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The New York School-Based Health Foundation grew out of the former NYS Coalition for School Based Health Centers, which was re-branded as an affiliate of the National School Based Health Alliance and is now recognized as the New York School-Based Health Alliance. Complementing the member and advocacy focus of the Alliance, the Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm with a broad mission of education, research and support for the growth and expansion of SBHCs, as well as improving access for all children and youth statewide.

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To fund education and research endeavors in an effort to both increase public understanding of the School-based model and to improve the quality of our School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs).

Improve access to comprehensive primary care for all children and youth statewide, including medical, mental, oral, and community health services, through high-quality program delivery in partnership with the NYSBH Alliance.

Promote the growth and expansion of School-based Health Centers across New York State.

Meet The Team

meet the team



Ronda Kotelchuck

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Board Chair, Executive Committee Member

Founding CEO, Emeritus, Primary Care Development Corporation

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Adria Cruz, MPA

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 Board Member

Deputy Director for Health Administration, Children's Aid

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Chris Kjolhede, MD, MPH

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Board Member

Co-Director, School Health Program, Bassett Healthcare Network

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Larry McReynolds

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Board Member

Executive Director, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

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Viju Jacobs, MD FAAP

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Board Member

Associate Medical Director and Assistant VP Medical Regulatory, Policy and External Affairs at Urban Health Plan

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Karla Sargent, MBA, CHFP

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Board Member, Alliance Board Past Chair

Practice Coordinator, Albany Medical Center Community Otolaryngology

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Roger Platt, MD

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Board Member

Board of Director of the Community Healthcare
Network and Fellow at the NY Academy of Medicine


Andrew Loose

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Treasurer, Chair, Development & Finance Committee

Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, NYU Langone Health System


Martha Wolfgang

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Secretary, Executive Committee Member

Lecturer, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health At Columbia

Interested in board service at the Foundation?  ​

Contact us at or call 518-
217-5588 to discuss board service for this organization.


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Lisa Perry, MBA, MPP
Manager of the NY School-Based Health Foundation

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Ms. Perry is a consultant with extensive executive experience in health care performance improvement. Her work focuses on data-driven innovation in patient services and operations. As
Principal of Morningside Health Strategies, recent engagements include fund development and project management for multiple programs of the New York School-Based Health Foundation; FQHC operational assessment; team-based care optimization; software evaluation &; data strategy design.

Prior to this, Ms. Perry served at the Community Health Care Association of NY State (CHCANYS) from 2008 -2019. As Sr. Vice President of Quality & Technology Initiatives she raised funds to triple the staff providing technical assistance and training to New York State’s 70+ Federally Qualified Health Centers. Key accomplishments while at CHCANYS included implementation of the Center for Primary Care Informatics, a statewide population health management system, and the founding of a HRSA-funded Health Center Controlled Network.


Megan Spinella
Media & Engagement Manager

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Megan is a graduate of Georgetown University with a BA in Global Health and Justice and a minor in Disability Studies.  She is currently in the process of acquiring her Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 


Megan's main research and professional interests lie at the intersection of health and inequality. Prior to joining the Foundation, Megan worked at Cancer Study Group, a cancer navigation start-up partnering directly with employers and labor unions to help their patients receive better quality care. Megan began as an associate and worked up to the position of manager, managing all external affairs in the pursuit of serving more patients. She previously worked for RCM of Washington, a DC disability services provider. There she ran the organization's social media, assisted with curriculum development and the creation of policy briefs, and worked directly supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities. 

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