Leadership and board

Adirondack Health embodies the proud legacy of healthcare on which this community was built.

Our commitment to compassionate and sophisticated care is a part of the healing tradition that began more than 100 years ago and is carried forward by all members of the Adirondack Health family.

Whether you are a patient, a Mercy Living Center resident, or a family member, our talented and caring team of skilled health professionals stands ready to serve your needs.

We are neighbors who provide a personal touch to the healing process. Even visitors to the area become lasting friends. My door is always open, and if you need any assistance or have suggestions, please contact me directly at 518-897-2301.  You can also email me at akramer@adirondackhealth.org.

Thank you for placing your trust in Adirondack Health.

Aaron Kramer
Chief Executive Officer
Adirondack Health

Our Mission
We honor a mission of excellence, healing and compassion close to home that goes back more than a century and goes forward just as far.
Our Vision
To be the trusted guide to health and trusted provider of healthcare in the Adirondacks.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of community volunteers who are directly responsible for the oversight of Adirondack Health. Trustees, who represent villages and towns from across our service area, are nominated by the board's Governance Committee.

Current trustees:

Board Officers

J. Timothy Reilly, CPA, Chair
Retired, Audit Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Michael Bettmann, M.D.,  Vice Chair
Retired, Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist
Craig Sheldon, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer
Former Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, Cantel Medical Corp.


Janet Bliss
Elizabeth "Betsy" Buck, M.D.
Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Glenn Keet
Vice President of HIE Strategy, Citizen
Harris Semegram
Retired, Director of Credit & Accounts, Prestige Consumer Healthcare, Inc.
Eli Schwartzberg
Champlain Valley Assisted Living
William Smith, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lake Placid Sports Medicine, PLLC
Ernest Stretton, Ph.D.
Retired, Superintendent, Lake Placid Central School
Virginia “Ginny” Valkenburgh
Marketing Executive, Retired
Ross Whaley
President Emeritus for State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Kathy Woughter
Philanthropy & Outreach Coordinator, Adirondack Land Trust


Bartlomiej Szczech, M.D., Medical Staff President
Dan Kelleher, Chair, Adirondack Health Foundation

Health System Chief Officers

Aaron Kramer
Chief Executive Officer
Irwin Lieb, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dan Hill
Chief Operating Officer
William B. Chapin
Chief Financial Officer
Dave Mader, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer