of specialized care, the skill and the compassion shown by the staff. A year later, when I was approached to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, I did not hesitate.”
Kathy Mami-Moore has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors. Kathy is well-known in the area as Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch. She grew up in Arkville and graduated from Margaretville Central School and has been an advocate for this area during her time with Assemblyman Crouch. She is proud of being chosen as the Keene Roadman Hospital Citizen of the Year in 2006 for her help and support of the Margaretville Hospital. Kathy is also on the board of the Orpheus Theater and a Councilwoman for the Town of Davenport. She and her husband Jeff reside near Davenport.
Sarkis Boghjalian has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors. Sarkis is the founder and president of BCN, Inc., a New York-based management consulting firm. He is a consultant to both national and international organizations and travels worldwide on behalf of clients. He represented a group of donor agencies overseeing the building and equipping of a $10 million hospital in an earthquake-stricken area of Armenia. Sarkis holds an M.A. in philosophy and a second master’s degree in international economy and political development from Fordham University. He is fluent in five languages. Sarkis and his partner Ingrid van der Leeden have a home in Margaretville and are active in the community.
Iris Mead, as Development Coordinator, is the glue that holds the Foundation together and keeps it moving forward. Her job entails running the business end of the organization and as the contact person for the Foundation. She comes to the job with many years of experience in office administration having been a legal secretary for 25 years, assistant to the director of the Mental Health Assoc. in New York State and with the MARK Project for six years. She is active in the community and serves as a Trustee for the Village of Margaretville for the past 10 years.
Sandra Horan was appointed as the Executive Director for Margaretville Hospital in October of 2010. Ms. Horan has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles, including her previous position as the Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Kingston Hospital. In this role, she provided direction for Women’s Health Services, Pain Management, Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, Wound Care Center, Pharmacy and Medical Imaging. Prior to this, Ms. Horan served as the Vice President of Nursing for Kingston Hospital. While at Kingston Hospital, Ms. Horan received the distinguished Servant Leadership Award. Ms. Horan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from SUNY New Paltz. She resides with her husband James in West Hurley and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, antiquing and travel with her husband.