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Office of the CEO  | Clinical and Quality PartnersCapital Investment  |  Strategy and Public Affairs  |  Finance and Administration

Office of the CEO

Louise Cohen, MPH, Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 212-437-3917Email: Louise Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a not-for-profit community development financial 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.

Lauren da Fonte, Special Projects Manager

Phone: 212-437-3916Email: Lauren da Fonte serves as Special Projects Manager, where she provides project management, programmatic, and administrative support on a variety of projects undertaken by the Executive Office. She joins PCDC after 2 years at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she was assigned to the Bureau of Tuberculosis (TB) Control as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Associate. In this role, Lauren developed and revised health policy, provided project management and coordination on priority Bureau initiatives, and created presentations intended for local, national, and international audiences on TB prevention and care best practices. She received her BS in public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Clinical and Quality Partners

Isaac Kastenbaum, MPA, Vice President

Phone: 212-437-3911Email: Isaac Kastenbaum is the Vice President of PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and strengthening of the organization’s capacity building and training efforts. Isaac was previously NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Director of Population Health and Network Development and oversaw the Hospital’s DSRIP Performing Provider System, relationships with post-acute care providers, Medicaid Health Home, and other efforts to embed community providers to meet patients’ psychosocial and behavioral health needs. While at NYP, he also worked on clinical transformation and Medicare bundling initiatives, supported the expansion of the NYP health care system, and launched a PCORI-funded initiative to amalgamate seven health systems’ EHR data to support outcomes research.

Prior to NYP, Isaac worked at a Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Partners In Health collaboration to improve the care for vulnerable patients in the US. While there, he worked with health center staff to integrate community health workers (CHWs), supported multiple cost/quality evaluations, implemented smartphone care coordination tools, and helped build a training practice to bring CHWs to new provider settings.

Isaac received his BA in Economics from Boston University and MPA in Health Policy from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service.

Henrietta Croswell, MPH, Senior Director

Phone: 212-437-3938Email: 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 Director, 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. 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.

Deborah Johnson Ingram, MPH, Senior Director

Phone: 212-437-3935Email: Deborah joined PCDC in 2010 and brings a strong background in quality improvement to PCDC's Clinical and Quality Partners team. As Senior 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, her Advanced Certificate in Public Health at SUNY Downstate, and her MPH in epidemiology.

Andrew C. Philip, PhD, LP, Senior Director

Phone: 212-437-3956Email: Dr. Andrew Philip is the Clinical Lead and Senior Director of Partnerships for PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team. Andrew is responsible for advancing clinical and business strategy in alignment with PCDC’s mission of enhancing health equity and excellence in primary care. In his role, Andrew supports a rapidly expanding national training and consultation portfolio in the areas of healthcare operations, clinical service delivery and population health through building public and private partnerships, client consultation, program development and thought leadership. Andrew is a clinical health psychologist with a background as a behavioral health provider working shoulder-to-shoulder with many other disciplines in medical settings including acute trauma and intensive care, burn, neurology, palliative care, psychiatry, infectious disease, and primary care. He leverages this experience in large-scale clinical and population health training and implementation initiatives in some of the largest health systems in the country. Andrew is passionate about driving scalable, high-impact initiatives around integrating physical and behavioral healthcare, improving clinician resiliency in the face of unprecedented stress, and enhancing care for under-served, under-represented, and frankly under-valued populations. Andrew previously served as PCDC’s Senior Director of Clinical & Population Health and is the immediate past Deputy Director of the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions at the National Council for Behavioral Health, and served as a national trainer for the Department of Defense’s primary care behavioral health integration program. In addition to his work with PCDC, Andrew remains active in private practice with a focus on behavioral medicine and LGBTQ+ health, serves as Faculty for University of Michigan’s international integrated care certificate program, Co-Founder of Ingaige Care- a technology solution for building communities of resilient, thriving professionals, and Assistant Editor-in-Chief to the peer-reviewed journal, Telehealth and Medicine Today. Andrew earned in BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany and MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Auburn University. He completed his postdoctoral work at the James A. Haley VA Hospital and is a Senior Fellow with the Partnership for Public Service, in Washington, DC.

Dane Ligoure, MA, MBA, PCMH CCE, Director of Operations

Phone: 212-437-3926Email: Dane joined PCDC in April 2003 and oversees the complete portfolio of operational, financial, and administrative activities for the Clinical and Quality Partners Practice. He oversees the operations and administration of all projects within the Clinical and Quality Partners 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.

Catherine Jones, Director of Grants

Phone: 212-437-3918Email: Catherine Jones is the Director of Grants on PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team. Catherine is responsible for government and foundation grant strategy and resource development for the team and will support organization-wide government and foundation grant strategy. Catherine brings to the team experience working with community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and a wide range of nonprofits. Before joining PCDC, Catherine was Director of Development for MoFi, a regional CDFI in Missoula, Montana.

Judy Lipshutz, MSW, RN, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3912Email: Judy Lipshutz joined the PCDC team in 2017 as a Senior Program Manager with the High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care team. She is responsible for providing training and technical assistance to health care organizations across the country. For more than 20 years, Ms. Lipshutz was instrumental in developing and implementing innovative reproductive health programs at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University. She was integrally involved in program development, health care provider training for multi-disciplinary professionals, and curriculum development. She is dedicated to the promotion of reproductive rights, HIV treatment and prevention services, contraceptive choice, and school and community-based health services. Ms. Lipshutz has also worked as a consultant to many reproductive health care organizations throughout New York City.

Maia Bhirud Morse, MPH, CPC, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3913Email: Maia is an expert coach and facilitator for practices aiming to achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) transformation and access improvement. Maia leads PCDC’s school-based health center program including transformation and recognition support for centers seeking School-Based Medical Home (SMBH) recognition. During her years at PCDC, Maia has led numerous medium- and large-scale clinical and quality partners projects with individual practice groups and multiple Performing Provider Systems in New York State. Prior to joining PCDC, Maia worked as the Site Manager at Norwalk Community Health Center, where she managed daily operations and provided departmental oversight throughout the Center. Maia is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and NCQA PCMH Certified Content Expert (CEC). Maia received her bachelor’s degree from University of Richmond, and her master's degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Kristin Potterbusch, MPH, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 202-788-2526Email: Kristin Potterbusch, MPH serves across the Clinical and Population Health team guiding efforts to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, and operationalize innovations. Her role has included directing PCDC’s HRSA-funded Center for Ryan White Sustainable Strategies, functioning as a subject matter expert, and providing Technical Assistance on PCDC’s CDC-funded HIV prevention capacity-building assistance program. Formerly, Kristin was the Director of HIV and Behavioral Health Integration for SAMHSA-HRSA’s Center for Integrated Health Solutions at National Council for Behavioral Health. During her tenure she oversaw SAMHSA's National Minority AIDS Continuum of Care while advancing integration via technical assistance consultation to providers nationally. With a background overseeing national public health initiatives and programing, Kristin brings expertise within implementation science, harm reduction, HIV, integrated health, older adult, and LGBTQAI fields. An advocate for health equity, she is committed to addressing systemic barriers within public health and improving care for diverse groups. She presents nationally and remains involved with policy efforts, organizational stewardship, and front-line health disparity research.

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

Phone: 212-437-3949Email: 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.

Sarahjane Rath, MPH, CHES, Trainer & Curriculum Development Specialist

Phone: 212-437-3972Email: Sarahjane works as a Curriculum Development and Training Specialist at PCDC, both on the Care and Coordination team and on the HIP in Health Care team. For Care and Coordination, Sarahjane develops curriculum to address specific needs for the care and coordination serving community. She trains medical residents and all health care workers in state of the science curriculum. On the HIP in Health Care team, she provides trainings in the CDC's effective behavioral interventions and works with health care organizations to maximize their potential in HIV testing, prevention with HIV positive persons, and prevention in high-risk behavioral HIV negative persons. She has worked in the field of HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health for over 18 years. She holds a master’s degree in public health from Rutgers University, Newark, and a bachelor's in Community Health Education.

Nicki Andrews, MPH, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3930Email: Nicki joined PCDC in 2017 and provides PCMH consulting services. She has more than six years' experience working in health care, most recently in care coordination. Before joining PCDC, Nicki worked for Mount Sinai Hospital as a Director of Wellness for their Viva program and as a consultant for the Department of Health where she developed behavioral health and quality improvement trainings. Nicki has also worked in mental health, HIV prevention, and as a diabetes educator. She holds a Master’s of Public Health from Downstate Medical Center in New York City.

Amy Goodman, LCSW, CPC-A, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3964Email: Amy Goodman, LCSW, Senior Project Manager has been with the Clinical and Quality Partners Practice at PCDC since 2015. Amy is a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certified content expert who develops PCMH training tools for PCDC staff, clients, and medical residency programs, and supports practices to facilitate progress toward defined goals and timelines. She analyzes current practice workflows, policies, and data to advise practices on opportunities for improvement. Additionally, Amy leads the client behavioral health integration efforts by assessing access and capacity and identifying areas for improved collaboration. For over 20 years, she has worked in non-profit health care settings serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, having most recently served as a practice manager at YAI Premier HealthCare in Manhattan. YAI Premier HealthCare provides multi-specialty medical, dental, mental health, and rehabilitative services. Amy has also been successful with the development and implementation of the NextGen EHR training curriculum across the five YAI Premier HealthCare centers. As coordinator of rehabilitative services at AHRC, Amy led a team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists who provided care within seven outpatient clinical and day program settings. Other areas of expertise include developing coping strategies and peer support for children and adults, providing individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychosocial evaluations, and care management. Amy received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and her master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Brandon A. Harrison, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3954Email: Brandon is a Project Manager and Trainer on the High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care team at PCDC. As Project Manager, Brandon 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.

Oscar Marquez, M.Ed., Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3921Email: Oscar Marquez joined the CDC-funded HIV prevention capacity-building assistance program (CBA) at PCDC in 2017, providing training and technical assistance to support the delivery of HIV prevention services within primary care. Mr. Marquez leads the development of various capacity building resources such as training curricula, webinars, and other tools. Mr. Marquez has worked in the HIV prevention field since 2002. Before joining PCDC, he worked for over four years at a Los Angeles-based health care organization, implementing direct client prevention services such as Prevention Case Management (CRCS), HIV testing and counseling, Group Level Interventions, Individual Level Interventions, and Recruitment. Prior to that, Mr. Marquez worked at Shared Action at APLA Health, a nationally recognized CBA program, where he oversaw the development, implementation, and quality assurance of distance-learning technologies (e.g., website and online trainings).

Anuja Solanki, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3965Email: Anuja joined PCDC in 2017 as part of the Clinical and Quality Partners team, bringing with her over six years in quality incentive knowledge. Anuja is currently responsible for helping practices across the tristate area in meeting patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and sustaining their recognition. She has a proven track record in making submissions audit-proof, by using customized templates and consistency in training. In addition to PCMH, she also works on New York State’s Advanced Primary Care (APC) model, Healthfirst Access Improvement project, and the One City Health Practice Transformation project. Before joining PCDC, Anuja was a Project Manager for one of New Jersey’s largest healthcare companies, responsible for Meaningful Use/MACRA, PQRS, and PCMH. Anuja holds a Bachelors in Biology from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Chaim Shmulewitz, Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3960Email: Chaim joined PCDC in 2015 as a Project Coordinator on the Clinical and Quality Partners 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.

Kimberly Mirabella, CPC-A, PCMH CCE, Senior Project Coordinator

Phone: 212-437-3931Email: Kimberly joined PCDC in 2006, providing support to the Clinical and Quality Partners 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.

Michael Bell, Project Coordinator

Phone: 212-437-3948Email: Michael, who provides overall support to the Clinical and Quality Partners team, has an extensive background in customer service and inventory control. He brings vast knowledge of the energy industry, having served as an Inventory Analyst at Star Gas for four years before joining PCDC in 2017.

Capital Investment

Anne Dyjak, Managing Director

Phone: 212-437-3920Email: 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, serving as Chair of the Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers, on the BlueHub Loan Fund Community Advisory Board, and as a board member for the CDFI Coalition.

William O’Brien, Chief Lending Officer

Phone: 212-437-3950Email: In 2011, Bill O’Brien joined PCDC as the 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. There he managed nearly $2.0 billion of loans, including $200 million of health care investments. Prior to this he was Vice President at Fortis Bank where he managed the firm’s Structured Finance activities and developed new products, including helping to develop the first national health care receivable securitization program in the Netherlands. Bill received a BA in Philosophy from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, an MA in Philosophy from New York University, and an MBA in Finance from Manhattan College. Bill is a member of the New Markets Advisory Board for the Low Income Investment Fund and the Investment Committee for Inclusiv.

Gita Rao, Chief Credit Officer

Phone: 212-437-3959Email: 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.

David Desai-Ramirez, Senior Director, Western Region Market Leader

Phone: 213-262-3510Email: David Desai-Ramirez is the Senior Director, Western Region Market Leader for PCDC based in the Los Angeles office. David is responsible for growing PCDC’s capital investment in the greater Los Angeles area, and for finding new opportunities for PCDC to support community health center stakeholders with performance improvement advisory, policy and advocacy, and research and evaluation work.
David joined PCDC in early 2020 from another CDFI, IFF, where he was a regional Executive Director leading strategy and team execution across capital deployment, real estate advisory, research, and programmatic initiatives. Prior to IFF, David was the Senior Manager of Finance at The Desco Group, a large private commercial real estate developer in the Midwest.
David has an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and a B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice University. David currently serves on US Bank CDC’s NMTC Community Advisory Council.

Nancy B. Lager, MPH, MSUP, Senior Director

Phone: 212-437-3922Email: 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.

Richard Reynoso, Portfolio Management Director

Phone: 212-437-3919Email: Richard Reynoso is Portfolio Management Director for the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). Richard plays a central role in the growth and expansion of PCDC’s lending practice, with primary responsibility for managing a portfolio of relationships including loans, NMTC, and bond financing throughout the United States. In accordance with PCDC policies and guidelines, Richard works with borrowers in the Capital Investment portfolio following the closing and initial funding of the investment through the final payoff, facilitating regularly scheduled meetings with borrowers, conducting financial analyses, performing covenant compliance reviews, preparing credit memos, presenting proposals to loan committees, negotiating terms and documents for restructures and modifications. Richard joined PCDC in early 2020 with an extensive background in portfolio management, having worked with prominent financial institutions and an NYC-based CDFI. Richard joins us most recently from CIT Bank where he was VP of Portfolio Management in the Healthcare Investment Banking group. Richard received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Sociology from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.

Johvanna Sampson, Senior Loan Officer

Phone: 212-437-3932Email: 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.

Michaele Evans, Loan Officer

Phone: 213-262-3512Email: Joining PCDC in 2014, Michaele Evans serves as a Loan Officer 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.

Robert McDermott, Loan Portfolio Manager

Phone: 212-437-3934Email: Robert McDermott joined PCDC in 2017 and serves as the Loan Portfolio Manager on the Capital Investment team. Robert is responsible for the day-to-day management of PCDC’s loan portfolio. In this role he assists the Loan Officers and other staff with PCDC’s new loan servicing software and loan compliance relationship management. He also works closely with the Finance team to service our ever-growing loan portfolio while ensuring the accuracy of our loan portfolio’s data. Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marist College and has over 20 years of experience in banking.

Thearada Namcharoen, Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3966Email: Thearada (Teddy) Namcharoen serves as an Analyst for the Capital Investment team, where she is responsible for leading analytics for financial statements and portfolio management. Additionally, she provides support to the team in other areas of health care investments. Prior to joining PCDC, Thearada was a Credit Account Officer at Bangkok Bank, New York Branch. She was an experienced commercial real estate underwriter for high net worth clients and a loan portfolio specialist. Thearada managed a portfolio of more than $350 million in loans related to real estate, automotive, chemical, and commodities products. Thearada is passionate about the real estate industry and was a former NYS Licensed Real Estate Sales agent where she observed health care facilities around New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York.

Tiffany Lopez, Loan Associate

Phone: 212-437-3971Email: Tiffany Lopez joined PCDC in 2021 as a Loan Associate on the Capital Investment Team. In her role Tiffany assists the lending team in working with community health centers, underwriting projects, identifying investment opportunities and closing investments. Tiffany comes to PCDC most recently from Results for America’s, What Works Cities, Economic Mobility Initiative, where she worked to manage and coordinate projects aimed at helping cities’ design and evaluate locally led evidence based projects aimed at supporting economic mobility for their residents. Prior to RFA, she worked at a NYC based CDFI, BOC Capital Corp. as a Lending Team Manager to support entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses through business development assistance and capital. Tiffany received her B.Sc in Finance and Accounting from NYU’s Leonard Stern School of Business.

Meredith Steinman, Program Coordinator

Phone: 212-437-3958Email: Meredith Steinman provides overall project management and administrative support to the Capital Investments team. She brings extensive experience in health care, having worked at Montefiore Medical Center first as a Research Coordinator in Orthopedics, and then as a Care Coordinator for a Department of Health-supported program to help Hepatitis C patients access treatment and comprehensive, quality health care. Working closely with a primary care physician, she helped enroll and successfully treat hundreds of Hepatitis C-positive patients through the program, and assisted them in accessing a variety of supportive services. She has a particular interest in the psychosocial determinants of health, in addition to expanding access to primary care in underserved communities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wesleyan University.

Strategy and Public Affairs

Cynthia Summers, DrPH, MPH, Managing Director

Phone: 212-437-3933Email: Dr. Cynthia Summers joins PCDC as the Managing Director of Strategy & Public Affairs, where she provides vision for and oversight of communications, policy & advocacy, and evaluation & analytics. Prior to joining PCDC, she was the Chief Strategy Officer at ICL, a large behavioral health and supportive housing provider in NYC. In that role, she led the development, writing and implementation of the agency’s new strategic plan, and developed the emergency response and continuity of operations plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Communications & Publications at the Guttmacher Institute. During her time there, she provided creative input for communications, editing, production, web and design, and was responsible for ensuring the high quality of all products and platforms carrying the Institute’s brand. Dr. Summers also oversaw Human Resources, the development and implementation of the Institute’s strategic plan, and played a key role in fundraising and donor relations. Prior to Guttmacher, Dr. Summers was the Assistant Commissioner of Health Planning at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. During her tenure there, she led the Take Care New York campaigns and an evaluation of an innovative mental health program for inmates at Rikers Island, and created a new office that monitored, analyzed and aimed to influence the health policy landscape in the city and state. Previously, Dr. Summers was the Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at Danco Laboratories, a small pharmaceutical company that manufactures, markets and distributes the abortion pill in the United States. She was responsible for all media and public relations, patient and provider education, and product marketing. Cynthia received her BS from the University of Utah, her MPH from San Diego State University, and her DrPH from the University of IL at Chicago.

Sasha Albohm, Director of Policy

Phone: 202-788-2525Email: A specialist in federal health policy, Sasha Albohm serves as Director of Policy 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 DC, 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.

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

Phone: 212-437-3942Email: Mary joined PCDC in 2017 as the Director of Evaluation and Analytics, building and leading the unit in evaluating the impact of PCDC’s work and conducting research on primary care access. Her work represents a commitment to data-driven strategies that improve access to quality care and effectuate health equity. Mary has previously worked in both public and private health care and research settings. Additionally, Mary has subject matter expertise in spatial analytics and a strong record of publication in this area. 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.

Maura Harris, MPH, Policy and Advocacy Manager

Phone: 212-437-3907Email: Maura Harris serves as PCDC’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, working closely with senior staff to manage and expand PCDC’s local, state, and federal policy efforts. Maura joined PCDC in 2019 after five years working in primary care practice and delivery. Most recently she served as Health Advocacy Lead at Galileo, a primary care provider group working under value-based Medicare and Medicaid contracts. There she developed and facilitated Galileo’s community advisory board while directly managing the care of a small panel of high-utilizing patients. She previously held administrative, operations, and clinical roles at One Medical. Prior to moving to New York, Maura worked at the Koegel Autism Center in Santa Barbara, California, conducting research on the Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) technique. Maura graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Sociology and a BFA in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received her MPH in Health Policy from New York University's School of Global Public Health.

Jonathan Yan, Communications Manager

Phone: 212-437-3929Email: Jonathan Yan (he/him/his) joins PCDC as Communications Manager to help expand the organization’s strategic marketing communications and media relations efforts. Jonathan brings over nine years of marketing and communications experience. In his most recent position at Crain’s New York Business, Jonathan sought to expand the publication’s brand across print and digital channels to both readers and advertisers. Prior to Crain’s, he worked extensively in the health care sector at Medscape, a subsidiary of WebMD, and The Mount Sinai Health System. At Mount Sinai, Jonathan worked to promote the hospital’s initiatives to the communities they served through patient-centric blogs and social media outreach. A native New Yorker, Jonathan graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Marketing from St. John’s University in his home borough of Queens.

Angela Allard, MPH, Program Evaluations Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3936Email: Angela joined PCDC’s Evaluation and Analytics team to support the design of program evaluation and data management resources across PCDC’s units, make PCDC’s data understandable and actionable, and perform analyses on primary care across the U.S. She joins PCDC after two years at Urban Health Plan where she worked on quality improvement projects, data analysis, program development and evaluation, and provided grant management for organizational and community initiatives. Angela is interested in using computer programming and data analytics to improve health outcomes and achieve health equity. She received her BA in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, and a certificate in the social determinants of health.

Kirsten Weisbeck, MPH, Health Research Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3952Email: Kirsten joined PCDC’s Evaluation and Analytics team in 2017, supporting projects to evaluate PCDC’s national impact, and to research access to primary care and related health outcomes. Complementing her work to improve community health and equity in access to care, Kirsten’s interests include applied data science, geospatial analysis, and psychosocial and behavioral epidemiologic methods. Kirsten earned her master’s degree in public health epidemiology at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health in Brooklyn, NY and a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

Naomi Abraham, CDC PHAP Policy Fellow

Email: Naomi Abraham is Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)’s CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) policy fellow. She works in PCDC’s Advocacy and Communications department on policy issues relating to primary care access and health equity. Prior to joining PCDC, Naomi worked at the United States African Development Foundation as the Entrepreneurship Assistant where she was responsible for developing partnerships within the entrepreneurship funding ecosystem that can help broaden and strengthen USADF's support to youth and women entrepreneurs. She also supported the development of numerous projects across the entrepreneurship portfolio. Naomi also worked as an intern at John Snow Research and Training Institute in Ethiopia, where she conducted monitoring and evaluation on numerous projects implemented to reduced reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates in the country. She has also co-founded the Journée SIDA Organization, a nonprofit in Ethiopia focused on supporting orphans with HIV/AIDS. Naomi is an Ethiopia native and a graduate of East Carolina University. She speaks four languages including English, French, Amharic and Italian fluently.

Finance and Administration

Michael Rosen, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 212-437-3946Email: 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.

Jae Leung, Director of Finance

Phone: 212-437-3940Email: 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.

Amy Barnett, Director of Administration

Phone: 212-437-3914Email: 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.
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Natalie Mitchell, Senior Accountant

Phone: 212-437-3953Email: 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.

Gabriel Estevez, Accountant

Phone: 212-437-3975Email: Gabriel manages the day-to-day accounting work for PCDC including accounts payable, expense reports, AMEX reconciliations, credit cards processing, accounts receivable, and other accounting assignments. Before coming to PCDC, he worked most recently as an accountant at NonProfit Fiscal Management, a consulting firm that provides financial and business advisory services to nonprofit organizations. While in that role, Gabriel worked closely with seven clients supporting their accounting functions, grant managements, and audit preparations.

Lemuel Richards, Accountant

Phone: 212-437-3924Email: 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.

Dana Glass, Human Resources Manager

Phone: 212-437-3951Email: Dana Glass joins PCDC as Human Resources Manager to develop, implement and evaluate all ongoing human resources management policies, programs, functions, and activities. She brings over 14 years of human resources experience to PCDC. Dana has extensive experience in creating foundational human resource support for small to medium sized organizations. She has overseen the human resources department for several small organizations, prior to coming to PCDC. In her most recent position prior to joining PCDC, Dana was the HR Director for litigation law firm in New York City where she built out a company human resources department by designing processes and systems to support a multi-state organization. Prior to moving into internal human resources roles, Dana spent nine years in the PEO (Professional Employer Organization) outsourcing industry where she was a consultative human resource business partner for organizations in a wide variety of industries. Dana is a native New Yorker and graduated from The New School with a Master of Science in Human Resources Management, and Bachelor of Science in American Studies from SUNY Old Westbury.

Susana Vasquez-Lopez, Office Manager

Phone: 212-437-3957Email: Susana joined PCDC in August 2018 and works as the Office Manager. She is responsible for providing IT support, general administrative matters, and facilities management. Prior to joining PCDC, she served as the Operations Manager at DP Charter High School located in Harlem. Susana graduated from St. John’s University with a B.A. in Italian Language and Literature and a minor in Communications.