OSSINING, N.Y. (February 2015) – Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, Inc. (DSFHS) announces the promotion of Marianne Bogannam to Director of Development. Based in Ossining, the leading visiting nurse service provides professional, compassionate, and holistic in-home care to people of all faiths, income levels and ages throughout the region.

As Director of Development, Bogannam will be responsible for assisting the agency to achieve its mission through philanthropic support including special events, marketing, fundraising and community outreach.

“Marianne has been an integral part of the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service since 2006. We are pleased to have her now in this significant role of leading the agency’s development strategies,” said Mary Zagajeski, President/CEO of Dominican Sisters Family Health Service. “Marianne’s diverse background and overall experience will be great for this role.”

Bogannam started working at DSFHS nine years ago as the Development Coordinator at the Suffolk County location. During that position she was the chairperson for the Suffolk Board driven Charity in Action Fundraising Committee. She also actively pursued major donors on the East End of Long Island. She was later promoted to Development Manager, where she oversaw the Helping Hands program for seniors, coordinated and wrote grants, as well as managed the thrift store operations and organized all of the fundraising events in the county. She was also responsible for overseeing more than 60 volunteers at the thrift store.

Bogannam had a diverse career background. Prior to DSFHS, she was the co-owner of three retail businesses in Connecticut for approximately 20 years. She also worked as a realtor, a flight attendant and Assistant to the Director of the American Institute for Foreign Study.

Bogannam received a Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi and has been involved in volunteer work within her community.

Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is a community-based Joint Commission Certified Home Health Agency providing home nursing care and health related services in the Greater New York Metro Area, Hudson Valley and Long Island. DSFHS currently serves Westchester, Bronx, Suffolk, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. DSFHS traces its roots back to 1879 when Mary Walsh and a dedicated group of women living and working on New York City’s West Side began helping immigrant mothers care for infants and sick family members. In 1966, the organization received certification as a home health agency, and in 1974, DSFHS was established in a separate incorporation as a community-based, certified, non-profit home health agency. For more information visit www.dsfhs.org