Tompkins Trust Company Promotes Callyn Pyhtila and Courtney Reinhart

Tompkins Trust Company has promoted Callyn Pyhtila to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager and Courtney Reinhart to Officer, Branch Manager.

According to a press release from the company, Pyhtila started with the company in 2011. She has 8 years of experience in finance and banking. As Branch Manager for the West End and Cornell Branches, she works with customers in all aspects of retail and commercial banking, while also serving a dedicated student population at Cornell. Pyhtila earned her Bachelors of Psychology at University of Phoenix. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She currently serves on the board of directors for Family Reading Partnership and for the United Way of Tompkins County.

Reinhart started with the company in 2017. She has 11 years of experience in finance and banking. As Branch Manager for the East Hill Plaza location, she works with customers in all aspects of retail and commercial banking. Reinhart earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Tompkins Cortland Community College. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She is a certified notary and currently serves on the board of directors for IPEI and Kiwanis of Ithaca. She has served as past Committee Chair for Tompkins Relay for Life and was a committee member for the Trust Company’s most recent United Way Carnival for a Cause on the Ithaca Commons.

Major Gift will Grow Palliative Care in Cortland and Tompkins Counties

Hospicare & Palliative Care Services Executive Director Kim De Rosa announced today the community’s access to palliative care services throughout Cortland and Tompkins Counties will increase substantially thanks to a major gift from the estate of a local resident. The $100,000 donation will be used by Hospicare to establish the Tapan Mitra Fund for Palliative Care and the Tapan Mitra Endowment for Palliative Care.

“Palliative care can make a world of difference for patients and their families, and the research backs that up,” said De Rosa. “Hospicare is launching a major effort to expand and grow our popular program, ensuring that all who can benefit from palliative care know where to turn. We are immensely grateful for this transformational gift and the opportunity to partner with an incredible family to make a significant difference in our community.” Cornell University professor Tapan Mitra, a leading economic theorist, died of cancer in February. At the time of his passing, his care was coordinated by Hospicare. Dr. Mitra directed that a portion of his estate be used to support education, the environment and cancer services. This gift to Hospicare was administered by the Community Foundation of Tompkins County. “Professor Mitra was grateful and impressed at the quality of care he received from Hospicare in his final days,” said Aveek Majumdar, his nephew. “He would have been heartened that part of his legacy will allow others in the community to benefit from the organization’s further expansion to palliative care services.”

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