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Herkimer County HealthNet names Curnow as new executive director

HERKIMER — Herkimer County HealthNet announced it has appointed Dr. Thomas C. Curnow as executive director.

He has more than 30 years of administrative experience in operations management, regulatory compliance, and program development in the nonprofit sector, and more than two decades of experience as a faculty member in higher education in various areas of health.

Curnow replaces the previous executive director, Adam Hutchinson, who left for a job at Herkimer BOCES. Phyllis Spinner served as interim executive director of Herkimer County HealthNet through the end of 2015, according to a news release from the organization.

Curnow has a doctorate in education from Syracuse University. His past jobs include serving as chief operations officer for Cerebral Palsy of Westchester County as well as in leadership positions with other nonprofit organizations.

Herkimer County HealthNet, which started in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation under New York State law, according to its website. It operates as a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Rural Health Network. NYSDOH and charitable foundations provide it with grant funding.


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