Meet the Team

Maria Turner
Maria Turner
Marketing and Communications Manager
Donor Center

Maria has worked with the Donor Center since 2003, starting as the Donor Recruiter and working her way to her current role of Marketing and Communications Manager. Her favorite thing about working with the Donor Center is meeting our patients and their families and knowing that we make a big difference in their lives. She believes that if you open yourself up to it, you can have a beautiful opportunity to be part of our patients’ lives and help them make the connection to the amazing donors that impact their lives so significantly. Some of Maria’s favorite things are spending time with her family, walking, listening to music, attending concerts and spending time by the water.


Liz McCabe
Liz McCabe
Clinical Nurse Manager
Donor Center

Liz has worked with the Donor Center as our Clinical Nurse Manager since 2004. Her favorite thing about working with the Donor Center is interacting with our donors because their generosity in giving to people they often don’t know is overwhelming. In her spare time, Liz enjoys listening to live music, wine tastings and going to the theater.


Denise Flis
Denise Flis
Nurse
Donor Center

Denise has worked with the Donor Center as a nurse since 2016, previously working at Roswell’s Lymphoma, Myeloma and Infectious Disease Clinic. She likes that she has experience on both sides of blood product donation from collection to transfusion; interacting with both patients and donors. Denise also enjoys meeting new donors, and is impressed with our regular donors who take time to give generously to our patients. In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking and couponing.


Joelle Salerno
Joelle Salerno
Blood Product Collection Specialist
Donor Center

Joelle has worked with the Donor Center as a Blood Product Collection Specialist since 2015. Joelle loves working with the Donor Center because she enjoys the technical science behind donation collection and getting to know the donors. Roswell holds a special place in her heart because she is directly linked to caring for our patients, which makes her appreciate each donor and donation even more personally. Some of Joelle’s favorite things are spending time with her family, going to see animals at the zoo, aquarium, and Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, plus anything motorsports-related!


Nancianne Hawker
Nancianne Hawker
Senior Secretary
Donor Center

Nancianne has worked with the Donor Center as a Senior Secretary since 2015. Nancianne loves working with the Donor Center because assisting in our patients’ care is so rewarding, and our work puts the ups and downs in life in perspective. Nancianne’s favorite thing in life is spending time with her family. She is also very involved with the Girl Scouts as a leader for 45 years, loves camping and enjoys creating by crocheting, sewing and crafting.


Emily Foschio
Emily Foschio
Blood Donor Coordinator
Donor Center

Emily is the Blood Donor Coordinator for the Donor Center at Roswell Park. She is our newest team member, joining us in early 2018. Emily loves working with the Donor Center because of the sense of community that is created when generous donors give themselves to help save the lives of those they may never meet. She feels the benefits to the donors, patients and staff are amazing to see unfold. Some of Emily’s favorite things are spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, home renovation (hello, HGTV!) and donating platelets, of course!