St. Mary’s Foundation

We’re sustaining excellence in healthcare in the Mohawk Valley

Today’s focus on achieving maximum efficiency in healthcare delivery demands focus—and it can never come at the expense of excellence in patient care. St. Mary’s Foundation exists to ensure our dedicated staff has access to ongoing financial support so that they can continue offering the finest healthcare to everyone who comes through our doors—with the compassion and respect for human dignity demonstrated by our founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.


Employee Continuing Education
We support staff in keeping skills current through study of new information and techniques
Healthcare Scholarships
We support the local availability of well-trained healthcare professionals
We help ensure a strong future for St. Mary’s and our patients
Equipment Purchases
We fund the acquisition of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to improve patient outcomes
Facilities Purchases and Renovations
We fund new construction and renovations to support changing patient needs
St. Joseph’s Fund
We manage funds to help staff members in times of need, such as illness or natural disaster
Annual Fundraisers
We host multiple events each year to bring community members closer to St. Mary’s mission

Commitment to Community

Since 1984. the Foundation has welcomed more than $9 million in gifts supporting St. Mary’s mission to provide compassionate, excellent healthcare. Our generous community and supportive local businesses and foundations help us make a constant investment in people, buildings, and equipment so that we can remain at the leading edge of healthcare while containing patient costs.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Michael Pepe
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Col. Gary Howard
U.S. Army, Retired
Theresa DeCarlo
Vice President
St. Mary's Director of Surgical Services & Accreditation
Scott Bruce
President/CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare
John Sawitzki
CPA, West & Company
Jeff Brown
Owner, Brown's Ford of Amsterdam and Johnstown
Peter Capobianco
Past President/CEO, St. Mary's Healthcare
John Carey
New York State Police, Retired
Sr. Elizabeth Costanzo, CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
John DeAugustine
Publisher, The Daily Gazette and the Amsterdam Recorder
Jane Kelley
Vice President of Student Affairs, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Chad Majewski
Realtor, Century 21
Richard Miles
General Manager, Brown's Transportation
Linda Naple
President, St. Mary's Healthcare Auxiliary
Govind Rao, M.D.
Family Physician, Private Practice
Kimberly Roberts
Branch Manager, Community Bank N.A.
Andrew Roth
Hearing Specialty Provider, Hear For You
Lourdes Thebaud
Academic Counselor, SUNY Albany
Al Turo
Past Vice President, St. Mary's Healthcare
Rick Vertucci
Owner Gabriel’s Contractors of Amsterdam & Rick’s Robo Car Wash
Dr. Charles Schwartz
St. Mary's Healthcare Physician
Matt Sullivan
Kasson & Keller Keymark, Corporation