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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 ©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.


 Fund education and research endeavors to increase public understanding of the School-based model

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


Andrew Loose

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Treasurer, Chair, Development & Finance Committee

Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Montefiore Medical Center


Larry McReynolds

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Board Member

Executive Director, Family Health Centers at NYU Langon


Christina Fuentes

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Board Member

Former Educator and Senior Executive Director of the Office of Interschool Collaboration


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 nysbhfoundation@gmail.com or call 518-694-3423 to discuss board service for this organization.



Sarah Murphy

Manager NYSBHF

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Sarah currently serves as the Executive Director for the New York School-Based Health Alliance and as the Manager for the New York School-Based Health Foundation, a newly developed research and education nonprofit. Previously, she was vice president of the Empire State Society of Association Executives, a statewide trade membership organization, as well as an organizational consultant for several associations and societies. She is principal of a management and consulting company, SeventhSister, LLC.


Sarah Bacio

Visibility Intern

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Sarah is a rising senior at New York University studying Global Public Health and Sociology with a minor in Spanish. 


She currently interns for both the NYSBHA as their Policy and Grassroots Advocacy intern and the NYSBHF as their Visibility Intern. At NYU, Sarah works as a Resident Assistant in Residential and Housing Life as well as a Research Assistant in NYU Langone’s Empower Lab which conducts research on gender-based violence and sexual health. In the future, Sarah hopes to pursue Public Health work with marginalized communities who face health disparities, particularly communities of color and LGBT+ communities.