New Staff and Board Members Join Onondaga Historical Association

Posted on November 15, 2023

Lorna Oppedisano, OHA Project Manager for Events and Programs

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) recently welcomed a new staff member to its team, as well as new members to its Board of Directors. 

New Staff

Lorna Oppedisano is the Project Manager for Events and Programs. A storyteller at heart, she's thrilled to be a part of the team connecting the past with the present in her hometown. Prior to OHA, Lorna most recently worked at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) as Director of Development. While she's spent much of her life in Syracuse, she truly fell in love with the region when she began her professional career here at Syracuse Woman Magazine, where she served as editor for three years. Lorna holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism from S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In her spare time, Lorna is fond of reading and writing, hiking and exercise, enjoying local restaurants, and spending time with her husband and their menagerie of cats.

New Board Members 

Marissa Cameron is a Senior Project Coordinator at Hueber Breuer Construction, where she has worked in project coordination for more than seven years. She is involved in a number of nonprofit efforts, including Honor Flight Syracuse, Toys for Tots, American Heart Association, breast cancer awareness fundraising and clothing and supply drives for local school districts. Marissa is also a member of the Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of '23. 

Darcy DiBiase is a Primary Care Liaison at State University of New York Upstate Medical University. In this role, she helps healthcare providers build relationships and access resources to ensure the best care for their patients. Darcy has been part of the team at SUNY Upstate Medical University for more than a decade, previously as Assistant Director of Marketing. She earned her bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration from State University of New York at Oswego. 

Michael Hartwell, CPA, MBA, is a Senior Manager at Fust Charles LLP, where he has worked since 2015. Along with serving on the OHA Board of Directors, Michael volunteers for the Samaritan Center and Syracuse Grows. 

Michael J. Tisdell, AIF, CPFA is Vice President of OneGroup Retirement Advisors (OGRA) and exhibits a leadership role within the ERISA retirement plan industry. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Oswego with a Major in History and a Minor in Finance. Mike has spent time advocating for various not-for-profits, foundations, boards, and social services throughout CNY. 

Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CDA, is an audit partner with 33 years of experience providing auditing, accounting and consulting services. Vic specializes in working with Architectural and Engineering firms. His areas of expertise include Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) overhead audits, business valuations and forensic accounting. In addition, he focuses on consulting engagements designed to enhance the profitability of his clients, including industry benchmarking, implementation of performance management techniques, project management training, customer profitability analysis, improved budgeting and strategic planning initiatives.

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Media Contact: 
Lisa Romano Moore
Onondaga Historical Association Executive Director
Lisa.Moore@CNYHistory.org

About Onondaga Historical Association: Onondaga Historical Association exists to inspire people’s understanding that the history we share as a community is the foundation for our future together. Our purpose is to educate and to encourage the exploration, appreciation, and utilization of the past in order to add value throughout our community and bring the great stories of Onondaga County’s history to a worldwide audience.

Visit OHA Museum/Gift Gallery and the Richard & Carolyn Wright Research Center at 321 Montgomery Street Syracuse, New York 13202, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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