Adria Cruz is Children's Aid Deputy Director for Health Programs and Integration. In this role, she is responsible for the Go!Healthy Program, which provides a wide range of food and nutrition programs for children and families across Children’s Aid sites, as well as the Health Connections program-a New York State Children’s Health Homes downstream provider. In her role, Adria also is responsible for supporting integration work within the Health & Wellness division.
Prior to this role, Adria was responsible for the overall administrative operation of all eight Children’s Aid community and school based health centers (SBHCs), including leading the opening –from the ground up– of two new SBHCs.
CHRIS KJOLHEDE, MD, MPH
Chris Kjolhede, MD, MPH is an Attending Pediatrician and Research Scientist at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, NY. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University, and his MPH from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Kjolhede did his pediatric training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.
Larry McReynolds has served as Executive Director of Family Health Centers at NYU Langone since February 2005 and has over 30 years of experience in health care administration. Dr. McReynolds oversees administration, planning, and finance for one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center networks. In addition, he serves as Senior Vice President of Community Health as well as Clinical Professor of Population Health for the NYU Langone Health System.
VIJU JACOB, MD FAAP
Dr. Viju Jacob currently serves as the VP of Medical Affairs/Medical Director at a large FQHC, Urban Health Plan, in Bronx, NY. His day to day responsibilities include providing oversight for 12 School Based Health Practices, 2 Family Practice sites and shares responsibilities in managing 6
School Based Dental Practices among other institutional responsibilities in the realms of regulatory affairs, policy and external affairs.
KARLA SARGENT, MBA CHFP
Karla joined Albany Medical Center in October 2016. Prior to AMC, she worked at Whitney Young Health, an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Albany, NY. For nearly 10 years she oversaw the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program; she ran the center’s three School Based Health Centers and provided administrative support to two dental programs.
ROGER PLATT, MD
Roger Platt, MD was Assistant Commissioner and Director of School Health for the NYC Departments of Education and Health and Mental Hygiene for 18 years. During this time new programs were established in mental health, asthma care, vision services and reproductive health services. Over 40 new school-based health centers were established, many supported with New York City funding.
Chair, Development & Finance Committee
Andrew Loose is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at NYU Langone Health. He has 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Previously, he oversaw institutional giving, special events and campaign activities for Montefiore Health System and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At Montefiore, one of his key areas of fundraising was school-based health clinics in the Bronx.
Secretary, Executive Committee Member
Martha Wolfgang has over 20 years’ experience in hospital and health care administration in New York City.
She was the Vice President for Planning at New York Presbyterian, the Vice President for Planning and Network Development at the Presbyterian Hospital and the Vice President for Planning at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. She is also a Board member and Vice President Grants of the Funding Arts Network in Miami Florida.