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The NYSARH Policy Committee is composed of volunteers from across the state.  We survey the NYSARH members to learn which issues are important to them and collaborate with other associations and advocates to develop policy positions.  The Policy Committee develops a NYS legislative agenda and organizes an advocacy campaign each year.   NYSARH supports in-person, telephone, email and social media education and advocacy for our members and organizations who share our goals.  The Association typically submits formal testimony and public comment, and signs-on to several multi-stakeholder letters each year.

For more information or to share a policy idea please contact Mandy Qualls, Committee Chair (mqualls@co.schuyler.ny.us) or Sara Wall Bollinger, Staff Liaison (Sara@NYSARH.org).

Committee Members

  • Ann Abdella, A2 Associates
  • Mark Bordeau, Rural Health Network South Central NY
  • Scott Emery, MS Hall Associates
  • Helen Evans, Ardent Solutions
  • Lennart Johns, Clarkson University
  • Marie Mongeon, Community Health Care Association of NYS
  • Jane Ni, Community Health Care Association of NYS
  • Claire Parde, Healthcare Consortium
  • Paul Pettit, Orleans & Wyoming Counties Public Health
  • Mandy Qualls, Schuyler County Health Department
  • Janice Shirley, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Anne Marie Snell, Get Healthy St. Lawrence County
  • Liz Urbanski-Farrell, Community Care of Western New York
  • Shari Weiss, Cayuga Community Health Network
  • Doug Wildermuth, Clarkson University
  • Robert Wingate, The Center for Aging in Place