Glens Falls Hospital Welcomes New Board Members


GLENS FALLS, NY — Glens Falls Hospital today announced William Hart of Fort Edward and William Powers, Jr. of Queensbury have joined the hospital’s Board of Governors. Each possesses outstanding leadership skills and experience and has demonstrated a significant commitment to the region as well as the mission and vision of Glens Falls Hospital.

Hart, a South Glens Falls native, is Vice President of U.S. Business Operations for Irving Tissue. During his 20 year tenure with the company, Bill has served as Senior Manager of Strategic Projects, Financial Services Manager, Controller and Cost Accountant. He is a member of the Capital Region Economic Development Council and the SUNY Adirondack Foundation Board. Bill attended SUNY Adirondack and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Utica/Rome and an MBA from the College of St. Rose in Albany. He is a longtime supporter of regional girls youth sports programs and joined the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016.

Before retiring in 2011, Powers spent 25 years in senior executive positions in the oil heat and propane industries, most recently serving as President of Heritage Propane, then a division of Energy Transfer Partners and the third largest distributor of propane in the U.S. at the time. Prior experience has included leadership of some of the most influential oil and propane marketers in the country, including President of Petroleum Heat and Power (Petro) and President/CEO of Star Gas Corporation/LP. Bill graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned his MBA at the University of Vermont. In retirement, he formed WGP Holdings, LLC, an investment management company. He serves on the North Country Ministry Board of Directors and has been a member of the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees since 2015.

“We are delighted to welcome our new members, each of whom further elevates the combined experience and expertise of our organization,” said Glenda Kelman, RN, Chair of the Board of Governors. “In addition to their strategic business acumen, Bill Hart and Bill Powers have both demonstrated exemplary commitment to communities in our region, which truly embodies the mission of this institution.”

Headshots are available by clicking here: William Hart and William Powers, Jr.



Glens Falls Hospital (GFH) is the largest hospital between Albany, NY and Montreal, Canada and maintains a service area that spans 6,000 square miles across 5 diverse counties. Founded in 1897, GFH today operates an advanced health care delivery system featuring 24 regional facilities including 8 specialty practices and 10 primary care centers. A vast array of specialized medical and surgical services are provided in addition to coronary care, occupational and behavioral health care, rehabilitation and wellness and others. The main hospital campus is home to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, the Joyce Stock Snuggery birthing center, the Breast Center and a chronic wound healing center. GFH is a not-for-profit organization and the largest employer in New York’s Adirondack region, with over 2,700 staff and more than 300 affiliated physicians. For more information visit