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Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY names two new board members

By Journal Staff


SYRACUSE — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York announced it has appointed two new members to its board of directors for 2015. These directors join 16 other current board members.


The first new board member is Nader H. Atallah, M.D., of Fayetteville, a pediatric cardiologist and managing member of Pediatric Cardiology Associates, LLC. He is also a clinical associate professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the University of Rochester. 


The second new member is Amy Collins, of Fayetteville, the general manager of CNY Central Media Group — NBC3, CBS5, CW6, and 


Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY’s board officers include: president, Leola Rodgers, president and CEO, Syracuse Community Health Center; 1st vice president, Aaron Hugo, executive vice president and partner, Pinckney Hugo Group; 2nd vice president, Kathleen Kotz, owner, Kathy Kotz Home Builder Inc.; treasurer, Karen Ohliger, relationship manager, KeyBank; and secretary, Colleen M. Schmidt, president, Northeast region, Universal American.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY operates the CNY Ronald McDonald House 24 hours a day, year-round as a “home away from home” for families whose children are hospitalized with serious illnesses or injuries.     


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