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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.
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 Chair of the Oswego Health Board of Directors, and member of the Oswego Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Business and Operations Manager - FitzGibbons Agency
Tara FitzGibbons is the Business Manager at FitzGibbons Agency LLC, a local and independent full-service insurance agency. Originally from Saratoga Springs, Tara attended SUNY Oswego and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 and then continued her education earning a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from SUNY Albany in 1996.
Tara is a licensed insurance professional and oversees the daily operations of the FitzGibbons Agency. Tara currently serves as a Board Member & the Treasurer of the Richard S Shineman Foundation and serves as a Board Member of the Oswego Health Foundation.
Tara resides in Oswego with her husband John. She is an avid cyclist, runner and enjoys spending time boating on Lake Ontario.
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.
Kathy A. Barker
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.
Administrative Director - Fulton Block Builders
Linda Eagan spent her life working in the field of human services until 2016 when she was inspired to start a volunteer program called Fulton Block Builders-a grass roots community revitalization program mirroring the successes of the Oswego Renaissance Association.
She moved to Fulton NY in 1987. Since that time the city experienced a transition from a stable community to a disengaged community. As manufacturing left, so did the familiar people. Over time, the behavioral norms and neighborhood values became as depressed as the property values. Residents stopped interacting with their neighbors, which in time created a disengagement in the community.
Linda was drawn to the Healthy Neighborhood approach because it builds on the strengths of a community. This resonated immediately because whether Linda was raising her family; working in juvenile detention; prevention education; teen pregnancy or public health, she looked for the strengths in each person or group. She believes strongly that all people have many assets-even though- sometimes-they are hard to identify when hope is lost.
Fulton had lost hope, just as so many clients she had worked with over the years. It seemed like a very reasonable idea to transfer her skills to community revitalization.
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.
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.
Micheal Stephens, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer - Oswego Health
Micheal Stephens, BSc, MD, AAFP brings over 20 years of experience to the position of Associate Chief Medical Officer for Oswego Health.
Dr. Stephens began his medical career in 1997 in British Columbia and has clinical experience in emergency medicine, family medicine, hospice care, assisted living, and skilled nursing.
Along with his administrative duties, Dr. Stephens also provides care to patients at Oswego Family Physicians. In addition, he is Medical Director for Morningstar as well as at The Gardens and is one of the owner-operators of the soon-to-be- open assisted living facilities in Fulton, The Maples.
Dr. Stephens earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario. He later completed his Degree in Family Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 1997.
Dr. Stephens currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for ConnextCare.
Office Administrator & Grants Coordinator
Office Administrator & Grants Coordinator
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.