PHHPC Standing Committee Membership

Committee On Codes, Regulations and Legislation

Reviews new or revised regulations relating to medical facility operational and structural standards, including quality of care and the need for the facilities and/or services. Reviews amendments to the State Sanitary Code and other matters referred by the Commissioner. The Codes Committee will also include work of the SHRPC's Fiscal Policy Committee which was charged to review proposed changes to part 86 of the State Hospital Code concerning medical facility rates of Reimbursement.

Number: 7

  • CHAIR - Angel Gutierrrez, M.D.
  • VICE CHAIR - Thomas Holt
  • Kathleen Carver-Cheney
  • Judy Baumgartner
  • John Rugge, M.D.
  • Kevin Darnell Watkins, M.D.
  • Patsy Yang, Dr.P.H.

Committee On Establishment and Project Review

Responsible for reviewing the CON applications involving construction, service changes or establishment, and transfers of ownership.

Number: 13

  • CHAIR – Peter Robinson
  • VICE CHAIR – Gary Kalkut, M.D.
  • Judy Baumgartner
  • John Bennett, Jr., M.D.
  • Howard Berliner
  • Lawrence Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.M.
  • Angel Gutierrrez, M.D.
  • Thomas Holt
  • Jeffrey Kraut
  • Scott La Rue
  • Harvey Lawrence
  • Glenn Martin, M.D
  • Anderson Torres, Ph.D.

Committee On Public Health

Charged with addressing the statewide governmental public health infrastructure (including workforce, IT, laboratory and other organizational capacity consistent with the Essential Public Health Functions) and support actions to assure readiness for future public health agency accreditation and public health workforce certification. It will also promote interagency collaborations across government to support a "Health in All Policies" approach by State leadership. These activities would be combined with the current Ad Hoc Prevention Committee of PHC.

Number: 10

  • CHAIR – Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.
  • VICE CHAIR – Anderson Torres, Ph.D.
  • John Bennett, Jr., M.D.
  • Lawrence Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.M.
  • Angel Gutierrrez, M.D.
  • Ellen Rautenberg
  • Nilda Soto
  • Theodore Strange, M.D.
  • Kevin Darnell Watkins, M.D.
  • Patsy Yang, Dr.P.H.

Committee On Health Planning

Advises the Council on need-methodologies, health facility plans, and emerging health care issues. Monitors major health care initiatives and advises the Council on progress and/or problems. The Committee will also include functions from the SHPRC's Committee on Major Medical Equipment and Appropriateness whose responsibilities were to develop and review appropriateness standards (Part 708) for various services. The Committee evaluates high technology equipment, and advises the Council on such specialized services as organ transplants. The Committee will also take into consideration matters relative to the collaboration with the Rural Health Council. The Committee will also handle matters that were considered under the SHPRC's Information Systems Review Committee whose general purpose was to advance a framework for CON to ensure interoperable health information technology is an underpinning to health care delivery and supports health care stakeholders. Advise the DOH on health information policy relevant to health care stakeholders.

Number: 12

  • CHAIR – John Rugge, M.D.
  • Judy Baumgartner
  • John Bennett, Jr., M.D
  • Howard Berliner
  • Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.
  • Kathleen Carver-Cheney
  • Jeffrey Kraut
  • Scott La Rue
  • Harvey Lawrence
  • Glenn Martin, M.D.
  • Ellen Rautenberg
  • Peter Robinson

Committee On Health Personnel and Interprofessional Relations

Pursuant to 2801-b of the Public Health Law, the Council also considers verified complaints submitted by physicians, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and licensed midwives whose hospital privileges have been terminated, suspended or denied.

Number: 4

  • CHAIR – Glenn Martin, M.D.
  • Kathleen Carver-Cheney
  • Thomas Holt
  • Angel Gutierrez, M.D.

Ad Hoc Committee to Lead the State Health Improvement Plan

The Public Health Committee of PHHPC has established an Ad Hoc Committee to oversee the development and implementation of the state health improvement plan known as the Prevention Agenda toward the Healthiest State. The current plan has been extended to 2018. The Prevention Agenda identifies the state’s public health priorities for 2013-2018, describes evidence based strategies that the state and communities should pursue to address the priorities, identifies 90+ objectives for tracking progress, and serves as a call to action for local community health improvement efforts.

In 2018, the Ad Hoc Committee will review an assessment of the health status of New Yorkers, as well as progress toward meeting the objectives of the 2013-2018 Prevention Agenda. Based on that assessment, it will engage stakeholders to develop a new health improvement plan for 2019-2024.

Members of the Ad Hoc Committee include PHHPC Public Health Committee members and public health stakeholders.

  • CHAIR- Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D. -PHHPC
  • Angel Gutierrez, M.D. - PHHPC
  • Ellen Rautenberg - PHHPC
  • Nilda Soto -PHHPC
  • Kevin Darnell Watkins, M.D., M.P.H. - PHHPC
  • Patsy Yang, Dr.P.H. - PHHPC
  • Samuel Arce, M.D., Spanish Amer. Med. & Dental Society of NY
  • Andrew Heck, NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (OASAS)
  • Kathy Dixon, NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (OASAS)
  • Rebecca Cooper, NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (OASAS)
  • Kate Breslin, Schuyler Ctr. For Analysis & Advocacy
  • Bridget Walsh, Schuyler Ctr. For Analysis & Advocacy
  • Michael Seserman, American Cancer Society
  • Susan Dooha J.D., CIDNY
  • Peter Fleischer, Empire State Future
  • Oxiris Barbot, NYC DOH & Mental Hygiene
  • Ana Gallego, NYC DOH & Mental Hygiene
  • Patrick Germain, NYC DOH & Mental Hygiene
  • Patricia Clancy, M.D., MSSNY
  • Kira Geraci Ciardullo, M.D., MSSNY
  • Geoffrey Moore M.D., MSSNY
  • Beth Finkel, AARP New York
  • Randy Hoak, AARP New York
  • David McNally, AARP New York
  • Kristine McManus, AARP New York
  • Paul Beyer, NYS DOS
  • Derrik Chrisler, S2AY
  • Dr. Ann Sullivan, Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Jeremy Daman, NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Michael Compton, NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Kerry Griffin, MPA, The New York Academy of Medicine
  • Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D.,
    Health Foundation of Western and Central NY
  • Greg Olsen, NYS Office for the Aging
  • Barbara Stubblebine, NYS Office for the Aging
  • Sherry Tomasky, Hunger Solutions
  • Linda Bopp, Hunger Solutions
  • John Craik, Population Health Collaborative
  • (P2 Collaborative of Western NY)
  • Maynor Gonzalez, Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • Ehle Shachter, NYS Ag and Markets
  • Cheryl Hunter-Grant,
  • Assoc. of Perinatal Networks of NY, Inc.
  • Elizbeth G. Crockett, REACH CNY Inc.
  • Bronwyn Starr, NYS Health Foundation
  • Sharrie McIntosh, MHA, NYS Health Foundation
  • Liz Ward, NYS Health Foundation
  • Paul Macielak, NY Health Plan Assoc.
  • Candace Sherman, Northeast Business Group on Health
  • James Welsh, Community Health Care Assoc. of NYS
  • Lisa Perry, Community Health Care Assoc. of NYS
  • Diane Ferran, M.D., M.P.H.,
    Community Health Care Assoc. of NYS
  • Peggy DiManno, NYSACHO
  • Sarah Ravenhall, NYSACHO
  • Frank Kruppa, NYSACHO
  • Sue Ellen Wagner, HANYS
  • Donna Evans, HANYS
  • Lloyd Bishop, Greater NY Hospital Assoc.
  • Amy Osorio, Greater NY Hospital Assoc.
  • Anthony Feliciano, Commission on the Public's Health
  • Ann Morse Abdella, NYS Rural Health Association
  • Kelly Hansen,
    NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors
  • Ana Cristina Garcia, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Kevin Jobin-Davis, Executive Director,
    Capital District – Healthy Capital District Initiative
  • Mike Medvesky,
    Capital District – Healthy Capital District Initiative
  • Shirley Belotte,
    Capital District – Healthy Capital District Initiative
  • Rachel Kramer, Dir. Of Population Health
    Central New York - HealtheConnections
  • Trilby de Jung, Esq., Exec. Director
    Finger Lakes – Common Ground Health
  • Melissa Wendland,
    Finger Lakes – Common Ground Health
  • Catlie Kunecki,
    Finger Lakes – Common Ground Health
  • Janine Logan, Director of Comm.,
    Long Island – Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
  • Victoria Reid, Program Manager,
    Mid-Hudson HealthinkNY
  • Aletha Sprague, Coordinator,
    Mohawk Valley – The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
  • Wende Mwanyika, Program Manager,
    New York City – Fund for Public Health in New York
  • Tom Tallon, Program Manager,
    North Country – Adirondack Health Institute
  • Phillip Ginter, Dir. Comm. Initiatives,
    Southern Tier HealthlinkNY
  • Karen Hall,
    Western New York – Population Health Collaborative
  • Clement Nsiah,
    Western New York – Population Health Collaborative
  • Tracy Leonard, Deputy Director
    Tug Hill Seaway – Fort Drum Reg.
    Health Planning Organization
  • Irene Parobii,
    Tug Hill Seaway – Fort Drum Reg.
    Health Planning Organization
  • Kevin Contino,
    Tug Hill Seaway – Fort Drum Reg.
    Health Planning Organization