SUNY University Faculty Senate

The system-wide University Faculty Senate External Icon, representing the State-operated and statutory colleges, is the official agency through which SUNY faculty engage in governance of the University. The Senate, composed of elected faculty from each of the colleges, promotes educational policies within the University and serves as an advisory body to the Chancellor.

Upstate Medical University is represented by 4 Senators and 4 Alternate Senators. The Faculty Senators serve as a liaison between our local campus and the University Faculty Senate.

Senators

Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH

Heather Shannon,
MS, CNM, NP, MPH

Faculty Senator
2017-2020

Maria Wheelock, MS, RN, WHNP

Maria Wheelock,
MS, RN, WHNP

Faculty Senator
2016-2019

J.C. Trussel, MD

J.C. Trussel, MD
Faculty Senator
2016-2019

Kerry A. Greene-Donnelly, MBA, RT

Kerry Greene-Donnelly,
MBA, RT

Faculty Sentor
2015-2018

Alternate Senators

Christopher Tanski, MD, MSEd

Christopher Tanski,
MD, MSEd

Alternate Faculty Senator
2017-2020

Wendi Ackerman

Wendi Ackerman
Alternate Faculty Senator
2016-2019

Nienke Dosa, MD, MPH

Nienke Dosa, MD, MPH
Alternate Faculty Senator
2016-2019

Paul Johnson, PhD, MBA, MT

Paul Johnson,
PhD, MBA, MT

Alternate Faculty Senator
2016-2018