Team Upstate Committee

The purpose of Team Upstate is to encourage volunteer participation among our students, staff, faculty and retirees. Team Upstate promotes our own sponsored activities, as well as those in our Greater Syracuse community into the communities in which we live in order to promote our quality of life and maintain Upstate Medical University's (UMU) mission, vision, and values among our constituents.

For more information, contact Zanette Howe, Team Upstate Committee Chair.

Committee Meetings

Team Upstate Committee (formerly Advisory Council) meetings are held on a quarterly rotation. The meeting schedule is listed below. 

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 


All meeting times are 3 pm - 4:30 pm.

Committee Members

Zanette Howe, ChairOffice of External Relations
Aldrine Ashong-KataiHealthLink
Matthew CapogrecoCancer Center-Administration
Nakeia ChambersStudent Affairs
Megan ChaseHuman Resources
Toni GaryUpstate Foundation
Darryl GeddesPublic and Media Relations
Kerry Donnelly- GreeneMedical Imaging Sciences - CHP
Michael LongoIMT - Hospital Info Systems
Katherine MagnarelliDepartment of Pharmacology
Becca PesciMarketing and University Communications
Nancy ProttOffice of the President
Simone SewardCenter for Civic Engagement
Pete ThomasCampus Web Technology
Linda VeitOffice of External Relations
Virginia YoungHealth Sciences Library