Ann came to the North Country in 1996 from Southern Illinois. She has a Master of Science degree in Community Health Education and over 30 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. When not working, Ann is most happy walking in the woods or going on adventures to new places with her life partner, Kris. She has two adult children, three stepsons, and two grandchildren – all of whom provider her with much joy.
Dan was born and raised in Saranac Lake, and currently lives in Malone. He attended SUNY Potsdam and received a bachelor’s degree in Community Health with Nutrition and Fitness minors. Dan was recently the Family, Health & Well-Being educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, where he worked on several different grants involving nutrition education and outreach. Outside of the workplace, you may find Dan skiing at Whiteface and Titus in the winters or out playing lacrosse in the summer.
Morgan has been in the nonprofit/medical field for over eight years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Communications from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Colorado. She was born and raised in upstate New York and loves being able to help the people in its communities with the programs The Heart Network provides.
Community health improvement coordinator
Arriana was born and raised in Saranac Lake, and 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. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at the University at Albany, participating as a scholar in the Strengthening the Public Health Workforce program.
Tobacco Project Coordinator
The Heart Network provides a space for Brielle to put her degree of Community Health to work. Brielle has always wanted to help people live a healthier life and help people become the best versions of themselves. With her love for the adirondacks, she loves to enjoy hiking, fishing, and walking her two golden retrievers.
Amy is Project Director for the HRSA North Country Chronic Disease Network grant. Prior to this she has had a wide-ranging career path. Most recently she was the Wellness Coach and Program Coordinator at Adirondack Health. She was an entrepreneur who once owned a nutrition consulting business, a yoga studio, and a natural food store. She has a Master’s in Nutrition, an Associates a Culinary Arts and is a certified yoga instructor. Amy loves the Adirondack Mountains and the small communities that are part of it.
Ron has been in the North Country for 20 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.