Tracy Leonard

Role: Deputy Director

Tracy has been an employee of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) since 2009. Since then, Tracy has managed multiple roles which have exposed her to all facets of regional health planning including serving as Program Manager for Recruitment, Behavioral Health, Rural Health and Care Coordination. She also was the Network Director of the North Country Healthcare Providers.

As of late January 2015, she was appointed as the Deputy Director of the FDRHPO. Tracy’s role as Deputy Director is to advance the organization’s mission to strengthen the system for health for the integrated Fort Drum and civilian community by analyzing the region, identifying needs, and leveraging resources to fill gaps through innovation and collaboration. In addition to serving as Deputy, she currently oversees staff and program initiatives under Rural Health/Behavioral Health, Population Health, and Workforce. Within these roles, she advocates for policy change at the state and federal level; develops, submits and implements grant programs; serves as a neutral convener for partners across three counties; collaborates with the Department of Defense; supervises staff; facilitates region-wide committee meetings; manages budgets; and identifies opportunities for the sustainability of programs.

After graduating from Immaculate Heart Central School, Tracy attended Jefferson Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences. She then continued her education at SUNY Oswego where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development. In the spring of 2015, she graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Tracy currently serves on the following committees and advisory boards: WBPS, North Country Prenatal Perinatal Council, the Center for Community Studies at Jefferson, JCC Nursing Advisory Board, the Jefferson Higher Education Center Partners in Education, BOCES Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee, the City of Watertown Charter Commission, and a few Statewide workforce workgroups.

Tracy was a graduate of the Jefferson Leadership Institute class of 2009, and in 2010, she was recognized with the Jefferson Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Rising Star award for her outstanding contributions to one or more areas of society- professional, academic, and community, as well as service to JCC. In 2012, she was among “20 under 40” by the NNY Business Magazine as an emerging leader. Additionally, in February of 2013, she received recognition from SUNY for her accomplishments as an alumni of the SUNY system. In June of 2015, she received the Community Service Award from IHC, and in 2016, she received The Pole Position Award from the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living which highlights a health care or human services professional who has made a significant contribution toward improving the lives of persons with disabilities in our area.

Tracy resides in the City of Watertown with her Bernese Mountain dog, Java.

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