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ELIZABETH (LIZ) SCIALDONE has joined the staff of Delta Medical. She has eight years of experience as a family nurse practitioner in primary care. Scialdone is skilled in evaluating and managing a wide scope of acute, chronic, and complex medical problems, providing preventive care, and helping her patients assume a healthy lifestyle. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Scialdone is also an adjunct nursing instructor at SUNY Poly.

PATRICIA CHARVAT has been named senior VP of marketing and strategy at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). She has been working with MVHS for the past several months on a consulting basis. Charvat brings extensive experience, as well as knowledge of New York health care and of Utica. She served as VP of corporate communications and marketing for the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) in Albany. Charvat also previously was a senior VP at the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and for several years, ran her own consulting company. From 2013 to February 2019, she led the public affairs, communications, and marketing function for the Greater Waterbury Health Network in Waterbury, Connecticut. Charvat graduated from Utica College with a dual bachelor’s degree major in journalism and public relations.

WAYNE A. RUSTIN has been named chief human resource officer (CHRO) and legal counsel for labor relations at MVHS. Rustin joined MVHS in late 2018 as an assistant VP in the HR department, serving as legal counsel for labor relations. He will combine that role with serving as CHRO. Rustin is an accomplished human resources executive with many years of experience. He has held several senior HR roles. Rustin has a juris doctorate (JD) degree from Howard University School of Law, and an LLM from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He has served dual roles several times in his career, most recently serving as CHRO and senior counsel for St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Rustin spent 15 years of his career with J.C. Penney in Plano, Texas, advancing to three officer roles and spending four years in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist for the company. He is a past trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, a municipal court judge for the City of Fort Worth, Texas, and an adjunct professor for the University of Dallas.


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