Foundation welcomes new members

The Community Memorial Foundation Board of Directors held its annual meeting at the Colgate Inn, Hamilton recently.

During the meeting, plans were set in motion for “Building For The Future” and Theresa Kevorkian and Mark Barnes were elected to serve on the 19-member board.

“Our primary purpose is to secure the resources that financially support the current and future needs of Community Memorial and ensures continued quality health care close to home,” said Julie Rubenstein, board chairwoman.

Kevorkian serves as vice president for institutional advancement at SUNY Morrisville and as executive director of the Morrisville College Foundation.

She oversees fundraising activities including the annual fund, leadership gifts, major gifts, planned giving, and all alumni relation functions.

Prior to her tenure at Morrisville, Kevorkian worked for the Office of Institutional Advancement at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisc., Hamilton College and Colgate University, her alma mater.

Kevorkian earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate in 2009 and in 2011, a Master of Philosophy degree in Islamic studies and history from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

She resides in Oriskany Falls with her husband and son.

Barnes grew up on a family- owned dairy farm in Madison, graduating from Madison Central School. He attended Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a juris doctorate from its College of Law.

He established his private law practice in Waterville, focusing primarily on real estate, estate planning, and family law.

He is affiliated with the Oneida & Madison County Bar Associations, and is a member and past president of the Waterville Rotary Club.

Barnes has been a trustee of the Waterville Public Library since 1994, and serves as president of its board of trustees.

He makes his home in Waterville and for more than 40 years, has been involved in the entertainment industry as a performing musician and singer.

Meanwhile, the Hamilton Family Health Center expansion and renovation project costing $2 million and entirely funded by Community Memorial Foundation donors will be completed soon.

The 5,000-square-foot addition and updated space houses both primary care and expanded specialty services.

For more information, visit CommunityMemorial.org/foundation/, call 315-824-7037 or email Foundation@cmhhamilton.com.

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