The mission of Oswego Health is to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of residents in our community. We have stayed true to this mission since the hospital started back in 1881, when our founders were determined to provide care to all residents, regardless of income and other factors. They desired a location that people could easily access and, of course, wanted their facility to have the best physicians and most modern technology.
Today, we continue this legacy thanks in part to the many people who support Oswego Health through tax-deductible donations. When you make a gift to Oswego Health, you become our partner in ensuring the finest healthcare is available.
As a nonprofit healthcare system, Oswego Health invests every penny of income over expenses in caring for the community. Based on a recent report from the Healthcare Association of New York State, Oswego Health, with an annual payroll of $76 million, generated $228 million in economic activity for the region, translating into $28 million in tax dollars generated.
Also, Oswego Health annually provides $18 million as part of a community investment project to provide care to those without insurance, those who are underinsured, and those who are medically indigent.
Though a large share of hospital reimbursement comes from Medicare and Medicaid, it simply does not cover the operating expenses needed, thus making fundraising a critical component to maintain financial status and continued local care.
Therefore, the Oswego Health Foundation was created in 2011 as a 501(c)(3) and includes a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors that represents a cross-section of our community.
Mission: The Oswego Health Foundation exists to raise and manage philanthropic support for Oswego Health as it provides accessible quality care and improves the health of the residents in our community.
Oswego Health counts on additional support from generous donors to help us deliver the outstanding medical care our patients deserve. We hope you will consider becoming an integral partner by supporting the Oswego Health Foundation as we look to revolutionize healthcare services, right at home. A gift of any size is welcome as gifts are tax-deductible by IRS guidelines.
Oswego Health Foundation leadership
Margaret Barclay serves as the Oswego Health Foundation's Executive Director. She directs all aspects of philanthropic support, allowing the health system to fulfill its mission to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of the residents in our community. This includes the cultivation of major gifts, new donors and events.
Before joining Oswego Health, Barclay held fundraising positions in the nonprofit and educational sectors.
Michele Hourigan is the Oswego Health Foundation's Director of Business and Community Development. She oversees the Foundation's special events, including the annual golf tournament, For Your Health 5K, and Gala. Also, Hourigan provides administrative leadership to the Foundation's business relations committee as it builds relationships with local businesses. She previously worked for ARC/Oswego Industries, where her duties included fundraising, events and membership cultivation. Hourigan has a passion for nonprofits and also volunteers in her spare time coordinating fundraising events for the MDA & St. Baldrick's of Oswego.
Board of directors
Ed Alberts, Chair
Administrator for Rehab Resources and Little Lukes
As a local entrepreneur with 20+ years of health and wellness business expertise, Ed Alberts is passionate about extraordinary customer service and attention to detail. As the Administrator for Rehab Resources and Little Lukes, Alberts believes in mentoring and cultivating the right people to drive success in business. His Navy background and training in engineering offers expertise in creating systems for operational success. He believes that everyone who wants great healthcare close to home needs to support the Oswego Health system.
Peter Cullinan, Vice Chair
Pete Cullinan is a lifelong native of Oswego who, with his wife, Kelly, is raising a son and a daughter. He has worked in the emergency planning field with a focus on nuclear plant emergency planning since 1990, first with Oswego County and currently with Exelon at the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. Cullinan is a 1988 graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Biology. In addition to Oswego Health, he has been involved with the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross and the Town of Minetto Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mark Slayton, Treasurer
Mark Slayton is a certified public accountant licensed in New York State and a graduate of St. John Fisher College. Slayton joined the alumni and development offices at SUNY Oswego in July of 2000 as the Director of Finance for both the Oswego College Foundation, Inc. and the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. Currently Slayton is responsible for the financial operations of both organizations, working with the Foundation's investment committee and overseeing the college's endowment fund. Slayton also works directly with the development officers and donors in helping to structure their major gifts. Slayton is also responsible for the Foundation's Planned Giving Program.
Katie Toomey, Secretary
Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Katie Toomey is a creative, strategic- and results-driven professional who employs her diverse background to bring a fresh perspective to every role she takes on. As Executive Director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, she is responsible for managing all day-to-day activities, spearheads member engagement and acts as the primary point of contact to over 350 chamber members. A genuine people person, her ability to see the big picture and stay poised in challenging situations is one of her greatest strengths.
With over 12 years of experience in corporate communications for various clients including Fujifilm Medical Systems, 1-800-flowers.com, Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Elsevier and Novelis, she has provided strategic guidance and secured a variety of placements in national, local and trade outlets including Ellen DeGeneres, TimeOut Chicago, Bloomberg News and Radiology Business Journal. She received her M.S. in Public Relations from Iona College.
President of the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary Board
Julia Burns is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A lifelong resident of Oswego, Burns serves as President of the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary Board and President of the Oswego Kiwanis Club. She is also involved with the Oswego Ladies Home Auxiliary, the Christmas Tree Lighting Committee, Toys for Tots, and many local community and church events.
Rachael A. Dator
Assistant District Attorney for Oswego County
Rachael A. Dator is an Assistant District Attorney for Oswego County. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. Dator received her Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston in 2014. She is married to Dr. Carlos Dator Jr., who is a hospitalist at Oswego Hospital. They live in Oswego with their two dogs and are looking forward to growing their family.
Mary Ann Drumm
CRA Medical Imaging
Since 2002, Mary Ann Drumm, Chief Executive Officer for CRA, is responsible for radiology services at the hospitals we service: Crouse Hospital, Oswego Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital along with interventional services at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Syracuse. The group is comprised of 24 radiologists, 3 midlevel providers and 55 employees. Other responsibilities include financial oversight of the practice, compliance and security issues, coding accuracy and operational issues for our three outpatient offices. We collaborate with Crouse Hospital for our IT infrastructure and maintain a RIS/PACS system for multiple entities within Central New York. Drumm is personally involved in multiple community organizations including: Past Vice-President for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Past President for the CNY Chapter of Medical Assistants, Medical Group Management Association, Radiology Business Manager Association. She holds credentials for Radiology Certified Coder, American Health Information Management Group credential for Certified Coding Specialist, Physician Based and Certified ICD 10 Trainer. As a cancer survivor, Drumm is a mentor for Cancer Connects and a strong advocate for the Ronald McDonald House and Samaritan Center of Central New York.
President and CEO
Michael Harlovic is president and CEO of Oswego Health.
Harlovic has 31 years of healthcare experience. He began his healthcare career as a registered nurse and steadily advanced to the position of President and CEO of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He spent much of his career, 21 years, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, a 200-bed facility, where he was recognized for his patient experience initiatives, financial oversight and the development of innovative programs that recruited and retained physicians and staff.
He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a professional certificate in executive leadership from The Wharton School in Philadelphia.
FitzGibbons Agency, LLC
Tara FitzGibbons is the Business Manager and Group Health Administrator at FitzGibbons Agency, LLC, a local and independent full-service insurance agency. FitzGibbons attended SUNY Oswego and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994, then continued her education, earning a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from SUNY Albany in 1996.
FitzGibbons served as a Board Member/Treasurer of the Friends of Oswego County Hospice Board and served as an Oswego Hospital Board Member from 2009-2011. She is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Oswego County and a 2004-2005 Oswego County Forty Under Forty Honoree.
Craig Fitzpatrick is a Financial Advisor at Pathfinder Bank, who enjoys helping clients of all ages prepare for financial success. Fitzpatrick attended St. John Fisher College and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. He is very active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County and Fulton Kiwanis Club, and has served on the Oswego Health Golf Tournament Committee for the past five years.
John F. Sharkey IV
Universal Metal Works
John Sharkey IV is the President of Universal Metal Works, a leading metal fabrication facility in Fulton. Sharkey attended St. Lawrence University, where he majored in both math and economics and graduated magna cum laude in 2005. He then continued his education, earning an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007.
Barclay Damon, LLP
Heather Sunser is a Financial Services Practice Group Leader at Barclay Damon, LLP. She primarily concentrates her practice on real estate law, institutional lending, land use, and municipal compliance. Sunser attended SUNY University at Albany and earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1996, then continued her education—earning a Master of Arts from SUNY Oswego, then later her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law—where she graduated magna cum laude in 2001.
Sunser volunteers at Vera House Legal Clinic, Habitat for Humanity and Volunteer Lawyer Project of Onondaga County, and serves on the board of trustees for the Onondaga County Bar Foundation.