The Nyquist Leadership Series explores New York State’s most pressing contemporary challenges through the eyes of its most prominent government, education, and industry leaders. The series honors the late Ewald B. “Joe” Nyquist, a civil rights leader and former New York State Education Commissioner who played a key role in efforts to desegregate New York schools. The “visionary author” of Excelsior College, Nyquist fought to extend quality educational opportunities to learners of all ages.
On Tuesday, June 7, Excelsior College will host public health and economic development influencers from throughout the Capital Region at Wolferts Roost in Albany, New York for the leadership series event, Strengthening Communities by Bridging Health and Economic Development.
Professionals working in both public health and economic development arenas seek to achieve common goals: strengthening communities and improving quality of life. This Nyquist Leadership Series event will explore the reciprocal relationship between health and economic development – the investment of resources into neighborhoods, buildings, and businesses – and the collective positive impact on communities. Expert panelists will engage participants in dialog about local and national strategies that integrate health and economic development to address public health issues and revitalize communities.
This event is sponsored by the Excelsior College School of Health Sciences.
Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Wolferts Roost, 120 Van Rensselaer Boulevard, Albany, NY 12204
Kathy M. Sheehan, City of Albany Mayor
Tray Hairston, Attorney, Butler Snow LLP; former gubernatorial counsel and policy advisor
Karen Lee, MD, MHSc, healthy built environment and health policy advisor and consultant
Kaitlyn W. Meirs, program associate, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation