Jessica Soule began working for The Network in February 2014, and later joined the staff as the program coordinator for the Healthy Neighborhoods Program. She was named the Executive Director in May 2015.
She served as an intern for the Cayuga County Health Department in 2013 as she finished her Master of Public Health degree in a joint program with Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University. Before becoming director, she worked in the fields of substance abuse prevention, coalition building, and chronic disease prevention. Jessica was accepted as a fellow in the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York’s Health Leadership Fellows Program for 2015 to 2017.
A newspaper reporter for almost 10 years before switching careers, she moved to Upstate New York in 2006 to work for The Auburn Citizen before serving as editor of The Skaneateles Journal from 2008 to 2013.
Ms. Soule earned her Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University. — Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 works with local farm markets and others agencies dedicated to food access and nutrition. She is a peer leader for the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management, and assists with the Healthy Neighborhoods grant.
Mrs. Dickman graduated with a BS from the State University of NY at Cortland with a degree in Community Health. — Email: email@example.com
Holly Beauchine joined the Cayuga Community Health Network in May 2017 to coordinate the Healthy Neighborhoods Program.
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.
Kathy came on board in March 2018 to facilitate our program assisting pregnant women to overcome barriers in meeting crucial dental health needs and to create an accessible smoking cessation program that these women can follow during and after pregnancy so that they can avoid preterm birth complications and post natal health issues for baby associated with second-hand smoke.
Kathy has a 25-year history in non-profit community outreach. She has created and directed fundraising, legislative and educational campaigns in support of environmental protection, Breast cancer research, and emergency pregnancy support for battered and low income mothers.
Widowed while expecting her 8th child, Kathy understands first hand the challenges some women face and is passionate about helping others navigate and obtain assistance.