Biographies


Barbara Hunter Chaffee, MD, MPH (1949-2013)

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she attended the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore College, and the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago, where she received both her M.D. and M.P.H degrees. As a physician practicing first in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and then in Binghamton, Barbara's overriding concern was to provide care for the needy, especially those suffering from addictions or from HIV and AIDS. After serving as a physician for the National Health Service Corps in Susquehanna, she worked as Medical Director, Alcoholism Services, United Health Services, then for the Broome County Health Service in various capacities, including Medical Director, and from 1990 until her retirement in 2010 as Medical Director of Binghamton Family Care Center Internal Medicine Office at UHS and Medical Director of its HIV Team. Throughout this time she was also on the faculty of the UHS Residency Program. Her work with HIV/AIDS patients began in the 1980s, when she was one of the only physicians in the area willing to treat them, and continued through the rest of her career. She was also active on HIV-related committees and organizations at the local, state and national levels.

Barbara was a long-time member of Trinity Memorial Church in Binghamton, where she was an enthusiastic choir member, lay preacher, and most recently, member of the Vestry, and she was active in Episcopal Diocesan activities, including six years of service on the Standing Committee. For a number of years she also sang in the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton. In recognition of her wide-ranging activities, she was the recipient of over fifteen honors and awards, among which were the Baldwin School Alumnae Award; the Linda Laubenstein Award from the NY State AIDS Institute; the Phoenix Award of the Citizen Action Program; the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse; the STAP Legacy Award; and the Outstanding Service Award for exceptional accomplishments in HIV/AIDS service delivery from The New York State Department of Health.

Barbara died on March 5th, 2013 ending a long battle with breast cancer.

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Tim Chaffee, Director

Tim is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Tim grew up in Binghamton, New York and is a proud graduate of Binghamton High School and the Rod Serling School of the Performing Arts. After graduation, Tim relocated to New York City and attended Fordham College at Lincoln Center where her earned his B.A. in directing for theater. Since 2007, he has worked with the internationally renowned performance art company Blue Man Group, and served until recently as the Video Supervisor of the New York Production.

Tim's 2011 short film, Ostrander, a comedy about a curmudgeonly film critic who falls in love with Anne Hathaway, was an official selection at the SoHo International Film Festival and the River's Edge Film Festival in Paducah, Kentucky and received a Certificate of Merit at the Williamsburg International Film Festival. Tim also edited the upcoming sci-fi thriller Omphalos, Directed by Gabriel Judet-Weinshel.