The Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) is a group of
community leaders who assess the needs and opportunities
in the region that influence the public health priorities
outlined in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Each priority workgroup is guided by a Chairperson who
manages the collaboration of multiple organizations,
community groups, and individuals that contribute to the
work associated with that priority. The PHAC Chair in
conjunction with the PHAC Lead, oversees the workgroups.
The CHIP is informed by regional Community Health Needs Assessments and feedback from members of the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Advisory Council. Read our CHIP!
Peter is the Chair of the Public Health Advisory Council and recently appointed to serve as a trustee on the Board of the American Hospital Association (January 2018). He holds a Masters of Science in Administration from Saint Michael's College, Board Certified in Healthcare Management, and currently completing a Masters of Healthcare Delivery Science degree at Dartmouth College.
In addition to his many other accomplishments, Peter leads the strategic planning and operations of Valley Regional Hospital, a $43 million critical access hospital that includes primary care and specialty practice, home health and hospice and 55 bed independent and assisted living facility. Peter also serves on the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network's Continuum of Care Advisory Council working to improve the system of care throughout the region, and the Marketing and Branding Task Force developing creative strategies to raise awareness about public health initiatives and resources.