First joining the CareFirstNY Team in 2012, Tali Sutton has supported multiple departments during her tenure: Volunteer, Human Resources, Operations, People and Culture, Finance, and Administration. With a deep commitment for people, Tali graciously agreed to step in as the organization’s Interim CEO in 2023.
Tali is actively working on transforming the CareFirstNY vision and culture through inspiring and aligning staff to the mission and strategic goals of the organization, with key focus in the areas of communication, consistency, and connection.
Tali is passionate about contributing to local communities through volunteering and proudly represents CareFirstNY as a Board of Director for the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce and the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier.
Phoebe began working at CareFirstNY in October 2023. Originally from Rochester, NY, Phoebe’s healthcare finance career began at a small health clinic in downtown Rochester. From there, her work in the non-profit world continued in 2002 as she spent the next 14 years at the University of Rochester in various accounting/finance capacities. Most recently, she served as the CFO at a substance use disorder agency, also in Rochester. Over her career, Phoebe was credited with a variety of important accomplishments, including enhancing accounting processes, thoughtfully navigated the build-out and ramp-up of physician practices and working with many organization leaders to educate herself and others on the financial impact of day-to-day operational decisions.
Chelsea Ambrose, LCSW, started with CareFirstNY in 2010. Chelsea has served in a variety of clinical and leadership roles over the past 13 years. Chelsea is currently the organization’s Hospice Administrator and provides direction and guidance over all clinical operations and programs: Hospice, Palliative Care, Volunteer, Grief Support, and Mental Health Counseling.
With a strong passion for the CareFirstNY mission, Chelsea casts strategic vision and develops new ways and programs to engage our team and community. Through oversight of the organization’s innovative and philanthropic initiatives, Chelsea is ardently working to educate, increase awareness, and expand the community’s understanding of the CareFirstNY lines of service.
With a foundation forged in the military, Dan embarked on his professional journey at the company in 2004. He pioneered the Information Technology Department, driving us into the digital era with innovative projects. Dan orchestrated the implementation of our electronic medical records system, automated billing processes, and extensive tech rollouts. His technical expertise and leadership transformed the organization, leaving an enduring impact.
In his current role, Dan leverages data to uncover trends and extract insights from day-to-day business information. By translating raw data into actionable intelligence, he empowers informed decisions, proactive problem-solving, and identifies new opportunities.
Dan's is driven by technology that enables a strategic approach uniting individuals across the organization, aligning us with overarching goals and propelling us toward a future of innovation and success.
Sybil Aumick has been with CareFirstNY since 2021 in Human Resources. Following several years in professional recruitment, leadership development, and management, Sybil followed her passions to CareFirstNY where she provides high-level support to our staff, promoting a culture of excellence, empowerment, and integrity.
Kate Hembrooke BSN, RN started her hospice and palliative care career in the late 1990’s with CareFirstNY. She has served in a variety of clinical roles over the past 20+ years including her current role as the Director of Hospice Services. Here she provides her expertise, guidance, and support for the hospice team to ensure the highest quality of care can be provided to the patients and families. Kate’s devotion to hospice and palliative care is both professional as well as personal and she feels strongly that patients and their families benefit from its holistic and team approach. With a passion for hospice and palliative care Kate believes that the mission of affirming life through extraordinary, compassionate, support and care can be life changing. That life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even the end.
Carly is an LMSW certified in Thanatology (the study of death, dying, and bereavement), and is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker. Carly has extensive clinical and leadership experience, with a passion for supporting her team and driving change within the community for those impacted by grief and serious illness. She is greatly committed to her work and to the field of social work.