Honorary Lifetime Board Member, Don Chester
Don Chester is the Assistant Administrator of the 464-bed St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, where he has worked since 1973. An active community volunteer, he has been Chairman of the Board of eight organizations, and currently serves on several local boards in his community.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a Master’s degree in health services administration. An avid triathlete, he was seriously injured in 2004 when struck by a car while on a training run.
Since returning to work at St. Mary’s in 2005 he has also dedicated himself to mentoring those who are newly injured so that they can believe in the small victories that will lead to large victories that are in their future. Don continues his profession at St. Mary’s with the support of assistive technology and his service dog, Pollyanna.