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 provider for nearly two million New Yorkers. Elizabeth was a tireless advocate for the community health center movement and the people it serves, spending nearly her entire career working to support and expand access to primary care services in medically underserved communities. CHCANYS, New York’s health centers, their patients and the greater health advocacy community are deeply grateful to Elizabeth for her many years of thoughtful and inspired leadership; she will be greatly missed. Her legacy has been memorialized by Politico here.