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Dr. Jeff Vacirca

Chief Executive Officer 
Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, where he serves as CEO and managing partner.<br><br> 
Dr. Vacirca is the immediate past president of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), medical director for Amerisource Bergen specialty group, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for Caris Life Sciences, director at OneOncology, Director at Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and serves as a medical board advisor for Flatiron Health, located in New York City. Additionally, he is vice-chairman of the board for Odonate Therapeutics, a company he founded in 2016 which is dedicated to the development of best-in-class therapeutics that improve and extend the lives of patients with cancer. He was a recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Award for outstanding dedication to patient care and has been named in Newsday’s Top Doctors. Dr. Vacirca serves as a consulting physician for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care and was honored for his role in enabling LIAAC staff to bring state of the art HIV testing to New York.  <br><br> In 2014, Dr. Vacirca founded the New York Cancer Foundation, of which he is the chair of the board of directors. The Foundation provides financial assistance to patients undergoing treatment for cancer. Since its inception, the New York Cancer Foundation has helped hundreds of patients and their families with non-medical expenses including rent, mortgage, utility bills, and transportation to and from treatment. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology Mt. Sinai Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital

Todd O'Connell

President 
Todd O’Connell serves as President of NYCBS. Todd has more than 20 years of management experience in accounting and financial operations. Since 2016, he has been a significant contributor to the growth and success of NYCBS leading the practice in the areas of business negotiation, planning, and development. Todd executes organizational strategies, evaluates and revises processes and procedures, and serves as a business partner to the CEO. Todd is a 1999 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in communication studies. He is a 2008 graduate of Nebraska Methodist College-Omaha, earning a Master of Science degree in medical group administration. Todd also holds a certified medical practice executive (CMPE) designation through the Medical Group Management Association. Todd sits on the Board of Directors of Community Oncology Alliance, is a member of the International Oncology Network (ION) Advisory Council, and is the Treasurer of the New York Cancer Foundation. Additionally, he served as Interim Chief Operating Officer for OneOncology. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

Nicole Gregory

Chief Operations Officer / Chief Administrative Officer 
Chief Operations Officer / Chief Administrative Officer

George Calcanes

NYCBS Ambassador 
George Calcanes serves as NYCBS Practice Ambassador. Since 1998, George has served as Chief Clinical Officer. He focused on clinical quality and safety, value-based initiatives to improve quality while reducing the cost of care, performance improvement, and oversight of the overall clinical delivery of care. George was influential in the accreditation process for CAP, CLEP, ACHC, and QOPI. After 35 years in administration, George continues to engage the NYCBS community, and the need to bring our clinical professionals together to leverage our respective strengths in his new role as ambassador. Additionally, he ensures the safe administration of biologic treatments and medication regimens. George is a registered nurse and has a bachelor’s degree in administration. He has cared for patients in the following areas, Intensive care unit, Cardiac Care, Emergency care, Hospice, and spent nine years as a Pediatric Charge nurse. An absolute people person, George loves his colleagues and enjoys coming to work every day.

Michael Boonin

Chief of Staff 
Mike Boonin is Chief of Staff. His responsibilities include overseeing the administrative team and project management ensuring all projects and tasks are completed timely and efficiently. A former Wall Street trader, Mike worked as an equity trader for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Guilford College in North Carolina where he majored in business management and accounting. Over the past few years, Mike has been instrumental in facilitating the tremendous growth of the practice which remains a leader at the forefront of cancer treatment.

Lynn Kay Winters

Chief Quality and Learning Officer 
<p>Lynn Kay Winters began her career in healthcare as an oncology practice administrator on the east end of Long Island. Acknowledging the need to keep pace with the growing needs of the practice, she completed an MBA in Ambulatory Group Management at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. She achieved a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).</p> <p>After joining NYCBS in 2016, Lynn Kay began project management in National Committee for Quality Assurance to bring practice recognition in the Patient-Centered Speciality Practice (NCQA-PCSP) realm Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) management.</p> <p>Lynn Kay holds the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) designation and is an ASQ Certified SixSigma Green Belt. Lynn Kay is Regent of her Daughters of the American Revolution chapter. She enjoys boating and holds her Mariner’s license.</p>

Sean Riley

Chief Information Officer 
Sean Riley is Chief Information Officer. He is in charge of all of the company’s information technology systems and Integrations. Sean has been part of the rapidly growing company since 2014. Prior to his role at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Sean was a former technician/digital marketer for Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI). Sean graduated from SUNY New Paltz where he majored in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Sean is an avid volleyball player and has won several gold medals.

Dawn Savarese

Chief Revenue Officer 
Dawn Savarese has been part of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists since 1993 when it was formerly known as North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates and had only two locations with six physicians. She has been a vital component of the Business Office after taking the position of Chief Revenue Officer in 2009. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of the billing department. Her extensive experience is in revenue cycle management, physician recruiting, practice mergers, physician-hospital, and insurance credentialing as well as malpractice risk management training.

Robert Nicoletti

Chief Human Resources Officer 
Robert Nicoletti is Chief Human Resources Officer. Rob works with Administration and conducts extensive recruitment efforts and interviews for physicians and employee candidates. He is instrumental in team building and succession planning. Rob believes flexibility is the key when looking for a potential candidate. He has been with NYCBS since 2015. For 12 years prior, he served as Chief of Human Resources at the Long Island Association for AIDS CARE, Inc. Additionally, Rob was the Manager of Human Resources for Publisher's Clearing House. Rob attended the New York Institute of Technology, where he obtained a BS in business management. He is certified by Cornell University in Human Resource Management. His favorite show to binge-watch is Vanderpump Rules.

Dr. Harry Staszewski

Chief Medical Officer 
<p>Dr. Staszewski served as Chief of the Oncology Hematology Division at Winthrop-University Hospital from 1996-2015, and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook. <p>After earning an M.D. from Yale University, Dr. Staszewski completed his residency training and fellowships at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Staszewski maintains active memberships with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He has been recognized as an outstanding hematologist by his listing numerous times in the annual “Best Doctors” issue of New York Magazine. Dr. Staszewski was the principal investigator for a number of clinical trials in breast cancer, leukemia, myeloma, and colorectal cancers. He fosters innovation and research, particularly in cutting edge molecular diagnostic technology, helping to bring personalized medicine and bio-marker research from theory to reality.</p> <p>He has published numerous articles in major peer-reviewed medical journals. During his 30+ year career in Medicine, Dr. Staszewski continues to develop and maintain the ongoing medical education of physicians and clinical staff. Dr. Staszewski has been closely involved in mentoring and teaching medical students, residents and sub-specialty fellows.</p> <p>Dr. Staszewski’s clinical practice spans the entire spectrum of hematological and oncological disorders but he has a particular interest in hematological malignancies and colorectal cancer. At New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Dr. Staszewski currently serves as Chief Medical Officer.</p>

Diana Youngs

Chief Clinical Officer 
<p>Diana Youngs, RN, MSN, ANP-C is a skilled nurse practitioner, who earned her degree from Yale University School of Nursing. She has been employed at New York Cancer and Blood Specialists since 2004, providing compassionate care to each patient she sees. Prior to joining our team, Diana worked for several top-tier cancer facilities, including Yale New Haven Hospital.</p> <p>Throughout her career, Diana has pledged her undivided attention and utmost care to each patient. She has supervised and overseen several nurse practitioners and clinical staff. She is experienced and well-versed in malignant and benign cancers. Her exemplary clinical experience is mentioned in several publications and research investigations.</p> <p>Diana is a vital asset to our team and her presence at NYCBS is truly appreciated.</p>

Ruth Morgan

Chief Research Officer 
<p>Ruth M. Morgan, DC, is the Chief Research Officer at NYCBS.</p> <p>Ruth is a strategic, results-driven clinical research and healthcare management professional with over 25 years of experience. Her proven success has been instrumental in cross-departmental operations and program management throughout the continuum of bench-to-bedside medical research.</p> <p>Ruth provides leadership, expertise, and operational direction for all research activities within NYCBS as they pertain to research needs, following NYCBS’s vision: contributing to the search for a cure by offering cutting-edge clinical trials and personalized, state-of-the-art treatments that save and prolong lives.</p> <p>Ruth oversees all research operations, providing leadership to ensure excellence in research performance and integrity. She maintains working relationships with both pharmaceutical and biotech companies with a singular goal of advancing cancer care.</p> <p>She received a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature at the University of British Columbia in 1995. She attended the University of Western States, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic.</p>

Neil Foley

Vice President of Sales/Govt. Liaison 
Neil Foley is the Vice President of Sales. Neil oversees our physician liaisons. The liaison's role is to grow physician referrals and connect our practice with the local healthcare community from Montauk to New Jersey. Neil is also a government liaison who works with different municipalities at different levels of government to navigate permits and procedures. Neil has a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a background in Pharmaceuticals. Over ten years ago, he started as an American history teacher before beginning a career in pharmaceutical sales. He worked for Johnson & Johnson for three years, AstraZeneca for four years, and started specializing in psychiatry in pharmaceutical sales. Then, in 2008, he started working for Sunivion Pharmaceuticals. Since 2014, Neil has been a Brookhaven town Councilman. In 2019, Neil joined New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Neil is a proud husband and father of four.

Dr. Maxim Shulimovich

Chief of the Brooklyn Cancer Center 
<p>Maxim Shulimovich D.O. is Chief of Hematology/Oncology at The Brooklyn Cancer Center. He is a Brooklyn native and an acclaimed leader and board-certified hematologist/oncologist.</p> <p>Dr. Shulimovich’s leadership will “bridge the gap” for patients to receive high-quality cancer treatment close to home. His compassion and dedication for patient-centered cancer care are unmatched, evident from his expertise and outstanding work history.</p> <p>Previously, Dr. Shulimovich was the Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He was instrumental in developing their advanced cancer care programs, Chairman of the Cancer Committee, and the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Director. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College.</p> <p>Dr. Shulimovich obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Maimonides Medical Center.</p> <p>He is fluent in English and Russian.</p> The Brooklyn Cancer Center

Gail Maxwell

Chief Pharmacy Officer 
Gail Maxwell is Chief Pharmacy Officer. Gail has been part of the New York Cancer & Blood Specialist’s unique on-site pharmacy since 2017. Her responsibilities include prescription writing for the practice, as well as overseeing 6 dispensaries. She currently manages 6 pharmacy technicians, 1 full-time pharmacist, and 3 per diem pharmacists. She ensures proper workflow and guideline adherence. Gail enjoys the balance of being an administrator and a clinical pharmacist. Gail’s background is in home infusion, specialty pharmacy, and retail pharmacy. Prior to joining NYCBS, she spent six years working as a clinical pharmacist for Coram, a Home Infusion Therapy Pharmacy. In 1991, she graduated with a B.S. in pharmacy from St. John’s University. Gail is also a registered pharmacist in New Jersey and Florida. She is board-certified in medication therapy management.

Nick Giampaolo

Vice President of Operations 
Nick Giampaolo is the Vice President of Operations. He has worked for NYCBS since 2017 and has held many positions: Inventory Control Associate, Human Resources Associate, and Assistant to the CFO, eventually working his way up to VP. His role is to ensure organizational decisions are profitable and sustainable. He oversees the day-to-day operations and works alongside executive leadership to develop and coordinate the company’s goals across the team. Nick is a graduate from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Nick enjoys playing as well as coaching Lacrosse.

Joe Varecha

Vice President of Marketing 
Joe has been an asset to the NYCBS’ marketing department for over one year now. He is responsible for developing and implementing NYCBS’ brand across all media outlets. Prior to joining, Joe served as Marketing Director for Connoisseur Media. His background in radio and consumer/business communication has helped provide strategy and increased integrated campaigns. While at Connoisseur Media, Joe was responsible for many NYCBS projects which ultimately led him to transition. Joe began as Project Manager before quickly achieving his title as Senior Director of Marketing. Joe attended the State University of New York College at Oswego where he obtained a B.A. in Mass Media and Communications. Joe played lacrosse in college and enjoys playing hockey in his spare time.

Kavita Seodat-Lauben

Vice President of Administrative Operations 
<p>Kavita is the Vice President of Administrative Operations.</p> <p>She is experienced in strategic planning, business development, physician relationship management and has a proven track record of successive advancement. Kavita will oversee and improve the daily operational functions to improve business efficiency and organizational workflow development.</p> <p>Previously, Kavita helped advance the strategic vision, goals and objectives of the Katz Institute for Women's Health (KIWH) related to program expansion and integration as the Regional Director of Program Development at Northwell.</p> <p>Kavita earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Hofstra University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.</p>

Desmond Graham

Senior Director Of Laboratory Operations 
Desmond Graham, Laboratory Operations Manager. For over the past four years, Desmond has held many different roles at NYCBS. When he first joined, he was hired as a Medical Assistant after completing both an internship and externship. Since then, Desmond has been the Lead Medical Assistant, Lab Quality Assurance Personnel, and Regional Lab Director. Responsible for overseeing all of the laboratory sites and Lab operations, Desmond ensures the lab adheres to guidelines, runs efficiently, and maintains the highest quality. Simultaneously, Desmond has accrued his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Healthcare Administration at Purdue University. He is currently in the process of obtaining a Doctorate. Desmond is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served for eight years and is a certified six sigma black belt.

Jodi Botts

Senior Director of Implementation and Operations 
Jodi Botts is Director of Administrative Operations. Jodi is responsible for onboarding new clinics and monitoring the operations of the site. She works closely with OncoEMR by identifying issues and creating solutions. Jodi helps to improve the daily operational functions to improve business efficiency and develops administrative workflows. Jodi has been part of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists for five years and has held multiple positions. When she first joined, she was a receptionist and eventually worked her way to become Regional Director. She enjoys being part of an organization built upon a family, both within the organization and with the patients. Her father was treated at NYCBS and watching him fight cancer inspired her to help others enjoy the precious time we have on earth. Jodi currently attends St. Joseph College and is attaining a dual degree in Healthcare Administration.

Anthony Peterson

Regional Director 
Anthony Peterson is Regional Director. He has been with NYCBS for over four years and has held many different positions. From front desk receptionist, supervisor, unit coordinator, Executive Assistant, to Regional Director, Anthony is well versed in patient care and operational needs. Anthony loves to embrace new opportunities and challenges.

Candice Hulse

Regional Director 
Candice Hulse, PCMH CCE is a Regional Director. Candice oversees NYCBS’ Northern Region. Her responsibilities include employee engagement, continuous quality improvement efforts, and oversight of location operations. Previously, Candice worked as a healthcare consultant where she managed practice transformation for healthcare facilities across Long Island, ensuring practices met and sustained value-based care requirements. Her firm was contracted by New York State to function as Project Managers under the NYS DSRIP Initiative. She then worked as the Corporate Compliance and Quality Manager of a Stony Brook Southampton Hospital-affiliated multi-specialty group on the East End of Long Island. Candice led the NYS DSRIP Suffolk County Pilot program for implementing the Regional Health Information Exchange (RHIO) into primary care and specialty offices to facilitate enhanced secure information sharing to improve Suffolk County's patient health outcomes. Candice is thrilled to help meet the needs of the hematology-oncology community. New York Cancer & Blood Specialists provides her the opportunity to combine her passion with her career: driving down healthcare costs, improving population health outcomes, and increasing access to top-quality care. Candice obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management and is currently completing her Master’s in Health Administration at Stony Brook University.

Stephanie Curtin

Regional Director 
Stephanie Curtin, MBA is a Regional Director. Stephanie oversees NYCBS’ Southern Region. Her responsibilities include standardizing NYCBS policies throughout all locations, improving quality metrics, and managing overall operations within her region. Prior to joining NYCBS, she was the Office Manager for Restoration Men’s Health, where she worked alongside the administrative team and was responsible for managing overall office operations in multiple locations. Stephanie is excited to advance her career while working at New York Cancer and Blood Specialists. She is passionate about reducing healthcare costs, while continuing to advance the quality of care provided to the healthcare community. Stephanie will continue to work toward those efforts during her time at NYCBS.

Regina Jaworski

Director of Finance 
Regina Jaworski serves as Director of Finance. Regina oversees all areas of finance and administration including bookkeeping, accounts payable and payroll. She provides strategic analyses for senior management to determine project and company profitability, works with the accounting team to prepare financial statements and special reports and supports the staff with their time and payroll needs . Since 2014, she has managed payroll for the entire staff and witnessed the exponential growth of the company. Her background in freelance accounting has helped numerous clients with small businesses. Regina’s hobbies include biking, painting and crafting with her daughter, and genealogy. She has traced her family tree back to the 14th century.

Julia Harwood

Vice President of Clinical Operations 
Julia Harwood is Vice President of Clinical Operations Julia is responsible for the clinical related aspects of our EMR system and related reporting capabilities. She supports our clinical team: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Chemotherapy Technicians, and our Clinical Support Medical Assistants, and works closely with the Implementation team, as we welcome new offices and team members. Since 2014, Julia continues to tackle every new role, She started as an Infusion RN and a couple of years later created the Chronic Care Management [CCM] program. Julia has held titles such as Head Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing, and VP of Clinical Operations. In 2010, Julia graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Advertising and Marketing. After giving birth to her son and seeing how the nurses cared for them in those challenging moments, Julia was inspired to pay-it-forward for the rest of her career. In 2014, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Molloy College. She is currently enrolled in an MSN/MBA dual degree program.

Benjamin Owens III

Creative Director 
Owens graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with honors. As a student, he worked with a fledgling company called Adobe as they worked to refine their new softwares. Concerned, he created the Book Illustration & Construction program at RIT, to ensure traditional skill sets would be maintained, as computers began to enter the creative landscape. <br><br> He started his career in the beauty industry, working for companies such as; Calvin Klein and Victoria Secrets as a Packaging Design Engineer. Utilizing 3D part rendering software such as Solid Works, he won two package of the year awards for his work. <br><br> Owens later went on to work in the Craft Beer, Wine and Liquor industry as a creative director, where his work excelled from inception to completion. Campaigns included work for almost 50 clients including: Blue Point, Lawsons, Brotherhood, Diageo and others. <br><br> As an established illustrator and graphic designer, his work has been showcased in the Rock & Roll industry for artists such as Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic), Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), and Phish. Projects ranged from Album Artwork to T-shirts. He’s also been known to design skateboards for ZOO YORK, where he holds the title of senior illustrator at CHAPMAN SKATEBOARDS. <br><br> He is also recognized as an established fine artist. He is a former gilding specialist for the world-famous Sotheby’s Auction house, where he performed restoration & conservation (post-auction) on the world’s finest treasures and antiquities. Works ranged from JFK’s birdhouse, built-in grade school to Marie Antoinette’s bed. He started as an apprentice making materials by hand according to region-specific tradition and left with the skill set of a master gilder and carver. <br><br> Owens’ paintings have been featured in JUXTAPOZ Magazine and have received numerous awards including some from Mark Ryden & Parlor Gallery. His sculptural work has been praised by Jonathan Levine and collected by several well-known artists including Peter Max. Pulse Magazine awarded him the title of VIP ARTIST for Long Island and as of recent, was recognized by HIFRUCTOSE Magazine for his Digital Collage work. <br><br> Now at NYcancer, he intends to apply his adaptive skills to an ever-changing landscape, with the hopes of being part of a team that relentlessly tries to conquer cancer in a creative way.

Jeryl Arocho

Corporate Recruiter 
Jeryl joined NYCBS in 2016. She has been an integral part of the Staffing leadership team previously serving as an administrative assistant for the chief officers. Her role identifies the staffing needs of the company to meet its overall strategic goals. She oversees the scheduling of over 1300 physicians and employees and ensures compliance of the NYCBS’ policies and procedures. Her previous experience in management has helped provide the leadership skills that are evident today. Jeryl earned a bachelor’s degree in business from SUNY Old Westbury. She is a proud wife and mother. An avid traveler, her most notable trips include Iceland, Greece, and Italy.

Donato Antonecchia

Director of Supply Chain 
Donato serves as Director of Supply Chain. He oversees the purchasing, monitoring, and approving of all pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and medical equipment. He collaborates with various departments to direct the overall supply chain operations. Donato has been with NYCBS for seven years and has witnessed firsthand the growth and innovations of NYCBS and its facilities. He is currently pursuing his bachelor's in Business Administration at SUNY - Farmingdale. Donato enjoys being active and plays basketball, boxing, and weight lifting.

Michael Mitrani

Director of Revenue Operations 
Michael Mitrani is the Director of Revenue Operations and has been a part of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists for over 13 years. Michael has navigated through several different positions since joining in 2007 from Medical Records Associate, Receptionist, Unit Coordinator, Certified Medical Coder, and Financial Counselor to finally, Director of Revenue Operations which he has held since 2014. Michael is responsible for working closely with the Chief Revenue Officer in overseeing the day-to-day operations of Revenue Cycle Management including billing/collection of accounts receivable, prior authorizations for medical/pharmacy/radiology, insurance eligibility/referrals, financial services (counselors) and medical records. Michael always strives to be a direct resource and guide for patients in any of their insurance or financial needs throughout their journey.

Paul Kazemier

Vice President Patient Communications 
Paul Kazemier is Vice President Patient Communications. Paul currently manages the day-to-day operations of the Call Center, New Patient Coordinators, Triage, Chronic Care Management, Transitional Care Management & Scheduling Coordinators over the past two years with an ever-growing staff of 160+ team members. He has been instrumental in each department's tremendous growth and success. His efforts with implementing Healthix have helped alert our physicians if patients are admitted, so they can receive the proper care. Paul has obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Dowling College.

Carlos Ng

Regional IT Director 
<p>Carlos is responsible for NYCBS’ IT infrastructure, technical operations and projects oversight for all city branches. Also. he manages, provides training and mentorship to team members. Carlos also reviews and implements IT policies and procedures to support information privacy and security.</p> <p>Carlos graduated with a B.S. Systems Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo., and his M.S. in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology. Prior to his career at NYCBS, Carlos worked as a tech supervisor and operation manager in the server manufacturing industry, and as an IT consultant in the wholesale and retail industry. He has worked 20 years in the IT industry.</p> <p>Carlos is constantly evaluating IT trends, tools and best industry practices to help strengthen our company IT infrastructure, and enhance IT service management system to deliver better patient care. Carlos loves learning about languages, fluent in spanish, cantonese and mandarin, next goal is to learn italian and portuguese.</p>

Saleha Shaikh

Regional Director for NYCBS in Queens and the Bronx 
<p>Saleha is a Regional Director for NYCBS in Queens and the Bronx. She is an experienced leader in patient and client services with a demonstrated 15+ years of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. Saleha has experience in overseeing a large group of direct reports and excels in the areas of implementation, process management, staff training, and development.</p> <p>She has the proven ability to develop strong and meaningful relationships with faculty, and community members, with a maintained focus on the best interest of patients at all times. Saleha's career experiences provide a diverse background from various roles in healthcare that allows her to adapt to new situations nimbly and view her efforts from various lenses.</p> <p>She is skilled in Operations Management, Contact Centers, Healthcare, Data-Analysis, and Leadership.</p> <p>Saleha earned a Bachelors in Psychology at SUNY Old Westbury and a Masters in Psychology at Adelphi University.</p> <p>Saleha speaks Urdu and Hindi, and in her spare time enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.</p>

Jessica Marrone

Director of Utilization Review & Compliance Risk Management 
<p>Jessica has an associate’s degree in Health Information Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management, and has earned her MBA in Business Management. She also received a certification in Human Resource Management.</p> <p>She has a decade of healthcare administration experience serving as an Assistant Risk Manager and working in patient safety and regulatory affairs. Jessica’s experience in healthcare administration will contribute to the efficiency and productivity of our practice.</p>

Brittany Kaliscik

Director of Patient Experience 
<p>Brittany Kaliscik is the Director of Patient Experience. She is responsible for the development and oversight of patient experience strategy planning and implementation across the organization. With over 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Brittany has dedicated her career to transforming patient experience within a wide range of multi-specialty practices across the Tri-State region. She values the opportunity to serve the community and understands the significance of providing patients with personal and exceptional patient care.</p> <p>She is a graduate of Brooklyn College and holds a bachelor’s degree in health science. She has served as a subject matter expert on a national patient experience council, where she continued to learn and share best practices with other industry leaders.</p> <p>Outside of work, she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her incredible family and traveling with her beloved dog!</p>