Adirondack Health Foundation appoints two new trustees

January 20, 2022

SARANAC LAKE – Today, the Adirondack Health Foundation announced the appointments of Joseph Beck and John Huwiler to its board of trustees.

“Joe and John will be incredible assets to the Adirondack Health Foundation as we head into the new year,” said Daniel Kelleher, chair of the Adirondack Health Foundation’s board of trustees. “Their backgrounds in financial services will provide strategic insight to the Foundation’s finance committee.”

Joseph Beck is a managing director and co-head of healthcare finance at Raymond James. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking in the healthcare services sector. Joseph graduated with a Master of Science in health policy and management from the School of Public Health at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from LeMoyne College. He splits his time between Larchmont, San Francisco, and Tupper Lake.

“I am truly grateful for this opportunity to serve the Adirondack region,” said Beck. “From working in healthcare finance for more than 25 years, I know what a rare gem Adirondack Health is. I look forward to using my expertise to ensure the organization’s continued excellence.”

John Huwiler is a managing director and global head of mergers and acquisitions at Jefferies. He has over 35 years of experience in investment banking. John holds a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College. He spent summers as a child in Lake Placid and now splits his time between Long Island and his home in Lake Placid.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, the Adirondack Health Foundation has been a key philanthropic leader in helping the Adirondacks tackle the ever-changing challenges this crisis presents,” said Huwiler. “I look forward to contributing my experience to the Foundation and ensuring future generations have continued access to the type of quality healthcare Adirondack Health provides.”

Beck and Huwiler join the following Adirondack Health Foundation trustees in 2022: Daniel Kelleher [chair], Heather Bumsted [vice-chair], Robert Beier [treasurer], Erin Perkins [secretary], Edward Bickford, Kevin Brady, Dr. Eve Burns, Dr. Woodrow Gandy, Joan Grabe, Dr. Maggie Ho, Dr. Kelly Larkin, Nina Merrill, Matthew Norfolk, Esq., Nick Politi, Noelle Short, Edward Ughetta, Peter Van Etten, and Sarah Wilson.

The Adirondack Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that ensures quality healthcare for the heart of the Adirondacks by raising, investing, and distributing funds in support of Adirondack Health’s core mission – excellent, healthcare, close to home. Learn more at
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