Office of the Albany County Legislature

Joanne Cunningham (D)

Joanne Cunningham, 34th Legislative District

Albany County Legislative District 34

430 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: (518) 447-7117

Joanne Cunningham was elected to her first term in the Albany County Legislature in November 2015 and represents Election District 34, which encompasses central Delmar. Joanne was also elected to the Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education and served from 2013 to 2017. She has served on the Bethlehem Democratic Committee (BDC) for several years, was appointed to the position of 1st Vice Chair in 2017 and was unanimously elected as the Chair of the BDC in September 2018.

Joanne has more than two decades of executive management experience as the current Executive Director of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, as the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Home Care Association of New York State, and as the former Executive Director of the Healthcare Trustees of New York State. In these roles and in prior senior leadership positions in state healthcare associations, Joanne serves as a statewide health care policy leader, with particular expertise in the home health care policy and legislative/regulatory health care advocacy field. In addition, Joanne has extensive experience in the policy and legislative environment in Washington, D.C., having held positions in the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and in the Washington, D.C. office of former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer.

Joanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Master of Health Science degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health. She also has completed an executive leadership program at the Harvard Business School.

Joanne has extensive experience as a volunteer for many Bethlehem organizations and has served in several volunteer appointments for the Town of Bethlehem. Joanne and her husband Brent Meredith have 4 children and live in central Delmar.

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