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Meet The Team

Addiction is unbiased and impartial. It strikes all people from all walks of life. Healing requires a dedicated team with a wide range of backgrounds and diverse skill sets. Our exceptional staff of therapists, medical professionals, and prevention specialists are eager to help and passionate about healing.

Farnham Staff

Clinic Therapists:

  • Michael LaBarbera, M.S., CASAC
  • Suzanne Campbell, BA
  • Marrissa Fuller, MA
  • Courtney Gazda, BS
  • Wenling Riehle, LMSW, LCSW
  • Patricia Williams, BA
  • Shonna Brodhead, LCSW
  • Ronald Richards, M.S., CASAC
  • Chad Buske, M.S., CASAC
  • Kayla Eckert, CASAC II
  • Bailey Smith, LMHC
  • Ashley Williams, BA
  • Sarah Banach, BA, CASAC II
  • Kelly Whitney, MS, COS-P
  • George Valentine, CASAC II
  • Regina Vaughn

Therapy Aide:

  • Monica Falanga
  • Matthew Wiltsie


  • Danelle Atkins, RN
  • Crystal Arnold, RN, CASAC
  • Jean Lazarek, RN
  • Olga Mulcahey-Baez , RN
  • Tonya Papa, BSN, RN

Nurse Practioner:

  • Amanda Pochedly, NP

Physician Assistants:

  • Cheryl Murphy, P.A.

RCM Specialist:

  • Amanda Bristol, A.A.S
  • Monita Raponi
  • Elisha Abare
  • Colleen Sharkey
  • Nichole Osborn

Medical Records Coordinator:

  • Kristie Cory-Milligan, B.A.
  • Kelsey
  • Gabrielle

IT Coordinator:

  • Erin Muncy, A.A.S

IT Specialist:

  • Joe Musumeci, A.A.S
  • Kareem Lyons, BA

Office Manager :

  • Jaime Ferman

Engagement Specialists:

  • Greg
  • Samantha
  • Amber
  • Robin
  • Vicki

Prevention Staff:

  • Alan Francis, M.S., CASAC
  • Linda Fischer, MS, CASAC, CPP
  • Hope Rayder, BSW
  • Erinn Rodman, BA, CTRS, CASAC II
  • Jessica Bogardus, BS
  • Kourtney Willette, BS, CASAC II
  • Katrina Sabanal, MS

Coalition Coordinator:

  • Tyler Ahart

Coalition Support Staff/Youth Coalition Leader:

  • Dariel Summer

Recovery Services Staff:

  • Eric Stranak, LMSW, Master CASAC, CCTP
  • Jessica Brown, BA, CPS-P, CRPA-P
  • Aaron Liszewski, A.A.S, CRPA-P
  • Brittany Pickel, CRPA-P
  • David Powlina II, CRPA
  • Autumn Raponi

Farnham Leadership

Eric Bresee, MS, LMHC: Executive Director
Eric joined the board of directors for Farnham Family Services and served for two years before taking over as Executive Director in 2016. He achieved his BA in Psychology as well as an MS in Counseling and Psychological Services from SUNY Oswego before going on to obtain licensure in Mental Health Counseling. He previously worked at Oswego County Opportunities for 15 years finishing his tenure there as Program Director, overseeing many of OCO's program including Homeless Services, Services to Aid Families, Medicaid Service Coordination, the PATH, OPTIONS and Health Education. Eric obtained a credential as a Certified Community Action Professional while employed at OCO and was recognized for many achievements including Outstanding Employee, Outstanding Leader and the Amelia Whelahan Leadership Award. He was also recognized as one of Oswego County's top 40 under 40 young professionals and was awarded the Leadership Oswego County Community Leadership award in 2016. Eric is an independent contractor for Integrative Counseling Services providing mental health counseling. He serves as Treasurer for the NYS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers, President of the CNY Alcohol and Drug Association, Board Treasurer for Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County, Secretary for the Leave a Legacy of Oswego County Steering Committee and is a member of the City of Oswego Poverty Reduction Taskforce Steering Committee as well as sitting on multiple teams for the Oswego County Community Health and Poverty Reduction Task Force.

Mario Magsino, M.D.: Medical Director
Dr. Magsino received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1986 with a major in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1990 from the Far Eastern University in Manila and completed various requisite stages of the United States Medical Licensing Examinations in 1992 and 1996. The American Board of Internal Medicine awarded him Diplomate status in 1998. He has worked as a Primary Care Physician and Internist in the Philippines since 1993. Between 1994 and 1997, Dr. Magsino completed his Residency training in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital (an affiliate of the State University of New York at Buffalo). He is also currently the attending Physician at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Oswego, NY. He received the Rural Health Champion Award (given by the Rural Health Network of Oswego County) in Dec. 2017 for his dedication in improving services in Oswego County. Dr. Magsino has been with the agency since 2001.

Michael Nupuf, MD: Medical Director
Dr Nupuf completed his MD degree from Ohio State University in 1974. He did residency in Internal Medicine at General Rose Hospital and St. Lukes Hospital in Denver Colorado from 1974 to 1977. He also did a Fellowship in Cardiology at Dunedin Public Hospital in Dunedin New Zealand from 1977 to 1979 and a Fellowship in Endocrinology at the Western General Hospital in Edinbough Scotland from 1979 to 1980.He was in Private practice in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Oswego New York from 1980 to 2016.Dr. Nupuf joined Farnham Family Services in August 2017 as Medical Director of the Opioid Treatment Program.

Mary Jo Proietta-Halpern, LCSW-R ,CASAC: Clinical Services Director
Mary Jo Proietta-Halpern has been the Clinical Director at Farnham, Inc. since May of 1993. She previously held positions as a therapist at various agencies in Syracuse, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from SUNY Cortland, and a Master's degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. Her activities include Drug Court liaison, and member of Family Drug Treatment Court Planning Committee. She is a licensed social worker, credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and a certified acupuncture detoxification therapist.

Chris Baszto, MA, CASAC: Outpatient Program Director
Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Biochemistry from Queen’s University, Canada, has had education in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, Seattle, before continuing his education at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Southern California earning his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, emphasizing in Depth Psychology. He has worked for Farnham Family Services as an outpatient clinician since 2011, had previously served as Senior Clinician earning his Master Level CASAC and continues to happily serve Farnham as its Outpatient Program Director.

Mark Raymond, MS, CASAC : OTP Program Director
Mark started with Farnham Family Services in 2017. He has twenty plus years working in addiction services, mostly specializing in treating Opioid Substance Use Disorder in an OTP setting. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Oswego State University, a CASAC, and is on the Board of Directors as a Secretary for COMPA (N.Y. State Coalition of Medication Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates).

Patty Blackwell: Finance Director
Patty has worked for Farnham Inc. since 1994. She is from Oswego NY and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Accounting from Oswego State University College at Oswego.

Jacquelyn Thompson: Assistant Finance Director
Jacquelyn started with Farnham Family Services in 2019. Prior to joining the team she held leadership roles in finance at Third Party Administrators and a Pharmacy Benefit Manager in Syracuse, NY. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from State University of New York at Oswego.

Sandra Waldron, ABD, LMSW, CASAC II, CCTP: Operations Director
Sandra earned an Associates in Humanities at Onondaga Community College, a bachelor’s in human development at Oswego State University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She also completed all but her dissertation (ABD) at Walden University in Human Service Administration. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor II and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Currently, Sandra is the Director of Operations and Corporate Compliance Officer for Farnham. Prior to this role, Sandra served as the Prevention Services Director for over two years. Through the prevention program, Sandra developed the OASAS Certified Training Institute to enhance and expand the continuing education opportunities in Oswego County for CASAC’s and Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPA). Before assuming the leadership roles at Farnham, she worked in the human service field for over twenty years holding executive level leadership positions and providing mental health and substance abuse services and directorships in programs serving children, adults and families. Further, Sandra taught Psychology Courses as an adjunct professor in several local universities.

Candy Herbert, MS, LMSW, CASAC II, CRPA-P: Prevention Director
Candy earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Atlantic Union College, a master’s degree in Human Services from Capella University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor II as well as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate-Provisional. Candy served as the Recovery Services Coordinator at Farnham Family Services from Dec. 2018-Dec 2019. She has over 27 years’ experience working in the mental health and addiction field, 12 of those years as an administrator and director. She worked with youth and their families in the Home and Community Based Services Waiver program, children and youth community residence, as well as with Adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnosis. Candy believes that all people deserve compassion, respect and support throughout their recovery journey.