Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company has promoted two senior officers.
Andrew Wise was promoted to the new position of chief administrative officer and Christine Snow was promoted to senior vice president, branch services.
Wise will report to the CEO and assist with the company’s overall administration, strategic planning and operational management. He joined the bank in 2016 as senior vice president of administration and has more than 25 years of operational and information technology management experience.
Wise has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of Management and is a licensed New York state insurance broker. He serves on the board of the Wesley Community and is a member of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club.
Snow will continue to manage the company’s branch network and oversee retail banking policies, products and procedures. She joined the company in 2016 as vice president of branch services, bringing more than 30 years of retail banking experience to the position.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage College.
Morgan Stanley announced that Kathy Grasmeder, a senior vice president and financial advisor in the firm’s Glens Falls Wealth Management office, was named to Forbes Magazine’s inaugural list of America’s Top 200 Women Financial Advisors, listed on forbes.com.
Forbes’ Top 200 Women Financial Advisors is a select group of individuals who have a minimum of seven years of industry experience. The ranking, developed by Forbes’ partner SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors and weighing factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.
Adirondack Health Institute announced the hiring of one and promotion of two staff members for the organization’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.
The promotions and new hire relate to the implementation of a new Population Health Network (PHN) leadership system for managing health care delivery restructuring projects in five North Country regions.
Nancy Gildersleeve was promoted to the position of executive director, community assessment and prevention. In her new role, she is accountable for oversight of community-based organization engagement, the Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN), the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP), and prevention education initiatives.
Gildersleeve is also responsible for quality and financial outcomes for the newly-created Fulton County Region Population Health Network (PHN), supporting the work of a management triad consisting of a physician, hospital administrator and community-based organization representative charged with leading regional efforts in transforming the health care delivery system.
Gildersleeve previously held the role of AHI director of prevention and planning, overseeing a number of programs focused on community health planning and improvement.
She holds a degree in human services and previously served in a number of leadership roles for the corporate offices of the Capital District YMCA.
Annette Parisi was promoted to the position of executive director, behavioral integration. In her new role, she is accountable for care management programs, mental health and substance abuse provider engagement, value-based payment contract implementation, and population health management strategies.
Parisi is also responsible for quality and financial outcomes for the newly-created Saranac Lake/Essex County Region Population Health Network (PHN).
Parisi previously held the role of health home department manager of AHI, leading efforts to provide enhanced coordination of medical and behavioral health care. She has more than 15 years of experience managing projects and teams in several industries.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in educational administration and policy studies from SUNY Albany and a Master of Science in Education degree in counseling from the College of Saint Rose.
Mary McLaughlin joins AHI as executive director, medical integration. In her new role, she is accountable for acute and post-acute care provider engagement, and practice transformation efforts, including supporting providers with the implementation of value-based payment contracts and population health management strategies.
McLaughlin is also responsible for quality and financial outcomes for the newly-created Queensbury/Glens Falls Region Population Health Network (PHN).
Prior to joining AHI, McLaughlin held a number of leadership roles at Albany Medical Center, most recently as patient care services director.
McLaughlin earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in nursing from Adelphi University, and an MBA from SUNY Albany.
High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. has hired Nicholas George as its new executive director.
He spent the previous four years as the executive director of Queensbury Senior Citizens.
George has worked in hospital operating rooms, county social services departments and nonprofit organizations, including acting as training director for Rotary District 7190, advisory council to executive director of Tri-County United Way, treasurer of the Adirondack Interagency Council, council chairman of Greater Glens Falls Roman Catholic Cluster Council, board of trustee of Catholic Charities Samaritan Center of Chemung County and Chemung Valley Montessori School.
George is the founder of his company Kinetic Symmetry and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force working in the Pentagon. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University and is a graduate of Coaches Training Institute.
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) announced the addition of Michele DeRossi of Saratoga Springs as the organization’s community engagement and events manager.
DeRossi will manage community and fundraising events for the LGLC and work with staff to raise funds and awareness for land protection throughout the Lake George watershed.
She worked for the Nature Conservancy, where she spent three years working in development, most recently as a donor relations manager for both individual donors as well as foundations and corporations around the eastern New York region and in New York City. Prior to her work at the Nature Conservancy, she worked as events manager for the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, organizing and facilitating major events to raise money for restoration projects around the city.
She got her start in nonprofit work while living in Jackson, Wyo., where she was the marketing and events associate for Jackson Hole WILD, an organization dedicated to promoting stewardship of wildlife through the use of media.
DeRossi holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in journalism and communications and attended the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.