Who we are
Established in July 2001, CNYAHEC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization working to improve health care access, delivery, and outcomes in a 14-county region of Central New York.
The CNYAHEC service area is home to 19 hospitals located in predominantly rural areas serving a total regional population of over 1.62 million people. There are numerous geographic pockets of federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) within the CNYAHEC region, specifically in the areas of primary health care, mental health care, and dental health care.
The mission of CNYAHEC was adopted in June 2002 and reads as follows:
CNYAHEC, through collaborative efforts, improves access to quality health care by promoting improvements in the supply, training, development and distribution of health professionals in a 14-county area.
Strategic planning is guided by the mission and allows CNYAHEC to focus its efforts in four priority areas:
- Health careers exploration
- Continuing education programs and services
- Clinical training opportunities
- Community partnership development
Located in Cortland, New York, the CNYAHEC office is found in the heart of its service area and central to the counties it serves. The CNYAHEC 14-county regional service area includes Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins counties.
CNYAHEC Center Director
CNYAHEC Program Manager
Administration and Communications Manager
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NAHEC Center Director
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HWNY VP of Strategy & Operations
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Steven G. Frederick
VP of Business Development
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HWNY Director of Projects and AHEC SET Program Coordinator
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HWNY Director of Technology and Data Security
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InService Solutions Specialist
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Allison A.N. Duggan, M.D., FACS
Chief Clinician Medical Director
David W. Felton
President & Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Crouse Community Center Nursing Facility
Tammy L. Austin-Ketch, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Nursing
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fred Farley, PhD, FACHE, CNAA
John Sigg, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
& Human Performance
Gloria E. Meredith, Ph.D.
Founding Dean (Retired)
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Shari Weiss, Ph.D.
Cayuga Community Health Network
Tricia A. Peter-Clark, FACHE
President/Chief Executive Officer
Brian Forrest, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources
Cayuga Medical Center
Cayuga Health System
Kent N. Hall, M.D.
SVP/Chief Physician Executive
Mohawk Valley Health System