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Hudson Valley Hospital Center Appoints Three New Members To Its Board

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) has announced that it appointed three new members to its board of directors.

Appointed to the board were Jim Coleman, director of Westchester County’s Industrial Development Agency, Raphaelle Sondak, executive director of Human Resources for Catholic Guardian Services and Judy Meyer, former HVHC board member and longtime hospital supporter.

“We could not have found three more perfect candidates to round out our board of directors,’’ said John C. Federspiel, president of HVHC. “Each brings tremendous strengths to the board, and we look forward to working with them as the Hospital enters a new era of growth and expansion.’’

Coleman is a businessman and accomplished fund-raiser. He has had a long and distinguished career working for a number of large corporations including PepsiCo, Altria and American Express, where he was responsible for business development, sales, consulting and marketing.  He also owns Coleman Crest, a farm which has been in his family since 1888. Coleman is a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and lives in Eastchester.

Sondak, of Cortlandt Manor, human resources professional, currently works as executive director of Human Resources for Catholic Guardian Services. She was formerly vice president of Human Resources for the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley in Tarrytown where she was responsible for all human resources programs.

Meyer, a Cold Spring resident, is a retired teacher and a longtime supporter of the hospital. A graduate of Ladycliff College, Meyer completed her teaching certification at SUNY New Paltz and went on to teach in the Haldane Central School District for 33 years. She is an active member of the Cold Spring community, and has been President of the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library Board since 1998. Meyer joined the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Board immediately following the acquisition of Butterfield Hospital.

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