Roles: DSRIP Program Manager & Workforce Outreach Coordinator
Celia Cook joined the team of the North Country Initiative (NCI) as Program Manager in February 2015. Her primary role is to facilitate an understanding and enhance communication with internal and external stakeholders regarding Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP).
During her professional career Celia, has successfully collaborated with a variety of community organizations & businesses throughout New York on several different levels, always striving to think progressively while not losing sight of the individual task at hand. Celia previously worked with the City of Watertown Parks and Recreation Department, where she served as Program Manager for the city’s recreation programs and facilities and city-sponsored community events. Prior to that, Celia worked in various roles within the nonprofit sector, from direct care staff while in college to a Medicaid Service Coordination Supervisor with D.P.A.O.
Celia began her studies at Jefferson Community College and completed her Bachelor of Science at SUNY Cortland, in Recreation, Leisure Studies and Gerontology. Celia serves on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Coalition for Healthy Children Committee, is a board member for the Volunteer Transportation Center and is a member of the Watertown Noon Rotary.
As a long-time resident of the North Country, Celia has an inherent desire to preserve and support our community by assessing the regions resources, strengths and motivators to reveal great opportunities and communal successes. She is deeply rooted in establishing a sense of community, shared respect and support to enhance the involvement for all involved. Celia grew up in Clayton, and now resides in Adams with her two children, Marlo & Jude.