Modified: April 15, 2019 3:15pm
From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
Date: April 15, 2019
CONTACT: Kara Kane, Public Information Officer
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EMPLOYEES ADDED TO NYS PUBLIC HEALTH WORKS! HONOR ROLL
Eight Employees Recognized for Contributions to Public Health
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Eight employees from the Erie County Department of Health have been included in the New York State Department of Health’s 2019 New York Public Health Works! Honor Roll.
Local Health Departments are an essential part of New York State’s agenda to make the state one of the healthiest in the nation. These honorees have been an integral part in the successes related to Erie County’s responses to the opioid epidemic, communicable disease outbreaks, and lead poisoning in children.
The ECDOH personnel are among more than 160 public health professionals statewide who are being acknowledged for their work to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers.
They are responsive to emergent public health needs in Erie County, and can be looked upon as role models for others who have chosen to work in this field.
Employees being recognized include:
- Michael Amato, Assistant Epidemiologist, Epidemiology
- Judy Courtade, Principal Clerk, Epidemiology
- Patricia Huels, Senior Statistical Clerk, Epidemiology
- Sandy Kopera, Senior Clerk-Stenographer, Epidemiology
- Cheryll Moore, ECDOH Opioid Program Director (also recognized in 2012)
- Thomas Muscarella, Senior Public Health Sanitarian, Environmental Health
- Lara Nkurunungi, Junior Epidemiologist, Epidemiology
- Mary Walawander-Lanning, Associate Epidemiologist, Epidemiology
The full list and past award winners are available on the NYSDOH web site: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/public_health_works/honor_roll/2019/
Photo 1: from left, Michael Amato, Cheryll Moore, Judy Courtade, Mary Walawander-Lanning, Lara Nkurunungi, Sandy Kopera and Dr. Gale R. Burstein.
Photo 2: from left, Dr. Gale R. Burstein and Thomas Muscarella.