Michael B. Lax, MD, MPH: Medical Director
Dr. Lax completed his undergraduate work in biology and history at Oberlin College in Ohio, received his M.D. from Ohio State University and a Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois. A board-certified physician in occupational medicine, Dr. Lax is also a professor on the faculty of Upstate Medical University in the Department of Family Medicine, mentoring both medical students and students of public health. Widely published in his discipline, he serves on the editorial board of New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. He is one of only a few occupational health doctors in the state who speaks Spanish. He has been the Medical Director of the Occupational Health Clinical Centers since 1988.
Michael Lax's practice of medicine has always been expansively situated within the broader social justice movement for workers' rights and improved occupational health and safety. He commits substantial Clinic resources to reach migrant farmworkers and other vulnerable, underserved populations, seeking solutions for workers who have been violated by human trafficking, who are enduring deplorable work conditions, and who have been marginalized by low wages
Susan Greetham, MSN FNP
Susan Greetham has been on our staff since January 2009, Sue Greetham is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Western Washington University and Jefferson Community College. Her nursing career has included positions in the critical care unit, organ transplant, family medicine, and employee and student health. Helping people develop strategies to realize improved mental and physical health is something that energizes her nursing practice. She is a nationally certified smoking cessation specialist.
Greg Siwinski, Industrial Hygienist
On our staff since 1991, Greg Siwinski is a graduate of Drexel University's M.S. program in occupational health and is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene. His approach to occupational health focuses on the patient/worker's contribution to the understanding of how one's work life impacts health.
Carla Wingate, LMSW
Antoinette Longo, Clinic Administrator
Antoinette Longo has taken on progressively more responsible duties since she began with the clinic in 1990. In 2004, she was promoted to her current position of Clinic Administrator. Antoinette is known for her strong work ethic, organizational talent and laser-like attention to detail. The range of her administrative duties is broad and includes supervision of administrative staff, budgeting, planning, and reporting.
Relani Prudhomme, Outreach/Education Coordinator, North Country Region
Relani Prudhomme brings a strong knowledge of the region and a very broad spectrum of outreach experience -- everything from publicity work, interpreting, health advocacy, and community organizing. She's fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and has demonstrable experience in working with underserved populations, in both paid and volunteer capacities. Her academic credentials include an MSW from Syracuse University School of Social Work, a CAS in Women's Studies, and a BA in Government from St. Lawrence University. She is especially interested in popular education and the benefits communities receive when safe, healthy workplaces maintain productivity and morale.
Rick Sprout, Outreach/Education Coordinator, Southern Tier Region
Rick Sprout has been a union activist, deeply committed to social justice for over 45 years. One of his many projects, he co-founded and is a member of the editorial collective of People's Press in Binghamton NY. Rick has a rich and varied work history which includes experience in counseling and as an LPN. Rick brings a wealth of experience and long term connection to the Southern Tier.
Jeanette M. Zoeckler, MPH, Director of Research and Special Projects
Jeanette develops and implements collaborative public health initiatives to expand the Clinic's research, education, and prevention agendas. With an emphasis on vulnerable workers, her publication, grantwriting, and conducting community-based "needs assessments." Working people inform these projects directly throug the sharing the details of work conditions. Jeanette seeks comprehensive solutions for worker health, which include attention to workplace hazards, the broader social context and empowering workers to exercise their rights. Jeanette is a PhD candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Other Members of Our Team:
Ana Manning, Administrative Assistant
Tina Krishock, Secretary
Jackie Osuna, LPN, Nurse Case Assistant
Shauna Horner, Medical Office Assistant
Joanne Okesson, Medical Office Assistant