Oneida Health Introduces New Board of Trustee Members

Kevin ProsserNews, Press Release

Oneida Health Board of Trustees

Welcome Mr. Dugan and Ms. Wells

Oneida, NY – Oneida Health recently announced the appointment of two new Board of Trustee members, Chris Dugan, MBA and Margaret Wells, PhD, RN, APN-BC.

Mr. Dugan currently serves as the president of Knowles Precision Devices, a global specialty components maker headquartered in Cazenovia. Previously he served as the President of Americas for Bridon Corporation, a company making cables for cranes and mining equipment. Mr. Dugan has held positions in general management, commercial management, marketing and business development over the course of his career. He holds a BA from the University of Rochester and was a NCAA All-American swimmer. Subsequently, he served as a Navy SEAL officer for 9 years. Mr. Dugan received his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Manufacturers Association of CNY (MACNY) and Centerstate CEO.

Ms. Margaret Wells currently serves as the Dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. She previously worked for 10 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. Later, she held positions at the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University where she served in various academic roles including Director of Graduate Nursing Programs and Assistant Dean for Outcomes and Evaluation. Ms. Wells completed her BS in Nursing at Georgetown University, earned her MS in Nursing and a post-master’s certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from Syracuse University. She also completed a PhD in Rural Nursing from Binghamton University. Ms. Wells presently volunteers as a nurse practitioner at the Poverello Healthcare Clinic in Syracuse and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Upstate Family Health Center in Utica.

“We are fortunate to add these two distinguished professionals as members of our board,” said Gene Morreale, President and CEO of Oneida Health. “Chris and Margaret bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our existing Board, helping to make us more effective in completing our legally required organizational oversight. Their diverse backgrounds will prove valuable as we continue our mission to deliver exceptional care to the communities we serve in greater Madison and Oneida County.”

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About Oneida Health

Oneida Health serves an area comprised of approximately 29 communities in Madison and western Oneida counties with a population of approximately 100,000. Operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc, a New York State not-for-profit corporation, the organization includes a 101-bed acute care hospital, emergency department, state of the art surgery center, 160-bed extended-care and short-term rehab facility, primary care offices, comprehensive laboratory and pathology services, home medical equipment, comprehensive imaging services, outpatient therapies, and care specialties in: da Vinci Robotics Program, Oncology, Neurology, Podiatry, Vascular, Sleep Disorders, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Wound Care, GI, ENT, General Surgery, and Urology. To learn more about Oneida Health, visit

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