At Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, we recognize the impact that the talented professionals on our team have on the lives of our patients. Come meet and learn more about the exceptional individuals of the Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills’ Board of Directors – listed below – that have such an impact on our organization and system.
RICHARD (RICK) LANDER, CHAIR
Rick Lander is the owner and operator of several Western Sullivan County businesses, including Ten Mile River Enterprises, Lander’s River Trips, Lander’s RiverMart and River Café.
Mr. Lander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairfield University. Lander is a Past Supervisor for the Town of Tusten and was a Member of the Narrowsburg Central School Board and the Sullivan West School Board.
Rick is an active Member of the Tusten Ambulance Corp, and is a Past Secretary and active Member of the Narrowsburg Fire Department. Mr. Lander is a Member of the Sullivan County Visitors Association, Pocono Mountain Vacation Bureau, the Narrowsburg, Callicoon and Sullivan County Chambers of Commerce, and is the Town of Tusten Republican Party Chairman. In 2005, Mr. Lander was awarded the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce “Business Man of the Year” award. Mr. Lander resides in Narrowsburg, New York.
ANDREW PAVLOFF, VICE CHAIR
Andrew Pavloff is a Partner in the Accounting Firm of Knack, Pavloff & Company, LLP with offices in Monticello and Goshen, N.Y. Mr. Pavloff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from SUNY Albany and became a New York Certified Public Accountant in 1982. Andrew has over 33 years of diversified experience in accounting, auditing, taxation and consulting.
He currently serves as Director and Secretary of the Cooperative Federal Credit Union, and is a member of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties Board of Directors. Previous posts include being a member of the United Way of Orange County Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Woodridge Fire District from 1998 to 2007, Advisory Board Member for Catskill Hudson Bank from 2001 to 2003, Trustee and Deputy Mayor of the Village of Woodridge, as well as posts in several other civic organizations. Mr. Pavloff resides in Newburgh, New York.
IMRAN AHMED, MD, FAAFP, MPH, SECRETARY
Imran Ahmed, MD, FAAFP, MPH is an established physician with over 31 years of medical experience. He has been in private practice for 21 years serving the local community. His office, Bethel Medical Family Practice in White Lake, NY received the IPRO Outstanding Service to the Health Care Community Award.
Dr. Ahmed serves patients of all ages, both in the office and at the hospital. As a member of the Medical Staff at Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills since 1993, he has served as the Chair of the Credential Committee and Vice President of the Medical Staff. He is currently a Member of the Med Exec Committee and a Member of the Utilization Management Committee.
Dr. Ahmed obtained his medical degree from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his internship in surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY and finished Family Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Stamford, CT. Additionally, he has received a Master of Public Health from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Dr. Ahmed was recently named Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY. He is Board-certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dory H. Alport, Treasurer
Dory H. Alport is the President of A. Alport & Son, Inc in Fallsburg, NY. There she leads daily operations including business development, sales, marketing, inventory management, delivery schedules, and customer service, as well as managing her staff of 20 employees.
She received her Masters of Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire, and holds organizational affiliations as Secretary and Board of Director, Member of Executive Committee, Chair of the Trade Show Committee at the Builders Association of the Hudson Valley.
Garnet Health (previously known as Greater Hudson Valley Health System)
Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills is a member of Garnet Health, named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2018 and 2019. Lead by our system Board of Directors and Executive leadership, Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.