Brad Frey


Brad D. Frey

Board Member

Brad joined the Indian River Lakes Conservancy Board in the summer of 2022. He enjoys outdoor activities to include hunting, fishing, hiking and anything on the water. “I feel the mission of IRLC is extremely important, and it’s comforting to know that there is protected land that my Grandchildren and future generations will forever enjoy.”

Brad’s educational background is a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. He served 25 years in the U.S. Army starting out as an enlisted Combat Medic and later commissioned as an officer after completing Physician Assistant training. The principles of military leadership are still very important to Brad as he strives to lead by example. Brad firmly believes in servant leadership.

Following a 25-year military career, Brad retired from the U.S. Army in February, 2011 and found himself at River Hospital where he became the Director of Behavioral Health Services. He started a one-of-a-kind public/private program that provides intensive outpatient treatment to Active-Duty Soldiers from Fort Drum; members of the community who are in high-risk occupations and regularly face traumatic situations; and, oversees a robust outpatient Behavioral Health clinic that serves adults and children in the community. Most recently, Brad established a school-based satellite Behavioral Health clinic at Alexandira Central Schools in Alexandira Bay.

Brad is the current Vice President of the River Hospital Medical Staff which makes him an active Board Member of the Hospital serving on the Hospital’s Finance & Quality Committees and is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the Hospital. Brad serves as a Board Member for the North Country Initiative and is a member of the Medical Management Committee. He formerly served on the Jefferson County Community Services, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, and North Star Alliance Boards.

Wylie Huffman
Fun Fact

Land protection directly supports watershed health! Conserving land helps to reduce erosion and runoff, reduces pollutant export through filtering, preserves natural flow patterns, and minimizes flooding.