Meet the Foundation Staff

Executive Staff

Eileen Pezzi, MPA
Vice President for Development, Upstate Medical University
Executive Director, Upstate Foundation 
315-464-7853 

Sue Clark
Associate Vice President for Development
315-464-4416

Terry Heany
Chief Financial Officer
315-464-4265 

In a profession where the average national turnover for development officers is just 16 months,* the average length of stay at the Upstate Foundation is nearly 9 years. The reasons development officers stay are varied, but it is certainly a key factor in the significant growth of the Foundation.

* The Chronicle of Philanthropy

 

Development Staff

Jennifer A. Balog, MHA, CFRE
Assistant Vice President for Development
315-464-9330

Jenny Dickinson
Coordinator,  Pediatric Programs and Events
315-464-9330

Michele Estabrook
Assistant Vice President for Donor Relations and Communications
315-464-7846

Rebecca Flint
Director of Corporate Development
315-464-5747

Toni Gary
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations & Development for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
315-464-4264

Bethann Kistner
Director, Grateful Patient and Family Program
315-464-4283

Danielle LaTour
Director, Retail Development for Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
315-464-7854

Mary Knepper
Director, College of Health Professions and Nursing Alumni Associations
315-464-5745

Cynthia Rotella
Director of Development, Southern Tier
607-771-3727

Mary Roff
Grant Writer/Project Development Specialist
315-464-7851

Terry Toscano Shenfeld
Director of Foundation Relations, Corporate Development Officer 
315-464-4284 

Julie Galler Simms
Development Director, Community Campus
315-430-9804

 

 

Administrative and Accounting

Doreen Bonura
Accounting and Cash Receipts Associate
315-464-4285

Nancy Boyce
Communications Specialist
Upstate Gala Director
315-464-9389

Robin Grabowski
Administrative Assistant
315-464-5748

Cheryl Kardjian
Accountant
315-464-7080

Katie Mauro
Accounting/Operations Data Specialist 
315-464-4281

Kristen Penfield
Alumni Support Associate
315-464-4281

Tammy Pike
Prospect Research Associate
315-464-4273

Mary Rochette
Administrative Assistant for the Vice President for Development
315-464-7853

Pamela Ward
Director of Operations
315-464-4275

Independent contractor

John Hoeschele
Writing/Marketing