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Ailing members need your leave donations

By SHERRY HALBROOK

The following PEF members have reported a need for leave donations:

• Sam Bright is a tax auditor 2, sales tax at the state Department of Taxation and Finance in Rochester. He is being treated for a life-threatening illness. To donate leave to him, obtain and complete a leave donation slip from your agency human resources office and fax it to 518-435-8585.

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• Deborah Brown is a principal engineering technician at the state Transportation Department in Hornell (until recently in Rochester). She is undergoing tests to determine the cause of recurring fever and illness. To donate leave to her, call 601-324-8566.

• Michele Caraway is a habilitation specialist 2 at Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services Office. She is recovering from surgery. To donate leave, call 845-947-6146.

• Helen Crane is a principal health care manager at the state Health Department in Albany. She is being treated for late-stage Lyme disease. To donate leave, call 518-457-4272 or go online to vog.y1508483207n.sgo1508483207@nimd1508483207astif1508483207enebc1508483207sb1508483207.

• John Dudley III is an assistant lottery regional director 1 at the state Gaming Commission in Schenectady. He underwent surgery in January and is now having two major surgeries on consecutive days. To donate leave, call 518-457-4272 or go online to vog.y1508483207n.sgo1508483207@nimd1508483207astif1508483207enebc1508483207sb1508483207.

• Charlene Fleszar is an associate attorney at the state Office of the Medicaid Inspector General in Albany. She is recovering from a sudden, serious medical event. To donate leave, call 518-457-4272 or go online to vog.y1508483207n.sgo1508483207@nimd1508483207astif1508483207enebc1508483207sb1508483207.

• Laura Higgins is an addictions program specialist 2 at the state Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services in Albany. She is being treated for an infection that developed following brain surgery in late June. To donate leave, call 518-457-4272 or go online to vog.y1508483207n.sgo1508483207@nimd1508483207astif1508483207enebc1508483207sb1508483207.

• Keri Jessie is a teaching and research center nurse 2 at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. She is recovering from surgery. To donate leave, call 315-464-4943.

• Pauline Merakis is a teaching and research center nurse 2 at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. She has liver failure and needs a transplant. To donate leave, call 315-464-4943.

• Jim Mextorf is a program technology analyst 3 at the state Office of Information Technology Services. He continues to require treatment for severe complications to diabetes and he needs a kidney transplant. To donate leave, call 518-473-0398 or email vog.y1508483207n.sti1508483207@stif1508483207eneb.1508483207rh1508483207.

• Teresa Miller is a vulnerable persons protection specialist at the Justice Center for Protection of People with Special Needs in Delmar. She has been placed on involuntary leave and is being treated for cancer. To donate leave, call the Business Services Center, Benefits Administrative Unit at 518-457-4272.

• Phillip Mirell is a licensed master social worker 2 at South Beach Psychiatric Center on Staten Island. He is being treated for cancer. To donate leave, call 718-851-0825.

• Carol Randesi is a labor services representative at the state Labor Department in Binghamton. She is recovering from a craniotomy, pneumonia and a collapsed lung. To donate leave, call 518-457-9044 or 518-457-1020.

• Christopher Randolph is an information technology specialist 2, programmer at the Office of Information Technology Services in Albany. He has renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. He is also recovering from a broken leg and was hospitalized in May with severe bronchitis. To donate leave to him, contact the human resources office at 518-457-4272 or online at *protected email*.

• Lori Richardson is a psychologist 2 at Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office. She has leukemia and is being treated in preparation to receive a bone marrow transplant. To donate leave, call 518-359-4152.

• Maria Ringer-Abel is a supervising offender rehabilitator at Hale Creek Alcohol and Substance Abuse Correctional Treatment Center in Johnstown. She is recovering from multiple major surgeries. To donate leave, call the facility at 518-736-2094 and ask for the personnel office.

• David Schreiner is a labor services representative at the state Labor Department in Warsaw. He has a chronic illness that causes him to miss work. To donate leave, call 518-457-9044 or 518-457-1020.

• Christine (Teena) Sleasman is a dietitian 2 at Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany. She is being treated for a chronic condition. To donate leave, call the facility at 518-549-6000 and ask for the personnel department.

• Stacy Stevens is a principal civil engineer 1 at the state Transportation Department in Hornell. She is recuperating following childbirth. To donate leave to her, call 601-324-8408.

• Behn Stradford is an information technology specialist 2, programmer at the Office of Information Technology Services in Albany. He has a chronic illness that has required extended absence from work. To donate leave to him, contact the human resources office at 518-457-4272 or online at vog.y1508483207n.sgo1508483207@nimd1508483207astif1508483207enebc1508483207sb.ms1508483207.sgo1508483207.

• April Young is a parole officer at the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in New York City. She is being treated for cancer. To donate leave, call 718-558-5150.

The rules for making and receiving leave donations (such as leave recipients may not have had any disciplinary actions or unsatisfactory performance evaluations within their last three years of state employment) are set forth on pages 181 and 182 of the 2016-19 PS&T Contract. If you, or a PEF member you know, need leave donations because of a medical issue, you may contact The Communicator to request publication of that need. Send requests to gro.f1508483207ep@ro1508483207tacin1508483207ummoc1508483207eht1508483207, or call 800-342-4306, ext. 271. Be sure to provide your contact information.

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