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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 meetings are held on a quarterly rotation. The meeting schedule is listed below. Until further notice all meetings will be held via Teams. 


Wednesday, February 1 (in-person)

Wednesday, March 22

Wednesday, May 31

Wednesday, August 16

Wednesday, October 18

Wednesday, December 6

All meeting times are 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Committee Members

Name Department
Zanette Howe, Chair Office of External Relations
Chris Benton Cancer Center - Administration
Matthew Capogreco Ambulatory Services Admin
Nakeia Chambers Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Megan Chase Human Resources
Elise DeAndrea Library
Toni Gary Upstate Foundation
Darryl Geddes Public and Media Relations
Kerry Greene-Donnelly Medical Imaging Sciences - CHP
Lisa Joyce, LMSW (2023 Your Cause) Transitional Care
Michael Longo IMT - Hospital Info Systems
Katherine Magnarelli Department of Pharmacology
Armando Martinez Center For Civic Engagement
Rebecca Pesci Marketing and University Communications
Nancy Prott Office of the President
Simone Seward Center for Civic Engagement
Linda Veit Office of External Relations