Shari Weiss joined the Cayuga Community Health Network in 2019 and comes to us with almost two decades of public and behavioral health experience. She has a Ph.D. in Public Health and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Her background includes working in the field of Substance Use treatment, HIV Prevention and Housing.
She began her career in human services working in addiction counseling. She then moved to HIV Prevention, where she spent six years helping her agency grow and implement new and innovative programs and public health promotion. She moved into behavioral health housing for about eight years, where she ran programs, as well as helped organizations develop programs and obtain funding to meet the needs of their communities.
At the same time, she was developing her own skills as a leader and a grant writer. Eventually she wanted to move back to public health education/health promotion, and knew that CCHN was the going to be exactly the right fit. Shari is also an educator, a public speaker, and a peer reviewer for the National Journal of American Medicine.
Amy Dickman joined the Cayuga Community Health Network in 2013. Mrs. Dickman coordinates with local stakeholders to improve access and awareness of services throughout the region. She is a peer leader for the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management, and assists with the Healthy Neighborhoods grant. Amy is the program coordinator for our Doula program.
Mrs. Dickman graduated with a BS from the State University of NY at Cortland with a degree in Community Health.
Holly Beauchine joined the Cayuga Community Health Network in May 2017 to coordinate the Healthy Neighborhoods Program. In 2019, she transitioned to take on programming to assist people concerned about falls, as well as assisting young families to improve interactions around healthy eating.
She brings years of experience to this role as an educator and case worker. She lives in Auburn with her pup of 13 years.
Georgette Jones joined the staff at Cayuga Community Health Network in July 2016. In June 2016, Ms. Jones became a certified diabetes prevention lifestyle coach. Ms. Jones leads the Network’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), targeting those who are pre-diabetic or otherwise at risk for diabetes. She also helps to facilitate the monthly diabetes support group, and works with the Healthy Neighborhoods program.
Ms. Jones’ background before going into the public health field was in science and research. As an undergraduate at Binghamton University, she was a pre-medical student who majored in the biological sciences. She later received her Master in Biological Sciences at Lehman College in Bronx, NY. Upon graduation from Lehman College, Ms. Jones joined the Research Foundation at Upstate Medical University in 2006 where she worked for the ophthalmology research department conducting retinal stem cell research until 2011.
In 2013, Ms. Jones made the decision to change her career path to public health out of a strong desire to become more involved with the community and to help stop preventable conditions and diseases. She interned with the Cayuga County Health Department in 2015 and received her Master in Public Health degree that same year.
Healthy Neighborhoods Program Coordinator
Kim Campagnola joined the Cayuga Community Health Network in June 2019, leading up the Cayuga County Healthy Neighborhoods Program as the Program Coordinator. She brings years of experience to this role as an educator, working with area families for years.
Ms. Campagnola earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Master in Early Education from Ashford University.
Haley O’Brien was hired into the role of Program Assistant for the Cayuga Community Health Network in August 2019. She is an MPH candidate and works on a variety of programs including Healthy Neighborhoods, Chronic Disease Self Management, and the Landlord Resource Workshop.
Laura Harkins took on the role of financial officer in February 2017. Wanting to use her decades of experience in payroll, accounts payable and vendor relations, Mrs. Harkins took on this part-time role that allows her to spend her semi-retirement with her grandchildren.
Call her at our main line, (315) 252-4212.