Erin Summerlee is the Director of the Food and Health Network at the Rural Health Network of South Central NY. Erin works to link food access, health, and sustainable agriculture in support of a thriving regional food system and local communities. Over the past five years she has focused on development of Food as Medicine initiatives, including the first Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program in the region, and expanding farm to school programs, infrastructure, and policy.
Erin attended Loyola University of Chicago and farmed in Chelsea, MI before returning to NY. Erin is currently a member of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Advocacy Committee, the Farm to Institution NYS Leadership Team, the NY Farm to School Coordinating Committee, and Co-Chair of the Management Committee for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY, Certified Organic LLC.