Board of Directors

NYSACHO President
Mary Fran Wachunas, BS, CPH

Public Health Director
Rensselaer County Department of Health

Vice President/Treasurer
Sherlita Amler, MD, MS, FAAP
Commissioner of Health
Westchester County Department of Health

Past President
Lawrence E. Eisenstein, MD, FACP
Nassau County Department of Health

Eli N. Avila, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM
Orange County Health Department


Oxiris Barbot, MD
First Deputy Commissioner
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Joanne R. Cocozzoli, RN, MS
Public Health Director/Director of Prevention & Patient Services
Schenectady County Public Health Services

Eric Faisst, MPH
Director of Public Health
Madison County Department of Health


Frank Kruppa, MPA
Public Health Director
Tompkins County Health Department

Carol Smith, MD, MPH
Public Health Director
Niagara County Department  of Health

Daniel J. Stapleton, MBA
Public Health Director
Niagara County Department  of Health

Kevin D. Watkins, MD, MPH
Public Health Director
Cattaraugus County Health Department

Edmond Russell Altone, JD, MA, MPH
Honorary Board Member

Clinical Associate Professor
University at Albany School of Public Health

Department of Health Policy, Managment and Behavior



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