Joey Marie Horton is the Executive Director of the North Country Family Health Center. Joey Marie was born and raised in the North Country and has a profound love for the region. She feels incredibly privileged to be able to work and live in such an amazing part of the country. As Executive Director, Joey Marie is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization and works with Health Center staff to ensure the Health Center carries out its mission to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of individuals in our community by providing accessible, high quality, affordable, patient-centered, and integrated health services. Joey Marie returned permanently to the Health Center in 2014 as she worked for the organization from 2007 to 2012 in its School-Based Health Program.
Previously, Joey Marie held the position of Deputy Director of Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, a not-for-profit organization with a mission of building a strong North Country healthcare system by analyzing the existing healthcare system, identifying gaps, and leveraging resources to fill those gaps. While at FDRHPO, Joey Marie led the organization’s telemedicine strategy and also held the position of Network Director of North Country Healthcare Providers, a multi-hospital rural health network in Northern New York. Prior to that Joey Marie held the role of Co-Executive Director of the New York School-Based Health Alliance, a statewide, not-for-profit organization which advocates on behalf of New York’s over 200 School-Based Health Centers.
Joey Marie completed her Masters of Business Administration in Health Services Management at the School of Business at the State University of New York, Institute of Technology. She graduated with distinction from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, with a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Psychology and Health Studies. Joey Marie is a Board member of the School-Based Health Alliance, a national organization based in Washington, D.C., Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, the North Country Behavioral Health Network, Jefferson County Community Services, and Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions, Inc.. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Joey Marie received the distinction of one of Northern New York’s emerging leaders in the 20 under 40 Award in December 2014 and in October 2016 was presented with the Jeffrey T. Latman Award by The Community Health Center Association of New York for her exceptional commitment, dedication, and service to North Country Family Health Center and its mission.