Members Of The Board
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The Chair of the Margaretville Hospital Foundation. She and her husband are second home... Read More
The Chair of the Margaretville Hospital Foundation. She and her husband are second home owners and spend most of their time in this area. For the past 20 years, she has been CEO of The Brighton Group, Inc., a management consulting firm in New York City. Heather has been a patient in Margaretville Hospital so speaks from first-hand experience about the care provided by the Emergency Department and staff. She emphasizes that every dollar we raise stays in Margaretville and directly supports our hospital and nursing center. The Foundation will provide lasting and meaningful options for those of us who want to leave a legacy in an area we care deeply about. I encourage all of my neighbors to help us achieve our objective.
The Vice Chair of the Margaretville Hospital Foundation. She has experience in direct... Read More
The Vice Chair of the Margaretville Hospital Foundation. She has experience in direct mail management and marketing. Carmen has been active in the community through volunteerism and chaired the 2013 Harvest Moon Ball for the hospital Auxiliary.
Merle Ann Parker
Secretary to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors, Merle Ann was Vice... Read More
Merle Ann Parker
Secretary to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors, Merle Ann was Vice President at MEIER, a small but well-established, full service marketing agency offering strategic planning, branding and marketing to the luxury home furnishings and fashion markets. Her responsibilities over an almost 15 year tenure include client liaison; budget management; project and media planning; organizing and supervising events; staffing and internships.
Mark Pohar joined HealthAlliance as Executive Director of Margaretville Hospital and... Read More
Mark Pohar joined HealthAlliance as Executive Director of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center in May 2016. Mr. Pohar is an effective, high profile healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of healthcare organizations from acute care and long term skilled rehabilitation, to behavioral health.
Prior to joining HealthAlliance, Mr. Pohar worked at Riverside Health Care/St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY for over 40 years in various administrative and senior leadership positions throughout the organization, including, Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing, Vice President of Administration and Administrator of the Michael N. Malotz Skilled Nursing Pavilion. Over his career at St. John’s Riverside and Michael N. Malotz, Mr. Pohar was responsible for restructuring operations and service delivery to maximize efficiency and productivity, elevating patient satisfaction scores and star ratings that resulted in enhanced patient satisfaction and quality care.
Mr. Pohar elevated his facility and was recognized as a Top Performer by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).
Mr. Pohar received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. He received a certificate in Long Term Care Administration from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Mr. Pohar is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives and several other organizations. In 2014, Mr. Pohar received a New York State Assembly Citation for “exemplary service in health care.” Mark sits on several boards in his community. He is active in his village and church.
Christopher S. Esola
Mr. Esola is currently the administrator at Mountainside Residential Care Center. Prior... Read More
Christopher S. Esola
Mr. Esola is currently the administrator at Mountainside Residential Care Center. Prior to becoming an administrator, Christopher completed a 6 month Administrator-in-training at Mountainside. Chris has worked for HealthAlliance for the past 7 years. Christopher received his MBA from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, achieving an unsurpassed 4.0 GPA. Christopher is also a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition from Plattsburgh State University. Christopher is highly accomplished in his career and has over 20 years of healthcare management experience, excelling at both clinical and operational administration.
HealthAlliance Hospital, Board Member, 2016 to Present Board Member (MH/MRCC),... Read More
HealthAlliance Hospital, Board Member, 2016 to Present
Board Member (MH/MRCC), 2006–2007, Chair, 2007 to Present
Solo Practitioner, Carey Wagner, Attorney, 2003 to Present,
Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal LLP, Attorney, 1995–2003
Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn and Berman, Attorney, 1990–1995
Dreyer and Traub, Attorney, 1985–1990
JD, Fordham University School of Law, 1985
MA, Literature, University of Chicago, 1978
BA, English, SUNY at Buffalo, 1977
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