Special Events & Programs

Advisory Council

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 Advisory Council Chair.

Council Meetings

Team Upstate Advisory Council meetings are held on a six week rotation. The meeting schedule is listed below:

  • March 11, 2015
  • May 20, 2015
  • July 29, 2015
  • October 7, 2015
  • January 20, 2016

2015 Projects

Projects include:

Council Members

Name Department
Zanette Howe, Chair Marketing and University Communications
Suzanne Brisk Wellness Coordinator
Kristin Bruce Upstate at Comm. General, Dir. Of Volunteers
Cindy Cary Employee/ Student Health/ Healthlink
Matt Cortese COM VP for Student Government
Amanda Desroches Vascular Lab
Darcy DiBiase Marketing and University Communications
Tony Gary Upstate Foundation
Darryl Geddes Public and Media Relations
Lisa Gooley Human Resources
Kerry Donnelly- Greene Medical Imaging Sciences - CHP
Gillian Ottman Public and Media Relations
Nancy Prott Office of the President
Virginia Young Health Sciences Library

Sponsor: Wanda Thompson, PhD.