Our Board

Our Board

Front Row (L to R): Nancy McGraw, Ann Abdella, Ann Battaglia, Charlotte Crawford, Helen Evans
Back Row (L to R): Alison Coates, Jennifer Lezsyk, Barry Brogan, Jack Salo, Paul Pettit, Carrie Roseamelia, David Riddell, Claire Parde

2020 – 2021 NYSARH Board of Directors


  • President:  Helen Evans, Ardent Solutions, Wellsville, NY
  • Vice President:  Jack Salo, Rural Health Network of SCNY, Binghamton, NY
  • Treasurer:  Ann Abdella, President, A2 Rural Health, LLC, Jamestown, NY
  • Secretary:  Alison Coates, Adjunct Instructor, Physician Assistant Studies, Clarkson University


  • Ann Battaglia, Healthy Community Alliance, Gowanda, NY
  • Barry Brogan, North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network, Saranac Lake, NY
  • Charlotte Crawford, Lake Plains Community Care Network, Batavia, NY
  • Anthony D’Agostino, NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, Department of Motor Vehicles, Albany, NY
  • Scott Emery, M.S. Hall & Associates, LLC, Syracuse, NY
  • Richard Kazel, Syracuse VA Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
  • Karen Madden, Sen. Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health, Albany, NY (Ex-Officio)
  • Nancy McGraw, Public Health Director, Sullivan County Public Health Services
  • Bryan O’DonovanUR Medicine – St. James Hospital, Hornell, NY
  • Gertrude O’Sullivan, Foundation of Community Health, Harlem Valley in New York and the Northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut
  • Claire Parde, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Inc., Hudson, NY
  • Michael Pease, Chief Executive Officer, The Chautauqua Center
  • Paul Pettit, Public Health Director, Genesee & Orleans County Health Department, Albion, NY
  • Mandy Qualls, Center Director, Central NY Area Health Education Center, Cortland, NY
  • Victoria Reid, Ellenville Regional Rural Health Network, Ellenville, NY
  • Carrie Roseamelia, Rural Medical Scholars Program, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Mary Zelazny, Finger Lakes Community Health, Penn Yan, NY