June 2016: People on the Move

Children’s Home director certified as human resources professional



Jesse Roshia, Children’s Home of Jefferson County director of human resources, recently passed the Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional Exam.

The process certifies human resources professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as points of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver human resources services, and perform operational functions.

A member of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County staff since 2003, Mr. Roshia has served as the agency’s Human Resources Director since August 2014. Previously, he served in several other agency capacities including five years as director of residential services.

Mr. Roshia earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from St. Lawrence University, Canton, and a master of business administration from Clarkson University, Potsdam. A north country native, he lives in Watertown with his wife, Tara, and two children, Adrienne and Michael.

Carthage Area Hospital welcomes new staff



Carthage Area Hospital recently hired two new counselors, Dr. Hamed N. Adaime, a mental health counselor for the hospital’s behavioral health team, and Theresa Kiernan, a counselor for Carthage Middle School’s Health Clinic, and a new physician assistant, Caleb Richter.

Mr. Adaime holds a bachelor’s in human resource management from Southern New Hampshire University, a masters in counseling at-risk youth from College of Santa Fe, and a Ph.D. in hospital administration from Warren National University.

His previous work includes providing mental health psychotherapy as a military and family life counselor. He owns Health of Minds Psychology Services in Watertown and serves as a member of the Civil Air Patrol.



Ms. Kiernan a 2002 graduate of South Lewis Central School. She obtained an associate degree in liberal arts from Jefferson Community College, a bachelor’s in human development and a master’s in mental health counseling from SUNY Oswego.

While pursuing her education, Ms. Kiernan worked in a residential treatment facility for youth, in a literacy program, a homeless shelter for teens in Sydney, Australia, and in a foster care program.

She will provide mental health services to the School-Based Health Center at Carthage Middle School under the guidance and supervision of a licensed social worker while she completes her social work licensure.



Mr. Richter, who will work at the Carthage Behavioral Health Clinic, holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Roberts Weslayan College, and a masters in physician assistant studies from Daeman College.

He previously worked at Samaritan Medical Center’s LeRay Urgent Care and at Carthage Area Hospital’s former Urgent Care in Evans Mills. He also formerly worked at the Behavioral Health Clinic.

Hospital CEO recognized

River Hospital CEO Ben Moore III was recently named as an executive of the year. He was honored in April at the 2016 Nonprofit Awards in Syracuse.

The awards, presented by M&T Bank and the Business Journal News Network/Biz-Eventz, recognize the accomplishments of leaders driving the Central New York area’s nonprofit organizations.

Recipients are honored for excellence in leadership, fiduciary responsibility, management practices, creativity, impact and business acumen.

Mr. Moore, who has served as River Hospital’s chief executive since 2006, was nominated by a group of his colleagues, including Bradley D. Frey, director of the hospital’s River Community Wellness.