Prior to joining the Heart Network as executive director, Ann 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.
Arriana was born and raised in Saranac Lake, it was here in the mountains where her passion for a healthy lifestyle blossomed. She earned her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in Fitness and Wellness Leadership with a concentration in Allied Health Sciences. Arriana can be found spending her free time with her family on the lake where she kayaks, swims and cross country skis in the winter.
Erin Streiff, MS, RN
Erin Streiff, RN, is a Practice Engagement Coordinator with The Heart Network. She has a Bachelor’s in Nursing from New York University and a Master’s of Science in Community Health from SUNY Potsdam. Her work experience ranges from the emergency room, to home care, to public health, which is her favorite. Erin lives in Malone with her son, cat and dog. She loves books, gardens, and cake (the latter in moderation, of course).
Andrew came to the Adirondacks in 2016 to attend Paul Smith’s College, studying sustainability and business development. He now operates his own farm and sustainable land development business in his spare time. He has has been involved with agriculture and the food production community since 2010, with a particular passion for teaching and infrastructure development. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys paddling, fishing, hiking and wood working with his fiance.
Kat earned her undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management/Experiential Education from Sterling College located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. She brings a professional and personal background in wellness through her certification and teaching experience as a yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Her previous work in the nonprofit sector includes development and program interpretation in living history, fine art and technology museums. She has designed, installed and maintained gardens for private residences and community use in Massachusetts, Maine and New Zealand. When not working she enjoys dancing, paddling, hiking, xc skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, foraging. A lifelong learner, Kat is passionate about self growth and supporting others in their own journey.
Ron has been in the North Country for twenty years. He earned his degree in Accounting and has worked at various Corporate entities, as well as, hospitality properties. Ron is also a New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician. Ron is an avid runner and has completed in excess of fifty marathons.
Chris Morris resides in Saranac Lake, NY, and has a combined 13 years of experience in marketing, communications, and journalism, with a focus on mission-focused storytelling for nonprofits and community organizations. In journalism, Chris reported on rural affairs, politics, local government, and human interest for a variety of media outlets, from small weeklies in Vermont to North Country Public Radio in northern New York. He spent five years overseeing communications and marketing at Adirondack Foundation, the community foundation serving the Adirondack region of northern New York. He’s worked with nonprofits large and small, including The Wild Center, Adirondack North Country Association, AdkAction, Songs at Mirror Lake, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, the Adirondack Nonprofit Network, the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, and many more. He has a BA in Writing from St. Lawrence University.