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Executive Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Jessica Errico, MPH

Practice Account Manager | NENY | Healthcare Services

BlueShield of Northeastern New York

Van Cleary-Hammarstedt, PhD

General Manager, NYS Department of Health

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

Guthrie (Gus) Birkhead, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus, University at Albany School of Public Health

Former Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Health (retired)

Non-Voting Member

Kavitha P. Das, BDS, MPH, MS

Senior Scientist, Mount Sinai Hospital

Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP

Commissioner of Health, Rockland County Department of Health

Annette Johnson, EdD, RD, MCHES

University at Albany, School of Public Health

T. Michele Caliva, RN, CSPI

Administrative Director, Upstate NY Poison Center

Martha Ryan, MPS, RN

Human Service and Public Health Consultant

Terri Jackson, MA

Senior Vice President, Rabin-Martin

APHA - A.R.G.-C Rep

Susan Franko, PhD, RRT


Erin Sinisgalli, MPH, MCHES

Executive Director

Karissa Doerr

Student Intern

Jennifer Speenburgh, MS, CWPM

Director of Member Outreach & Communications

Katie Joel, BS

Student Assistant, Special Projects & Events

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 2017 Representative of the APHA Region II: Dr. Oliver Lontok, oflontok@gmail.com 

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