Advocate Program Director Robyn Wiktorski-Reynolds became the second member of the Crisis Services leadership team to complete the Health Foundation of Western & Central NY Health Leadership Fellows Program. Robyn, one of 36 leaders from health and human services organizations throughout western and central New York graduated from the Health Leadership Fellows program at a ceremony held at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY on April 24, 2017. Crisis Services CEO Jessica C. Pirro completed the program last May.
From the Health Foundation of Western New York Website: Launched in 2005, the goal of the Health Leadership Fellows program is to produce a network of diverse, highly-skilled leaders that will learn to lead collaboratively from both within and outside of their organizations and become advocates for improved health care delivery, particularly for older adults and children impacted by poverty.
The 18-month program provided the fellows opportunities to participate in sessions on personal leadership, leading change, results based leadership and accountability and the leader as a communicator. In addition to the four residential retreats, each fellow met monthly to complete intercession work aligned with the theme of each residential session, and to develop a collaborative inter-organizational project in a small team setting.
Graduates of the program continue their work as members of the Fellows Action Network, where they work collaboratively to improve care for older adults and children in poverty, as well as collectively tackle other critical health issues facing western and central New York.