SULLIVAN 180 ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR AND LAUNCHES REFRESHED WEBSITE
Amanda Langseder brings a wealth of knowledge to lead growing non-profit in building a healthy and vibrant Sullivan County
[FERNDALE] – Today, Sullivan 180 announced Amanda Langseder has been named Director of the non-profit devoted to turning around the health and well-being of Sullivan County with an inclusive approach uniting the entire community.
Amanda brings extensive experience in public health and a wealth of knowledge from almost two decades of work across Sullivan County, including leadership roles at Garnet Health and Sullivan County Public Health.
At Garnet, Langseder led its community health outreach efforts, aligning the health system’s priorities with those of Sullivan County, starting worksite wellness movements that have been replicated across the Hudson Valley, and launching “Warrior Kids” – a four-week childhood obesity prevention initiative that graduated over 1,500 children and youth to date.
At Sullivan County Public Health, Langseder directed the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. Under her leadership, Sullivan County’s WIC program rose to the top ten percent statewide for breastfeeding initiation and duration and significantly increased participants’ access to local farmers markets.
“Amanda’s tremendous experience and deep knowledge of Sullivan County make her well-suited to succeed in leading our efforts in improving the health and well-being of Sullivan County one degree at a time. We are truly delighted to welcome her to Sullivan 180,” said Sandra Gerry, Sullivan 180’s Founding Chair.
“Amanda is a dynamic leader whose organizational talents and intimate knowledge of Sullivan County will take Sullivan 180 to the next level. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I look forward to working with Amanda to foster a culture of health and improve the quality of life for all of our residents,” said Jay Quaintance, the Chairperson of Sullivan 180’s Board of Directors.
“I am honored to join the gifted staff of Sullivan 180, whose many successes over just a few years are a strong testament to the promise and potential of their mission,” said Langseder. “Sullivan 180 is uniquely positioned to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing of Sullivan County, and I am excited to lead these efforts in the spirit of inclusion and collaboration,” she added.
Langseder earned her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Rowan University and received a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College. Amanda and her family are residents of Wurtsboro.
To coincide with Langseder’s arrival, Sullivan 180 has launched a newly-redesigned website at www.sullivan180.org, streamlining the visitor experience and reorganizing the layout of information about Sullivan 180’s programs and initiatives.
About Sullivan 180
Through its mission of building a healthy and vibrant Sullivan County, Sullivan 180 brings to the table a broad cross-section of successful businesses and organizations throughout all sectors of the county: education, hospitality, agriculture, government, health care agencies, and other nonprofit social service entities. In addition, Sullivan 180 strives to consolidate efforts to leverage existing funding and deploy its expertise to access new resources. For more information on Sullivan 180, please visit: www.sullivan180.org