Board of Directors

NYSACHO President
Sherlita Amler, MD, MS, FAAP
Commissioner of Health
Westchester County Department of Health

Vice President/Treasurer
Frank Kruppa, MPA
Public Health Director
Tompkins County Health Department

Past President
Mary Fran Wachunas, BS, CPH
Public Health Director
Rensselaer 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

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

Susan M. Franko, PhD, RRT
Public Health Director
Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service

Paul Pettit, MSL
Public Health Director
Genesee County Department of Health
rleans County Department of Health

Carol Smith, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Health and Mental Health
Ulster 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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