Carey Anne Zucca, a demonstrated high-impact fundraiser in the field of higher education, has been named the new Collyer vice president for advancement at Skidmore College.
Zucca will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the college’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts and will serve as a key member of the president’s cabinet. She will lead more than 50 employees within the Office of Advancement, including development, alumni relations and college events, and advancement services.
Zucca has served as senior executive director of development and alumni affairs at University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering since 2015 and has been a leader in stewardship and fundraising efforts at the university since 2007.
Zucca’s accomplishments at the University of Pittsburgh include achieving a three-year fundraising average of $14 million for the Swanson School of Engineering; securing an eight-figure gift to fully endow the Pitt EXCEL program for underrepresented minorities; supervising and working closely with development and alumni affairs, marketing and communications and corporate foundations teams; and managing alumni events.
She holds a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She was chosen from a strong field of candidates in a highly competitive, national search led by Isaacson, Miller. She will assume her new position at Skidmore on July 1.
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Interactive Media Consulting LLC (IMC), a digital marketing firm in Saratoga Springs, announced two recent hires to its team of digital marketing professionals
Curtis Joseph “Cujo” Metcalf joins IMC as a web developer and technical support specialist. He is responsible for implementing content updates, developing website themes, and assisting with client inquires.
Metcalf attended Clarkson University before transferring to SUNY Potsdam where he graduated with a B.A. in communications. He comes to IMC from DePaula Auto Group, where he was employed on the merchandising team.
Nancy Holzman joins IMC as creative marketing associate. Holzman’s primary focus is the promotion and expansion of the Arts Spark division and the cultivation of new business for IMC’s express sites.
A graduate of Hamilton College, she majored in English and minored in Fine Arts.
Holzman’s marketing background includes employment in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She has held previous positions as the director of advertising for a small manufacturing company, communications director for Duchess County Arts Council, community relations coordinator for Literacy NENY, and most recently as a freelance marketing consultant and small business strategist.
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Certified Nurse Midwife Jessica Haag recently joined Saratoga Hospital Medical Group and Saratoga OB/GYN and Midwifery at Myrtle Street.
The growing practice uses a collaborative physician-midwife model of care that has proved to be the best approach for mothers and newborns. Studies show this collaborative model is linked to lower cesarean-section rates—an experience borne out at Saratoga Hospital, which has the lowest C-section rate in the Capital Region.
Haag spent most of her career in the Chicago area, as a midwife at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago and at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in nearby Hinsdale, Ill. She grew up in Saratoga County, graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and received an undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady. Haag went on to earn a master’s degree from Yale School of Nursing, with a specialty in nurse-midwifery.
She is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
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Adirondack Health Institute announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Jeannie Cross, Geoffrey Peck and Robert Ross will each serve a three-year term.
A retired health care executive, Cross most recently headed state and federal government relations efforts at Metropolitan Jewish Health System (MJHS), one of New York’s largest and most comprehensive systems of short- and long-term sub-acute and post-acute care services.
In that role, she spearheaded legislation and regulation that expanded hospice and palliative care options and worked on initiatives to improve the coordination of long-term care across multiple settings and enhance chronic care. In recognition of her achievements, LeadingAge New York awarded her their 2015 Advocacy Award.
Peck serves as the vice president of population health at Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home and Executive Director of the Nathan Littauer Foundation. Working collaboratively with AHI and numerous partner organizations, Peck held a number of roles for the recently-concluded Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, including serving as the executive lead of the Fulton County Population Health Network (PHN), one of five such networks that were part of the AHI PPS (Performing Provider System).
In addition, he served as the executive lead for two KPMG-guided Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) projects which focused on reducing readmissions and visits to the hospital’s inpatient setting and emergency department.
Ross has served as the chief executive officer at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers since 2007. He is responsible for the organization’s overall operation, including strategic planning, policy development, fundraising, public relations, and staff evaluation.
Ross oversees a 67-bed inpatient unit, a 25-bed intensive residential veteran addiction and post-traumatic stress syndrome program, a 28-bed adolescent inpatient rehabilitation center, eight outpatient clinical substance use disorder treatment programs, two county jail treatment programs, a 20-unit supporting housing project, three residential/recovery programs, three after-care facilities, and a 24/7 open access center.
In addition, AHI announced current board officers Dan Burke, Chair, Dianne Shugrue, Vice Chair, David Kaiser, Treasurer, and Wouter Rietsema, MD, Secretary, will each serve another year in their present position, while retired health care executive Susan Delehanty will step down at the end of her term.
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Saratoga Hospital has recruited Dr. Dorothy Reynolds, a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist, to bring highly specialized children’s eye care to the Saratoga region. She heads the hospital’s newest practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Pediatric Eye Care.
Reynolds comes to Saratoga Hospital from Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island, where she held key faculty appointments in the Department of Ophthalmology for more than 17 years. She was chief of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. In addition, she was a consultant for adult strabismus at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, also on Long Island.
Reynolds earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at North Shore Health System, now Northwell Health, on Long Island and fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Reynolds is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a subspecialty fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Costenbader Society, Greater New York Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.