Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation Announces New Board Members

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Caitlin McCann
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Release Date: 
Jul 2, 2014

The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation announces new members to serve on its Board of Directors:

Debbie Cotton

Debbie Cotton is vice president/director of Branch Sales and Services for Adirondack Bank. Previously she worked as a branch manager/vice president at First Niagara Bank and was employed by The Savings Bank of Utica for more than 26 years. Cotton is committed to volunteerism and has held a number of board positions with various agencies in our community. She is currently serving as vice president of Hospice and Palliative Care’s Development Council.

David Manzelmann

David Manzelmann is the president and team leader for the Mohawk Valley Market Business and Professional Banking at M&T Bank. Manzelmann graduated from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, with a degree in Business Economics.

Manzelmann joined M&T Bank in 2007 through its predecessor, Partners Trust Bank. Prior to his work with Partners Trust Bank, he held various bank management positions with KeyBank and NBT Bank.

Manzelmann serves on a number of boards and committees with not-for-profit organizations within the Mohawk Valley including The House of the Good Shepherd, Mohawk Valley EDGE, Utica Industrial Development Corporation, Literacy Coalition, Utica Public Library, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc. and the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund.

Stephen T. Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA

Stephen T. Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA, is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro, Ltd. and president of Mosaic Accounting. Surace received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Utica College in Utica, New York, and his Master of Business Administration in Accounting from SUNYIT Utica/Rome in Marcy, New York.

Surace is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association – Tot Trial & Insurance Practice Section Associate Member, the United Way of Greater Utica Finance Committee and a board member of the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Thomas Spellman Jr.

Thomas Spellman Jr. is president/CEO of Mohawk Healthcare (previously Mohawk Hospital Equipment) in Utica, New York. Spellman received his bachelor’s degree from Utica College. He currently serves on the Mohawk Healthcare Board of Directors.