Saratoga Hospital Names Four to Board of Trustees

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 25, 2023—Saratoga Hospital has appointed four new board members effective July 1: Michael Billok of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; Kim Hedley of SUNY Adirondack; Elizabeth Sobol of Saratoga Performing Arts Center; and Dwane Sterling of Skidmore College.

Billok has been a member at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC since 2015, representing employers in litigation in federal and state courts. Billok was part of a litigation team that received an award for work in representing the NAACP and the ACLU in a case concerning arrests without probable cause by the Baltimore Police Department. He attended the United States Naval Academy and earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Billok serves on a variety of local boards, including Jake's Help From Heaven and the Saratoga County Bar Association.

Hedley, of Saratoga Springs, is the Health Science Division chair and an associate professor at the School of Health Sciences at SUNY Adirondack. She also conducts nursing education program reviews as a peer reviewer with the New York State Department of Education. Hedley, who attended Russell Sage College for both her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, has a PhD in nursing leadership from Walden University. She's earned awards and recognitions from the Northeast New York Professional Nurses Organization, Inc., Capital District #9 New York State Nurses Association, and the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York.

Sobol has served as the president and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) since 2016. During her tenure, she has expanded programming with new year-round initiatives designed to attract younger, more diverse audiences. Sobol spearheaded partnerships with cultural organizations including Caffe Lena, Skidmore College/The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Shakespear Company and Opera Saratoga, in addition to collaborations with business and community organizations. Under her leadership, SPAC's education programs have grown to serve more than 50,000 individuals throughout the Capital Region and beyond.

Sterling is the chief technology officer at Skidmore College. He has experience building successful IT organizations, leading technology initiatives, and transforming operations by developing teams and strategies that improve business outcomes. Sterling earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and holds professional certifications in information systems security, project management, and IT service management. He serves on the board of the Alternative Living Group, Inc., and is a member of The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

Other Saratoga Hospital board of trustees members are: Raimundo C. Archibold; David Collins, secretary; Kari P. Cushing; Barbara Ferraro; Susan Law Dake; Dennis McKenna, MD; Frank Messa, treasurer; Marianne A. Mustafa, MD; J. Thomas Roohan; Margaret Smith Cassier; Mike Trimarchi; Jill J. VanKuren, president and CEO of Saratoga Hospital; Heather Ward, chairperson; and Elizabeth Wood Pustolka, vice chairperson.


About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital, the only acute care facility in Saratoga County, has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. Its more than 450 physicians and other medical professionals provide care at more than 20 locations in a broad range of medical specialties, from urgent and primary care to state-of-the-art imaging, pain management, diabetes care, and more. Saratoga Hospital is a member of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Medical Center, Albany Medical College, Columbia Memorial Health, Glens Falls Hospital, and the Visiting Nurses. The region's largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians, and 125 outpatient locations serving the region's three million people. For more information: or


Jillian Casey
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25 Jul 2023