Board Elections

Voting is May 7th through May 21st. Please choose 3 nominees when voting. We will be collecting votes in house at Parks Heritage as well. Nominee biographies are below.

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Ed Hanchett started his medical career in 1979 as a Radiologic Technologist after graduating from CVPH in Plattsburgh, NY. He continued his education with a Bachelor's degree in 1981 from St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine and a Master's degree in 2000 from SUNY Plattsburgh. In addition, he has attended the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Program in 2000 and Cornell University's Johnson Business School for the HANYS Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement in 2011.

Ed is currently the Vice President of Clinical Services at Glens Falls Hospital overseeing the departmental operations of the Lab/Patholgy, Medical Imaging, Rehabilitation Services and Wound Healing Center. He has worked at Glens Falls Hospital for 34 years in a variety of roles. In 2003, Ed received the People Leadership Award in which he was nominated by Staff and selected by Senior Management as a leader that best demonstrates the qualities of Service, Recognition, Visibility, Trust, Proactivity and Communication.

Ed has been active in numerous committees at GFH and has served on several boards including Caritas, SUNY Adirondack Foundation, and Parks Heritage FCU for 20 plus years. He is a strong believer in the role of community organizations especially non-profits and supports their mission in various ways. Ed and his wife Kathleen live in Queensbury with their two daughters Lydia and Isabelle.

Michael Durling, MS RN has worked for Glens Falls Hospital since January 2012 as a Critical Care Nurse and also a Senior Clinical Informatics Nurse as of June 2015. He is responsible for organization wide RN technology implementation and adoption for both inpatient and outpatient nursing roles. Mike coordinates multidisciplinary teams to achieve project goals and address nursing needs reporting directly to CNO with matrix to CIO and CMIO to ensure leadership representation throughout projects. He is head nursing informaticist for large multiphase EMR optimization including paper-to-electronic switch for many procedural and primary care areas, and implementation of state-of-the-art device integration.

Douglas Girling, MD is currently the medical director for Glens Falls Hospital Emergency Department. He has worked as an emergency medicine physician at Glens Falls Hospital since 2004. He also serves as medical director for many of the EMS agencies in Warren and Washington counties. Prior to his career as a physician he worked for 5 years as a tech in Glens Falls ED.

Dr. Girling lives in Greenfield Center with wife Kellie and 2 children Calvin and Chloe. They are actively involved in a number of volunteer activities, including: committee members for Save The Children - upstate NY and Rise Liberia education project in Liberia. In his free time he enjoys training and racing in ultra-endurance events - this included a 150 mile run through the Sahara desert in summer and 130 mile run in the Arctic Circle in midwinter - all for fun.

Kimberly Butler, is the owner of Building Blocks Childcare Center located in Queensbury. She is also a columnist for The Post Star. Her column is based on saving money for your family. She is a preferred member of the Southern Adirondack Childcare Network. She resides in Queensbury, NY.