Dr. Neil Calman, MD, a pioneer in the creation and growth of community-based health centers in New York, has been elected Board Chair for the statewide association representing the Empire State’s nearly 70 federally qualified health centers.
Dr. Calman has served as president and CEO of the Institute for Family Health, one of the largest networks of
Amy Nickson has joined CHCANYS as Vice President of Policy and External Affairs. Amy comes to CHCANYS with a depth of understanding of New York State health policy, having worked at the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Assembly for nearly two decades.
Ms. Nickson spent ten years working for DOH, most recently as Assistant
We are excited to announce that Joanna Thomas has joined CHCANYS as Vice President of Finance and Operations. Joanna comes to CHCANYS with over 20 years of nonprofit finance and operations management experience. She most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Operations for the World Lung Foundation for nine years, where she oversaw Finance, Human
CHCANYS is saddened to announce that our friend and colleague Rebecca Gaige-Troxell passed away on Saturday, July 8, surrounded by her family.
A member of CHCANYS’ Health Center Support team, Rebecca was beloved by CHCANYS and health center staff alike. She was a fountain of knowledge about the FQHC program and assisted numerous health centers across
June is Pride Month, and CHCANYS would like to recognize all that New York’s FQHCs do every day to ensure that members of the LGBTQ community have access to high-quality, culturally-competent primary and preventive health care services. Click here to view photos of a few of the Pride celebrations that health centers have hosted and/or attended so far
CHCANYS is excited to announce the appointment of Rose Duhan as its new President and CEO. She succeeds Elizabeth Swain, who passed away last year.
Ms. Duhan most recently served as Assistant Secretary for Health in the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, where she oversaw policy and operations for the Departments of Health and Aging, including the Medicaid
On Friday, September 23, family, friends and colleagues of Elizabeth H. Swain joined CHCANYS staff at the New York Academy of Medicine in NYC for a memorial service in celebration of her life. As part of the event, Rose Duhan, New York State's Assistant Secretary for Health, read a letter written by Governor Andrew Cuomo in tribute to Elizabeth, her
Elizabeth Swain, CHCANYS' former President and CEO, passed away on July 7, 2016.
During Elizabeth’s 11 years as President and CEO, CHCANYS grew from a small advocacy organization with five employees into one of the nation’s leading primary care associations, supporting over 65 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), the primary health care