Matthew Grady has been appointed as executive director of the South Fork Community Health Initiative (SFCHI) and will oversee the organization’s staff.
Mr. Grady, a social worker who received his master’s degree in social work from Stony Brook University and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University, currently works at Dr. George Dempsey’s medical practice in East Hampton. Mr. Grady will continue to head the medically assisted drug treatment program concurrently with his new position at SFCHI.
Mr. Grady has collaborated with Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Medical Center in the creation of the David Rogers M.D. Center, an outpatient clinic at Southampton Hospital that provides medical services to people with AIDS. In addition, he founded the East End AIDS Wellness Project, and worked with Judge Deborah Kooperstein at the Southampton Justice Court to create services for families involved with domestic violence. Mr. Grady helped create and manage Project MOST, an after school program that began at the John Marshall Elementary School and continues at Springs School.
The South Fork Community Health Initiative advocates for the health of underserved populations on the South Fork through collaborations with health care providers and institutions.