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Executive Leadership Team


President

Susan M. Franko, PhD, RRT

Director of Quality Services, Bassett Healthcare



Secretary

Guthrie (Gus) Birkhead, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus, UAlbany School of Public Health



Vice President

Denise C. Tahara, PhD

Assistant Professor, New York Medical College



Treasurer

Dawn Bleyenburg, MS, MCHES

Director, Center for Public Health Continuing Education



Board of Directors




Robert Furlani

Training Coordinator, University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions



Brett Harris, Dr.PH

Director of Public Health Initiatives , New York State Office of Mental Health




Carol Ryan, RN, MPH

President and Director, Health Promotion Strategies LLC




Andrea Soneberg, PhD, WHNP, CNM-BC, FNAP, FNYAM

Associate Professor, Pace University




Brianna Maher, MPH

Public Health Implementation Specialist, Suicide Prevention Center of NYS




Senior Scientist, Mount Sinai Hospital



Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP

Commissioner of Health, Rockland County Department of Health





T. Michele Caliva, RN, CSPI

Administrative Director, Upstate NY Poison Center




Martha Ryan, MPS, RN

Human Service and Public Health Consultant



Katie Connors

Program Manager, Healthy Community Alliance





APHA - A.R.G.-C Rep

Susan Franko, PhD, RRT






Staff



Erin Sinisgalli, MPH, MCHES

Executive Director




Mitchell Brooks 

Student Intern

Binghamton University MPH student






Arzoo Fatima

Student Intern

Adelphi University MPH student 








Jennifer Speenburgh, MS, CWPM

Director of Member Outreach & Communications




Saba Rawjani

Student Intern

Columbia University MPH student




Rachel Gresko

Student Intern

Columbia University MPH student





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NYSPHA is a member of the APHA Region II 

 2018 Representative of the APHA Region II: Dr. Susan M. Franko, president@nyspha.org 


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