Health Care Work Group
Elizabeth S. Hakanson is Regent of the University of the State of New York for the 5th Judicial District encompassing the counties of Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego. She resides in Onondaga County.
Catherine Fisher Collins was elected by a joint session of the New York State Legislature on March 10, 2015, to the Board of Regents for a five-year term representing the 8th judicial district.
James E. Cottrell, M.D. was elected by a joint session of the Legislature to a three-year term as an At-Large Member of the New York State Board of Regents.
Wade Norwood is the Chief Strategy Officer for Common Ground Health (formerly the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency). Common Ground Health is a not-for-profit community health planning agency that promotes public health in the Finger Lakes region through research, advocacy and community engagement.
With the support of community leaders, health care providers, consumers, insurers and government, Common Ground Health has a strong record of service aimed toward ensuring accessible, affordable and high quality healthcare for the entire population of the region.
Christine D. Cea was appointed by a joint session of the New York State Legislature to a five-year term as a member of the New York State Board of Regents effective April 1, 2009. She was again elected to a five-year term effective April 1, 2014. She holds the 17th seat on the Board, representing Staten Island, the newly created XIII Judicial District. Regent Cea brings to the Board her experiences as a researcher, educator, and advocate for individuals with disabilities.