Health Planning Council – Tompkins Health Network Board

Medical professionals put hands into a center circle.  Tompkins Health Network Board oversees the Health Planning Council's activities in Tompkins County, New York.

The Tompkins Health Network Board oversees the Health Planning Council’s activities in Tompkins County, New York.


Edward Bergman
Long Term Care/Adult Protective Services
Tompkins County Dept. of Social Services
Karen Brown
FLGEC Program Manager
Ithaca College

Donna Bugliari
Community Member
Chavon Bunch
Executive Director
Southside Community Center

Caryn Bullis
Deputy Director
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Liza Burger
Executive Director 

Tracy Gates
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Cayuga Health System

William Gilligan
Nominating Chair 

Community Member

Samantha Hillson, MPH – Treasurer
Co-Chair of Community Health & Access Committee
Director, Health Promotion Program
Public Information Officer
Tompkins County Health Department
Jessica Janssen
Executive Director, CARS

Chris Kai-Jones
Acad. Partnerships & Wellbeing Coordinator
Interim Nutrition, Health, Safety & Financial Education Team Lead
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Daniel Klein
Chair, Health and Human Services Committee 
Tompkins County Legislature
Ex-Officio Member

Jan Lynch
Executive Director
Finger Lakes Independence Center
Emily Mallar, RN, MS
Senior Director, Care Transitions
Cayuga Health Partners

Norbert McCloskey
Executive Director
Ithaca Health Alliance
Michelle McElroy
Community Member

Lara Parrilla, MPH, RD – President
Co-Chair of Community Health & Access Committee
Community & Academic Partnership Manager
Cayuga Health Partners
Visiting Lecturer, Cornell MPH
Community Engagement & Advocacy Leader
Cornell Center for Health Equity
Jamila Michener
Associate Professor, Co-Director
Cornell Center for Health Equity

Frank Proto – Vice President
Community Member
Kim Pugliese
Executive Director
The Cancer Resource Center

Lisa Richards
Program Manager, IC Gerontology Institute
Lenore Schwager
Community Member

Rich Shaw
Coordinator of Dual Recovery Services
Tompkins County Mental Health Services
Robyn Smith
Community Investments &
Partnerships Manager
Excellus BCBS

Samantha Stevenson
Director of Operations
REACH Medical
Carrie Stock
Practice Management Director
Guthrie Ithaca City Harbor

Sue Ellen Stuart – Long Term Care Committee Chair
Executive Director
Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and
Tompkins County
Angela Sullivan
Executive Director
Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County

Cindy Wilcox
Executive Director
Human Services Coalition
Ex-Officio Member