PCDC Welcomes New Board Members

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The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, each dedicated to helping build, expand, and strengthen primary care.

“Our newest Board members bring outstanding credentials that further reinforce PCDC’s mission,” said CEO Louise Cohen. “We are proud to work together to achieve high-quality primary care for those who need it most, access to care where it was never before available, and above all, healthier and more equitable communities.”

Sarah Gelfand
Vice President, Fidelity Charitable

Sarah Gelfand oversees a grant-making program for Fidelity Charitable’s Trustees, provides customized philanthropic services to donors, and supports the organization’s impact investing initiatives.

Ms. Gelfand previously co-led an accelerator program for global health entrepreneurs based at Duke University, was a founding director of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), and worked in product and business development with several technology companies. She has conducted public health research in malaria, HIV/AIDS, and cancer, among other areas.

She is also a technical advisor to the GIIN and is currently on the Board of Directors for Reinvestment Partners, an affordable housing and community development organization in Durham, NC.


Mark Levine
Chair, New York City Council Committee on Health

New York City Councilmember Mark Levine represents the 7th District in Northern Manhattan. Serving as the Chair of Council Committee on Health and as a member of the Progressive Caucus, he is a leader on many issues including housing, education, economic justice, transportation, and environmentalism.

Councilmember Levine has been a strong advocate for addressing inequality in New York City. As Parks Chair in the 2014-2017 session, he has successfully pushed for greater equity for parks in New York’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. He is also a leading voice on affordable housing issues, including the fight to get legal representation for all tenants in housing court.

Councilmember Levine began his career as a bilingual math and science teacher in the South Bronx. He also went on to found the Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union. In the years before he entered the City Council, he served as Executive Director of Teach For America-New York, as Executive Director of the Center for After-School Excellence at TASC, and as chair of the Traffic and Transportation Committee on Manhattan Community Board 12.


Scott Morgan
Chief Financial Officer, Ryan Health

Scott Morgan brings 30 years of financial management experience in the health care industry to his role as CFO. He is responsible for oversight of the Finance Department; fiscal management of all City, State, and Federal grants; and negotiation of Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health plan reimbursement rates.

Most recently, Mr. Morgan was a director at CohnReznick in the healthcare industry practice, specializing in providing financial and strategic consulting services for clients in the health care and non-for-profit sectors. His expertise includes maximizing revenues, implementing cost efficiencies, and assuring effective regulatory reporting and compliance activities.

Additionally, he has in-depth knowledge of federal and state reimbursement and grant requirements. Earlier in his career, he played leadership roles in several established and start-up managed care organizations.


Lori Scott
Chief Credit Officer, Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation

Lori Scott leads the underwriting for all investments and loans pertaining to Benefit Chicago, including fund, intermediary and enterprise debt and equity investments in social enterprises, small businesses, and other structures that benefit underserved people and communities.

Ms. Scott has connected impact investors with investment opportunities that meet their social and financial goals for over 20 years. She has experience developing and implementing a wide range of portfolio impact strategies including post-Katrina recovery, reaching bottom of the pyramid customers in developing markets, and a national, faith-based focus.

Prior to joining MacArthur, she provided strategic advice, analysis and underwriting for a European family office, the Department of Treasury CDFI Fund Bond Guaranty program, and the Aeris financial institution rating agency. Ms. Scott grew Community Investment Partners, a subsidiary of Calvert Foundation, to over $250 million in investments under management and provided advisory services to over 20 leading foundations and corporations. She was a real estate lender at IFF, and started her career in working on community arts grants programs for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.


Select Board members and staff pictured with New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker [first row, fourth from left] during his recent visit to PCDC