Appendix I: Steering Committee

Drew Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor
State University of New York at Albany

Zahrine Bajwa, PhD
Regional EFNEP Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Suffolk County

Barbara Baron, MS, RD
Professional Communications Association

Robert Berke, MD
Commissioner, Chautauqua County Health Dept.
Representing NYS Association of County Health Officials

Maggie Blackburn, MD
Private Practice
Member of NYSDOH Minority Health Council

Katherine Brieger, MA, RD, CDE
VP Community Initiatives
Hudson River Healthcare (Migrants)

Dianne Carter
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Lois Chait, MBA, RD, CDN
Director, Child Nutrition Services
Three-Village School District

Patricia Clancy
Sr. Associate Director for Public Health
Medical Society of the State of New York

Joan E. Clifford
Senior Area Director
American Diabetes Association

Josephine Connolly Schoonen, MS, RD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
SUNY Stony Brook

Carlos Crespo, DrPH, MS
Associate Professor
University of Buffalo

Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison, PhD
Assistant Professor
State University of New York at Albany

Barbara A. Dennison, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Columbia University

Patricia Fell, RN, MS, ANP
Project Director, Health Heart Program
United Health Services Hospital

Mary Gallant, PhD, MPH
Prevention Research Center
Asst. Professor, Social Behavior & Community Health

Tina Gerardi, RN, FNP, CNS
Executive Director
NYS Nurses Association
Representing NYS Community Health Partnership

Foster Gesten, MD
Medical Director
NYS Office of Managed Care

Brian Gibney
Associate Industrial Hygienist
NYS Department of Transportation
Safety Coordinator

Philip Haberstro
NYS Physical Activity Coalition

Paul Hartman
Northeast Director of Community Health
American Heart Association

Lori Heithoff
Land Use Training Specialist
NYS Department of State

Patricia Kocialski, MEd
Coordinated School Health Policy
NYS Education Department

Ruth A. Lawrence, MD
Professor of Pediatrics & OB/GYN
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Daria Luisi, PhD
Director, Health Promotion Program
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Richard Nussbaum
Director, Bureau of Policy Development & Aging Relations
NYS Office of Medicaid Management

Christine M. Olson, PhD
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University

Robert Reinhardt
NYS Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation

Brian Roebeck, PE
First Deputy Commissioner
NYS Department of Transportation

Charmaine Ruddock, MS
Director, The Institute for Urban Family Health
Bronx Health REACH

Michael Seserman, MPH, RD
Director, Cancer Prevention Strategies
American Cancer Society

Elliott A. Shaw
Director of Government Affairs
Business of Council of NYS

Kyle Stewart
Director, Public Policy
YMCA of New York State