Long Term Care Council

Meetings:
  • 9 - 11 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of the quarter
  • Location varies with meetings held in Mayville, the north county, and south county.
Members:
The council can have 20 to 26 members and it consists of individuals that are community based and residential long term care service providers, county government representatives, and consumers. The County Executive and the NY Connects Coordinator also serve as Ex-Officio members on the council. All members are appointed by the County Executive and members serve a two-year term, except for ex-officios and county government representatives whose terms coincide with their position. Current members include:

Member:                                    Term Expires:
 
  • Ann Abdella                           December 31, 2015
  • Patricia Brinkman                  Co-terminus with position
  • Heather Brown                      December 31, 2015
  • Kimberly Buffone                   December 31, 2016
  • Gary Chilcott                         Co-terminus with position
  • Dana Corwin                         Ex-Officio
  • Jeanne Hathaway                 December 31, 2015
  • Carmen Hlosta                     Co-terminus with position
  • Vincent Horrigan                   Ex-Officio
  • Lewellyn J. Hurley                December 31, 2016
  • Karen Lucks                         December 31, 2016
  • Laurie Mead                         December 31, 2016
  • Pam Nordine                        December 31, 2016
  • Clark Poppleton                   December 31, 2016
  • Christine Schuyler               Co-terminus with position
  • Ron Sellers                          December 31, 2015
  • David Smeltzer                    December 31, 2015
  • Mary Ann Spanos               Co-terminus with position
  • Carrie Spence                     December 31, 2016
  • Patti Wicks                          December 31, 2015
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Chautauqua County Long Term Care Council began in 2008. The council is charged with: soliciting input from long term care stakeholders regarding changes in the community environment, legislation, or regulations; identifying gaps in service accessibility and availability; analyzing emerging community needs in the long term care delivery system; reviewing and recommending strategies to address identified needs and barriers; advising Chautauqua County Departments on matters related to Chautauqua County NY Connects and other long term care issues; and advocating for services throughout the county.