Postolovska joins Health Foundation staff as new program associate

Emilija Postolovska has joined the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York as program associate in the Syracuse office, Health Foundation President Ann F. Monroe announced Thursday, May 29, 2014.

With an interest in research and policy-making, prior to joining the Health Foundation Postolovska oversaw the development of a tobacco-free campus policy for Syracuse University. In addition to her work with the Health Foundation, through a grant funded by the American Cancer Society, Postolovska is currently assisting in evaluating the effects and benefits that patient navigation has on the mental and emotional health status of newly-diagnosed prostate cancer patients at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her knowledge about patient navigation closely relates to programs supported by the Health Foundation, making her a valuable addition to the program team.

Postolovska graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public health from Syracuse University, and earned a Master of Public Health degree through a joint partnership between SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.

Born in Macedonia, Postolovska has grown up in central New York; she remains deeply-rooted and involved in her native Macedonian culture and community in Syracuse.