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People news: Sarafin promoted to director of affiliate relations at Upstate Caring Partners

By Journal Staff


Melanie Sarafin
Melanie Sarafin

UTICA, N.Y. — Upstate Caring Partners, Inc. announced it has recently promoted Melanie Sarafin to director of affiliate relations.

She previously served as the assistant to the president and CEO of Upstate Caring Partners, since the organization’s inception in 2010. The nonprofit Upstate Caring Partners has oversight of multiple human-service agencies within New York state, providing services to children, adults and their families.

In her new role, Sarafin will represent the organization’s president and CEO, both internally and externally, providing liaison services within and between all affiliate organizations and their executive directors, assisting in the process of any future affiliation and mergers. Prior to Upstate Caring Partners, Sarafin was assistant to the executive director of Upstate Cerebral Palsy for 15 years, and brings a wealth of nonprofit experience to her new role.

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