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High Resolution Photo John UrbanPresident & CEO

John has more than 30 years of experience in health care in New York State. His work has included establishing programs for chronically mentally ill people in Syracuse and serving as Deputy Commissioner in the NYS Office of Mental Health. He was most recently CEO of Preferred Care where he served for 20 years. John has been on a variety of community boards. In his capacity as CEO of the GRHF, John is committed to improving the health status of people and assuring the Foundation is a good steward of this valuable community asset.

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Heidi F. Burke (Melancon), Senior Program Officer

Heidi obtained her MPH from Emory University and a BS in Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst College. Her previous work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta focused on physical activity promotion and obesity prevention. Most recently Heidi directed strategic health initiatives and partnerships at the National Recreation and Park Association in Virginia. Her primary area of responsibility at GRHF is the Childhood Healthy Weight initiative.

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Barbara Pierce, Tipping Point Public Relations

Phone: 585-340-1119, ext. 108