Angie Firmalino lives in the village of Tannersville, NY with her husband. They have raised 4 children together, with a 13 year old son still at home. She has been a resident of Tannersville for the past 24 years and is a very active member of her community.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Angie received a BFA in metalsmithing and worked as a jeweler and artist for many years, starting off as a bench jeweler in NYC, a goldsmith for Steven Kretchmer Designs in Palenville, and then on to start her own business as a jewelry model maker. Due to health complications arising from a medical device, she can no longer work as an artist full time, but she still loves to be as creative as her body allows.
She worked as a USPS highway contractor from August 2005 to September of 2021, and now works full time as the Creative Director for the Wellness Rx Pharmacy. Angie is the purchaser for the retail store, runs Wellness Rx social media, builds and maintains the website, creates the store branding, and builds and oversees the store's online web store. She also does video production and editing for Wellness Rx's advertising, showcasing community partners, and social media platforms.
Angie loves to organize and lead, and plan events. She became a health care advocate over 11 years ago, after being harmed by a medical device. Angie led the fight to get it off the market and was featured in the Netflix Documentary The Bleeding Edge. In 2015 Angie founded ASHES Nonprofit (Advocating Safety in Healthcare E-Sisters) and serves as the president of the board.
Angie also became a part of the board of the Mountain Top Cares Coalition nonprofit early in 2020, because of the strong need for addiction recovery and mental health services on the mountain top. Mental Health Care is something close to her heart as family members suffer from mental illness. This is what drew her into becoming involved in the organization. Angie is certified to train others in the administration of Naloxone (Narcan).