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The Oley Foundation is run by a small staff of dedicated employees and volunteers. Our normal hours of operation are 8:30 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
Albany Medical Center, MC 28

99 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054

(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 (database, financials, website)

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

          julieandolina.oley@gmail.com -- Intern

  

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 the multitude of tasks it takes to keep Oley running and growing, including budget planning, building relationships, advocacy efforts, fundraising, board development, coordinating the annual conference, and more. She is dedicated to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission and welcomes your ideas, comments, and feedback.
Joan can be reached at bishopj@amc.edu

 


                                
 
Roslyn Dahl is Oley's Communications & Development Director. She has served Oley members since 1994. Roslyn is responsible for raising funds for the Foundation as well as producing Oley publications, and managing the information clearinghouse. Call on her to research your questions or to share ideas for Oley publications (other than the newsletter) 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. Cathy is the centerpiece of Oley efforts, managing the member database, answering most of your calls, and meeting the needs of the Foundation office. She is the glue that holds us together! She has experience in patient care and extensive knowledge of the nutrition support arena. Cathy can be reached at harrinc@amc.edu.


                                  

Lisa Crosby Metzger is editor of the LifelineLetter and Director of Community Engagement which responsibilities include advocacy and outreach efforts, and coordinating the Ambassador program. She welcomes your ideas and articles for the newsletter, and input on outreach and advocacy. 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. Send your thoughts and ideas to Lisa at metzgel@amc.edu.


                                       

Andrea Guidi joined the Oley Foundation as Executive Assistant in 2013. Andrea manages the regional conferences and webinar program. She also coordinates the awards program and activities for the children/youth at the annual conference. Be sure to share with her your ideas for topics to cover in a webinar or at a regional meeting. Andrea can be reached at andreaguidi.oley@gmail.com


 

 

 


Mary Wootten
 has been a member of Oley since 2012, and an Ambassador since 2014. She  joined the staff as a program assistant in 2017. She coordinates the Silent Auction, help plans the Kidz Klub, and assists with the website and Oley Ambassador program. She is the volunteer New York State Ambassador for the National Organization for Rare Disorders’ Rare Action Network (NORD RAN). Mary is the mother of three children ages 11, 9, and 7. Her oldest, Natalie, has had a G-tube since she was sixteen months old due to dysmotility and feeding issues. You can reach Mary at marywootten.oley@gmail.com


 


Philip Kellerman joined Oley in 2017 as a program assistant, and has been working on the Equipment Supply Exchange Program. His Spanish language skills have come in handy with many callers. Phil brings thirty years of experience with philanthropic work with migrant farm workers and immigrants. You can reach Phil at philkellerman.oley@gmail.com

 

 

 
Julie Andolina lives in upstate New York, not far from the Oley office, and joined the Oley Foundation staff in 2019 as an intern. You can reach Julie at julieandolina.oley@gmail.com
 

 Board Advisors

Lyn Howard, MB, FRCP, FACP

Medical Director, Co-Founder

Poestenkill, NY

 


Dr.
Lyn Howard In the early 1970s Dr. Howard sent her first patient home on nutritional support, and since then she has been published widely in the home parenteral and enteral (HPEN) arena. With Clarence (“Oley”) Oldenburg’s family support, Dr. Howard started the Oley Foundation in 1983. She is an advocate of the consumer voice. She is now retired, but she continues research pertinent to HPEN and enjoys many outdoor pursuits.

 

Darlene Kelly, MD, PhD

Science & Medicine Advisor
Rochester, MN

 

 

Dr. Kelly joined the Oley staff after retiring as the Medical Director of the Home Parenteral Nutrition program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she managed approximately 1200 consumers. She served as an Oley Board member and chair of the Research Committee for 11+ years, and has been active in both ASPEN and ESPEN (the American and European professional nutrition organizations).


 


Updated: 1/29/20

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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