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Oswego Health announces new board leadership

OSWEGO, N.Y. — The Oswego Health board of directors has voted Atom Avery as the new board chair and Ed Alberts as the new vice chair.

In addition, the board also voted on the addition of Katie Toomey and Sarah Berry as new board members as part of the nonprofit’s annual board meeting held June 29.

Both Avery and Alberts will serve two-year terms through June 30, 2022.

Avery, who previously served as the board vice chair, replaces Ellen Holst as the board chair, Jamie Leszczynski, senior director of communications at Oswego Health, tells CNYBJ in an email.

Toomey and Berry will serve for a three-year term concluding on June 30, 2023, Oswego Health said.

About Avery

Oswego Health describes Avery as a business manager, developer, and entrepreneur. Avery oversees the day-to-day operations and management of Avery Rental Properties, LLC; Beacon Hotel; 5 Points Wine & Liquor; and The Gardens by Morning Star, all in Oswego; The Maples Assisted Living Facility in Fulton; and his newest project, the Litatro building in Oswego.

In addition to serving as the new board chair for Oswego Health, Avery is on the board of directors for Oswego County Federal Credit Union.

He resides in the city of Oswego with his wife, Falecia, and their three children.

About Alberts

Oswego Health describes Alberts as a “proven entrepreneur with [more than] 20 years of health and wellness business expertise.”

Alberts currently owns five businesses with several locations throughout Central New York and the greater New York City area. They include Rehab Resources of Oswego; Little Lukes Preschool and Childcare Center, which has locations throughout the region; WIRED Telcom of Oswego; and RELAX The Spa in Victor.

In addition to serving as vice chair of the Oswego Health board of directors, Alberts also serves on the Oswego Health Foundation Board as vice chair.

Newest board members

Toomey currently serves as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. She has more than 15 years of experience in client relations, marketing communications, community relations, and advocacy, Oswego Health said.

Sarah Berry is a specialist in medical humanities and a visiting assistant professor of English at SUNY Oswego. Berry is also the author of essays on medicine, health disparities, and cultural history.


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