Our Board Members



Alfred G. Howell

Alfred G. Howell, known as A.G., joined the Foundation Board of Trustees in November of 2004. Other than an absence to attend law school in San Diego, California, A.G. is a lifelong resident of Honesdale. He is married to the former Patricia Murray, daughter of Joseph and Tish Murray. They reside in Honesdale with their three children, Faith, Will and Drew. A.G. engages in the general practice of law, including real estate, estate and probate, personal injury, contracts, criminal law and family law, with the law firm of Howell, Howell, and Krause, which is located on 9th Street in Honesdale. The law firm was founded by his grandfather, A. Emerson Howell, a former Chair of the Board of Directors of Wayne Memorial Hospital. A.G., like his grandfather and father, Alfred J. Howell, attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A.G. was awarded his law degree from the California Western School of Law in 1996. During his time in law school in California, he recognized that Northeastern Pennsylvania is a beautiful and fun place to live and to raise a family.



Matthew L. Meagher

Matthew (Matt) L. Meagher joined the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Board of Trustees in January of 2005. Matt is the son of Paul and Sandy Meagher. Matt represents the second generation of the Meagher family to serve on the Health Foudnation Board of Trustees. His father, Paul, was one of the original Board members when the Foundation was incorporated in 1981. Matt is a graduate of Honesdale High School and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 from the University of Scranton. After working in the insurance industry for a few years, Matt relocated to San Diego, California to attend law school. While earning his law degree at California Western, he met his wife, Carrie, who was an elementary school teacher in the inner city of San Diego. Carrie grew up in a small New Hampshire town. While enjoying visits to Honesdale with Matt, she developed a fondness for the Wayne County way of life. After Matt’s graduation from law school in 2001, they decided that Wayne County was a place where they wanted to rear their family, because of the excellent schools, health care services, and the overall high quality of life in a rural area. Matt presently practices law at the Hamill Law Offices in Honesdale. He also serves as a part-time assistant district attorney. His other community activities consist of the Honesdale Area Jaycees, the Wayne County Historical Society and the Knights of Columbus. Carrie is a first grade teacher at the Stourbridge Primary Center. Matt, Carrie, and their daughter, Tess, reside in Honesdale. Tess was born at Wayne Memorial on May 19th , 2004. Matt was very pleased with care she was given. “With the long tradition that my family has had, it is an honor to be a part of it, and I am very excited about it. I am very excited about helping Wayne Memorial continue to grow and serve the needs of the community.”


Diane Wylam

Diane Wylam, Esq.  is Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer in the Wealth Management and Trust Department at Wayne Bank in Honesdale. She brings a solid background in finance to her new volunteer post, including experience with planned giving. Wylam attended the University of Scranton and Lackawanna College before securing her law degree from the Widener School of Law in 1994. Prior to her position at Wayne Bank, she was the Director of Major and Planned Giving at Misericordia University and, before that, she started the Trust Division and served as Senior Trust Officer at Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank in Dunmore. Ms. Wylam also has experience in business ownership and in healthcare. She worked in family businesses and from 2001-2010, she served on the Board of St. Joseph’s Center.







Clay LaCoe

Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Clay LaCoeClayton S. LaCoe III (Clay) grew up in the Bald Mountain section of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania and attended the public schools of the Abington Heights Schools District until his graduation in 1989. From there, he attended the University of Scranton, graduating with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry Education respectively in 1993 and 2000. In 2006, Clay graduated from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania with his doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership.

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Nancy Propst

Nancy Turano Propst joined the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation in 2011, but she has been involved with the hospital since 1980 when she was a dietetic student. Nancy is a registered dietitian and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Marywood University.A resident of Beach Lake, Nancy is married to Michael Propst and has three children, Steven, Andrew and Kristen and a grandson Charlie. They keep her busy in the community through volunteer work with school, sports, church, scouting and 4-H.




Michael Gallagher, MD

Dr. Gallagher is a board certified radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, and internist. A magna cum laude graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and earned his Masters of Business Administration at Drexel University. He trained in radiation therapy and medical oncology at Harvard University, the National Cancer Institute, and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania.

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Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke graduated from Honesdale High School in 1990. He went on to attend Penn State University, University Park campus, graduating in 1994 with a bachelor of science in finance and a minor in economics. Mr. Burke joined AMSkier Insurance in 1995 and began working in the Accounting Department. He later moved to the IT Department and progressed to the role of IT Director. Recently, Kevin’s role at AMSkier evolved once more. He is now the Personal Lines Supervisor.

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Suzanne Grady

Suzanne Grady became a member of the Foundation Board in June 2008 and has also participated in the work of the Board’s community Health Care Committee since the spring of 2006.

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Maureen Beilman

Maureen Beilman has been the chief financial officer of The Dime Bank/Dimeco, Inc. since 1988. She graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a major in accounting. Maureen and husband Jim are the proud parents of two boys and the grandparents (as of this writing) of one.

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Mark Honigfeld

Marc Honigfeld joined the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Board of Trustees in November of 2004. He has been the owner and director of Trails End Camp in Beach Lake, since 1995. However, his involvement in camping and in particular, Wayne County camping, goes back many years. Marc attended camps as a child and then during high school and summer vacations, worked as a camp counselor. He became associated with Trails End Camp in 1986, when Stan and Starr Goldberg, his father and mother-in-law, purchased Trails End Camp from its founder, Joseph Laab, a former member of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Trails End Camp is now in its 59th year.

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Milton Roegner

Milton (Milt) Roegner, President of Roegner Appraisal Group, Inc., joined the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Board of Trustees in November of 2004. Mr. Roegner is a certified appraiser in both Pennsylvania and New York State. He has been engaged in the appraisal industry since 1970 and founded the Roegner Appraisal Group in 1994. In addition to appraising residential and commercial property, Milton has appeared as an expert witness in civil procedures and before the Public Utility Commission and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. He is also a licensed real estate broker.

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William Chatlos





William (Bill) E. Chatlos first joined the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Board of Trustees in May of 1996. After a short time away, Bill returned to the Board in 2016. For many years, Bill’s permanent residence was in North Caldwell, New Jersey. In the late 1960’s he and his wife purchased a summer residence in Beach Lake. Bill’s fondness of nature and the out of doors, and his enjoyment of the peaceful lifestyle of Wayne County recently led him to make his Beach Lake home his permanent residence. Shortly after becoming a full time resident, Bill agreed to serve as Treasurer of the Foundation.

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Martha Sader

Martha Sader has been involved with Wayne Memorial Hospital for more than 40 years.



Margaretta Niles

Margaretta (Maggie) Niles, a year around resident of the Blooming Grove Club in Pike County, joined the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Board of Trustees in December of 2005. Mrs. Niles was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, but shortly thereafter, her family moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, where she spent the majority of her younger years. She graduated from the National Cathedral School, attended Smith College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Columbia University. Prior to retiring in Northeastern Pennsylvania, seven years ago, Maggie and her husband, Rick, Resided in Darien Connecticut. They are the parents of two grown children, Jennifer, who runs a charter school in the inner city of Washington, D.C.; and David, who is married with two children and lives and works in Manhattan.

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Leonard Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz is president of the family-owned Hotel Wayne, Inc which operates the historic hotel and its restaurant, Bistro 1202, and three other Honesdale restaurants; the Hotel Café, the Onyx Room and Fare. Trained as a chemist, “Lenny” was formerly the chairman and CEO of Aceto Corporation, from which he retired in 2009.

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Robert Suhosky

Chair of Wayne Health ServicesRobert “Bob” Suhosky served 25 years in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of colonel. His wife, Linda, is a retired registered operating room nurse. She was employed by Wayne Memorial Hospital in the mid-1960s. The Suhoskys have three children, one who resides in Texas, one in Maryland and Peter, who makes his home in Honesdale.

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Dwight James “Jim” Chapman - Jim Chapman, a resident of Sterling, is the former owner of the J&J Lounge in Hamlin, which he and his wife Shirley operated for 40 years prior to retirement. He is a member of the Lake Ariel Lions Club and serves on boards of both the Wayne County Hospital and Facilities Authority and the Wayne Industrial Development Authority. The son of the late Clifton and Dorothy Chapman, “Jim” graduated from Hamlin Elementary School and Lake Consolidated High School, Class of ’58. The Chapmans have one daughter, Vicky Botjer, who is currently the Chief Clerk of Wayne County.




Brendan Murray - “Growing up in Honesdale, I was always aware of the big role played by Wayne Memorial Hospital in the community,” said Brendan Murray, “so being a part of the Wayne Memorial family is special to me, and I want to help in any way I can.” Brendan Murray, a licensed funeral director at Hessling Funeral Home in Honesdale, is the son of Rebecca and Edward Murray, DPM. He is a graduate of Honesdale High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh. Brendan completed studies at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2003. In addition to Wayne Health Services, Brendan is on the board of the Honesdale Area Jaycees and is an active member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale. He and his wife, the former Megan Rindock, have three daughters – Bridget, Margaret and Keira—who were all delivered at Wayne Memorial Hospital.




Betty deMaye-Caruth - Betty deMaye-Caruth, PhD, RN, CHPT, RM/T a longtime member of the Honesdale business and professional community, officially joined the Board of Trustees of Wayne Health Services this month. Mrs. deMaye-Caruth, a registered nurse and retired Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, owns and operates the Minerva Educational and Wellness Treatment Center, LLC, in Honesdale. She also has a masters degree in education and a doctorate in holistic health. Mrs. deMaye-Caruth was born and raised in New York City and moved to Honesdale in 1991 with her husband, dentist Lawrence Caruth who has since retired. She is a member of the Wayne County Business and Professional Women, Honesdale Rotary, the American Legion, the American Holistic Nurses Association, Healing Touch International and Republican Women.




Jerome Casey, DPM

J. Dennis Evans, CPA

Thomas Jenkins

William O’Neill

Sharon Watson, BSN, RN, CWCN, COCN;

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