Contact Community Services Appoints Antara Mitra as Executive Director

Syracuse, New York – Contact Community Services (Contact) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Antara Mitra has been named as its new executive director, effective Monday, April 11th, of the non-profit devoted to crisis management, suicide prevention and awareness, and school-based support services since 1971. She will succeed Patricia (Pat) R. Leone, who is retiring at the beginning of April, after sixteen years leading the organization.

Mitra will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of administration, financial operations, programs and strategic planning of the agency. Other key duties include grants management, fundraising and community outreach.

Mitra brings with her over twenty years of non-profit experience. Most recently, she served as executive director for Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc. since 2016, where she oversaw all aspects of the agency’s business and financial operations. Her extensive background includes experience in local government, higher education and hospital administration, which gives her a comprehensive view of different facets of non-profit administration and public need.

A resident of Onondaga County, Mitra has a Master of Public Health degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. She is also a Fellow of Health Leadership of the Health Foundation of Western & Central New York.

Mitra will begin orientation and on-boarding on Tuesday, March 15th.