North Country Healthy Heart Network Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ann Morgan has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the organization. She has been with the agency for over a year, working previously as the Project Coordinator on the Health Systems Change for a Tobacco Free New York grant.
Morgan has a Master of Science degree in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale 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. She has secured millions of dollars in grant and other funds for these organizations and played a key coordinating role in the establishment of the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative in Potsdam, a not-for-profit community health agency much like the Heart Network.
“I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” said Morgan. “Our outgoing director, Margot Gold, has created an organization with tremendous capacity to facilitate change in the communities it serves. Margot has left the organization with a well-defined mission and solid financial state.”
Ann lives in Vermontville with her family and enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and traveling. When she’s not being active, Morgan admits … she is a TV serial binger. Her most recent favorite was the Ken Burns documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. “I just can’t stop watching,” she defended. “The stories are so interesting!”
Ann is excited to continue the work of the Heart Network in advocating for a healthier North Country.