Board of Directors 20132014
Theresa Devennie, President
Linda Martino, VP Service
Amy Vanderlyke, VP Membership Marketing
Jean Seale, VP Fund Development
Ted Topalian, VP Advocates for Community Campus
Gloria Hoffman, Treasurer
Judy Carr, Secretary
Kristin Bruce—Director Volunteer Services
Manager for Business & Administration
We are structured into three different committee areas—Service, Membership/Marketing, and Fund Development.
This year we have had wonderful opportunities to work on each campus and out in the community. At each hospital campus, we were instrumental in running the blood drives, spearheading the collection of scarves and hats for chemotherapy patients and providing “themed dinners” complete with entertainment for several hospital units.
As the holidays approached, we were delighted to be part of Snowflake Central in the Golisano Children’s Hospital. It was very heartwarming to see the smiles on the parents’ faces as we wrapped gifts for their children.
The Service Committee has collaborated with periodic educational opportunities for our members and others in the community through our partnership with HealthLink.
2013-14 scheduled blood drives:
- Downtown Campus:
Thursday, October 17 – 9:30 am – 5 pm
Friday, October 18 – 7 am – 1 pm
Thursday, January 9 – 9:30 am – 5 pm
Friday, January 10 – 7 am – 1 pm
Thursday, April 24 – 9:30 am – 5 pm
Friday, April 25 – 7 am – 1 pm
- Community Campus:
Wednesday, November 6 – 12 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, November 7 – 7 am – 1 pm
Wednesday, January 8 – 12 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, January 9 – 7 am – 1 pm
Fund Development is not one committee but rather a group of smaller committees that promote The Advocates through fundraising events. 2012-13 we focused on 4 fundraising events - Macy's “Shop for a Cause; 13th annual Fall Swing Golf tournament; Personalized Pencil Sale; 15th Annual Mystery Malt and Merlot.
Events for 2013-14 include:
14th Annual Fall Swing Golf Tournament—Wednesday, September 11, 2013
16th Annual Mystery, Malt & Merlot—Friday April 4, 2014
Strong leadership through the years, resourcefulness, and a focus on identifying and acting on ways to improve patient care, have enabled The Advocates to fulfill its mission. We are prepared to meet the future of Upstate Medical University and its campuses.