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Trustee Biographies

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Chair

Founding CEO, Emeritus, Primary Care Development Corporation

 

Ronda Kotelchuck was the founding CEO of the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a unique public-private partnership with a mission of expanding access to primary and preventive care in underserved communities.  PCDC provides capital financing for new, expanded and renovated community health facilities and, at this point, has invested over $700 million in primary care in NYS.  It also offers services to providers in adopting information technology, redesigning work processes, improving access, efficiency and patient centeredness, and implementing the medical home model and has trained over 800 teams.

 

From 1981 to 1993, Ms. Kotelchuck served with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) where, as Vice President for Corporate Planning and Intergovernmental Relations, she spearheaded development and adoption of HHC’s first strategic plan which focused on community-based primary care.  

Ms. Kotelchuck’s previous background is in health planning and policy and she received her BA from Lewis and Clark College and her MRP from Cornell University.

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Member

Director of the School Health Program

Bassett Healthcare

 

Chris Kjolhede, MD, MPH is an Attending Pediatrician and Research Scientist at Bassett Healthcare 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.
 

His clinical practice in Cooperstown, NY, includes a primary care clinic with part-time hospital coverage and he is the Co-Director of a School-Based Health Program that has 20 school-based health centers in 15 school districts.

Dr. Kjolhede is Vice Chairman for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Bassett Research Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of its Council on School Health. He served on the Board of Directors for the New York School-Based Health Alliance and is a member of the National Alliance for School-Based Health.

 

He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics for the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

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Member

Executive Director, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Mr. McReynolds is executive director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone and senior vice president of community health for NYU Langone Health.

 

Mr. McReynolds has earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University.

 

He is an adjunct faculty member at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, past chair of the Community Health Care Association of New York State, a past board member of the National Association of Community Health Centers, and a frequent panelist on the National Academy for State Health Policy.  

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Member

 

University of Rochester School of Nursing, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

 

Kim Urbach is the Director of the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program for the University of Rochester. Her work focuses on advocacy for adolescents’ access to care with a special emphasis on access to reproductive health services. She has provided leadership on a statewide level through her involvement with the New York School-Based Health Alliance as the past Chair of the Board of Directors and current member of the Advisory Council.

 

She has provided national leadership on the Government Affairs Committee of the National School-Based Health Alliance as well as through her position as a Fellow and member of the Reproductive Health Committee of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She has provided mentorship and clinical training for Nurse Practitioner students at the University of Rochester School of Nursing

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Secretary

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

 

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.

 

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Member
 

Deputy Director for Health Administration
Children's Aid Society

 

Adria Cruz, MPA, is the Children's Aid Deputy Director for Health Administration. In this capacity she is responsible for the overall administrative operation of all eight Children’s Aid community and school based health centers (SBHCs). In her capacity she has overseen the transition from paper records to electronic health records throughout four SBHCs and has led the opening –from the ground up– of two new School-Based Health Centers. Ms. Cruz also oversees public health initiatives within Children’s Aid community schools, including a far-reaching vision screening program serving thousands of children across the city. 

Ms. Cruz obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, in her native Dominican Republic graduating at the top of her class. In 2009 she obtained a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College in New York City, where she was invited to join the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha, for outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. At Children’s Aid she has been recognized first in 2007 with an Excellence Award; and in 2009 as Supervisor of the Year, honor for which she was nominated by the staff she supervises. 

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Chair, Development & Finance Committee

 

Director of Development, Capital Projects

New York University

Andrew Loose is the new Director of Development at New York University. He has 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector.  Previously, he oversaw institutional giving, special events and campaign activities for Montefiore Health Systems and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  At Montefiore he has worked closely with its school-based health program since 2013.

 

Prior to Montefiore, Andy was the Director of Grants and Foundations at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, New York State’s only pediatric specialty hospital.  For six years, Andy was the Assistant Director of Development for The Children’s Village, one of New York State’s leading child welfare agencies, where he secured government grants for many diverse programs serving at-risk youth.

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Member

Director of Primary Health Care, Montefiore School Health Program

Margee Rogers DNP, RN, FNP-BC is the Director of Primary Health Care at the Montefiore School Health Program.  Margee has worked as a family nurse practitioner in the Bronx since 1984.  She was part of the original School Health Demonstration Project of the Bronx Committee for the Community’s Health from 1984-1989.  

She has worked in school based health care for 32 years in high schools, middle schools and preschools. Margee coordinated the clinic at DeWitt Clinton High School and oversaw the introduction and integration of mental health, dental and community health services to the site.  She is a past chairperson of the board of the New York School-Based Health Alliance.

 

She has been a clinical preceptor and clinical instructor for both pediatric and family nurse practitioner students and has taught medical students, residents, and fellows.  She has been a frequent presenter at the School-Based Health Alliance annual convention on topics that include training, reproductive health, orienting new staff, and the patient centered medical home model in school health.

 

Margee received her doctorate in nursing practice with the first graduating class from Pace University’s College of Health Professions in 2011.

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