Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center Founding Member is Recognized

Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center Founding Member is Recognized

Contact:  Katherine Doyle                                                      March 26, 2008
(845) 883-7260                                                                     IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As one of the founding members of Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center, Bonnie Kaido recently resigned from her post as President, which lasted from November 2003 to February 2008.  Ms. Kaido is the Director of Emergency Preparedness at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York and has also worked to train leaders of emergency squads to be better equipped to direct such volunteer organizations.  According to Kathryn Reed, Catskill Hudson AHEC’s Executive Director, “It is clear to see Bonnie’s passion for volunteerism.  Her dedication to the development and success of Catskill Hudson AHEC was clear from the very beginning.  Her leadership transcended through her vision for our success and is a large contributing factor to the continued viability of Catskill Hudson AHEC.”

Catskill Hudson AHEC is a non-profit, 501C3 organization that works with community-based partners to address healthcare professional shortages by developing student programs that familiarize them with various healthcare occupations, provide the means to recruit students into healthcare professions, train and support healthcare professionals and advocate the elimination of healthcare disparities.

Ms. Kaido is succeeded by Susan Koppenhaver, MPH as President of the Catskill Hudson AHEC Board.  Ms. Koppenhaver is the Administrator of Eden Park Healthcare.  As the new, incoming President, Ms. Koppenhaver stated that, “Bonnie Kaido’s commitment and dedication to the Catskill Hudson AHEC is most appreciated by the Board and the people we serve.  Her perseverance has helped found and support the development and growth of this fine organization, and has contributed to its current and future success.”

For more information about Catskill Hudson AHEC, please call (845) 883-7260, email to, or log onto their website at