At Catskill Regional Medical Center, 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 Orange Regional’s Board of Directors – listed below – that have such an impact on our organization and system.
RICHARD (RICK) LANDER, BOARD 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 Catskill Regional Medical Center 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.
JOAN RHULEN FARROW
Joan Farrow and her family helped build the Rhulen Agency Inc. into the 19th largest privately owned insurance agency in the United States. After the Rhulen agency was acquired in 1989, Ms. Farrow became a Vice President and division head for Markel Corporation, thereafter became a principle shareholder in the Frontier Insurance Group. Joan was one of the founders of Catskill Hudson Bank in 1993 and served as its board president for 5 years before retiring in 2004.
Farrow was appointed to the SUNY Sullivan board of trustees by Governor Pataki in 1995. Having retired from SUNY Sullivan in 2013, she holds the post of trustee emeritus, but continues to serve on its Foundation Board and the Dormitory Board. In 1986, along with her husband, Ms. Farrow received the American Camping Association Special Recognition Award. Joan has received the Anti- Defamation League Americanism award in 1996, the BPW woman of the year award in 1999, and was recognized by the SUNY Sullivan Foundation in 2010 with the “Women Who Make a Difference” award.
Ms. Farrow was a Charter Member of the Philip E. Wilson Society Hospital for Special Surgery NYC. She has been a member of the board of trustees for Catskill Regional Medical Center for over 20 year and is the President of Catskill Regional’s Foundation. Ms. Farrow also serves on the Academy of Finance of Monticello High School, her alma mater. Ms. Farrow resides in Monticello, New York.
Greater Hudson Valley Health System (Now known as Garnet Health)
Catskill Regional Medical Center 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.