Benedictine Health Foundation Announces Board Leadership and Members

February 10, 2016

Robert J. Ryan, Jr. has been appointed President of the Benedictine Health Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation’s 2016 slate of officers include Julie H. Krieger, 1st Vice President; Paul Beichert, 2nd Vice President; Daniel J. Gruner, Treasurer; Jennifer A. Zell, Secretary; Richard H. Gillette, Immediate Past President.

“Having served on the Board of Directors since 2009 and my family’s long standing relationship with the Benedictine Health Foundation, it is with great pride and pleasure that I take the reins of this fine organization,” said Robert J. Ryan. “With the combined talent of the Board of Directors, both new and seasoned, and the fully engaged management team in place, we will continue to fully serve our mission to improve the physical, psychological, and spiritual well being of those who are vulnerable and underserved in Ulster County.”

Board Members announced for 2016: J. Michael Bruhn, Jr., Jessica D. Caserto, Christopher Crews, Craig D. Crump, Emily Glass DeGasperis, Sister Mary Feehan, Bernard A. Feeney, III, Sister Philomena Fleck, Mary Hakim, Edward T. Hill, Jr., Sister Dorothy Huggard, Nancy Meagher, JoAnne K. Parisian, and Director Emeritus, William Davenport and William R. West.

The Benedictine Health Foundation, Inc. located in Kingston distributed over $450,000 in 2015 to support healthcare services in Ulster County and to provide financial assistance to local cancer patients. For further information, contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at (845) 334-3186.

Photo: Robert J. Ryan, Jr., Board President

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care