Board of Directors

Ron Akel
Ron Akel joined the board in 2005. He brings his business experience as a partner in the former Giant Markets. Among his passions are classical music and history. He’s very proud of having attended Radio City Music Hall Christmas shows every year since 1966. Ron is a lifelong area resident, with his two brothers creating a history of serving the area in countless way – often very quietly.

Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson joined the board in 2005, after the unexpected death of then- /board chair, lawyer Clayton Axtell III. A partner in Hinman, Howard, and Kattell, he helps guide the board through any legal hurdles or questions. He is a former board chair. Larry, an ardent skier, is a lifelong area resident.

Gary Holcomb
Gary Holcomb joined the board in 2005. He retired early from Universal Instruments, and has kept busy since then as Deputy Supervisor at the Town of Fenton. He served the board for several years as secretary/treasurer. Something of a wine connoisseur, and a longtime HS volleyball official, Gary also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.

Patricia Ingraham

Patricia Ingraham, board chair, joined the board in 2006. At the time, she was still serving Binghamton University as founding Dean of its College of Community and Public Affairs. Since retiring in 2013, she has continued to provide leadership to Klee with her extensive background in community planning.  With her grandchildren living on the west coast, Pat, too, faces some schedule juggling. A native North Dakotan, Pat came to this area in the 60’s.

Prakash Ramanathan
Prakash Ramanathan joined the board in 2010, and currently serves as Vice-Chair. He brings extensive knowledge of healthcare from his position at UHS Hospitals as Director of Clinical Operations & Neuroscience Services. A lifelong area resident, Prakash recently joined the ranks of parenthood when his son was born in 2017. He, too, faces the challenge of meshing a demanding schedule and responsibilities with becoming a father.