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UHSBoard of Directors

UHS is a not-for-profit, community-benefit organization governed by a board of directors whose members are selected from the communities we serve. The boards of each of our member organizations also represent their respective communities. All our board members serve without pay and are responsible for ensuring the quality of patient care, creating hospital and organization policy, approving the annual operating plan, and ensuring adequate resources are available to meet the organization’s mission.

Below is a current directory of the boards of our various member organizations.

United Health Services, Inc.

Jerome Canny, Chair
Bruce Bowling, MD, Vice Chair
Judith Peckham, Secretary
Diana Bendz, Treasurer
John Carrigg, President/CEO
Thomas Emerson, Esq.
Eric Larsen
James Leonard, CPA
Rev. Larry Light
Susan Mistretta, Esq.
Matthew Salanger
Mark Shumeyko, MD
James Tallon
Natalie Thompson

United Health Services Hospitals 
UHS Binghamton General Hospital 
UHS Wilson Medical Center

Jerome Canny, Chair
Bruce Bowling, MD, 1st Vice Chair
John M. Carrigg, President/CEO, 2nd Vice Chair
Susan Mistretta, Esq., Secretary
Diana Bendz
Linda Best
Stephen Feehan
Frank Floyd, MD
Roy Gill, MD
Julia Miller, MD
JoAnn Navarro
Judith Peckham
Matthew Salanger
Gary VanNostrand
Sharon Yaple

UHS Senior Living at Ideal
Ideal Senior Living Center

ISLC Housing Corporation 

Sharon Yaple, Chair
Lillian Levy, 1st Vice Chair
Kay Boland, 2nd Vice Chair
Vacant, Secretary
Harold Beam, Treasurer
Jerome Bignoli, CPA
Robert Gomulka
Michelle Karedes
Peter Newman
Nancy Rongo 
Evelyn Rozunik
Barbara Travis

UHS Medical Group 
United Medical Associates

Leonard Anderson, MD, Chair
Robert Auerbach, MD, Vice Chair
Andrea Hoag, DO, Treasurer
Nazif Chowdhury, MD, Secretary
Stephen Gomez, MD
Micah Lissy, MD
Ryan Little, NP
Brenda Schlaen, MD
Khalid Sethi, MD
Ann Teng, DO

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital

Eric Larsen, Chair
Catherine Scarlett, 1st Vice Chair
John Carrigg, 2nd Vice Chair
Drake Lamen, MD, President/CEO/CMO
Robert Nassar, Treasurer
John Kwasnik, Secretary
E. Kay Boland
Thomas Emerson, Esq.
Bruce Erath
Ric Festarini
Kristina Hummer, DO (by office)
David MacDougall
Steven Palmatier
Phyllis Sheriff-White, DO (by office)
Joseph Stagliano
Katharine Mirabito Voss (by office)

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital

Helen Johnston, RN, Chair 
John Carrigg, 2nd Vice Chair
Rev. Larry Light, Treasurer
Edward Snow,  Secretary
Paul Summers, President/CEO
Michael Freeman, DO
Amanda Hall
Erin Neale

UHS Home Care
Professional Home Care
Twin Tier Home Health

Linda Best, Chair
Frances Srnka-Debnar, MS, RN, 1st Vice Chair
John Carrigg, 2nd Vice Chair
Natalie Thompson, Secretary/Treasurer
Thomas Genese, MD
Doug Kerr, MD       
Linda Mackenzie, MS, RN
Nancy Rongo

UHS Foundation

Sam Lupo, Chair
Jon Sarra, Immediate Past Chair
Ed Morton, Treasurer
Mary Surdey, Secretary
Ken Fernald, Member-at-Large
Ronald Goodwin
Stephanie Jester
John Karedes
Naima Kradjian
Joe Mirabito
Mark Patterson
Kim Potter
Derek Russell
Lauren Saleeby
Tom Sbarra
Linda Shumaker
Dan Spence
Laurie VanKuren
Bryan Warren
Sharon Yaple


John Carrigg, President & CEO, UHS, Inc.
Hisham Kashou, MD, President, UHS Hospitals Medical Staff
Cory Jacobs, Executive Director, UHS Foundation
Susan Lee, President, BGH Auxiliary
Karen Steigerwald, President, WMC Auxiliary

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