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The OEHC Team

Clinical Staff
Brenda Mackesey Brenda Mackesey, RN
Occupational Health Nurse

Brenda has over a decade of experience in occupational medicine and has worked at OEHC since 2006. She performs medical testing and case management, as well as coordinates patient referrals, treatment programs and clinical activities. Brenda presents educational programs on a variety of occupational topics to unions, employers, employees and businesses in the community. She is a clinical preceptor for nursing students for various educational institutions in the area.

Jean McMahon Jean McMahon, MD
Medical Director

Dr. McMahon has worked with OEHC since 2001. She is board certified in both internal and occupational medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Albany Medical Center.

Alaina Mormile Alaina Mormile, LMSW
Social Worker

Alaina Mormile assists our clients as they make necessary adjustments in their lives after an injury or during an illness. She offers referrals to community resources, case management, and counseling to support people with their emotional well-being. Ms. Mormile is a Licensed Master Social Worker, graduate of University at Albany's School of Social Welfare, and a Certified Svaroopa Yoga Instructor.

John Van Raalte John Van Raalte, MS, CIH
Industrial Hygienist

John Van Raalte has directed the center's Industrial Hygiene Services for 16 years. He consults with physicians concerning patient exposures and tasks, provides industrial hygiene consulting services for varied clients, and does training and outreach to help prevent occupational exposures and disease.

Administrative Staff
Donna Harrington Donna Harrington
Manager, OEHC Office

Donna has been an integral part of the center's staff since 1989. She coordinates office activities, including support staff supervision and training, billing, invoicing, purchasing and written and telephone communications. She contributes to budget development and maintenance, finance tracking and reporting, and provides assistance in other areas necessary to insure the success of the department.

Hellen M. Lavender Hellen M. Lavender
Clerical Assistant

Hellen has been with the Center since 1997 and handles a variety of activities, including medical records maintenance/processing, telephone reception, greeting visitors, and scheduling appointments. She is a Certified Medical Information Processing Specialist.

Theresa McCumber Theresa McCumber
Clerical Assistant

Theresa has been with OEHC since 2001. She performs a variety of duties, including insurance and Workers' Compensation billing and processing, appointment scheduling, patient check-out, medical records processing, and answering phones.

Susan Zucker Susan Zucker
Health Promotions Coordinator

Susan Zucker joined OEHC as the Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach in 2005. She is responsible for outreach activities to worker, union, employer and community groups. Susan is the OEHC liaison with local, regional and statewide organizations associated with the New York State Occupational Health Clinic Network. She has over 25 years of experience in workplace and labor related issues.


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