Staff

Below is a listing of PCDC staff organized by department. Please click on the staff member’s name for their bio. Join our expert team, visit our career opportunities and see our impact!

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: lcohen@pcdc.org

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.

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Lauren da Fonte, Special Projects Manager

Phone: 212-437-3916Email: ldafonte@pcdc.org

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.

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Clinical and Quality Partners

Isaac Kastenbaum, MPA, Vice President

Phone: 212-437-3911Email: ikastenbaum@pcdc.org

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.

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Henrietta Croswell, MPH, Senior Director

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.

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Deborah Johnson Ingram, MPH, Senior Director

Phone: 212-437-3935Email: djingram@pcdc.org

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.

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Andrew C. Philip, PhD, LP, Senior Director

Phone: 212-437-3956Email: aphilip@pcdc.org

Dr. Andrew Philip is the Clinical Lead and Senior Director of Partnerships for PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team.

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

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 Clinical and Quality Partners Practice.

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Catherine Jones, Director of Grants

Phone: 212-437-3918Email: cjones@pcdc.org

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.

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Judy Lipshutz, MSW, RN, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3912Email: jlipshutz@pcdc.org

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.

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Maia Bhirud Morse, MPH, CPC, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 212-437-3913Email: mmorse@pcdc.org

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.

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Kristin Potterbusch, MPH, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 202-788-2526Email: kpotterbusch@pcdc.org

Kristin Potterbusch, MPH serves across the Clinical and Population Health team guiding efforts to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, and operationalize innovations.

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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.

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

Phone: 212-437-3972Email: srath@pcdc.org

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.

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Nicki Andrews, MPH, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3930Email: nandrews@pcdc.org

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.

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

Phone: 212-437-3964Email: agoodman@pcdc.org

Amy Goodman, LCSW, Senior Project Manager has been with the Clinical and Quality Partners Practice at PCDC since 2015.

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Brandon A. Harrison, Senior 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 responsible for providing training and technical assistance to health care organizations across the country.

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Oscar Marquez, M.Ed., Senior Program Manager and Project Director

Phone: 212-437-3921Email: omarquez@pcdc.org

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.

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Anuja Solanki, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3965Email: asolanki@pcdc.org

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.

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Chaim Shmulewitz, Project Manager

Phone: 212-437-3960Email: cshmulewitz@pcdc.org

Chaim joined PCDC in 2015 as a Project Coordinator on the Clinical and Quality Partners team, bringing over four years of nonprofit experience.

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

Phone: 212-437-3931Email: kmirabella@pcdc.org

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.

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Michael Bell, Project Coordinator

Phone: 212-437-3948Email: mbell@pcdc.org

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.

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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.

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William O’Brien, Chief Lending Officer

Phone: 212-437-3950Email: wobrien@pcdc.org

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.

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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.

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

Phone: 213-262-3510Email: ddesairamirez@pcdc.org

David Desai-Ramirez is the Senior Director, Western Region Market Leader for PCDC based in the Los Angeles office.

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Nancy B. Lager, MPH, MSUP, Senior 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.

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Richard Reynoso, Portfolio Management Director

Phone: 212-437-3919Email: rreynoso@pcdc.org

Richard Reynoso is Portfolio Management Director for the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC).

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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.

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Michaele Evans, Loan Officer

Phone: 213-262-3512Email: mevans@pcdc.org

Joining PCDC in 2014, Michaele Evans serves as a Loan Officer on the Capital Investment team, where she underwrites loans and NMTC transactions.

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Robert McDermott, Loan Portfolio Manager

Phone: 212-437-3934Email: rmcdermott@pcdc.org

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.

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Thearada Namcharoen, Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3966Email: tnamcharoen@pcdc.org

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.

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Tiffany Lopez, Loan Associate

Phone: 212-437-3971Email: tlopez@pcdc.org

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.

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Meredith Steinman, Program Coordinator

Phone: 212-437-3958Email: msteinman@pcdc.org

Meredith Steinman provides overall project management and administrative support to the Capital Investments team.

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Laurie Garrett, Underwriter

Phone: 212-437-3908Email: lgarrett@pcdc.org

Laurie is the Underwriter for PCDC's Capital Investment team. She has extensive experience in community development finance, having recently completed 15 years as Senior Lender and Director of Special Initiatives at IFF.

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Strategy and Public Affairs

Cynthia Summers, DrPH, MPH, Managing Director

Phone: 212-437-3933Email: csummers@pcdc.org

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.

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Jordan Goldberg, J.D., Director of Policy

Phone: 212-437-3947Email: jgoldberg@pcdc.org

Jordan Goldberg joined PCDC as the Director of Policy after more than a dozen years leading policy at national organizations that advance reproductive health access and promote health equity.

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Maura Harris, MPH, Policy and Advocacy Manager

Phone: 212-437-3907Email: mharris@pcdc.org

Maura Harris (she/her/hers) 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.

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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, building and leading the unit in evaluating the impact of PCDC’s work and conducting research on primary care access.

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Kirsten Weisbeck, MPH, Health Research Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3952Email: kweisbeck@pcdc.org

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.

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Angela Allard, MPH, Program Evaluations Analyst

Phone: 212-437-3936Email: aallard@pcdc.org

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.

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Naomi Abraham, CDC PHAP Policy Fellow

Email: nabraham@pcdc.org

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.

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Hannah Huntt, Director of Communications

Phone: 212-437-3928Email: hhuntt@pcdc.org

Hannah Huntt is the Director of Communications. She joined PCDC in 2021 to amplify the work and mission of PCDC and position the organization as a leader in the CDFI and primary care communities.

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Jonathan Yan, Communications Manager

Phone: 212-437-3929Email: jyan@pcdc.org

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.

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Finance and Administration

Dan Lehman, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 212-437-3927Email: dlehman@pcdc.org

Dan joined PCDC in May, 2021 and serves as interim Chief Financial Officer.

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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.

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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.

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Natalie Mitchell, Senior Accountant

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.

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Gabriel Estevez, Accountant

Phone: 212-437-3975Email: gestevez@pcdc.org

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.

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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.

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Susana Vasquez-Lopez, Office Manager

Phone: 212-437-3957Email: svasquezlopez@pcdc.org

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.

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