Upstate Caring Partners announces promotion

Melanie Sarafin has recently been promoted to director of affiliate relations for Upstate Caring Partners, Inc.

She previously served as the assistant to the president and CEO of Upstate Caring Partners since the organization’s inception in 2010. A dynamic and continually growing nonprofit governance corporation, Upstate Caring Partners has oversight of multiple human service agencies within New York state, allowing children, adults and their families to receive a breadth of services and supports to help them reach their fullest potentials.

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

Photo: Sarafin