Melanie Sarafin has been promoted to director of affiliate relations for Upstate Caring Partners Inc.
She served as the assistant to the president and CEO of Upstate Caring Partners since the organization’s inception in 2010. Upstate Caring Partners has oversight of multiple human service agencies within New York, allowing children, adults and their families to receive a unique breadth of services and supports to help them reach their fullest potentials.
In her new role, Sarafin will represent the president and CEO both internally and externally, providing liaison services within and between all affiliate organizations and their executive directors, assisting in the process of any future affiliations or mergers, the agency announcement said.
Prior to working at Upstate Caring Partners, Inc. Sarafin was the assistant to the executive director of Upstate Cerebral Palsy for 15 years, and brings a wealth of nonprofit experience to her new role, according to the organization’s announcement.