GLOVERSVILLE – Littauer is proud to announce Tammy Merendo, RN, as the next Director of Community Education working for Littauer’s HealthLink. She is filling a position recently vacated by the retired Sue Cridland. Merendo currently is a nurse manager at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home.
“I am looking forward to transitioning into this exciting role,” said Merendo. “HealthLink offers so much to the community, and this is such a pivotal time to be in public health.”
Merendo is a tireless patient advocate and enjoys helping people negotiate their health care needs. “I love working in the community and I look forward to linking people to the many health services offered, including some they may not even know about.”
Prior to Littauer, Merendo has worked as an RN case manager specializing in HIV/AIDS and Hospice. She has led community projects through the Creative Connections Art Center, and assisted with programs such as Adirondack Friends in Need, Red Ribbon Partnership, and Flash Forward 4H group.
Merendo is also the recipient of the 1998 Excellence in Nursing Award and the 2001 Most Honorable Student for the Health Science Department from Southern Union Community College, 2007 Nurse of Excellence Award for Fulton-Montgomery Community College, and the 2015 Gregory Hoye Caregiver Award from Mountain Valley Hospice.
“I am thrilled to welcome Tammy as our new director at HealthLink,” said Littauer VP of Communications and Public Relations, Cheryl McGrattan. “Our mission is to bring healthcare into the community. Our neighbors will definitely benefit from Tammy’s integrity and enthusiasm.”
Merendo attended Southern Union Community College in Opelika Alabama to receive her Associate Degree in Nursing. She is currently enrolled in Utica College working toward her Bachelors in Nursing. She grew up in Broadalbin and lives in Amsterdam.
Merendo will assume her new position in August at HealthLink, Littauer’s Wellness Education & Resource Center, located on 2 Colonial Court in downtown Johnstown, (518) 736-1120.