Chautauqua County Director of Health Elected to NYSACHO Board of Directors

Image courtesy: Chautauqua County Government.

MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Director of Health and Human Services Christine Schuyler has been named to the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO) Board of Directors.

NYSACHO represents all 58 of New York’s local health departments. Schuyler is one of two newly elected Board members.

“It is a great honor and privilege to serve on the NYSACHO board with colleagues from across the state,” said Schuyler. “I feel that this is an opportune time for public health – something that has traditionally been quite invisible to most, is now front and center for all.  We’ve been through so much in the last 15 months and now it’s time to help shape the future of local health departments, public health and human services for the betterment of the health and well-being of our communities.”

Schuyler has been Chautauqua County Public Health Director since 2008 and became Commissioner of Social Services as well in 2011. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years.

“I applaud Christine Schuyler on her recent appointment to the NYSACHO Board of Directors. Her hard work and dedication has been pivotal on the local health front as she has helped our county through the COVID-19 pandemic, and implemented and raised awareness about the various health programs and services that are available to our residents,” said Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel. “Her appointment is a great accomplishment and I know she will proudly represent Chautauqua County and the other communities across our State.”

The other newly elected Board member is Rockland County Commissioner of Health and Medical Director Patricia Schnabel Ruppert.

Said NYSACHO Executive Director Sarah Ravenhall, “We welcome our new board members and leadership team as we emerge from a pandemic that has underscored the imperative to responsibly support and resource our public health system. We will continue to work with elected officials to drive NYSACHO’s legislative agenda forward, the most central element of which is increasing flexible state funding for New York’s local health departments.”


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