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
Mary Zelazny, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and CEO of Finger Lakes Community Health, announced today that Elizabeth Swain, who has served as CHCANYS President and CEO for the last 11 years, will be stepping down from her position as of May 1. Zelazny announced that the process for
Elizabeth H. Swain, CHCANYS President and CEO since 2005, was inducted Thursday into the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Grassroots Advocacy Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C.
Grassroots Advocacy Hall of Fame members have all made lasting contributions to ensuring the creation, survival and strength of community health centers and
CHCANYS President & CEO Elizabeth Swain was invited by Philanthropy NY to lead a panel discussion on opportunities for FQHC expansion with a particular focus on NYC and the Caring Neighborhoods initiative announced by the de Blasio administration in October. During the well-attended, invite-only event, which also featured speakers Dr. Ram Raju (NYC
CHCANYS and Lutheran Family Health Centers arehonored to announce the creation of the Dr. Philip W. Brickner Memorial Award. Dr. Brickner, who died on March 24, 2014, was a pioneer in community and urban public health and nationally recognized as the father of homeless health care. The award will be presented during CHCANYS’ Statewide Conference &
After over five years at CHCANYS, Matthew Ziemer is leaving his position as Director of Emergency Management to explore an exciting personal opportunity in Australia. His last day will be January 24. During his tenure, Matt has overseen the Emergency Management Program through blizzards, floods, an earthquake, two hurricanes, and a pandemic.