- About Us -

Improving Health and Well-Being in our Community

Who We Are

Herkimer County Healthnet

Our History

How our nonprofit got its start.

Our Board & Staff

Meet our Board of Directors and Staff

Community Wellness

Who We Are

The Herkimer County HealthNet (HCHN) is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1989 to provide a comprehensive approach to programs which would address health and social service issues for the people of Herkimer County and the Mohawk Valley Region.

Supported by grant funding from the New York State Department of Health, private foundations as well as community support, HCHN works collaboratively with government, health and human service organizations, or other non-profits to:

Kids eating healthy food

Community Wellness

Our History

Originally conceived as the “Herkimer County Healthcare Planning Consortium,” this informal coalition of concerned stakeholders met to discuss the threats to Herkimer County’s health and human services systems; specifically, the closure and consolidation of county hospitals.  The group’s purpose and goal was to be a consortium committed to improving Herkimer County by providing services, as well as by serving as the leader in coordinating efforts that directly impacted the health and well-being of county residents.

As an outcome of the Healthcare Planning Consortium, Herkimer County Rural Health Network, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 as a Not-For-Profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.  By becoming an independent non-profit, HealthNet was able to take advantage of funding opportunities through grants and charitable contributions that are not available to a governmental entity.  As a result, HCHN became the center of health/human service needs assessments and planning for the County. The Rural Health Network received funding through the New York State Department of Health, Office of Rural Health. In 2004 The Rural Health Network changed its’ name to Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc.   

Today’s HealthNet works collaboratively with government, health and human service organizations and area nonprofits to implement programs to address current and emerging health and human service needs of the residents of Herkimer County and the Mohawk Valley region.

Our projects include Lead-Free Mohawk Valley formed in 2016 to eliminate childhood lead poisoning from Herkimer and Oneida Counties and CNY IMPACT (Initiatives for Multi-Sector Public Health Action), designed to help prevent and control obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in the CNY region.

Herkimer County Health Net

Our Board of Directors

  • Steve Bulger, President
  • Tim Seymour, Vice President
  • Kathy Fox, Treasurer
  • Pam Gardinier, Secretary

Kathy Fox, Herkimer County OFA
Garet Livermore, Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County
Pam Gardinier, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
Lorene Bass, Arc Herkimer
Christina Cain, Herkimer County Public Health
Deanna Charles, Regional Primary Care Network
Mary Kline, Herkimer County BOCES
Tim Seymour, Herkimer County DSS Commissioner
Heidi Camardello, Little Falls Hospital
Kristen Snyder-Branner, Herkimer County Mental Health Services
Steven Bulger, ICAN
Rae Raffle-Maxson, Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
Michele Kohl MS, Chief Operations Officer CFLR
Tricia DeVoll, Housing Assistance Representative at Stone Ridge Residences

- Our Team -

Meet Elyse and Meghan

Our dedicated team is invested in the health and wellness of our community

- Elyse Enea -
Executive Director
- Meghan Clark-Cobane -
Administrative Assistant

Resources & Program Information

Have a question?  Looking for details on programs and classes?  Are you an organization looking to partner with us?  Contact us and we would be happy to help.

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