Coleman and Rodriguez-Lagonia Appointed to Hudson Valley Hospital’s Foundation Board

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 22, 2013) – The Foundation of Hudson Valley Hospital Center has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors.

Appointed to the Foundation Board were Jim Coleman, Director of Westchester County’s Industrial Development Agency, and Health Professional Loretta Rodriguez-Lagonia.

“It’s very exciting to have two such distinguished community members join the Foundation’s Board of Directors,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “We really look forward to working with Jim and Loretta as the Hospital enters a new era of growth and expansion.’’ 

Coleman, a former Chief of Staff for State Senator Greg Ball, is a businessman and accomplished fundraiser. He has had a long and distinguished career working for a number of large corporations including PepsiCo, Altria and American Express where he was responsible for business development, sales, consulting and marketing. 

In March, Coleman was appointed as head of the county’s IDA and is charged with helping to lead the county’s economic development efforts by offering incentives to businesses to relocate to the county or to expand their facilities.

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he still owns the family farm, Coleman Crest, which has been in his family since 1888. He is a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and lives with his wife in Eastchester.

Rodriguez-Lagnonia is an adjunct professor at Mercy College where she serves as distance learning instructor for Master of Science/Organizational Leadership. She also works as an executive administrator for the Lagonia Law Office in Yorktown Heights. Rodriguez-Lagonia has served as an administrator for a number of healthcare organizations, including The Bronx Health Link, and has acted as a consultant specializing in education and e-communications. She is a member of the Yorktown Lions Club and serves as Yorktown Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator and is a board member of ASK (Alliance for Safe Kids).

The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center and works with the community to support the Hospital and its services.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is continuing raise funds to pay for the construction, technology and furnishing of a state of the art Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. This campaign is managed by the hospital’s Foundation Board and a Campaign Steering Committee comprised of local and regional leaders.

Building on Excellence Phase II, follows the successful $16 million campaign for the hospital’s $100 million major expansion and renovation program that was completed in June 2010.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org