Adirondack Foundation welcomes new trustees

Deb Cleary, David Darrin and Melissa Eisinger join community foundation board

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Adirondack Foundation welcomes new trustees.

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation’s Board of Trustees welcomes its three newest members: Deb Cleary, David Darrin and Melissa Eisinger.

“These are three dynamic, dedicated community volunteers who bring diverse skills to our Board,” said Cali Brooks, president and CEO of Adirondack Foundation. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to acknowledge that we wouldn’t be here without the selfless time and passion contributed by our trustees over the years.”

Deb Cleary is president and CEO of ETS Staffing, Recruiting and Consulting, where she has overseen the expansion and exponential growth of the company over the last eight years, after taking the reins from her mother, Hope Coryer, who founded the company. As founder of the nonprofit Ready4Real, Cleary works to equip youth and adults with skills to be successful in the workplace. She also serves on boards for the North Country Workforce Development Board and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton Community College, is a past trustee of Mountain Lake PBS and immediate Past President of the Foundation of CVPH Board of Directors.

“Adirondack Foundation has shown a real commitment to creating pipelines to success for North Country residents, whether it’s preparing them for higher education or giving them the tools to succeed professionally,” Cleary said. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to connect my experience with this work to carry it forward.”

David Darrin was a commercial photographer who has served as a trustee on the boards of many nonprofit organizations, including the Fund for Lake George, the Lake George Land Conservancy, the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Albany Academy for Girls and the Emma Willard School.

“To connect with and support Adirondack Foundation is to participate in a regional effort to strengthen local communities,” said David Darrin. “The foundation’s depth and breadth are both significant and I am honored to be a part of it.” 

Melissa Eisinger is a veteran nonprofit professional and fundraiser, and former vice president of Adirondack Foundation; she has also worked for the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land Trust. She currently serves on the boards of the Cloudsplitter Foundation, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks and the Northern Forest Atlas Foundation.

“Adirondack Foundation’s commitment to local communities across the entire region is unwavering,” Eisinger said. “I’m honored to be back in the fold as a Trustee, and look forward to working with the Board and staff to keep this momentum going.”