2-1-1 Cortland - Seven Valleys Health Coalition - Cortland County


We envision a community in which all individuals are empowered to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.


The mission of SVHC is

to cultivate local solutions and collaborative actions that advance the health and well-being of the Cortland community.


Identify unmet needs and develop plans to meet those needs.


Create an integrated health and human service delivery system that assures entry and avoids unnecessary duplication of services, particularly for the under-served.


Coordinate efforts to provide needed programs without duplication and with cooperation and mutual resources.


Investigate and generate financial resources such as grants, gifts, and dues.


Develop formal linkages between providers through management or participation agreements.

who we are

Seven Valleys Health Coalition, Inc. (SVHC) is a coalition of providers and interested individuals who play an active role in promoting effective, efficient and accessible health and human services to constituents in the service area.


Leaders from local health and human service agencies, working under the umbrella of SVHC, have identified gaps in services, potential funding sources, areas of collaboration, and have established a forum for communicating on a regular basis. These discussions are essential for SVHC, as well as its participating agencies, to be certain that resources are allocated in ways that will most benefit the broadest spectrum of the service area.


SVHC originated as a collaborative between Cortland County Health Department, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (then Cortland Memorial Hospital) and Family Health Network of Central New York, with funding from the New York State Rural Health Network Development Grant in 1994. SVHC incorporated as a 501(c)3, not-for-profit Corporation in 2001.


SVHC service area includes all of Cortland County and portions of Onondaga, Madison, Tompkins and Cayuga Counties that are not covered by another rural health network.



Jackie Carlton Leaf

Jackie Carlton Leaf

Executive Director

Christella Yonta

Susan Williams

Project Manager

Jan Dempsey

Samantha Metz

Project Coordinator,

Population Health Improvement Plan

Gabrielle DiDomenico Project Coordinator,

Farmers' Market Promotion Program

Kristin Avery

Project Coordinator

Rosalie Hopko

Americorps Member

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Mobility Management Coordinator


Barbara Barton, Ph.D Chair

Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland (Health Department)


Cathy Feuerherm

Public Health Director, Cortland County Health Department


Lindy Glennon, Secretary/Treasurer

Executive Director, Cortland County Community Action Program



Craig Little

Retired, SUNY Cortland Sociology Department

Karen Niday

CFO, Cortland County Business Development Corporation


Mary Ann Discenza

Retired, Cortland County Department of Social Services


Walt Priest

Executive Director, Family Health Network



Julie Ryan, Vice Chair

First Niagara Bank

Mark Thayer

Director of Community Services, Cortland County 


Marie Walsh
Executive Director, Catholic Charities



Jennifer Yartym

President & Chief Executive Officer, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center

board of directors

find us!

10 Kennedy Parkway
Cortland, NY 13045


Phone: (607) 756-4198
Fax: (607) 344-0048
Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm


Web: www.sevenvalleyshealth.org

SVHC is proud to be a United Way agency

Contact us


10 Kennedy Parkway

Cortland, NY 13045    


ofc: (607) 756-4198           

fax: (607) 344-0048

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SVHC is proud to be a United Way Agency

2-1-1 Cortland - Seven Valleys Health Coalition - Cortland County