Board of Directors 2015-2016

Theresa Devennie, President
Jean Pirozzi, VP Service
Judy Carr, VP Membership Marketing
VP Fund Development
Gloria Hoffman, Treasurer
Karen Goldman, Secretary

Board Members
Robert Pirozzi
Edward Priest
Sharon Putney
Libby Rubenstein
Jean Seale
Christopher Russo
Ted Topalian
Don White
Claire Wightman

Donna Breen
Bernie Bunce
Rosemary Carr
Marty Cuddy
Rosemary Fenneman
Jane Forstadt
Josie Glos
Bertha Jacobs
Barbara LaBarge
Iris McNulty

Bonnie McCabe — Ex-Officio
Kristin Bruce—Director Volunteer Services

Manager for Business & Administration
Susan E. York

We are structured into three different committee areas—Service, Membership/Marketing, and Fund Development.

Service Committee

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 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.

2015-16 Blood Drives:

  • Downtown Campus:
    Thursday, July 23, 9:30am – 9pm; July 24, 7am-1pm
    October 15, 9:30am - 5pm
    January 7, 9:30am - 5pm; January 8, 7am - 1pm
    April 21, 9:30am - 5pm; Friday, April 22, 7am - 1pm
  • Community Campus:
    August 4, 12pm - 6pm; August 5, 7am - 1pm
    October 28, 12pm - 6pm; October 29, 7am - 1pm
    January 5, 12pm - 6pm; January 6, 7am - 1pm

Fund Development

Fund Development is not one committee but rather a group of smaller committees that promote The Advocates through fundraising events. In 2015-16 we are focusing on 3 fundraising events - Macy's Shop for a Cause, 16th Annual Fall Swing Golf tournament, and our 17th Annual Mystery Malt & Merlot.

2015-16 Events:
16th Fall Swing Golf Tournament - September 16, 2015
17th Annual Mystery, Malt & Merlot—Friday April 27, 2015

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.