Mary McFadden, Supervising Public Health Educator, Broome County Health Department
- 20 years of service
Mary received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science from SUNY Cortland in 1988. She began her career in Public Health at the Broome County Public Health Department with the WIC program as a Public Health Representative in 1991. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the development of the first WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program, initiated the Southern Tier Breastfeeding Coalition, and implemented city and county breastfeeding policies. In 1996, she was promoted to a Public Health Educator for the Cancer Services program, and in 1998 promoted to Supervising Public Health Educator managing several NYSDOH and CDC chronic disease risk reduction programs. Currently, Mary is coordinating the CDC's Strategic Alliance for Health program in Broome County and CDC's Sodium Reduction in Communities grant pilot project. In 2011, Mary finished her Certificate in Public Health from the ASPH. She is IBCLC certified, a Tai Chi Instructor and Worksite Wellness Trainer. Mary is the consumate public health practitioner.
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