Proceeds from this event directly support the professionally guided mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.


Caron O’Brien Crummey, Hinman Straub P.C.

Caron head shot for web

Caron O’Brien Crummey is a member of Hinman Straub’s Government Relations department, specializing in health care, criminal justice and government relations matters. She joined the Firm with 27 years of experience in the New York State Senate Majority, most recently serving as team leader and program director for Health, Human Services and Education in the State Senate Majority Counsel Program Office.

Ms. O’Brien Crummey was chief advisor to the Senate Majority Leader on all health care matters, including access, financing, delivery and public health. As program director, Ms. O’Brien Crummey supervised policy analysts and counsels on health, medical malpractice, human services, education and all matters relevant to the City of New York. She was the principal negotiator on significant health care-related legislation, including the Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) of 2000 and 2002, medical malpractice reform, Timothy’s Law, nursing home rebasing and assisted living legislation.


Little Ashlynn and Big Cathy

Little Ashlynn and Big Cathy

Little Ashlynn and Big Cathy have been matched for one year. They enjoy doing plenty of activities together such as arts and crafts and ice skating. Cathy and Ashlynn also once took a synchronized swimming class which they both really enjoyed. Right now Ashlynn has been working on her multiplication skills and it’s going well.