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Appointed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, new leader of Oswego County Emergency Management Office dives right in By Lou Sorendo Palmitesso Cathleen Palmitesso has experience when it comes to solving issues in a decisive manner. As a celebrated member of the SUNY Oswego women’s volleyball team, she compiled 537 kills in her career that rank her among the top 10 in that statistic in school history. A kill is an offensive attack that is un-returnable by the opponent and scores a point or earns a side out for the receiving team. An Oswego native, Palmitesso starred for the SUNY Oswego volleyball team and is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The ’94 grad was the first volleyball player ever selected to the Hall of Fame at SUNY Oswego. Professionally, Palmitesso is now looking to quickly dispatch of another opponent: any manmade or natural disaster threat that may imperil Oswego County residents. Palmitesso was recently named director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office (EMO) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She previously served as a radiological specialist with EMO, having joined in 2016. Prior to that, she worked at the James A.