Oswego Health taps Leszczynski as communications chief

Oswego Health Senior Director of Communications Jamie Leszczynski.

OSWEGO — Oswego Health has named local marketing veteran Jamie Leszczynski as its new Senior Director of Communications.

In her new role, Leszczynski  will oversee marketing and communications of the entire Oswego Health system.

“I am proud to work for such an amazing organization and staple in this community,” she said. “To have the opportunity to not only promote the skilled talent of our staff, but the opportunity to truly shape the healthcare system throughout the county is just an amazing opportunity.”

A SUNY Oswego grad, Leszczynski will develop, implement and evaluate a strategic communication plan to advance Oswego Health’s identity and broaden awareness of its programs, priorities and accomplishments, officials said.

Leszczynski has for a decade chaired the SAVE Central NY Charter (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) to raise awareness surrounding mental health. The organization’s largest event of the year, Stride to SAVE Lives, is upcoming this weekend at SUNY Oswego where hundreds of supporters will gather for a 5k run/walk and suicide prevention memorial.

In her spare team she coaches Leprechaun League and has also served as the President of Central New York’s Sales and Marketing Executives between 2014 and 2016. Leszczynski has made Oswego her home and resides with her husband Mike, owner of Dynamic Automotive and Home Accessories, and their three children, Maddie, Tanner and Caden.

“Jamie has over fifteen years of experience building and leading successful, communication programs to drive the strategic goals of companies throughout various industries,” said Oswego Health Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Coakley.  “She has a deep passion to help businesses grow and reach their objectives through implementing innovative, strategic marketing programs.  What’s even better is she is personally vested in this community and truly cares about the wellbeing of others. We are excited to have her as part of the Oswego Health family.”

Immediately after receiving her degree at Oswego State University in 2004, Leszczynski began her career as the Marketing Manager for what was once Oswego County National Bank where she served for three years.

Between 2006-2010 she worked for SUNY Oswego as Associate Director of Annual Giving. There she was responsible for fundraising to specific segmentations, including all reunion giving, young alumni fundraising, parent giving and oversaw the management of the student telefund. Leszczynski also assisted with content development of major solicitation pieces, branding of the Annual Fund campaign and management of a portfolio of prospects.

For the past nine years, Leszczynski has spent the bulk of her career as the Senior Vice President for ABC Creative Group, a mid-size advertising agency in downtown Syracuse. There she served as the chief executive in charge of all account services, including oversight of the department that handled account management as well as media buying, social media management and public relations.

About Oswego Health:

The mission of Oswego Health is to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of residents throughout Oswego County. As a not-for-profit healthcare system that was established in 1881, Oswego Health is proud to continue to be one of Oswego County’s largest employers. More than 1,200 employees work for the Oswego Health system, which includes the 164-bed community Oswego Hospital, a 28-bed psych acute-care facility with multiple outpatient behavioral health service locations, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, and Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement community. Oswego Health also has Health Services Centers located throughout Oswego County.For more information about Oswego Health, please visit our website  www.oswegohealth.org.

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