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

Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago

Clinical Assistant Professor, UAlbany School of Public Health 




Carol Ryan, RN, MPH

President and Director, Health Promotion Strategies LLC



Andréa Sonenberg, PhD, WHNP, CNM-BC, FNAP, FNYAM

Associate Professor, Pace University




Brianna Maher, MPH

Public Health Implementation Specialist, Suicide Prevention Center of NYS






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




Senior Scientist, Mount Sinai Hospital





APHA - A.R.G.-C Rep

Susan Franko, PhD, RRT






Staff




Erin Sinisgalli, MPH, MCHES

Executive Director


  


Missy LaBate

Project Coordinator




Aja Kerr

Student Intern

SUNY Brockport student















Jennifer Speenburgh, MS, CWPM

Director of Member Outreach & Communications



Alejandra Puerta

Student Intern

New York Medical College MPH student 




Saba Rawjani

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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