Ann recently took over as Executive Director for the North Country Healthy Heart Network. Prior to taking this position, she was the Health Systems Change for a Tobacco Free NY Project Coordinator covering Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. She has a Master of Science degree in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University and over twenty years of community and other healthcare experience, including her role as Director of Community Health and Wellness at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and later at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Andrea is our newest staff member at the Heart Network. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Graduate Studies in Social Work. Andrea has worked for non-profit agencies throughout her career, mainly with people of all ages diagnosed with chronic psychiatric disabilities and has always tried to incorporate activity and nutrition into the holistic plan of recovery. It was not uncommon to have programs centered around the importance of exercise like walking, hiking, biking, canoeing or kayaking and healthy nutrition.
Andrea lives at the base of Cascade Mountain with the man of her dreams, her husband Bill and their children and pets. Lots of hobbies fill her free time as well as friends and family, preferring to be outdoors as much as black flies and below zero temps will allow.
School Coordinator – Creating Healthy Schools and Communities
Katherine Haney, Kat, joins the North Country Healthy Heart Network as its School Coordinator after spending 10 years as a Library Media Specialist for Saranac Lake Central Schools. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Buffalo. Born in Malone, where her parents still live, she is closely connected to the unique needs of North Country school districts. On her free time Kat can be found supporting community events and culture while trying to keep up with her energetic husband and two young daughters. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, sewing and numerous outdoor recreational activities.