SULLIVAN 180 LOOKS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS AND FURTHER OUTREACH INITIATIVES
Welcomes New Staff to Team
[FERNDALE] –Sullivan 180 is proud to announce that Amanda Langseder has been appointed with the new title of Executive Director and Lindsay Wheat has been named Outreach Coordinator. They are also welcoming new staff members, Elise Yamen as Administrative Assistant, and Tuwanda Martin as Health Equity Outreach Coordinator.
Ms. Langseder has been in the role of Director since she joined the organization in October 2021. Amanda works collaboratively with the Sullivan 180 Board, staff, volunteers, county government and diverse community partners to grow and mature the organization delivering on its long-term vision through programs, strategic-planning, and community outreach. She ensures that operations and resources are effectively implemented across the organization and that they are being targeted to the priorities and strategies identified in the County Health Improvement Plan.
“What can I say about Amanda Langseder that hasn’t been said: she is a proven leader, a compassionate community member and an outstanding Director. This promotion is well earned and I’m certain will move Sullivan 180 forward,” said Jay Quaintance, chair of Sullivan 180’s Board of Directors and president of SUNY Sullivan.
Lindsay Wheat has served the organization as its Administrative Assistant and has now accepted a promotion to Outreach Coordinator. She will coordinate volunteers including the Community Health Champions and Sullivan Club 180s to further their grassroots impact. Lindsay will be hands on with community workplaces, civic organizations, and fire departments helping to implement the Encouraging Healthy Behaviors Community Challenge. Lastly, she will collaborate with community partners, including the Sullivan County Drug Task Force to reduce stigma around substance use disorder and raise awareness around prevention programs.
Tuwanda Martin is the new Health Equity Outreach Coordinator and she will ensure the organization is listening and responding to all members of our community, including those whose voice is often under represented. She will support grassroots volunteer development in communities of color and Spanish-speaking communities, growing new Community Health Champions and Sullivan Club 180’s. Tuwanda will perform outreach in the community, sharing the Sullivan 180 Community Resource Guide and engaging residents in the Encouraging Healthy Behaviors Community Challenge.
The new administrative assistant, Elise Yamen, will provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office, and support staff through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. She will also assist with logistics for meetings and special events while shining a positive light as she represents the organization and its mission.
“The Sullivan 180 team is a proven force for collective impact and change with each and every team member deeply connected to the mission of improving the health of the people who live here. Each team member lives in the county and serves on various boards and committees across the county, ensuring we remain connected and in touch with the greatest areas of need. As we grow and bring on two additional high-spirited, enthusiastic team members, I have not a single doubt that the ripple effect of this organization’s work with our partners will continue to grow.”
Sullivan 180’s mission is to build a healthy, vibrant Sullivan County where everyone has a sense of purpose, connection to family and community and access to fresh foods and an active lifestyle. To learn more about Sullivan 180, please visit: www.Sullivan180.org.###