Board of Directors

The Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Directors is elected by registered voters within the hospital district (Pitkin County excluding Redstone).  Each Director serves in a voluntary capacity for a period of four years.  The terms are staggered every two years.

CHUCK FRIAS, DIRECTOR

Mr. Frias has lived in Aspen since 1974. He is an owner of Frias Properties of Aspen, a local property management and real estate company that specializes in real estate sales, rentals, property management, and development. Mr. Frias has served on many local organizational boards including: Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Aspen Lodging Association, Aspen Junior Hockey, Aspen School District Financial Advisory Board, Aspen Trout Unlimited, Aspen Child Care Advisory Board, Meadowood Homeowners, and Villa of Aspen Homeowners. Mr. Frias raised his family of two children, born at AVH, in Aspen and currently lives in the Meadowood Subdivision with his wife Marilyn.

DAVID H. EISENSTAT, DIRECTOR

Mr. Eisenstat joined the Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Directors in May 2013.   He is a retired senior partner of the law firm Akin, Gump, Stauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, based in Washington, DC.  He headed the firm’s health industry department from 1981 to 2007 when he retired, and then served as a consultant to the firm through 2012.  During his career, Mr. Eisenstat represented major academic medical centers, healthcare systems, community hospitals, specialty hospitals, and various other healthcare related enterprises.  In 2006 he was named by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as one of 10 “Outstanding Hospital Lawyers” in the United States.   Mr. Eisenstat proudly engages in numerous community, civic, and charitable activities, including the Aspen Valley Hospital Audit Committee and the Susan G. Komen Aspen Board of Directors.

GREG BALKO, MD, DIRECTOR

Dr. Balko is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who served on the hospital board from 2004-2008 and was re-elected in 2016. He brings a wealth of experience as a practicing physician and governing leader.  His goals are to augment our facilities and care, expand the cope of the medical staff and hospital services, maintain the financial strength of the hospital, and continue to expand on our culture of safety.

MELINDA NAGLE, MD, DIRECTOR, CHAIR

Dr. Nagle has been on the medical staff at AVH for several years as an obstetrician/gynecologist providing care to women of the valley. Dr. Nagle received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Prior to medical school, she was a tennis pro in Aspen, which, in conjunction with her medical practice, contributed to her knowledge of the community and its needs.

LEE SCHUMACHER, DIRECTOR, VICE CHAIR

Mr. Schumacher has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1980. He is an attorney specializing in taxation and real estate. His law degrees -- J.D. and LL.M. (taxation) -- were received from the University of Denver College of Law. With six children (five of them born at AVH), and a law firm that has represented physicians and physician groups for more than 25 years, he has both professional and personal experience with Aspen Valley Hospital. He also serves on the board of Aspen Country Day School and currently is the board president.  In the past, he was on the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club board of directors.
 

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Aspen, CO 81611
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