CVPH Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members
With a wealth of experience and a commitment to the health and wellbeing of the North Country, three new members of the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Board of Trustee begin their three-year terms this month.
Joining the 12-member board are Executive Director of Clinton County Industrial Development Agency Molly Ryan, Graham Niles of Niles Wealth Management and Joseph Donnery, DPM of Plattsburgh Podiatry.
“The energy, enthusiasm and expertise of our three newest members will truly benefit our mission to ensure high quality health care for our community,” said CVPH Board President Elizabeth Vicencio.
Ryan, Niles and Donnery replace outgoing Trustees JoAnn Gleeson-Kreig, PhD, Paola Fedi, MD, and Lee Ann Pray. Both Gleeson-Kreig and Fedi served for nine years, the maximum allowed by the Board’s bylaws and Pray served a full three-year term.
“It has been a privilege to work with JoAnn Gleeson-Kreig, PhD, Paola Fedi, MD, and Lee Ann Pray. On behalf of the entire board, I thank them for sharing their time, energy and expertise,” Vicencio said.
Ryan assumed the role of executive director at the Clinton County Industrial Development Agency in January 2022. Prior to that, she was New York State Assemblyman Billy Jones’s Chief of Staff and a constituent liaison for Congressman Bill Owens. In addition to also being a licensed realtor, Ryan was CVPH’s Manager of Volunteer Services and Community Outreach Manager. With a lifelong connection to Clinton County, Ryan is deeply committed to contributing to the region's growth and prosperity.
Niles oversees the Plattsburgh office of Niles Wealth Management overseeing the investment and risk analysis for bank and credit union clients. Additionally, he conducts research for the wealth management division.
Joseph Donnery, DPM
Donnery has practiced as a podiatrist for more than 35 years and previously served on the CVPH Board from 2013 to 2021 where he was an active member on a number of committees including Quality, Physician Recruitment, Building and Planning and the CVPH Executive Committee. He currently maintains a part-time practice at the Plattsburgh Podiatry Center. His experience in healthcare governance and policy decision-making will be valuable assets in his role as the new Board Vice Chair, a seat left vacant by the departure of Fedi.
Ryan, Niles and Donnery will join Trustees Linda Bourgeois (Secretary), Elizabeth Goerlitz-Coryer, Kelly Donaghue, Neil Fesette, Richelle Gregory, John McAuliffe, MD, Thom Recny (Treasurer) and Richard Webber.