Inside IHA – Fall 2022 Newsletter

In the last issue we started introducing you to the people behind the scenes that make IHA a team. Our team members are excited to share with you a little insight into who they are.

Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people
to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”~ Margaret Mead

As we all know, the most important asset of any organization are its employees. We are eager, experienced, full of positive energy, and we all believe in IHA and are committed to its mission – to serve as a resource and leader to support our members and the communities they serve through advocacy, education, information, cost-saving initiatives and business solutions. This is why we want you to get to know us.

In this issue you’ll learn that several of us have dogs, are left-handed, and enjoy a wide-array of activities outside of the office!

Denise Foeder, Director, Information & Data

1. Has a rescue cat named Tootsie Roll
2. Volunteers for a Brittany dog rescue and has helped transport approx. 50 dogs to their forever homes
3. Owned and showed horses during childhood
4. Enjoys the ocean and beach
5. Has been with CNYHA/IHA for 36 years

Mary Brisson, Director, Customer Service, UISS

1. Favorite adult beverage is Guinness
2. Owns a 1979 Mercedes Benz 280SL European 4-speed convertible
3. In the midst of renovating a 1930’s farmhouse
4. Has been with UISS/IHA over 30 years
5. Is left-handed

Andrew Jewett, Director, Hospital Preparedness Program

1. Is a photographer for business & residential interior design projects
2. Lives in Cortland, NY with his wife & two college aged children
3. Was a founding member of Crown City Little League in Cortland and has served as a coach & volunteer for many years
4. Has been waiting 36 years for the NY Mets to win the World Series
5. Prior to joining IHA in 2005, he served as Director of Legislative Affairs for State Senator Jim Seward

Maddy Fitzgerald, Regional Liaison, Acute Care WIO

1. Currently getting her 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Certification
2. Has a Beagle/French Bulldog mix named Frankie
3. Lived in Manhattan for 5 years
4. Favorite job she’s ever had was working on a horse farm (besides this one!)
5. Her favorite color is green

Eileen Murphy, Senior Director, Special Projects

1. Has attended 8 Rolling Stones concerts
2. Has visited 30 states and 20 countries
3. Has a husband, daughter, 2 sons and a new granddaughter
4. Met John Lennon and has his autograph
5. Both parents were born in Ireland

Andrew Nault, Director, Business Development

1. Has a Siberian Husky named Mia
2. Was a Division 1 NCAA Ski Racer for St. Michael’s College
3. Originally from Vermont
4. Is a 15 year veteran of Stratton Mountain Volunteer Fire Company
5. Was a fly fishing instructor for Orvis for 4 years

Nicole Hooks, Marketing & Communications Specialist

1. Has a French Bulldog named Tank
2. Is left-handed
3. Was a competitive cheerleader as a teen
4. Just purchased her first home
5. Has two older brothers