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.”