FDRHPO picks Erika Flint as its new executive director

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization has picked Erika F. Flint to become its new executive director, the group said on Monday.

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business
The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization has picked Erika F. Flint to become its new executive director, the group said on Monday.

By GORDON BLOCK
GBLOCK@WDT.NET

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization has picked Erika F. Flint to become its new executive director, the group said Monday.

Mrs. Flint currently works for the North Country Initiative, where she focuses on the state’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program, in partnership with FDRHPO.

Mrs. Flint will replace Denise K. Young in the executive role.

“I am humbled by the board’s decision and excited for the opportunity to lead a strong, community-minded and patient-focused agency like FDRHPO,” Mrs. Flint said, in a provided statement. “I have always been passionate about improving the lives of fellow north country residents, and I am thrilled to continue my career with an agency and team that shares this same passion.”

The organization said Mrs. Flint will help implement policies to improve medical systems in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties in coordination with local health care providers, military and political officials and community groups.

Mrs. Flint’s other work experiences include five years as director of the Watertown Urban Mission. She also previously served as FDRHPO’s regional recruitment project manager.

“Erika’s experience as a leader and her proven track record managing multiple large scale grant and community projects gave the board confidence to unanimously appoint her as the next executive director,” said Thomas H. Carman, FDRHPO board chairman, in a statement.

Mrs. Flint holds a Masters Degree of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and serves on the boards of organizations such as the North Country Family Health Center and Watertown Local Development Corp.

She and her husband, Travis J., have two sons, Lukas B., 6, and Micah D., 4.

Mrs. Young will depart the FDRHPO to become the chief executive officer of the Watertown Family YMCA on Jan. 1.

“The Board of Directors selection of Erika has made my transition easier as I am confident that I leave the organization in excellent hands,” she said, in a statement.

There was no announcement of who will replace Mrs. Flint with the North Country Initiative.