Staff

Below is a listing of PCDC staff organized by department. Please click on the staff member’s name for their bio.

Leadership  | Performance ImprovementCapital Investment  |  Communications  |  Development and MarketingEvaluation and Analytics  |  Finance and Administration  | Policy and Advocacy


Leadership

Louise Cohen, Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 212-437-3917Email: lcohen@pcdc.org Louise Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a not-for-profit community development finance institution dedicated to expanding and strengthening the primary care safety net in the United States. PCDC provides capital and technical assistance to a wide variety of primary care providers, and advocates for improved and increased primary care access, capacity, quality, reimbursement, and capital resources in order to improve health outcomes, create healthier communities, increase health equity, and reduce overall health care system costs. Prior to assuming leadership of PCDC, she was Vice President for Public Health Programs at Public Health Solutions in New York City (2011-2015), where she oversaw a variety of programs to improve community health through food access and nutrition, women’s reproductive health, tobacco control, and child development. Ms. Cohen held successive leadership positions at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) from 1998-2011, including as Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement. Among her accomplishments at DOHMH, Ms. Cohen led the development and execution of Take Care New York, New York City’s first comprehensive health policy agenda. She also oversaw the Primary Care Information Project, which brought a public health and prevention-oriented ambulatory care electronic health record system to more than 2,500 primary care providers. Before her tenure at DOHMH, Ms. Cohen was Director of the Park Slope Family Health Center (now part of the NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers network). She served on PCDC’s Board of Directors from 2011 until she became CEO.

Michael Rosen, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 212-437-3946Email: mrosen@pcdc.org Michael is responsible for PCDC’s financial and administrative operations, including investments, compliance, and risk management, as well as developing and implementing strategic directions with the CEO, Board of Directors, and the leadership team. Michael joined PCDC in 2006, bringing 20 years of experience in nonprofit finance, operations, management information systems and administration. Prior to his role at PCDC, Michael served as Chief Financial Officer to Louise Wise Services, the Fund for the City of New York, and the Citizen's Committee for New York City. In addition, he has served as an advisor to nonprofits on various operational and financial issues and been a volunteer at several nonprofit organizations. Michael has a BA in Liberal Arts from the New School for Social Research and is a Board member of Spence-Chapin Services to Families.

Terri Watson, Executive Assistant

Phone: 212-437-3916Email: twatson@pcdc.org Terri joined PCDC in 2001 and provides a range of administrative and scheduling support for the office of the Chief Executive Officer. Terri brings more than 12 years of experience as an administrator in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining PCDC, Terri was Secretary to the Case Management Unit in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.


Performance Improvement

Ruth Perry, MD, Chief Program Officer

Phone: 212-437-3921Email: rperry@pcdc.org Ruth joined PCDC in 2016, bringing over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, management, social entrepreneurship and health care transformation. As Chief Program Officer, Ruth is a member of the Executive Team and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the PI group, leading new program development, providing existing program oversight, and supporting the work of the Capital Investment and Advocacy groups. Prior to her role at PCDC, Ruth served as the Executive Director for the Trenton Health Team, a community-based health improvement organization and a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization. In addition, she has served as a featured speaker and panelist locally and nationally, and has served on several arts nonprofit boards. Ruth has a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College, an MD from Temple University School of Medicine, and is a Board certified Internist.

Denise Anderson, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3971Email: danderson@pcdc.org Denise Anderson, Senior Program Manager, works in performance improvement primarily as a practice transformation coach for PCMH. Denise also works on care coordination, high-impact HIV prevention and other special projects as requested. She holds a bachelor's of science in human ecology with a concentration in dietetics from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She received her master’s in public health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health in 2007. She is a third year doctoral student in the joint (Rutgers/NJIT) PhD program in Urban Systems, Urban Health Track. Ms. Anderson most recently became a National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Certified Content Expert (CCE). Denise has taught Human Resources Administration and Strategic Planning as an Adjunct Instructor at Rutgers, School of Public Affairs and Administration and is currently Adjunct Faculty at William Paterson University (WPU), School of Public Health, teaching Disparities in Health. She has over 10 years’ experience in public health, specifically as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in HIV/AIDS to include care and treatment, education, and prevention. She is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Prevention Specialist (PHPS) fellow, class of 2008. Ms. Anderson most recent position prior to joining PCDC was as Project Director, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)/Population Management at a hospital in Newark, N.J.

Maia Bhirud-Morse, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3913Email: mbhirud@pcdc.org Maia has worked at PCDC since February 2012, and is an expert coach and facilitator for practices aiming to achieve patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation and access improvement. During her years at PCDC, Maia has led numerous medium- and large-scale performance improvement projects for PCDC with individual practice groups and multiple Performing Provider Systems in New York State. Prior to joining PCDC, Maia worked as the Site Manager at the Norwalk Community Health Center, where she managed daily operations and provided departmental oversight within the Center. As site manager, she developed workflow patterns and operating policies in clinical departments, patient registration, and the practice's call center. She is certified as NCQA PCMH Content Expert Facilitator. Maia received her Bachelor’s in international studies from University of Richmond, and a master's in public health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Sarah Blust, LMSW, MPH, Program Director

Phone: 212-437-3955Email: sblust@pcdc.org Sarah Blust, Program Director, leads PCDC’s CDC-funded HIV prevention capacity-building assistance program and manages large-scale training and technical assistance projects that support the delivery of HIV prevention services within primary care and health care organizations. With 20 years of experience in the health care field, Sarah has worked in clinical settings as a direct service provider and program manager and now provides training and consultation to health care organizations across the country to support their delivery, operations and infrastructure. Her training and technical assistance experience covers a variety of areas such as HIV/AIDS, women’s health, reproductive health, cultural competency, motivational interviewing, mental health, behavioral health, patient navigation, care coordination, quality improvement, and the use of evidence-based interventions. While at PCDC, Sarah co-authored the nationally recognized Care Coordination Fundamentals course created in partnership with 1199SEIU and co-led a national HIV training and technical assistance project as part of the HRSA-funded National Center for HIV Care in Minority Communities. Prior to PCDC, she served as Program Manager for MIC Women’s Health Services, a program of Public Health Solutions and provided HIV testing and reproductive health counseling at Planned Parenthood of NYC. As a licensed social worker, Sarah worked for over five years as a therapist for children and families within the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) system. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, and her masters’ degrees from Columbia University.

Henrietta Croswell, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3938Email: hcroswell@pcdc.org Henrietta joined PCDC in August 2012 and brings more than 15 years of management experience in the areas of project management, health care operations, training and behavioral health management. As a Senior Program Manager, Henrietta provides overall management and support around the CDC-funded High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care program which also includes direct HIV prevention training and technical assistance to health care organizations across the country. Along with the Program Director, Henrietta provides direct oversight and support to the day to day management of HIP in Health Care team members and partners who works directly with our program. In addition, Henrietta works on and leads projects on the Patient-Centered Model Home and Care Management teams. Her enthusiastic and efficient work style is a testament to her long-standing commitment to community and public health. Henrietta has a bachelor’s of arts in psychology and a master's of public health in community health education from Hunter College in New York City. Henrietta is also certified as NCQA PCMH Content Expert Facilitator and is an active member in local community and serves as a volunteer American Sign Language Interpreter.

Angela Fernandez, Training and Curriculum Development Specialist

Phone: 212-437-3972Email: afernandez@pcdc.org Angela joined PCDC in 2016 as a Training and Curriculum Development Specialist in the Performance Improvement Program. She provides highly interactive, experiential trainings, curriculum development, and technical support for professionals who coordinate care for complex, high-risk patients. Previously the Outreach and Training Program Supervisor for Mount Sinai Hospital’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program, a position she held for more than ten years, Angela spearheaded all education and training initiatives for the program. These programs included a primary prevention education initiative in multiple high schools throughout NYC and on college campuses, as well as trauma-informed professional trainings for medical and social service providers. She has extensive experience working in the field of sexual and intimate partner violence as a trainer and an advocate. Angela began her career as a Sexuality Educator at PPNYC and comes to PCDC with almost 20 years of training and program development experience, specializing in sexual health, violence prevention, and trauma-informed approaches to care.

Amy Goodman, LCSW Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3964Email: agoodman@pcdc.org Amy is a Project Manager in the Performance Improvement practice. She works on patient-centered medical home (PCMH) projects where she engages clients and supports practices to facilitate progress towards defined goals and timelines. Amy manages practice relationships and project details to ensure project deliverables are met by the practices. She analyzes current practice workflows, policies, and data to advise practices on opportunities for improvement. Amy is an NCQA PCMH certified content expert. For over 15 years, she has worked in nonprofit health care settings serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Amy was a practice manager at YAI Premier HealthCare, which provides multi-specialty medical, dental, mental health, and rehabilitative services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She developed and implemented the NextGen EHR training curriculum which led to YAI Premier HealthCare’s transition to electronic health records. As AHRC’s coordinator of rehabilitative services, Amy led a team of physical, occupational and speech therapists who provided care within seven outpatient clinical and day program settings. She coordinated AHRC’s sibling services program, focusing on coping strategies and peer support for both children and adults. As a licensed clinical social worker, Amy provided individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychosocial evaluations and care management at AHRC NYC. Amy received her bachelor’s degree in child development from Michigan State University and her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University.

Brandon A. Harrison, Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3954Email: bharrison@pcdc.org Brandon is a Project Manager and Trainer on the High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care team at PCDC. As Project Manager, Brandon is is responsible for providing training and technical assistance to health care organizations across the country. He has served in leadership positions implementing HIV prevention, and sexual health programs across the country, in communities most impacted by health disparities. Brandon recently implemented and supervised one of the nation’s largest PrEP Programs based in New York City. Throughout Brandon’s career, he has been diligent in raising awareness to issues such as stigma, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ issues, violence, sex work and other issues affecting vulnerable communities. Brandon remains a leader, supporter, and role model inspiring others to continue their resilience.

Deborah Johnson Ingram, Program Director

Phone: 212-437-3935Email: djingram@pcdc.org Deborah joined PCDC in 2010 and brings a strong background in quality improvement to PCDC's Performance Improvement team. As Program Director, Deborah leads our team of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) facilitators. Her team has led more than 200 practices to achieve NCQA PCMH recognition. Deborah also provides consulting on PCMH sustainability planning and implementation, ambulatory care practice operations, and efficiency improvements for primary care practices, FQHCs, and hospital systems. Deborah provides training on Meaningful Use and Physician Quality Reporting System attestation in addition to coding for PCMH quality. Prior to joining PCDC, Deborah worked for IPRO, the New York State Quality Improvement Organization, as a Senior Clinical Practice Advisor. Deborah is a certified as NCQA PCMH Content Expert and has more than six years of experience in facilitating electronic health records implementation. Deborah received a BA in sociology from New York University and her Advanced Certificate in Public Health at SUNY Downstate, and is an MPH candidate in epidemiology.

Dane Ligoure, Senior Operations Manager

Phone: 212-437-3926Email: danel@pcdc.org Dane joined PCDC in April 2003 and oversees the complete portfolio of operational, financial, and administrative activities for the Performance Improvement Practice. He oversees the operations and administration of all projects within the Performance Improvement Department, including scope negotiations, staffing allocations, project management, invoicing, reporting, and communications. Additionally, Dane is an active participant in strategic planning activities, including financial planning, marketing strategy, product and service development, and business operations growth and development. Prior to joining PCDC, Dane was Program Manager for the CUNY Aviation Institute where he played an integral role in developing the first Aviation studies program at the University. Dane received his MBA from Baruch College, CUNY and his MA in organizational communication and development from Ball State University.

Yael S. Lipton, MPH, MCHES, Training and Curriculum Development Specialist

Phone: 212-437-3949Email: ylipton@pcdc.org Yael is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist who works part-time as a Lead trainer and Curriculum Development Specialist at PCDC. Yael is a part of the Care Coordination team where she leads the creation of the Care Coordination training curriculum. She also is a lead trainer and travels all over the United States facilitating training for Care Coordination programs and staff. Yael conceptualizes and creates these trainings, using adult learning principles, and interactive methods. Yael has been creating, directing, and evaluating health education programming for over 15 years and has worked and consulted for a variety of public health organization. She holds a master’s degree in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and a bachelors of arts in history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

Angelo Marciano, Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3945Email: amarciano@pcdc.org Angelo joined PCDC’s Performance Improvement team in June of 2016. As a Project Manager, he facilitates PCMH transformation by primary care practices and is responsible for the development of PCDC's Advanced Primary Care (APC) facilitation model as well as the planning and management of ongoing projects for many of New York State's Performing Provider Systems. Before joining PCDC, Angelo served as a practice manager in Queens, responsible for the operations of six office locations. Angelo received a BS in health policy and management from Providence College and a masters degree in health administration from Columbia University.

Mazdak Mazarei, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3941Email: mmazarei@pcdc.org Based in PCDC’s California office, Senior Project Manager Mazdak Mazarei supports the management and implementation of day-to-day operations for the agency’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care program, a CDC-funded project that provides free HIV prevention training and technical assistance to health care organizations across the country. Mazdak has more than 15 years' experience providing capacity-building assistance services nationally, all rooted in his experience providing direct HIV services at AIDS service organizations and a local health department in the San Francisco Bay Area. At PCDC, Mazdak has co-led the performance improvement strategy for a national HIV training and technical assistance project as part of the HRSA-funded National Center for HIV Care in Minority Communities. Previously, he served as an HIV Program Manager with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and as a member of both the San Francisco HIV Prevention Planning Council and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Capacity Building Advisory Board.

Kimberly Mirabella, Senior Project Coordinator

Phone: 212-437-3931Email: kmirabella@pcdc.org Kimberly joined PCDC in 2006, providing support to the Performance Improvement Team. She has played a key role on many projects in the areas of marketing and customer service, increasing revenue, patient-centered medical home, emergency preparedness and health information technology. Most recently, Kimberly has joined the HIP in Health Care team, focusing her efforts in the areas of HIV testing and prevention. She especially enjoys working on the development of Learning Communities, bringing health center staff together to work on common goals in improving their HIV services.

Shivani Patel, Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3939Email: spatel@pcdc.org Shivani joined PCDC in 2015 and provides PCMH consulting services. She has more than seven years' experience working in health care, most recently as a quality improvement project manager for Raritan Family Health Care, a multi-site private practice in New Jersey. Shivani spearheaded Raritan’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Program, Diabetes Recognition Program and CMS's Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, all detailed clinical reporting programs where the later generated $300,000.00+ annual incentive payments by various insurers for their practice. Before that, Shivani worked as an Administrative Assistant where she reviewed patient charts to identify gaps in care, reported data to Horizon BlueCross BlueShield, and performed educational patient outreach for Horizon Healthcare Innovations (HHI).

Chaim Shmulewitz, Project Coordinator

Phone: 212-437-3960Email: cshmulewitz@pcdc.org Chaim joined PCDC in 2015 as a Project Coordinator on the Performance Improvement team, bringing over four years of nonprofit experience. Chaim's work concentrates on marketing, patient-centered medical home, emergency preparedness, care coordination, HIV prevention, and providing general administrative support. Prior to joining PCDC, Chaim was the Assistant to the Executive Director of the Association of American Law Schools, with administrative duties and responsibility for research, analysis, and data projects. He holds a BA in government from IDC Herzilya and an MA in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Karla Silverman, Program Director

Phone: 212-437-3912Email: ksilverman@pcdc.org Karla Silverman, MS, RN, CNM leads large-scale capacity building projects that support the delivery of care coordination, care management, and team-based care in primary care and community-based organizations. She also leads the development of an innovative, interactive, adult learner-focused curriculum that has been used to train care coordinators in New York, California, and Vermont. She co-authored Who’s Going to Care? Analysis and Recommendations for Building New York’s Care Coordination and Care Management Workforce and led the writing and piloting of the nationally recognized Care Coordination Fundamentals course created in partnership with 1199SEIU. Karla led the Integrated Care Planning Initiative -- a learning collaborative focused on improving the delivery of coordinated care between the medical, behavioral, and care management staff who care for complex, high-risk patients -- as a way to improve outcomes and reduce cost. Previously the Director of Clinical Services at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Karla led a groundbreaking reproductive rights initiative at Planned Parenthood New York City to increase access to reproductive health services for women in medically underserved areas. As a certified nurse midwife, she provided primary care, prenatal care and family planning services for nine years at Community Healthcare Network in New York City. Karla received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and her master’s degree from Columbia University.

Therese Corsello Wetterman, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3951Email: twetterman@pcdc.org Therese is a Senior Program Manager at the Primary Care Development Corporation. She designs and leads projects that support health care organizations to employ data-driven, outcome-focused efforts to improve the coordination of medical, social, and behavioral health resources; strengthen the delivery of team based care; and promote health and wellness in the community. She has led Care Coordination for Safety-Net Providers: Lessons from a Front Line Health Home Experience, a multi-organization project aimed at enhancing care management operations for complex, high risk Medicaid beneficiaries in the primary care and community-based settings. She was also the primary author of PCDC’s PCMH Sustainability Toolkit and co-authored Building New York’s Medical Homes: Learning from Eight Pioneers to Move the Model Forward. Prior to PCDC, Therese worked at the Greater New York Hospital Association providing guidance to hospitals on health policy developments in several areas including health planning, community benefit projects for non-profit hospitals, and language access. Therese is certified as NCQA PCMH Content Expert Facilitator. She has a BA from Tufts University in political science and community health and an MPH in health policy and management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Shanna Williams, Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3944Email: swilliams@pcdc.org As a Project Manager on the Performance Improvement team, Shanna helps primary care practices achieve PCMH recognition. Prior to joining PCDC, Shanna worked at Beacon Health Partners -- an Accountable Care Organization -- and Gurwin Jewish Rehabilitation & Nursing Center for 16 years. Shanna attended Saint Joseph’s College in Patchogue, N.Y. where she received a BS in health administration and an MBA in health care management. She is a member of the Student Alumni & Engagement Program in which she actively participates in the Alumni Mentoring and Student Ambassador Programs, where she mentors and advocates for student development and recruitment.


Capital Investment

Anne Dyjak, Managing Director

Phone: 212-437-3920Email: adyjak@pcdc.org Anne Dyjak serves as PCDC’s Managing Director, responsible for leading the Capital Investment group. Anne is responsible for the establishment and implementation of PCDC’s strategy for increasing the access to capital in communities to achieve health equity. She oversees all facets of PCDC’s national lending practice, including program development, capitalization, business development, credit, and risk management. Anne joined PCDC in 2014 following a 30-year career in financial services, most recently with Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), where she was Chief Investment Officer, Chief Credit Officer, and Vice President. Prior to joining NFF, she was the Northeast region Chief Operations Officer for the Special Asset division at Wachovia Bank, where she was responsible for the oversight of a $600 million portfolio of commercial business and commercial real estate loans. She has extensive experience in community development, consumer and commercial credit, financial analysis, management, strategic planning, risk management, and organizational development. She received her BS in economics from Rutgers University, and is active in community service, having served on various boards.

William O’Brien, Chief Lending Officer

Phone: 212-437-3950Email: wobrien@pcdc.org In 2011, Bill O’Brien joined PCDC as its Chief Lending Officer, responsible for managing the Capital Investment team’s efforts to help providers expand and transform their practices through traditional and structured financing. As CLO, Bill continues a 25-year career of developing financial solutions that help clients reach their goals. Prior to joining PCDC in 2011, Bill was Senior Vice President at IKB Capital Corporation, where he held several roles including SVP and Chief Credit Officer, managing nearly $2.0 billion of loans, including $200 million of healthcare investments. In this capacity he helped structure financing packages for hospitals, long-term care facilities and physician-owned practices. Prior to this he was Vice President at Fortis Bank, where he managed the firm’s Structured Finance activities, developing new products, including helping to develop the first national healthcare receivable securitization program in the Netherlands. Earlier positions included relationship management positions at Banca CRT, Credit Lyonnais and other financial institutions. Bill received a BA (Philosophy) from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, an MA (Philosophy) from New York University, an MBA (Finance) from Manhattan College, as well as post-graduate Executive Leadership Development training at Cornell University. He is formally credit trained and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the New York Institute of Credit, and the Global Association of Risk. Bill is a member of the New Markets Advisory Board for the Low Income Investment Fund.

Gita Rao, Chief Credit Officer

Phone: 212-437-3959Email: grao@pcdc.org Since joining PCDC in 2015, Gita Rao has served as Chief Credit Officer, primarily responsible for working with her colleagues to originate debt and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments in community health care providers and performing outreach and ongoing relationship management with health care providers through the term of the investment. Gita’s primary focus is to ensure careful and informed investment underwriting, monitoring, administration, and reporting, all in support of expanding quality primary care in underserved communities. Gita has more than 15 years of experience in community development finance, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. She has worked with community development finance institutions, impact investing intermediaries, and foundations to underwrite and monitor loans, Program Related Investments, and New Market Tax Credit investments, as well as perform research and analysis on the community development and impact investing marketplace. Gita holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.

Michaele Evans, Loan Officer

Phone: 212-437-3943Email: mevans@pcdc.org Joining PCDC in 2014, Michaele Evans serves as an Associate on the Capital Investment team, where she underwrites loans and NMTC transactions. Michaele works closely with health centers to analyze their operational and financial performance, thereby ensuring a sustainable investment and building a long-standing relationship with the client. Michaele comes to PCDC most immediately from Deutsche Bank, where she helped originate and execute equity and debt transactions for the bank’s healthcare investment banking group. Prior to DB, she worked with a number of non-profit organizations in NYC and Atlanta, including the East River Development Alliance and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Michaele received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Management and Organization from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.

Reema Fakih, Director

Phone: 212-437-3919Email: rfakih@pcdc.org Since 2009, Reema Fakih has served as a Director on the Capital Investment team, responsible for business development, loan underwriting and managing the closing process for PCDC’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and non-NMTC transactions. Reema led the development of PCDC’s NMTC program and compliance processes, and continues to work with PCDC’s borrowers to develop financing solutions that best serve their capital needs. In her role, she uses her experience to inform deal structuring, to maximize community impact, identify potential risks and efficiently manage transaction closings. Prior to PCDC, Reema worked at Merrill Lynch Community Development Company, where she was responsible for deployment and compliance of over $200 million in NMTC allocation. During her time at Merrill Lynch, Reema also served as the asset manager for a community lending portfolio of $450 million; her clientele included leading national CDFIs, affordable housing developers, and small business loan funds. Reema also previously held lending and advisory services positions at Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national CDFI. Reema received her BA and MA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Mumbai and her MPA from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.

Lori Glass, Director, New York State

Phone: 212-437-3966Email: lglass@pcdc.org As the Director for New York State, Lori Glass' activities are focused on leading the effort to expand and sustain community-based health care services throughout the state of New York. Lori brings extensive lending and community development experience, having most recently created and launched a new CDFI in Virginia, Appalachian Community Capital, where she served as President and CEO. She was a director at Reinvestment Fund (a well-regarded CDFI partner of PCDC) and led early stage development of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (a public-private partnership). She also opened their Washington, DC office and led business development activities for three years. Lori has also held positions with the CDFI Fund and JP Morgan Chase, and sat on the boards of the NMTC Coalition, OFN, and National Housing Trust Community Development Fund.

Will Hubbard, Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3958Email: whubbard@pcdc.org Since 2014, Will Hubbard has served as an analyst on the Capital Investment team. Will works on a wide range of internal projects and activities, including grant reporting, supporting the Capital Investment team administratively, and special projects to improve the efficiency of internal processes. Will also conducts financial analysis of health centers and assists with managing HRSA’s Loan Guarantee Portfolio and underwriting new Health Center Loan Guarantees. Most immediately, Will comes from ADP, where he worked as an analyst, helping to complete end of year reporting for the Retirement Services team. Prior to that, he worked at Bloomberg, where he worked on the Syndicated Loans team and helped input data into the Bloomberg terminal. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance with a minor in Economics from The College of New Jersey, located in Ewing, New Jersey.

Nancy Lager, Director

Phone: 212-437-3922Email: nlager@pcdc.org Since joining PCDC in 1999, Nancy has advised health centers nationwide on project development and financing, underwriting loans to promote all stages of facility development. Over the past two years, she has helped finance site acquisition and construction financing for health center projects in NY, PA, WI, CA, and KY. Nancy also administers PCDC’s contract with the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, managing HRSA’s Loan Guarantee Portfolio and underwriting new Health Center Loan Guarantees. While at PCDC, Nancy has also assisted in the development and management of capital grant programs for organizations in California and Washington, D.C. and for the New York State Department of Health, including overseeing grantee-selection and reporting and award disbursement. She has been a member of the Center for Health Design’s Promising Practices Advisory Committee, supporting the development of evidence-based health center design practices and resources. She has presented at a number of conferences on health center development and funding. Nancy Lager has more than 25 years of experience in expanding low income communities’ access to health care. Early in her career, she was an administrator at three New York City hospitals, where her day-to-day focus was on service/facility expansion and strategic planning. Nancy holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Public Health and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University.

Sherinda Robinson, Portfolio Manager

Phone: 212-437-3974Email: srobinson@pcdc.org Joining PCDC in 2016, Sherinda Robinson serves as the Portfolio Manager on the Capital Investment Team. Sherinda is responsible for the day to day management of the portfolio of loans after closing which includes client relationship management and on site customer visits. She is also responsible for construction monitoring, financial analysis of quarterly and annual financial statements and reporting compliance. Sherinda comes to PCDC from Capital Impact Partners where she managed a complex portfolio of relationships in affordable housing, health care, healthy food and education sectors throughout the United States. Sherinda received her Master of Arts from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.

Johvanna Sampson, Senior Loan Officer

Phone: 212-437-3932Email: jsampson@pcdc.org Johvanna Sampson joined PCDC in October 2016 as a Senior Loan Officer, underwriting loans, New Markets Tax Credit, and Bond transactions, and developing relationships with community health centers nationally. Prior to joining PCDC, Johvanna spent 15 years in banking, with experience in retail, commercial lending, financial analysis, and most recently as a Community Reinvestment Act Mortgage Loan Officer in New York City. Johvanna is passionate about community development and has partnered with housing agencies and nonprofit organizations in Louisiana and New York City to provide financial literacy and first-time home buyer education, and secure down payment assistance through state and federal grant programs. Prior experience includes serving as the AVP of Mortgage Lending and Community Outreach at Red River Bank in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While serving as a commercial loan underwriter at Regions Bank, Johvanna managed a portfolio of more than $250 million in loans related to the oil and gas, transportation, and medical industries. Johvanna received her B.S. in finance from Louisiana State University and her MBA from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Communications

Michael Cook, Communications Manager

Phone: 212-437-3929Email: mcook@pcdc.org Michael joined PCDC in 2015 and is responsible for promotion and communication of programs and events, as well as web content and media relations. He has more than nine years' experience in health- and health care-related communications, working in both non-profit and PR agency settings. His focus has been on media and public relations, and has had a particular interest in nonprofit and advocacy communications. Michael previously worked for Feinstein Kean Healthcare (an Ogilvy company), JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and Porter Novelli. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


Development and Marketing

Laura L. Leale, Chief Development Officer

Phone: 212-437-3933Email: lleale@pcdc.org Laura joined PCDC in 2012 with nearly 30 years' service in the non-profit sector and currently serves as Chief Development Officer, overseeing all fundraising initiatives, including events and individual, corporate and foundation giving. Prior to joining PCDC, Laura served as Vice President of Development and Fundraising at the Lupus Foundation of America, where she oversaw several revenue generating efforts, including major gifts, annual giving, institutional giving and special events. Previously, Laura has served as the Director of Development for the Public Library of Science(PLoS), the National Director of Development for the Alliance for Lupus Research, and she has also worked as the Director of Development for EngenderHealth and the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. Laura has participated as a presenter in NYU’s Summer Institute and School of Continuing Education for special events marketing and public relations, as well as the New School International Development Program. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Women in Development. She is a Gibbs College Graduate.

Mark Gold, Development Administrator

Phone: 212-437-3947Email: mgold@pcdc.org Mark was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. While still in high school, he was a staffer on Capitol Hill, working for his local congressman. He later attended The College of William and Mary, where he majored in Neuroscience and Chemistry. At the height of the recession in '09, he packed a suitcase and a backpack, hopped on a bus and moved to New York. In the years since, he has created a busy life, worked at Healthfirst in Network Management and Ancillary Services and established himself within a few social circles. This spring marks his third season as a member of a NYC Pinball League Team (note: he claims that he's actually really good at Pinball).

Jonathan Gross, Director of Institutional Giving

Phone: 212-437-3965Email: jgross@pcdc.org Jonathan joined the Development Team in 2014, bringing nearly 30 years of fundraising experience with a focus on work with health and social service organizations. He directs PCDC’s foundation and governmental funding efforts and works to translate the organization’s mission and programs into proposals, reports, and other communications. In addition, he helps coordinate new business development outreach. Jonathan comes to PCDC following a 17-year tenure with Planned Parenthood of New York City, where he most recently served as Associate Vice President of Development. He has also held development positions at Public Health Solutions (formerly Medical and Health Research Association), Gay Men's Health Crisis, and AFS Intercultural Programs. A native of Brooklyn, Jonathan holds a BA from the State University of New York College at Purchase.

Kate Suhr, Manager, Corporate Sponsorships and Special Events

Phone: 212-437-3936Email: ksuhr@pcdc.org Kate Suhr joined PCDC in October 2016 as the Manager of Corporate Sponsorships and Special Events. She currently oversees the planning and execution of our Corporate Circle and all fundraising events, including the Founders Reception, Innovation Circle, and Annual Spring Gala. Prior to PCDC, Kate was the Manager of Volunteer Operations at God’s Love We Deliver, managing their corporate volunteer program. Previously, she has worked in other development positions at the YMCA of Greater New York and Thirteen/WNET. Kate is a graduate of Boston University, where she majored in Art History and Public Relations.

Evaluation and Analytics

Mary M. Ford, MS, Director, Evaluation and Analytics

Phone: 212-437-3942Email: mford@pcdc.org Mary joined PCDC in 2017 as the Director of Evaluation and Analytics, leading projects that evaluate the impact of PCDC’s work, examine access measures around primary care, and further research on primary care and population health outcomes. Mary has previously worked in both public and private health care research, geo-spatial analysis, and program evaluation. She holds a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Texas Health Science Center and a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston.


Finance and Administration

Amy Barnett, Director of Administration

Phone: 212-437-3914Email: abarnett@pcdc.org Amy is responsible for ensuring that PCDC is operating efficiently and effectively; setting strategic human resource and administrative direction; and supporting and sustaining a progressive, dynamic, collaborative, and team-spirited organizational culture. She joined PCDC in 2017 after more than 25 years of strategically building and growing organizational infrastructure capacity in a wide range of New York City and Rockland County, New York nonprofit organizations, both as a staff leader and consultant. Most recently she served as the Managing Director of Human Resources and Staff Development with the Women’s Prison Association; previously she provided legal and management consulting for more than a dozen years in employment/human resources, corporate governance, government regulation compliance, risk management and fiscal sponsorship. She has served as the executive director of a family support center in Rockland County, as the Assistant Director of Administrative Services/Director of Incubator Program with the Fund for the City of New York, and as the Associate Director of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. Amy has a BA in women studies from San Francisco State University and a JD from New York University School of Law.

Jae Leung, Director of Finance

Phone: 212-437-3940Email: jleung@pcdc.org Jae joined PCDC in 2006, and has extensive nonprofit accounting and financial management experience. As Director of Finance, Jae oversees PCDC’s finance department including implementation of policies, procedures, and controls; preparation of budgets, financial statements, and operating reports; and managing government contracts and grants. Most recently, Jae was the Director of Finance for Citizens Committee for New York City. Jae received her BA in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Baruch College, City University of New York.

Tim Barr, Office Manager

Phone: 212-437-3957Email: tbarr@pcdc.org Tim joined PCDC in 2009 and works as the Office Manager, providing IT and facilities oversight and support as well as managing general administrative matters. Prior to this position, Tim has been the administrative assistant for Development and the project coordinator for the Performance Improvement Practice. Before PCDC, Tim supported the special events and development activities of the Foundation Fighting Blindness in their New York office. He also brings experience as a mortgage specialist at Waterfield Financial Corporation, and customer service and logistics experience working with Kitty Hawk Cargo. Tim received his bachelor’s degree from Del Valle University in Computer Science and Programming and an A.A. in Business Management from Antonio Nariño University, both located in Colombia, South America and holds an A.A.S from the Fashion Institute of Technology in fashion design.

John (Tuan) Dao, Senior Accountant

Phone: 212-437-3956Email: tdao@pcdc.org Tuan joined PCDC in 2009, and assists the finance team with month-end closings. He also serves as the senior analyst handling financial statements and account analysis as well as external and internal financial reporting. Prior to joining PCDC, he was a math teacher at The Bronx High School of Science. Tuan received his BS in computer science and accounting from Lehman College.

Natalie Mitchell, Accountant/Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3953Email: nmitchell@pcdc.org Natalie joined PCDC in May 2014, and brings with her more than 13 years of nonprofit and corporate accounting experience. She provides loan servicing and audit preparation for PCDC’s New Market Tax Credit program and loan portfolio. Previously, Natalie worked as Accountant at the NY Hall of Science and Project Accountant on several European Union Funded Projects in the Caribbean. Natalie received her bachelor of accounting from Oxford Brookes University; she is also a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds a masters in project management from the University of International Corporation.

Lemuel Richards, Accountant

Phone: 212-437-3924Email: lrichards@pcdc.org Lemuel joined PCDC's finance team in February 2015 and brings eight years of nonprofit accounting experience. He is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general accounting support. Prior to PCDC, he worked as a budget analyst at New York Hall of Science and an expenditure accountant at Amnesty International USA. Lemuel has a bachelor’s of science in accounting and economics from City University of New York Queens College.


Policy and Advocacy

Sasha Albohm, Chief of Staff

Phone: 212-437-3937Email: salbohm@pcdc.org A specialist in federal health policy, Sasha serves as chief of staff at PCDC, working with the CEO on strategic initiatives and project management, as well as directing all organizational policy and advocacy efforts. Sasha joined PCDC after seven years in Washington D.C., most recently serving as a Legislative Assistant for Senators Bill Nelson and Senator John F. Kerry. Throughout her time in the Senate, she worked on legislation impacting Medicaid and Medicare, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and on Senator Kerry’s team for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee). Prior, Sasha represented domestic and global health clients at the Glover Park Group, including advocating for affordability and access provisions ultimately included in the health reform law. A native of Brooklyn, Sasha has a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from Williams College.