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Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Advisory Council

The Mission of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital (UGCH) is to provide safe, effective, innovative, and family-centered care to children while promoting wellness and safety of the families in the communities we serve.

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Advisory Council will provide community input to administrators and key stakeholders, assess whether current needs are being met, and help identify future needs. The Council will assist leadership in strategic planning and advocacy with an end goal of meeting those needs. Council members act as a liaison between the community and the Children’s Hospital to support a mutual and collaborative relationship with an overarching goal of positioning Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital as the premier destination for pediatric care.

Advisory Council Members

Rocco Arcuri
Adirondack Bank

Tina Castano

Joseph Chemotti, CPA, CCIFP
Corporate Citizenship

Linda Clark (Secretary)
National Grid

Gregory Conners, MD
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Bob Corona, DO,
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Brenda Dano,
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Mantosh Dewan, MD
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Stephen D. Fournier (Chair)
Key Bank of New York

James Ennis
Chairman, Burn Foundation of Central New York, Retired Syracuse Firefighter

Kelly Fortino

Marylin Galimi
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Darryl Geddes
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Eric Johnson

Lauren Kochian

Christine Lopez-Dwyer, MSN, PNP
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Jody Manning
Syracuse Central School District

Brandon Martuscello
U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services

Nicholas Massa, MD
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Andreas Meier, MD
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Mary Jane O’Connor
Community Member

Eileen Pezzi
Upstate Foundation, Inc.

Diane Piscotti
Currier Plastics

Erin Radley
Upstate Golisano Patient Family Advisory Council

Joy Rinaldi (Governance Chair)
CPS Recruitment, Inc.

Donald Schuessler, Jr, MD
Gouverneur Pediatrics

Amy Tucker, MD
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Theresa Underwood (Vice Chair)
WSYR News Channel 9