Wednesday August 16, 2017

Oswego Health Foundation Announces New Officers, Member

Barb Bateman brings financial expertise to table as chair

    Barb Bateman

    The Oswego Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the health system, has announced its officers and a new board member following its recent annual meeting.

    Elected chair was Barbara Bateman, who serves as the vice president-branch manager of NBT Bank in Oswego. She has been in the banking industry for the past 27 years and is an active member of the community serving on several boards, including Oswego Health’s Board of Directors.

    Mark Slayton was elected vice chair and will also continue serving as the foundation’s treasurer. He is a certified public accountant and is employed at SUNY Oswego as the director of finance for both the Oswego College Foundation, Inc. and the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc.

    Slayton is responsible for the financial operations of both organizations, working with the foundation's investment committee and overseeing the college's endowment fund.

    Local businessman William Reilly was elected secretary. For the past 17 years, Reilly and his wife, Mindy, have been the owners of the river's end bookstore in Oswego. He is also an active member of the community.

    Joining the board is Katherine Toomey, who serves as executive director of the Greater Oswego Fulton Chamber of Commerce/CenterState CEO. A native Oswegonian, Toomey has held leadership positions in public relations for most of her career and recently returned to her hometown to lead the chamber.

    Other members of the Oswego Health Foundation Board include Ed Alberts, of Rehab Resources/Little Lukes; Julia Burns, president of the Oswego Health Auxiliary and the Oswego Kiwanis Club; Tom Ciappa, who along with lending his voice to major companies for advertising purposes, is an owner of the American Foundry in Oswego; Peter Cullinan, an employee of Exelon who has worked in the nuclear power industry for more than 25 years; Rachael A. Dator, an assistant district attorney for Oswego County who is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and earned her Juris Doctorate from New England Law Boston; Allison A.N. Duggan, who is executive vice president and chief operating officer for Oswego Hospital; and Michael Harlovic, who recently joined Oswego Health as president and CEO.

    The foundation’s staff includes director Karen Ferguson, development manager Myia Hill and administrative assistant Tiffany Woodward.

    To learn more about the foundation, visit