President of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health joins Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County Board of Directors



Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County welcomes Rishi P. Singh, MD, to its Board of Directors. President of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, North and South Hospitals, staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute, and professor of ophthalmology at Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, Dr. Singh is a towering figure in medicine and highly regarded for his many achievements inside and outside of the operating room.

“Dr. Singh is an extraordinarily gifted, and successful individual and we’re incredibly excited to welcome him to our board of directors,” says Keith “Fletch” Fletcher, CEO of BGCMC. “Already dedicated to the Boys & Girls Clubs movement from his involvement in Cleveland, he’ll find himself in good company among many other diverse and vastly accomplished fellow board members such as incoming Board Chair Kathryn Parsons and Diana Brooks, Immediate Past Board Chair, both of whom have made—and continue to make—an immeasurable difference in the lives of thousands of Martin County children.”

Ellen Libby Ph.D. also joins the Board. Dr. Libby, an author, lecturer, and psychotherapist with more than 35 years of experience has devoted her professional life to the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families. Other transitions include the advancement of Kathryn Parsons to Board Chair, and Diana Brooks will now be Immediate Past Board Chair following years of service distinguished by record-setting fundraising for the organization despite challenges and interruptions caused by the pandemic and launching Building Great Futures- an exciting and comprehensive campaign for the youth of Martin County.

“So many of the children we serve are still enduring tremendous hardships due to various circumstances, including the pandemic,” adds Fletcher. “We should all feel very blessed that our Club members have in their corner such highly successful, respected, and generous leaders committed to ensuring the children get the encouragement, care, and opportunities they so deserve and dream of.”

Henry Saxon, regional service director of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, notes key qualities in the leaders on the Martin County chapter board of directors that exceed even their most celebrated professional achievements. “It’s not just about their resumes; it’s about their character,” Saxon says. “These people could be doing just anything, yet they are dedicating their time and effort to serving children in need of safety, patience, acceptance, knowledge, and opportunity. Drs. Libby and Singh will fit in well and we look forward to what they will accomplish together next.”



About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County  

For more than 30 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County has provided award-winning programs designed to guide and inspire young people ages 6-18 to learn, grow and mature in route to becoming successful adults. Each of the four clubs enjoys strong partnerships with local schools and communities. Such cohesion ensures that Boys & Girls Clubs’ programs complement and enrich the curriculum our members learn in class as well as remain attuned to the challenges and opportunities they face on a day-to-day basis. The clubs offer opportunities for fun, fitness, and S.T.E.A.M. activities, and certified teachers collaborate with club members on everything from tutoring and homework help to specialized courses that prepare them for careers in a variety of trades.



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