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 ongoing operations 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

Susan Delehanty, Chair
Retired, Social Worker
Glenn Keet, Vice Chair
Vice President of HIE Strategy, Ciitizen
Craig Sheldon, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer
Former Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, Cantel Medical Corp.


Michael Bettmann, M.D.
Retired, Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist
Janet Bliss
Elizabeth "Betsy" Buck, M.D.
Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Rebecca Leahy
Executive Director, North Country Home Services, Inc.
Jonathan Plehn, M.D.
Vice President, Cardiovascular Medicine, LabCorp, Inc.
Randall Quayle, Ph.D.
Retired, School Psychologist, Lake Placid Central School
J. Timothy Reilly, CPA
Retired, Audit Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Harris Semegram
Retired, Director of Credit & Accounts, Prestige Consumer Healthcare, Inc.
William Smith, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lake Placid Sports Medicine, PLLC
Ernest Stretton, Ph.D.
Retired, Superintendent, Lake Placid Central School
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.
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Dan Hill
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Laba
Chief Financial Officer
Dave Mader, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Melanie Sleime
Chief Human Resource Officer