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Executive Management

Executive Management :
Michael R. O'Leary, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Laboratories

Following graduation from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. O'Leary served as resident in the Department of Medicine and Pathology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and in the Department of Pathology at SUNY Upstate Medical University where he served as Chief Resident. A fellowship in the departments of Surgical Pathology and Cytology was completed at the Henry Ford Hospital. He holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. O'Leary was a gubernatorial appointee to the Upstate Medical University Council and Chancellor of the State University of New York appointee to the Advisory Council for the Commission on Higher Education in New York State. He was the President of the Association of Council Members and College Trustees of the State University of New York from 2006-2008. He is a past member of the National Pathologists Advisory Council of the Joint Commission. He is a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Central New York. Dr. O'Leary is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is also a certified medical review officer (MRO) for industrial drug testing. Dr. O'Leary currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Laboratories of Laboratory Alliance of Central New York.

Karen Carter, CPA
Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer

KAREN CARTER is the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer of Laboratory Alliance. She joined Laboratory Alliance in 2005 after spending 5 years as Chief Financial Officer of A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton, New York. Prior to her time with Lee Memorial, Ms. Carter spent 7 years in the Audit and Assurance Services department of Ernst & Young, LLP in Syracuse, New York. Ms. Carter obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is the President of the Central New York chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is also a Board member of County North Children's Center. She resides in Liverpool with her husband, John, and their two sons.

George G. Popp, MPS
Vice President of Information Systems/Chief Information Officer

GEORGE POPP is Vice President of Information Systems/Chief Information Officer of Laboratory Alliance. He has been with the company since its inception in 1997. From 1992 through 1997 George worked as a Management Consultant for Hospital Systems at Health Care Data Systems in Dewitt, NY. Prior to that he worked at Crouse Hospital from 1974 to 1997 as a Medical Technologist, Assistant Chemistry Supervisor and Laboratory Information System Manager. Mr. Popp received his BS in Medical Technology from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center and an MPS from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the Health Information and Management Systems Society. In April 2008, George was accepted in to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. He is also a member of the NYeC Policy and Operations Council. Mr. Popp serves as a member of the NYS HEAL grant workgroups for Privacy & Security as well as Protocols & Services. He moved to the Syracuse area in 1973 and currently lives in Central Square with his wife, Debra.

Anne Marie Mullin
Senior Vice President

Anne Marie has been employed by Laboratory Alliance since its founding in 1998. She previously worked as a Consultant for Integrated Healthcare Services at Health Care Data Systems in Dewitt, NY. Other positions have included Manager of Operations for AJM Senior Housing, Inc., Laboratory Sales Representative for Eastman Kodak Company's Clinical Products Division, Research Technologist at the American Red Cross in Rochester, NY and as Manager of the Chemistry Department in the Clinical Pathology Laboratory of Community General Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Anne Marie has also held the position of Adjunct Professor of Medical Technology at Utica College of Syracuse University. She holds a BS degree, summa cum laude, in Medical Technology, from Utica College of Syracuse University and is a graduate of the Specialist in Transfusion Medicine Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She is board certified in Transfusion Medicine. Graduate courses were completed at the NIH's Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, also in Bethesda, as well as at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. She is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course. Anne Marie is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Medical Group Management Association, the Clinical Laboratory Management Association and MedTech – a not-for-profit regional biotechnology association. She currently serves on the operating board of Hospice of Central New York and the board of trustees of The Centers at St. Camillus. She is an active committee member for Francis House, Hospice of CNY, and MedTech. She resides in Baldwinsville, NY.

Barbara Guiffrida, BS, PHR
Vice President of Human Resources

BARBARA GUIFFRIDA is the Vice President of Human Resources for Laboratory Alliance of Central New York, a position she has held since 2003. From 1998 to 2002, Barbara worked in Human Resources for Laboratory Alliance as Coordinator and, eventually, as Manager of the department. Prior to Laboratory Alliance, from 1977 to 1998, she worked for Crouse Hospital in various departments of the laboratory and on various shifts. Barbara is a graduate of LeMoyne College. She has a degree in Sociology and a teaching certification for secondary education. From 1982 to 1984, while still employed at Crouse Hospital, she also worked as a Remedial Reading teacher for the Syracuse City School District and was a member of the Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council (SPAC) from 1989 to 1998. In 2003, Barbara was certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a member of the HR Summit (HR Executive Group).