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The Oley Foundation is run by a small staff of dedicated employees and volunteers. Our normal hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. The office is closed for major holidays and the week of the annual conference.

 

Contact us at:
The Oley Foundation
43 New Scotland Ave., MC-28
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY 12208-3478

(518) 262-5079 – phone
(518) 262-5528 – fax

bishopj@amc.edu – Executive Director (general, financial or policy concerns)
dahlr@amc.edu – Communications & Development Director (information requests, publications or development/fund raising)
metzgel@amc.edu – Editor, LifelineLetter; Director, Community Engagement (newsletter concerns, Ambassador program, advocacy, ENFit)
harrinc@amc.edu – Administrative Assistant (mailing address/phone updates)

andreaguidi.oley@gmail.com – Executive Assistant (regional conferences, awards/scholarships, children/youth activities, or website)

marywootten.oley@gmail.com – Program Associate

          philkellerman.oley@gmail.com – Program Associate

  

Meet the Oley Foundation Staff


                                       
                                     
Joan Bishop has been with Oley since 1985 (nearly its inception) and has served in many capacities. As Executive Director, Joan handles a multitude of tasks to keep Oley running and growing, including budget planning, building relationships, fundraising, board development, and coordinating the annual conference. She is dedicated to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission and welcomes your ideas, comments and criticisms. Feel free to contact Joan with any suggestions you may have for the annual conference, or anything that may assist her with ensuring Oley reaches everyone who needs us. Joan can be reached at bishopj@amc.edu

 


                                
 
Roslyn Dahl is Oley's Communications & Development Director. She has served Oley members since 1994. She is responsible for raising funds for Oley programs, as well as producing Oley publications and educational materials, and managing Oley’s information clearinghouse. Call on her to research your questions or to share ideas for Oley publications or promotions. Roz can be reached at dahlr@amc.edu

 


                                    

Cathy Harrington has been Oley's Administrative Assistant since 1998, and for 12 years before that she served as Secretary for Albany Medical Center’s Division of Clinical Nutrition. She has experience in patient care, extensive knowledge of the homePEN arena and a strong desire to support Foundation activities. Cathy manages the member database, answers most of your calls, and meets all of the day-to-day needs of the Foundation office. She is the glue that holds us together, so be friendly when you call! Cathy can be reached at harrinc@amc.edu.


                                  

Lisa Crosby Metzger is editor of the LifelineLetter and Director of Community Engagement. Previous to joining Oley in 2007, Lisa worked in book and magazine publishing. Lisa experienced two short bouts on HPN, which sustained her through difficult pregnancies. As a result, she’s been a member of Oley since 1989. She enjoys interacting with members at the conference, over the phone, or via email. Send your thoughts and ideas to Lisa at metzgel@amc.edu.


                                       

Andrea Guidi joined the Oley Foundation as Executive Assistant in 2013. She got her start in nutrition with an undergraduate degree at the State University of New York and a dietetic internship at Sage Graduate School. She’s provided supervision, nutrition education, and care planning in retirement and nursing home communities. Currently she organizes the Oley Awards, Oley Tim Weaver Camp Scholarship and HomePN Research Prize programs.  She has also been working with the staff on building the new Oley Web site!  Andrea can be reached at andreaguidi.oley@gmail.com


 

 

 


Mary Wootten
 has been a member of Oley since 2012, and she has frequently volunteered in the Oley office and at Oley events. She has been an Oley Ambassador for two years, providing peer-to-peer support. Mary studied psychology at SUNYIT; is a Reiki master teacher, owner of Lotus Flower Reiki in Troy, New York, and a board member of the S.E.T.H. Foundation; and enjoys volunteering with the Girl Scouts. Mary is the mother of three children ages 9, 7, and 5. Her oldest, Natalie, has had a g-tube since she was sixteen months old due to dysmotility and feeding issues.  marywootten.oley@gmail.com


 


Brand new to Oley, Philip Kellerman brings thirty years of philanthropic work with migrant farmworkers and immigrants. From 1997 to 2011 he ran his own nonprofit, Harvest of Hope, which distributed emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families. He currently volunteers for Volunteers in Medicine of Great Barrington, taking immigrant patients to medical appointments in New York and Massachusetts. philkellerman.oley@gmail.com
 

 Board Advisors

Lyn Howard, MB, FRCP, FACP

Medical Director, Co-Founder

Poestenkill, NY

 


Dr.
Lyn Howard graduated from Oxford University England in 1964. She completed her internship and residency in Kansas, and a fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and GI at Vanderbuilt University. She came to Albany Medical Center to head the brand new Clinical Nutrition Department in 1973, and shortly afterwards sent her first (and one of the world’s first) patient home on TPN.

Managing patients on this new, complex therapy was exciting and very time consuming. She soon realized patients needed information and support beyond that which their physicians could provide. So together with Clarence “Oley” Oldenburg, Dr. Howard established the Oley Foundation in 1984.

 

Darlene Kelly, MD, PhD

Science & Medicine Advisor
Rochester, MN

 

 

After retiring from her 22 year role as Medical Director for the Home Parenteral Nutrition program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2012, Dr. Kelly was appointed to the Oley Foundation staff where she has actively guided research projects and provided advice on medical-related content for publications. Previously she supported Oley as a board member and research committee chair for more than eleven years. She has a doctorate in nutrition, and a medical doctorate with a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology and GI research. Her areas of interest include: HPN, short bowel syndrome, and malabsorption.


 


Updated: 11/15/17

This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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