Director of the NYS AHEC System

Leishia Smallwood, MPA

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“NYS AHEC System provides the platform for individuals to realize their potential in the fields of primary care, nursing and allied health, through educational opportunities and programming. The goal of AHEC is to increase diversity amongst health practitioners who are ready and able to meet the needs of patients in underserved areas, while empowering better health and healthier communities. From pipeline to practice AHEC is the answer!” - Leishia Smallwood


Director of Evaluation

Shannon Carlin-Menter, PhD, EdM.

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Business Operations Manager

Andrevia Solomon

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Sr. Program Coordinator

Bridget Forshee, MS

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