Value Based Payment (VBP)

Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs)

List of Participants

As of October 2016


Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) List of Participants

Index
Maternity CAG
Behavioral Health CAG
HIV/AIDS CAG
Pulmonary CAG
Chronic Heart Disease CAG
Diabetes CAG
MLTC CAG
Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) CAG
Children´s Health Subcommittee / CAG

Maternity CAG

Name Title
Howard Minkoff, MD Chairman of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Maimonides Medical Center
Sharmila K Makhija MD, MBA The Chella and Moise Safra Chair, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Montefiore Medical Center
Maryanne F. Laffin, RN, FNP, CNM, FACNM NYSALM (NYS Association of Licensed Midwives) Faculty Advisor to the Doctorate Program at SUNY Downstate
Robert Silverman, MD Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division Chief of Maternal and Fetal Medicine; Upstate University Hospital
Ephraim Back, MD MPH Director, Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency, Institute for Family Health
Elie Ward, MSW Director of Policy & Advocacy, American Academy of Pediatrics District II (New York State)
Donna Montalto, MPP Executive Director, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) , NYS
Deborah Campbell, MD Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Chief, Division of Neonatology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Thomas Havranek, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University The Children's Hospital of Montefiore, Dept of Pediatrics/Neonatology
Edmund LaGamma MD Neonatologist Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Westchester Medical Center - New York Medical College
Michael Horgan, MD Neonatologist, Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center
Edward Kelly Bartels, MD Medical Society of State of New York Representative
Maria Czerwinski, MD Medical Society of State of New York Representative
Marilyn Kacica, MD, MPH Medical Director, Division of Family Health New York State Department of Health
Wendy Shaw Associate Director of the Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health
Eileen Shields Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health
Warria Esmond, MD Medical Director, Settlement Health
Taechin Yu, MD, FACOG Clinical Associate Professor / Residency Program Director, Division Chief, General Ob/Gyn, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo School of Medicine Medical Director of OBGYN and Family Planning for the Erie County Health Department
Sharon Deans, MD, FACOG SVP, Senior Medical Director, and Chief Medical Officer at Affinity Health Plan
Lorraine Ryan, RN, Esq. Senior Vice President, Legal Regulatory and Professional Affairs, GNYHA
Kathy Ciccone, RN, MPH, ACHE Executive Director, Quality Institute of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Vinay S. Rane, MD (Monitor) Melbourne Mothers; Fulbright Scholar
Nalini Krishnan, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Loretta B. Willis, RN, BS, CPHQ, CCM Director, Quality and Research Initiatives, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Liz Dears, Esq. Senior Vice President & Chief Legislative Counsel, Medical Society of the State of New York
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Behavioral Health CAG

Name Title
Bruce J. Schwartz, MD Chair of the American Hospital Association's Section for Psychiatry and Substance Abuse; Deputy Chairman and Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Montefiore Medical Center, NYC
Henry Chung, MD Vice President and Chief Medical Officer – Care Management Company, Montefiore Medical Center, NYC
Sabina Lim, MD, MPH Chief of Clinical Operations, Mount Sinai Behavioral Health Systems; Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elizabeth Oudens Empire Blue
Stephen Rosenheck, PhD Fellowship in Public Psychiatry Columbia University Medical Center/NYSPI
Pam Mattel, LCSW Chief Operating Officer, ACACIA Network – NYC, Albany, Buffalo
Cathy Saresky, MSW Clinical Director, Catholic Family Services, Rochester
William Streck, MD Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer Healthcare Association of New York State
Howard Hitzel, MD Executive Director, Lake Shore Behavioral Health, Buffalo
Lynne Schaefer, PhD, ABPP- CN Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, NYSDOH
Don Zalucki Director, Bureau of Program and Policy Development, OMH
Lloyd Sederer, MD NYS Office of Mental Health Medical Director (OMH)
Thomas E. Smith, MD Medical Director, Division of Managed Care, NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)
Tony Maffia, LCSW/R Vice President of Psychiatry MediSys Health Network (Jamaica Hospital)
Mary Richards, LCSW Director of Behavioral Health Services Wyoming County Community Health System
Jean McCarrick RN, LCSW AVP Behavioral Health John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Jeffrey Levine, MD, FACP Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kishor Malavade, MD Associate Medical Director for the Central Services Organization (CSO) that is overseeing the Maimonides-led PPS, Community Care of Brooklyn
Kamala Green, PhD Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Pat Lincourt, MSW, LCSW Clinical Services Unit Director, OASAS
Chad Shearer, JD, MHA Director, Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund of New York
Amy Jones, LMSW Collaborative Care Project Manager NYS OMH
Deb Pantin, LCSW (Also Nominated for SUD and APC) Associate Executive Director, VIP Community Services
Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, SAP Senior Vice President, Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs, Institute for Family Health
Bob Myers, PhD Senior Deputy Commissioner & Division Director, OMH
Frank Dowling, MD Psychiatry Specialist, Long Island Behavioral Medicine?
Edward Amyot, MD Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) Rep
Nanette McLain Manager II, Behavioral Health Case Management I Health Plus Amerigroup
Radhika Vars, MSW Associate VP, Behavioral Health at Health Plus/Amerigroup
Harvey Rosenthal Executive Director, New York State Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
David Ackman, MD, MPH National Medical Director, Medicare Programs at Health Plus/Amerigroup
Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MDH Executive Deputy Commissioner, Division of Mental Health Hygiene, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Tracie Gardner Assistant Secretary for Health, State of New York
Loretta B. Willis, RN, BS, CPHQ, CCM Director, Quality and Research Initiatives Healthcare Association of New York State
Alison Burke, Esq Vice President, Regulatory and Professional Affairs, GNYHA
Marleen Radigan, MS, MPH, DrPH Director, Office of Performance Measurement and Evaluation at NewYork State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
Victoria Aufiero, Esq. Policy Analyst, Managed Care & Behavioral Health Healthcare Association of NYS (HANYS)
Doug Fish, MD Medical Director, Division of Program Development and Management, OHIP
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HIV/AIDS CAG

Name Title
Christine Kerr, MD Infectious Disease Specialist, Hudson River Health Care
Sanjiv Shah, MD CMO, Fidelis Care
Jerry Ernst, MD CMO, AmidaCare, HIV SNP
Jay Dobkin, MD Medical Director of VNSNY Choice SelectHealth HIV SNP
Ross Hewitt, MD Medical Director, MetroPlus Partners in Care HIV SNP Former Medical Director, Infectious Disease Specialist, Mount Sinai
William Valenti, MD Clinical Associate Professor at University of Rochester Medical Center
Doug Fish, MD Medical Director, Division of Program Development and Management, OHIP
Ginny Shubert, Esq. VP, Advocacy Research, Housing Works Inc.
Charles King President & CEO, Housing Works Inc.
Agnes Cha, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, LIU Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy Educator HIV Ambulatory Care, The Brooklyn Hospital Center Director-At-Large, Royal Counties Chapter - NYSCHP
Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH Assistant Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control
Eunice Casey, MPH, MIA Director of HIV Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHCC) (T. Hamilton's replacement)
Sharen Duke, MPH Executive Director/CEO of AIDS Service Center of NYC (ASCNYC)
David Cohen, MD Maimonides Medical Center Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Affiliations; Chair, Department of Population Health
Jack DeHovitz, MD, MPH, FACP Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Director of the HIV Center for Women and Children at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center
Peter Meacher, MD CMO, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Anthony Fortenberry, RN Director of Nursing, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
John Conry, PharmD Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Assistant Dean for Service Programs at St. John's University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD Infectious Disease Specialist, GNYHA
Daniel O'Connell Director, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Ira Feldman, MHA Deputy Director, Medicaid Policy and Programs, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Franklin Laufer, PhD Director, Medicaid Finance Systems and Research, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Farnaz Malik, MPH Advocacy and Policy Associate, Housing Works Inc.
Jacqueline T. Treanor, MPA Director, Medicaid and Health Reform Policy, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Kathy Ciccone, RN, MPH, ACHE Executive Director, Quality Institute of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Dan Tietz, JD, RN Chief Special Services Officer at NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
William Streck, MD Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Liz Dears, Esq Senior Vice President & Chief Legislative Counsel Medical Society of the State of New York
Valerie Grey Executive Vice President, Policy
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Pulmonary CAG

Name Title
Clifford Waldman, MD Senior Medical Director for Medical and Quality Management, MVP Health Care / Hudson Health Plan
Acklema Mohammad, MD, AE- C Chair of Pediatrics, Urban Health Plan, Inc.
Maria Mantione, PharmD Associate Clinical Professor Clinical Health Professions B.S. Phm., Pharm.D., St. John's University
Dean Joseph Limeri, MD Internist/Pediatrician Runs few of the ACO contracts for Ellis Medicine in the Capitol region
Kira Geraci Ciardullo, MD, MPH Allergy and Immunology Specialist, Sound Shore Medical Center
William Streck, MD Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Liz Dears, Esq Senior Vice President & Chief Legislative Counsel, Medical Society of the State of New York
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Chronic Heart Disease CAG

Name Title
Robert Frankel, MD Director of Interventional Cardiology in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Maimonides Medical Center
Sheila Anane, MPH Director, Public Health Informatics, Primary Care Information Project
Edison (Eddie) A. Machado, Jr., MD, MBA Chief Quality Officer and Vice President for Strategic Planning at IPRO
Kelly Kyanko, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine
Dean Joseph Limeri, MD (*Nominated for Pulmonary, APC, Diabetes and CH) Internist/Pediatrician Runs few of the ACO contracts for Ellis Medicine in the Capitol region
Fred Venditti, MD Albany Medical Center
Kimberly Zammit, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP Critical Care Residency Program, Director, Kaleida Health
William Streck, MD Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Margaret Casey, RN, MPH Bureau Director, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention at NYSDOH
Anne Schettine, RN Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, NYSDOH
Loretta B. Willis, RN, BS, CPHQ, CCM Director, Quality and Research Initiatives Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
James P. Rolla (Monitor) Vice President, People Care, Inc.
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Diabetes CAG

Name Title
Lisa Phillips, BS, PharmD, CACP Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice – St John Fisher College Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Clinical Pharmacology – Upstate Medical University
Richard Soden, OD, FAAO Director of Health Care Development, SUNY College of Optometry
Robert Morrow, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kelly Kyanko, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health New York University School of Medicine
Dean Joseph Limeri, MD Internist/Pediatrician, Ellis Medicine
Nerissa Cheng, RN, BSN Clinical Director of Care Management, Premier Home Health Care Services
Susan Millstein, LCSW, MPH Manager, Diabetes Strategies at NYSDOH Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention
Anne Schettine, RN Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, NYSDOH
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MLTC CAG

Name Title
Premila M. Kumar, MD Lighthouse Guild International Assistant Vice President, Medical Management at Comprehensive Care Management
Patricia Hanniford, RN, MPH Centerlight Health System
Joseph Tomaino, MS, RN Healthcare Principal Grassi & Co.
Carol Cassell VP, Managed Care at Archcare
Eric Price Director, Loeb & Troper
Tara Buonocore-Rut, MHA, LNHA Executive Director, AgeWell New York
Carla Williams, MPA Director of Health Care Consulting for O'Connell & Aronowitz (O&A)
Evelyn Dooley-Seidman, MD Medical director of Geriatrics and Long-Term Care at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
Anne Calvo, BSN, MPS Assistant Vice President, Winthrop University Hospital Home Health Agency
Susan Dunnigan, RN Associate Executive Director, Living Resources Certified Home Health Agency, Inc.
Rochelle Eggleton, MBA Service Line Administrator, Lourdes At Home/Hospice at Lourdes
Bridget Gallagher, BSN, MSN Vice President, Americare
Laurie Neander, MHA CEO, At Home Care Inc., Bassett Healthcare Network
Elizabeth Zicari, RN, BSN, CENP President, HCR Home Care
Len Parisi, MA, FNAHQ, CPHQ VP For Quality, Metropolitan Jewish Health System (MJHS)
Luz Liebeskind, CPA CFO, RiverSpring Health
John McKeon, CPA Sr. VP Finance, RiverSpring Health Plans (a/k/a ElderServe Health)
Yoel Bernath Executive Director, Hamaspik Choice
Annette Horvath, RN MS VP, Patient Services at All-Metro Health Care
Jack Resnick, MD Internal Medicine, Empire State Medical Associates, P.C.
Raina Josberger Lead, Division of Quality Measurement, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, NYSDOH
Dan Heim Executive Vice President, LeadingAge New York
Karen Lipson Executive Vice President, LeadingAge New York
Brian Ellsworth Director, Payment Transformation, Health Dimensions Group
Al Cardillo Executive Vice President, Policy at HCANYS
Debora LeBarron, RN, BS Senior Director, Continuing Care Division at HANYS
Sandra Richardson MLTC Quality Measurement Unit Head, Office of Quality and Patient Safety at NYSDOH
Christina Gahan Associate Director of Continuing Care and Manager of Special Projects, Healthcare Association of New York State
Laura Haight, MSES VP, Public Policy at New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc. (HCP)
Valerie Grey Executive Vice President, Policy at HANYS
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Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) CAG

Name Title
Peggy Harper Executive Director, L'Arche Syracuse
Jill Gentile NYFoundling
Alex Okun Medical Director, New Alternatives for Children
Barbara Citarella MS, RN CHE President, RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants
Regis Obijiski Deputy Director, Workforce Transformation, OPWDD
J.R. Drexelius, Esq. Law Office of John R. Drexilius, Jr.
William Ebenstein, Ph.D. University Dean for Health and Human Services, City University of New York Executive Director and Senior Fellow, John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education
Anne Schettine, RN Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, NYSDOH
Raina Josberger OQPS Representative
Doug Fish, MD Medical Director, Division of Program Development and Management, OHIP
Alda Osinaga, MD Division of Program Development and Management, OHIP
Mary McCord, MD, MPH Director of Pediatrics, Gouverneur Health Services (Gotham) Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, NYU
Bridget Bartolone Executive Director and Principal Consultant, PCSWNY
Art Webb Owner and Principal, Arthur Webb Group Former NYS Commissioner of OPWDD
Steve Kroll, MHA, EMT Executive Director, NYSARC
Tania Seaburg, Esq. Senior Associate Director for Advocacy, NYSARC
Erik Geizer, MS, ACFE, HCCA Associate Executive Director for Quality Improvement and Compliance, NYSARC
Susan Constantino President/CEO at Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
Jim Moran Former Executive Deputy Commissioner, OPWDD (currently consulting CPNYS)
Peter Pierri Executive Director, Interagency Council (IAC)
Jan Abelseth COO of Partners Health Plan (PHP DD FIDA)
Michael Seereiter President and CEO, NYS Rehabilitation Association
Terry Blackwell, BCBA, SAS, CAS COO, Services for the UnderServed (SUS)
Steve Freeman CEO, Freeman & Abelson
Charles Archer, Esq., MBA, CCEP, CHC CEO, Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need (EDCSPIN)
Hanns Meissner, PhD CEO, the Arc of Renssalear County
Maggie Hoffman NYS Self-Determination Coalition
Susan Platkin NYS Self-Determination Coalition
Margaret Puddington Unaffiliated DD Advocate
Gilbert Louis Institute of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD)
Bridget Bartolone Executive Director and Principal Consultant, PCSWNY
Steve Vernikoff Assn. Exec. Director / Provider
Ray DeNatale Exec Dir. / Provider
Kim Kubasek Deputy Exec Dir. / Provider
Robert Goldsmith Executive Director of ACLD
Dan Brown Exec. Director / Provider
Ann Hardiman, MA Executive Director, NYSACRA
Craig Stenning Executive Director, Easter Seals NY
Andrea Thomas, MPH (Monitor) Associate Executive Director, Sunnyside Community Services
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Children´s Health Subcommittee / CAG

Name Title
Kate Breslin (Co–chair) President & CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis & Advocacy
Dr. Jeanne Alicandro, MD, MPH (Co-chair) Medical Director Managed Care, IPRO
Lana Earle (DOH Sponsor) Deputy Director NYS OHIP
David (Tucker) Slingerland Family Physician / VP of Strategy at Hudson Headwaters
Dr. David Appel Pediatrician / Montefiore
Pat Tursi CEO, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
Richard Soden, OD, FAAO Director of Health Care Development, SUNY College of Optometry
Jeffrey Kaczorowski, MD Senior Advisor to the Children's Agenda
Lauren Tobias DOH
Donna Bradbury, MA, LMHC Associate Commissioner, Division of Integrated Community Services for Children & Families, NYS OMH
Matthew B. Perkins, MD, MBA, MPH Medical Director, Division of Integrated Community Services for Children & Families
Jennifer F. Havens, MD Vice Chair for Public Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Angela Diaz, MD, MPH Professor of Adolescent Health / Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Alda Osinaga, MD Division of Program Development and Management, OHIP
Paul Kaye, MD Pediatrician / Former Medical Director of Hudson River Health Care
David Oakley Counsel, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Dr. Diane Ferran Senior Director, Clinical Quality Improvement, CHCANYS
Phyllis Silver President, Silver Health Strategies / Executive Director, Partnership for Quality Care
Norbert Goldfield, MD Medical Director, 3M Health Information Systems
James Purcell CEO, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies
Joseph R. Saccoccio, MD, MPH, FAAP Senior Vice President, Medical Services, The New York Foundling
Roslyn Murov, MD Senior Vice President, Mental Health Services, The New York Foundling
David Goldstein, PsyD Vice President Child Health & WellBeing , JCCA
Lisa B. Handwerker, MD, FAAP Medical Officer, The Children's Aid Society
David Collins, LMSW Assistant Vice President, Programs & Policy, The Children's Village
Alan Mucatel Executive Director, Leake and Watts
Bill Baccaglini Executive Director, The New York Foundling
Sr. Paulette LoMonaco Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services
Beth Finnerty President and CEO, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
Rahil Briggs, PhD Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health Services, Montefiore
Clyde Comstock CEO, Hillside Family of Agencies
Maria Morris-Groves Adolescent Women and Children's Services, OASAS
Steven Choi Assistant Vice President, Montefiore
John Kastan Chief Program Officer, The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Laura Velez Deputy Commissioner, OCFS
Chad Shearer, JD, MHA Director, UHF Medicaid Institute
Mary McCord, MD, MPH Director of Pediatrics, Gouverneur Health Services (Gotham) Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, NYU
Dodi Meyer NY Presbyterian
Benard Dreyer NYU, Bellvue, President of American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Kallanna Manjanuth Medical Director, AMCH DSRIP PPS
Juliette Price Albany Promise
Audrey LaFrenier COO, Northern Rivers Family of Services
Fern Zagor CEO, Staten Island Mental Health Society
Joseph A. Stankaitis, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer, YourCare Health Plan
Tony Fiori PHP Coalition (public health insurance plans)
Sean Doolan, Esq. Hinman Straub
Deborah Rosen, LCSW Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships at Hillside Family of Agencies
Maria Cristalli Chief Strategy and Quality Officer, Hillside Family of Agencies
Alex Okun, MD Medical Director, New Alternatives for Children
David Woodlock President and CEO, Institute for Community Living (ICL)
Suzanne Brundage Quality Measures, United Hospital Fund
Susan Beane, MD VP, Medical Director at Healthfirst
Bill Gettman President and CEO, Northern Rivers
Dr. George Askew Deputy Commissioner of Family and Child Health
Michael Bailit Bailit Health
Ellen Breslin Administrative Director, Renaissance Addition Services, Inc.
Heather Radliff United Health Care
Dawn Lewis COO, Sheltering Arms
Lauri Cole NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Joan Siegel, Esq. Senior Division Director, Good Shepherd Services
Nina Dadlez Assistant Medical Director of Pediatric Quality, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Maureen McKeown OASAS Bureau of Adolescent, Women, and Children's Services
Amanda Dunker Policy Associate, Health Initiatives, Community Service Society of New York
Mimi Weber Project Director at OCFS
Wendy Saunders  
Khalil Alshaer Medical Director from the Division of Health Plan Contracting and Oversight, OHIP
Heather Mermel Government and Community Liaison Manager, Beacon Health
Karen Kalaijian Medicaid Policy Director, Nurse-Family Partnership
Katherine Coons Director at Rennselaer County
Faith Schlesinger NYS OHIP
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