PCDC Announces New Board Officers

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The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced the election of four high-profile officers to its Board.

“We are fortunate to welcome visionary and strategic leaders, all deeply committed to primary care,” said PCDC CEO Louise Cohen. “Their support enables us to amplify the results of primary care access: healthier people, better health care, good jobs, community economic development, lower health care costs, and more primary care providers and services in low-income neighborhoods.”

In addition to announcing its new officers, PCDC named four Board committee chairs: Scott Morgan, MBA (Finance and Audit); Diana Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN (Performance Improvement); Carol Raphael, MPA (Policy); and Yvette Teofan, JD (Loan).

[See full bios here.]

David A. Gould, PhD — Chair
Former Senior Vice President for Program, United Hospital Fund

David Gould, a PCDC Board member since 2002, has been elected Chair of the PCDC Board.

While at the United Hospital Fund, Mr. Gould was the principal leader responsible for program development and grantmaking activities. With a PhD in history, he joined the Fund in 1985 after having worked at the Department of City Planning of the City of New York. Earlier, he worked for the Vera Institute of Justice as a project director and planner.

Mr. Gould currently serves on the boards of the Center for Urban Community Services, Public Health Solutions, and the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation. He also previously chaired the Grantmaking Committee of the New York City AIDS Fund, served on the board of Grantmakers in Health, and was a member of several committees advising the government and private agencies on issues relating to health care policy.

He currently provides strategic consulting services to several health care providers and foundations.

Mr. Gould succeeds Daniel T. McGowan, MS, who served as Chair from 2004 to 2019, leading PCDC’s extraordinary growth as a national Community Development Financial Institution. Mr. McGowan will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the PCDC Gala Reception on Tuesday, November 19.


Carol Raphael, MPA — Vice Chair
Senior Advisor, Manatt Health Solutions

Carol Raphael brings extensive expertise to the PCDC Executive Committee and as Chair of the Policy Committee. She has been a member of the Board since 2011.

Ms. Raphael is currently a Senior Advisor at Manatt Health Solutions, the interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, L.L.P., a leading national law firm. From 1989 to 2011 Ms. Raphael served as President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest nonprofit home health agency in the United States.

Earlier, Ms. Raphael held an executive position at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and was an Executive Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Human Resources Administration. Additionally, she was a member of Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team and an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University.

She is the Chair of the Long Term Quality Alliance, and has been appointed to many commissions including the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Federal Bipartisan Commission on Long Term Care, the Age Friendly Commission, and several Institute of Medicine Committees.

Ms. Raphael succeeds Ruth Salzman, MBA, who served as Treasurer from 1997 to 2019, helping the organization achieve $1.2 billion in leveraged financing — directed exclusively toward underserved communities. Ms. Salzman will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the PCDC Gala Reception on Tuesday, November 19.


Scott Morgan, MBA — Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Ryan Health

A newly elected Board member, and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, Scott Morgan brings 30 years of financial management experience in the health care industry to the PCDC Board.

As CFO of a leading health center in New York City, Mr. Morgan is responsible for the Center’s financial strategy, the fiscal management of all City, State, and Federal grants, and negotiation of Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health plan reimbursement rates. Most recently, he was a director at CohnReznick in the health care industry practice, specializing in providing financial and strategic consulting services for clients in the health care and nonprofit sectors.

His expertise includes maximizing revenues, implementing cost efficiencies, and assuring effective regulatory reporting and compliance activities. Mr. Morgan has in-depth knowledge of federal and state reimbursement and grant requirements.

Earlier in his career, he was a leader in the managed care industry.


Donald L. Ashkenase, MHA — Secretary
Former Executive Vice President, Montefiore Medical Center

Since 2010, Don Ashkenase has been a member of the PCDC Board, and chairs the Governance Committee. He has dedicated his career to championing primary care.

Most recently, Mr. Ashkenase served as a Strategic Advisor of Finance at NYC Health + Hospitals, retiring at the end of 2017. Previously, he spent 29 years at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, arriving in 1987 as CFO and becoming Executive Vice President, Corporate, within eight months — helping grow the organization from $500 million in revenue to over $3 billion. Earlier, he served as Chief Financial Officer of both the Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1977 to 1987 and NYC Health + Hospitals from 1969 to 1977.

Mr. Ashkenase has taught at Columbia University since 1978 and is currently an adjunct professor in its Executive Master of Public Health program at the Mailman School of Public Health. An active member of numerous boards, he also served four years in the United States Air Force as a hospital administrator.


PCDC Board officers and select staff pictured with New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker [first row, fourth from left]