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Board / Staff Members

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Board of Directors

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Kathy Fenlon
Kathleen Fenlon

Chair

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Kathy Fenlon

Kathleen Fenlon

Chair

Former Executive Director of the Oswego City - County Youth Bureau

Kathy Fenlon retired in 2013 as Executive Director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, a position she held for 25 years. As director, Kathy was responsible for comprehensive community planning for youth and family issues, administered several youth development and leadership programs, and oversaw county parks and recreation programs. She also secured local, state, and federal funding and oversaw contracts with municipalities and local not for profit agencies to provide services for youth.

Prior to the Youth Bureau, Kathy held administrative positions with the Oswego County Department of Social Services and the Employment and Training Division. Earlier in her career, she was director of a national demonstration project which tested the concept of a national youth service program—this demonstration project was one of the precursors to the very successful national AmeriCorps program.

Kathy received her Bachelor’s degree and did graduate work with SUNY Oswego. Her experience includes grant writing, work with not for profit agencies, community needs assessment, and knowledge of human services.

During Kathy’s career, she has helped to establish several local not for profit agencies. Currently she serves on the board of Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County and the Weston T. Hyde Educational Foundation. She has also served on the United Way Board of Directors, the Workforce Development Board, the Oswego City School Board, and the Executive Board of the Association of NYS Youth Bureaus.

Kathy is the recipient of the Community Leadership Award from the Oswego County Leadership Program, the Amelia Earhart Award from Oswego Zonta, and the Association of NYS Youth Bureau Polly Sanders award which is given annually to an administrator in the youth and human services field in NYS who has creative “out of the box” thinking in the planning and delivery of services to youth and families.

While enjoying retirement, Kathy enjoys being a member of Riverside Artisans, a local artisan’s cooperative. She and her husband Richard Kaulfuss reside in the Town of Oswego, where they raised their two daughters Kelly and Sarah.

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Raymond Casey
Casey Raymond

Vice Chair

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Raymond Casey

Casey Raymond

Vice Chair

Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Oswego

Casey Raymond has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at SUNY Oswego since 2003. He served as the chair of the Sciences Planning Committee from 2006–2013 and helped coordinate the planning, design, and construction of the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation. He has also been a member (2007–2014) and co-chair (2011–14) of the Campus Concept Committee at SUNY Oswego. He is currently the acting Director of the Honors Program at Oswego. In 2019, he received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

He grew up in Greenville, MI and earned a B.S. in Chemistry at Michigan State University in 1991. While a student at MSU, he served on the Student and Academic Counsels, worked as a librarian in the Chemistry Library, as a page in the Michigan State Senate, and as an intern in the MI Department of Natural Resources. He attended Colorado State University for his Ph.D. in Chemistry (1996) and had a post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University. Prior to moving to Oswego he was a faculty member at Kent State University. He has served as the secretary for two other organizations: The Syracuse Local Section of the American Chemical Society and The Akron Bicycle Club.

While at Oswego, he has developed an international course on food science and co-developed an international course on fermentation science. Both courses include a study abroad component for students. These courses have provided over 80 students a study abroad experience since the first course offering in 2006. His research interests are in inorganic chemistry, geochemistry, and food & fermentation science. He enjoys photography, woodworking, cooking, brewing beer (and judging it), cycling, and following Oswego Lakers women’s and men’s hockey.

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Tara FitzGibbons
Tara FitzGibbons

Treasurer

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Tara FitzGibbons

Tara FitzGibbons

Treasurer

Business and Operations Manager - FitzGibbons Agency

Tara is the Business and Operations Manager at FitzGibbons Agency, an independent, full-service insurance agency. Tara manages the business along with her husband and Oswego native, John FitzGibbons. Originally from Saratoga Springs, Tara 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.

She began her career working as a Research Analyst at Knowledge Systems & Research (KS&R), a global market research firm based in Syracuse, NY. While working at KS&R as an analyst, Tara also served as the company's Public Relations Assistant and became active in the Syracuse Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Seeking a career change that would settle her closer to the Port City of Oswego, Tara shifted into the banking business sector by taking a position as the Branch Manager of Pathfinder Bank's Main Office branch in downtown Oswego. From there, Tara was promoted to Vice President of Branch Administration before joining FitzGibbons Agency as business partner and operations manager.

Tara served as a Board Member/Treasurer of the Friends of Oswego County Hospice Board and as an Oswego Hospital Board Member from 2009-2011. She was also recently named to the board of Oswego Health Foundation, was a 2004 graduate of Leadership Oswego County, and volunteers on several committees and organizations in Oswego, New York.

Tara lives in Oswego with her husband John and their very active Jack Russell Terrier, Tippy. She is an avid cyclist and runner and loves to paddleboard at her camp in Fair Haven. She and her husband are founding members of the Oswego Dragon Boat Club and enjoy spending time boating on Lake Ontario.

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Margaret Barclay
Margaret Barclay

Secretary

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Margaret Barclay

Margaret Barclay

Secretary

Executive Director, Oswego Health Foundation

Margaret Barclay is the Executive Director of the Oswego Health Foundation in Oswego, NY. The mission of the Oswego Health Foundation is 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.  Margaret is a 1992 graduate of St. Lawrence University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. After college, Margaret began her career in New York City working for New York City District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and then for NY State Senator Roy Goodman.

After marrying her husband, Margaret moved to central New York and focused her career in development for not-for-profits.  First working in development for Vera House, Inc., an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and then becoming Director of Alumni Relations for Manlius Pebble Hill School, a private school in DeWitt, New York. 

With the arrival of her first son, Harry, Margaret spent the next several years raising Harry and then George, her second son.  During this time, Margaret remained active in the community, serving on the SUNY Oswego College Council, a position she was appointed to by then New York State Governor George Pataki.  Margaret also served for a number of years as a volunteer and board member of Arts and Culture for Oswego County.  In addition, Margaret has served as a volunteer on a number of committees and organizations in Pulaski, New York.  She currently is on the Council for the Women's Fund of CNY.

Margaret and her husband, Will, a New York State Assemblyman, currently reside with their two boys in Pulaski, New York.

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Ed Alberts
Ed Alberts

Director

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Ed Alberts

Ed Alberts

Director

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.  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.

As a “serial” entrepreneur, Ed Alberts excels in management consulting and business strategy.  He currently owns several businesses with locations spread throughout Central New York and the greater New York City area including Riverwalk Oswego, F45 Training, Rehab Resources, Little Lukes Childcare Centers, WIRED Telcom, Strategic Domains, Oswego Hospitality Group, and RELAX The Spa.

Ed is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master of Science in Management and a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Ed Alberts currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Oswego Health Board of Directors, Chair of the Oswego Health Foundation Board, and Chair of the Oswego Health Comprehensive Campaign.

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Kathy Barker
Kathy A. Barker

Director

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Kathy Barker

Kathy A. Barker

Director

Kathy A. Barker, daughter of Barbara P. Shineman, was born in Greensburg, PA. When she was three years old, her family moved to Oswego, New York where she attended the Campus School. After graduating from Oswego High School in 1973, Kathy attended Pennsylvania State University, earning a B.S. in 1977. Further education at Cornell University enabled Kathy to earn a M.A. in Educational Psychology. In 1985, she married Steven Barker, an Englishman whom she had met at Cornell. Kathy pursued graduate studies in the U.K. at the University of Manchester, earning a two-year degree in Counseling in 1996.

Volunteer activities during her 30 years’ residency in England include The Over Sixties, a political action group involved in the construction of a second runway at Manchester Airport; the Ex-Pats; and The Christie, a fund-raising organization for cancer research and development. In November 2013, she returned to the United States as a new resident.  Kathy holds dual citizenship in both the U.S. and the U.K. Richard S. Shineman was Kathy’s stepfather.

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Pamela Caraccioli
Pamela Caraccioli

Director

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Pamela Caraccioli

Pamela Caraccioli

Director

President and CEO - Fulton Savings Bank

In January of 2022, Pamela Caraccioli was appointed President and CEO of Fulton Savings Bank, a 150-year-old mutual savings bank with six branches throughout Oswego and Northern Onondaga Counties.  Prior to this appointment she served as Deputy to the President at SUNY Oswego, overseeing external partnerships and economic development on behalf of the University. 

Pamela serves as a board member for the NYS Economic Development Council, the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, and the Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Foundation.  She also serves as Chair of SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Biotech Accelerator.

Pam holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  In 2017, she was named a Woman of Distinction by the New York State Senate.

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Floris Palmer
Floris Palmer-Nino

Director

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Floris Palmer

Floris Palmer-Nino

Director

Floris Palmer-Nino is a speech-language pathologist who attended Pennsylvania State University (BS, Speech-Language Pathology, 1971) and Syracuse University (MS, Speech-Language Pathology, 1972). She worked for 38 years at ARC of Onondaga, North Syracuse Central School District, and Syracuse City School District.

Her primary field of interest has been working with children and adults with severe communication problems. She helped establish Syracuse City School District’s Assistive Technology Team in 1989 and was a member of that interdisciplinary team for 21 years, coordinating it for three years prior to retirement in 2010. In 2003, she was able to procure a $1.2 million dollar grant for assistive technology for special education students in Syracuse City School District.

After retirement, she worked for three years as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University, and continues to work as a consultant for a group home in Liverpool, NY. Floris is currently a board member of the CNYSLHA (Central New York Speech, Language, Hearing Association), managing its website and Facebook pages. She also is president of Fit to Be Tied, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of and research funds for amyloidosis, a rare bone marrow disease that took the life of her husband, Bob Palmer, in October, 2015. Fit to Be Tied offers a yearly 5K race and 3K walk in honor of Bob, and all funds go to research at the Boston Medical Center’s Amyloidosis Research Center.

She resides in the village of Liverpool and enjoys volunteering as a part of PAWS (Pet Assisted Wellness Services) with her golden retriever, Brody, visiting nursing homes, the library, Upstate Cancer Center, ARC of Onondaga, Jowonio Preschool, and the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. She enjoys frequent family activities with her daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren who have an organic farm in Nedrow, and visiting her son, daughter in-law, and two grandchildren in Wakefield, MA.

She is so pleased to be a part of the foundation that was envisioned by her father-in-law, Richard S. Shineman.

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Neelesh Shah
Neelesh Shah

Director

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Neelesh Shah

Neelesh Shah

Director

President and CEO - Performance Logic, Inc.

Neel currently serves as the President and CEO of Performance Logic, Inc. a leading provider of safety and compliance solutions to the healthcare industry. Neel is a founder of the company and helped design and develop the software platform. Neel also has an extensive background in both project management and the healthcare sector having worked with over 500 hospitals during his career.  Prior to Performance Logic, Neel was a partner at Mercer Consulting Group where he managed large-scale business transformation projects within the healthcare sector.

Neel grew up in Minetto, NY where he currently resides with his family.  He attended Oswego High School and also holds an undergraduate degree in Materials Science from Brown University.

Neel also serves as a Director of the Tarandi Foundation, which supports and promotes education and community service through the provision of scholarships, educational grants, and community service grants with a prime geographical focus within Oswego County, NY. Over the past 20 years, the Tarandi Foundation has made impactful gifts to the Oswego Bookmobile, Sheldon Institute, and the Oswego City Library.

Staff

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Karen Goetz
Karen Goetz

Executive Director

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Karen Goetz

Karen Goetz

Executive Director

After serving on the inaugural Shineman Foundation Board of Directors for two years, Karen Goetz was hired as the executive director in October 2014.

Prior to assuming that role, Karen was president and CEO of then Syracuse-based Inforia Inc., where she was responsible for strategic direction and overall operations of the software company from 2000–2014. Inforia, a provider of electronic health record (EHR) solutions for physician offices, was sold later.

Karen serves on the board of directors of the New York Funders Alliance, currently as vice president. She also is a member of the Advisory Committee of LIFT (Learn, Identify, Focus, and Transform) Oswego, a countywide anti-poverty initiative; the Housing and Homeless Coalition's Advisory Board; and the Advisory Council of the region boardSTRONG (Strengthening Training and Recruitment for Outstanding Board Governance).

Previously, from 1986–1999, Karen was co-founder of a start-up company, Select Ticketing Systems. In her role as CEO, Karen was responsible for the growth and development of the company into the largest international vendor of in-house computerized ticketing systems. Rebranded TicketsLive Corp., it was the first to sell tickets "live" over the Internet. The company merged with Advantix Corp. to form Tickets.com in April 1999, going public later that year.

Karen is a 1977 graduate of Indiana University, with a bachelor of science degree in education. She is a 2012 graduate of the Syracuse, NY, Small Business Administration (SBA) e200 Emerging Leaders Initiative. She was a founding member of the Syracuse chapter of the international Women President’s Organization. She has also served on the boards of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST).

Karen received Ernst & Young's New York State Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1999. She has also received the Women Business Owners Connection (WBOC) Successful Woman Entrepreneur award in 2004 and the Women in Business award in 2006.

She lives in Syracuse with her husband, freelance writer Jeff Rea; together they have five sons and six grandchildren.

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Penny Halstead
Penny Halstead

Office Administrator

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Penny Halstead

Penny Halstead

Office Administrator

Penny was born in Fulton, NY, and graduated with honors from John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix, NY, in 1983.

She handles the foundation’s bookkeeping, correspondence, communication with grant applicants and grantees, board meeting materials preparation, and tracking of grant requests, as well as reporting in the grant management software used by the foundation. She manages and updates the foundation’s website and social media platforms.

Prior to joining the Shineman Foundation, Penny was the administrative assistant for 22 years for the Health and Nutrition Services Department at Oswego County Opportunities Inc. in Fulton, New York. She was the department’s primary administrative assistant and acted as administrator of its electronic health records system. She also kept the department’s website updated and was OCO’s social media/marketing outreach point person.

Penny is an active board member of The Children's Center of Oswego and Imagination Library. She is very involved in the Fulton community as an ambassador for the Fulton Block Builders, a program dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods in the city of Fulton. Penny is a 2021 graduate of Cayuga Community College, with an associate's degree in business administration. She is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Oswego County.

She has five children and four grandchildren, is an avid gardener and seamstress, and enjoys kayaking and spending time with her husband and family.