Eric Bresee Oswego County NY Executive Director at Farnham Family Services died from heart attack

Oswego County Opportunities "OCO" communities mourn Program Director who passed away at age 44, Learn more about Eric Anthony Bresee death and obituary

Eric Anthony Bresee Death – The Oswego County is mourning their consummate community leader who passed away unexpectedly Saturday. 44-year-old Eric Anthony Bresee died from a sudden heart attack according to his family and frirends. The Hannibal, New York resident was pronounced dead following the sudden medical emergency.

Eric Bresee grew up in Hannibal, New York with his parents Catherine and Lawrence. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Science in counseling and psychological services from SUNY Oswego. He obtained his professional certification in mental health counseling. Eric’s initial employment was at Oswego County Opportunities as a transient resident counselor for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Eric Bresee obtained a full-time position as a counselor shortly after securing a part-time position as a transitional living counselor. Rapidly advancing in rank, he was appointed Program Director, oversaw numerous OCO programs, including Homeless Services, Services to Aid Families, Medicaid Service Coordination, the PATH, OPTIONS, and Health Education. Previously, he held the position of Senior Counselor.

Eric obtained his certification as a Certified Community Action Professional while employed at OCO. The Outstanding Employee award and the Amelia Whelahan Leadership Award were among the many honors bestowed upon him.

Eric was a member of the Young Professionals Voice, the Workforce Development Youth Council, the National Management Association, and Rotary International, among others. Through the Emerging Leader Program at the New York State Community Action Agency, he gained leadership experience. 2006. Additionally, he was a member of the “best class ever” at Leadership Oswego County.

Initially, Eric served for two years on the board of directors for Farnham Family Services. Subsequently, he was appointed Executive Director. Eric is engaged as an independent contractor by Integrative Therapy Services to deliver mental health therapy.

Until his death, he served as the Treasurer of the Board for Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County and the President of the New York State Coalition for Homeless Youth. In addition to coaching in the YMCA Crown 12U League, he competed in the Crown 30+ League.

Eric Bresee Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family

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