Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mid-Hudson business people 'On the Move': Feb. 17, 2019 - The Daily Freeman

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —  The Boys & Girls Club Saugerties Unit has appointed three new members to the Board of Directors.

Sakinah Irizarry joined the board in the fall of 2018. Irizarry is the owner and operator of Sakinah Irizarry LMT, a massage therapy business in Saugerties. She has worked as a licensed massage therapist for many years in and around Ulster County in well known studios such as, Haven Spa in Rhinebeck and River Rock in Woodstock. Irizarry lives in Saugerties with her husband and two sons.

Karen Prince is CIC Personal Lines Assistant Manager & Producer. She began her career in insurance with The Reis Group in 1984. Prince specializes in Personal Insurance sales. In 2008, she obtained her Certified Insurance Counselor designation. She became a Defensive Driver instructor in 2018. She lives in Saugerties with her husband.

Sara Gorman Maliha has spent most of her life in Upstate New York. She has been selling real estate since 2007. In 2016, Sara moved to the village of Saugerties with her daughter.

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Allen E. Austin IV has been promoted to lead a new department as the Director of Cash Management & Administrative Officer at the Bank of Greene County.

Allen joined the bank in 2014 as part of the Bank’s Management Training Program. After completing the program, he was placed in the Municipal Banking Department, where he held several positions of increased responsibility.

Allen is a graduate of Babson College in Boston, with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He earned his master’s degree and an Executive Certificate in Leadership from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. Allen is a graduate of Catskill High School, and was honored by the New York State Assembly as the 2009 Greene County Citizen of the Year.

He lives in Earlton in Greene County.

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HUDSON, N.Y —  Joe Baker was elected to serve a three-year term at The Olana Partnership’s Board of Trustees Annual Meeting on Jan. 19.

Baker has owned a home in the town of Claverack for several decades and, with his late husband Stuart Thompson, has been a committed supporter of Frederic Church’s Olana and the surrounding region, according to an announcement.

Baker has served as President of the Medicare Rights Center since June 2009. He is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law, where he taught a class on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Previously, he was the deputy secretary for health and human services in New York State under Governor David A. Paterson. Baker served as assistant deputy secretary for health and human services under Governor Eliot Spitzer. Baker was Executive Vice President of Medicare Rights from 1994 to 2001, and prior to that was associate director of legal services for Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Michelle Moyer has joined Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County as a hand, wrist and elbow specialist.

Moyer is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a sub-specialty certification in surgery of the hand. She has authored and co-authored several abstract publications focusing on various aspects of orthopedic surgery. Moyer is the recipient of two Army Achievement Medals and two Army Commendation medals from her service as an orthopedic surgeon for the 47th Combat Support Hospital station in Al Asad, Iraq.

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