Rome Police Charity Receives $1,000 for Community Programs

The EOS/ESD Association inc. of Rome recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Philip S. McDonald Police Benevolent Association Inc.

Each year, the Phillip S McDonald Police Benevolent Association of the Rome Police Department provides support for community enrichment programs for children and adults. In 2022, the EOS/ESD Association Inc. (ESDA) received a letter requesting additional support from community members for these programs.

“On behalf of the EOS/ESD, Inc. Board of Directors, we support the local community in different ways each year,” said ESDA Executive Director Lisa Pimpinella. “To see the number of different organizations that the PBA supports, we felt this was a perfect fit for how we would like our support to be distributed. Not to mention that the Rome Police are a long-time partner of ours, especially since we moved our headquarters to downtown Rome in 2021.”

According to the PBA’s letter of support, they have historically supported the American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Bobby Page Foundation, Shop with a Cop, Relay for Life, Rome Rescue Mission, local places of worship, teams local youth sports and sports programs.

The ESDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance. It was founded in Rome in 1982, since then it has more than 15,869 members and volunteers and more than 55 participating countries, including the United States and Canada. Initially focusing on ESD on electronic components, the association has expanded its scope to include areas such as textiles, plastics, web processing, cleanrooms and graphic arts.

Due to an ever-changing environment, the association is responsible for expanding ESD awareness through standards, development, education programs, local chapters, publications, tutorials, certification and symposia. It is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to write and produce electrostatics standards.

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The Masonic Care Community, a non-profit organization that provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, adult residential care, home care and independent living options, hosted Tiffany Niles and Donna Vadney to the MCC team.

Tiffany Niles

As Director of Human Resources, Niles will manage human resources activities for MCC, including talent acquisition, benefits and salary administration, staff development, education, and collective bargaining. Niles has over 10 years of human resources experience and has held positions at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Chobani and PAR Technology Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany and an MBA from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica. Additionally, Niles is a member of and holds certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Mohawk Valley Local Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Donna Vadney

Vadney brings over 20 years of nursing and home care experience to her position as Director of Acacia Home Care. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Russel Sage College in Troy and held previous positions at St. Joseph’s Health Care in Syracuse and New York State Public Health in Albany. She will manage Acacia’s licensed and certified home care agencies and focus on creating a collaborative and inclusive environment as well as ensuring the quality and level of care provided to people in their homes.

Dr Aymen Rashid

Aymen Rachid, MD, joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Orthopedic group as an orthopedic spine surgeon. Rashid received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. His spinal fellowship was completed at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston and his orthopedic residency was completed at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Prior to joining MVHS, Rashid was an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Slocum Dickson Medical Group, PLLC and he has over eight years of medical experience. Rashid accepts new patients of all ages. He is part of the MVHS Orthopedic Group located at 1903 Sunset Ave. in Utica and can be reached at 315-624-8150.

Carson Cook

Primary source federal credit union introduced the high school and the member of the first source Carson Cook with two scholarships under the 2022 NY Credit Union Association Scholarship Program. Cook earned the highest cumulative score of any applicant, earning a $2,500 First Source Scholarship as well as the $750 State Scholarship. Cook was chosen because of his outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. He was valedictorian of his class at Whitesboro High School and a member of the National Honor Society, among other honors. Cook also enjoys music and participates in several choral and instrumental programs. This scholarship will help her attend Austin College this fall.

David Paciello, a real estate entrepreneur in New Hartford, has partnered with Century 21 Real Estate and will henceforth do business as Century 21 One Real Estate. Paciello and the 25 sales professionals in three local offices will now leverage the Century 21 global system to equip their agents with the tools and platform they need to find new customers; exceed the expectations of buyers, sellers and real estate investors; and develop their business in the region. They are looking for hard-working sales professionals to join the growing real estate company and invite area residents looking for a new career, or industry professionals looking for a new home, to call 315-793-7500.

GPO Federal Credit Union awarded scholarships to four high school students to help fund their college education. The New York Association of Credit Unions independently adjudicated applications submitted by credit unions across New York State. The four winners, all members of the GPO Federal Credit Union, competed against 751 high school students from 69 other credit unions across the state and were chosen based on their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. The high school students awarded are:

Corinne Becker from Oneida High School. Becker’s accomplishments include being a recipient of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Golden Key twice, serving as Class of 2022 President for three years, having her work published in three anthologies of Young Writer and to receive the Outstanding Showpiece Award in 2020. In the fall, Becker plans to attend Le Moyne College to major in communication and creative writing with the intention of starting a career in advertising and/or l ‘editing.

Gregory Gonyea Jr. from Dolgeville Central School. Gonyea is in the National Honor Society and has received numerous academic and athletic awards, including the All CNY Star Basketball Award. He plans to attend Northern Vermont University in the fall, majoring in business management to begin a career in the business sector and will continue to play basketball at the college level.

Matthew Cancila from Clinton Central School. Cancilla’s accomplishments include earning the Honor Roll, National Honor Society, college hockey, and track and field. He was a pole vault sectional champion and is a certified lifeguard. Cancilla will attend Binghamton University in the fall, majoring in accounting and law.

Sean Hyde from Westmoreland High School. Hyde’s accomplishments include finishing third in the AFRL Challenge competition, achieving a high honor roll, and playing basketball and golf. Hyde plans to attend SUNY Polytechnic Institute in the fall, majoring in computer science to begin a career in software development.

Andrew B. Reiter