The Guthrie Clinic Welcomes New Board Members

July 2, 2024
The Guthrie Clinic Welcomes New Board Members

The Guthrie Clinic is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors.

Robert “Bob” Fisher, currently a member of the Lourdes Hospital Board of Directors, has been approved as a member of The Guthrie Clinic Board and will also serve as an Audit and Compliance Committee member. Fisher is Chairman, President and CEO of Tioga State Bank, N.A. and its holding company, TSB Services, Inc.

He has served on multiple national, state and local boards and has committed himself to advocacy on behalf of the community banking industry as an engine of local prosperity. Fisher is a veteran of the United States Air Force, received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Mary George Opperman, currently serving on the Compensation Committee, has been approved as a member of The Guthrie Clinic Board of Directors. Opperman is President of the Opperman Consulting Group and a nationally recognized authority on work force and higher education, currently serving as Senior Vice President and University Secretary at Syracuse University.

Opperman has served on multiple boards, including Hospicare and the National Academy of Human Resources Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at SUNY Oneonta and a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior from the School of Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University.

“On behalf of the Guthrie organization, I am thrilled to welcome Bob and Mary and thank them for their willingness to give their time and talent to our organization and the community,” said Dr. Edmund Sabanegh, President & CEO, The Guthrie Clinic. “Their individual backgrounds, skill sets, and expertise will provide valuable insights in our continued work to provide the highest quality care to the communities we serve.”

Mr. Ken Levitzky, Esq, Guthrie Board Chair, said “On behalf of the Board, all of us are excited about having Bob and Mary join us, as they bring unique talents and knowledge to Guthrie that help its mission to provide the best patient care it can throughout the areas that it serves.”

Bob Fisher and Mary George Opperman will join the existing board members:

  • Kenneth R. Levitzky, Esq. - Chair
  • Daniel J. Brown, MD - Vice Chair
  • Joan M. Marren, RN - Secretary
  • Edmund Sabanegh, MD - CEO and President
  • Johanna Ames
  • Ethan Arnold, MPH
  • Avery August, PhD
  • John Bayne
  • Frederick J. Bloom Jr., MD
  • Donald (Don) L. Ferrario
  • Nader Mehravari, PhD
  • David Pfisterer, MD
  • Joseph A. Ronsivalle, DO, FSIR