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January 2010

Maria Pembook

As an Administrative Assistant in Nursing Administration, Maria Pembrook has been a familiar, friendly face at Upstate for the past 26 years. She began in the Department of Radiology and after 20 years transitioned to Nursing Administration, where she currently provides administrative support to Sharon Zalatan Klaiber and Barbara Stachowski. In this capacity, Maria is responsible for a myriad of administrative duties, including preparing correspondence, meeting documents, organizing itineraries and meetings, receiving visitors and handling information requests. As described by Maria, she provides a high level of support for whatever is needed in order to keep the office organized and running smoothly. 

When asked what she likes most about her position, Maria replied, “I really like the people I work with, especially my supervisors. Having great bosses makes a huge difference. I also enjoy the opportunity I have to meet a variety of people throughout the organization, especially since becoming part of Nursing Administration.

During her free time, Maria enjoys staying active by playing golf and volleyball. During the summer she subs on a golf league that consists of fellow Upstate colleagues. When asked what she wants people to know about her, Maria replied, “I consider myself very approachable and try to make people feel as comfortable as possible. I also have a good sense of humor and I try to enjoy life as much as possible.”

Maria, thank you for 26 years of dedicated service to Upstate and for your high level of support to Nursing Administration.