New and Revised First Line Manager Training Program for Long Island Region

Gayle Farman & Rick Patterson in Foundation for Quality Care News

The Foundation for Quality Care, the research and education affiliate of the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA), is pleased to announce an Updated and Revised First Line Manager/Supervisor course is now available for all disciplines’ (dietary, housekeeping, nursing, therapy, etc.) managers and supervisors. This revised course will be offered in Long Island this winter. 

Applicant Must be working in either the Long Island region of New York.

This program is funded by a grant from the New York State Dept. of Health and Dept. of Labor Health Workforce Retraining Initiative.

A brochure and program information sheet are attached, outlining the course content, eligibility criteria, dates, time and location.  Along with this information is a participant application form, which must be completed and returned with the required supporting documentation prior to Monday, December 15, 2014.

This newly revised First Line Manager/Supervisor leadership program can accommodate 20 participants. Given our past experience, we expect the number of applications will far exceed the number of available openings. We encourage applicants to apply early.

The selection criteria will be based on: education, experience, applicant’s letter of interest describing how this program will enhance professional development and a letter of support from the sponsoring facility Administrator, noting the applicant will be able to attend all sessions.  The timeliness and completeness of the submitted application and the number of applicants from a single facility will also be considered.  

More than one applicant from a facility can apply.  If more than one applicant applies from a facility, the Administrator should prioritize applicants for possible selection.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vera Frey by phone at (518)462-4800, Ext. 21 or by email at


FQC contacts:

Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development
Foundation for Quality Care, Inc.
518-462-4800  ext. 34

Rick Patterson
Executive Director
Foundation for Quality Care, Inc.
518-462-4800  ext. 19