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Torie Hairston Promoted to Senior Director of Integrated Health at UFHC

Utica, NY — Upstate Family Health Center is delighted to announce the promotion of Torie Hairston, LCSW, CIMHP, to the position of Senior Director of Integrated Health at Upstate Family Health Center.


Since the start of her tenure with UFHC, Hairston has continually demonstrated unparalleled dedication and expertise in the field of social work and equitable access to integrated health services.


Throughout her career, Hairston has tirelessly advocated for improved mental health and holistic well-being, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and clients alike. Her extensive experience in managing and implementing integrated health programs in the community, to include prior work with the Utica Police Department, has showcased an ability to bridge gaps for clients with behavioral health concerns, resulting in enhanced patient outcomes and increased efficiency in healthcare delivery.


Hairston received her master’s degree in social work from Long Island University with a concentration in forensics, She is currently actively pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Health Management through Arizona State University.


In addition to her professional accomplishments, Hairston prioritizes community advocacy and volunteerism, serving on local committees including Emerging Leaders United, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency’s Rome Advocacy Committee and Community Engagement Partnership. Her dedication to community health and wellness initiatives supported UFHC earning Community Partner of the Year from the Rome Family YMCA in 2022.


“We look forward to the continued success of Torie Hairston, LCSW, CIMHP, as she embarks on this new chapter in her professional journey. Her vision and expertise in integrated health services will undoubtedly drive positive change in the lives of countless individuals, and we are privileged to have her leading our esteemed team at Upstate Family Health Center,” said CEO Steven J. Brown, DM, FACHE.


Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, federally qualified health center, offering family health care services to individuals of all ages at various locations including Utica and Rome throughout the Mohawk Valley. The experienced and dedicated staff provide the highest level of care, while ensuring that the patient’s needs come first. Upstate Family Health Center, building bridges to better healthcare.


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