Ethics Statement

(revised 12.17.2023)

We live in a time in which false information (“alt facts”), disinformation, and information and ideas shaped by the author’s undisclosed capture by corporations, governments, and religions is almost the norm.  It is important for you to know a bit about my entanglements and possible conflicts of interest.

Generally, if you follow the money you can understand the sources of possible conflicts of interest.

My three largest sources of income are management consulting, Social Security and occasional dips into retirement funds.. My management consulting is now limited to one client, UTMHealthcare, LLC,  I am currently serving as Chief Operating Officer. UTMHealthcare provides software and services to the healthcare sector, predominantly remote patient monitoring. I own no individual stocks and all retirement investments are held in broad market index funds.

As a lifelong atheist, I consider myself only beholden to my family, neighbors, immediate community, and the facts that I can ascertain about any given matter.

My major local community engagement has been with the Hudson Area Library. I was on the Board of Trustees for 11 years, interrupted by a required one-year hiatus.  I was the President of the Board twice for 7 years in total. My service on the Board ended in 2023.

I also participate occasionally in other local discussions and activities about economic development and community programs in Hudson and Columbia County.