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Board of Directors

As a federally qualified community health center, the Institute’s Board of Directors includes several patients from the communities we serve.

Executive Staff

The Institute’s executive staff provides leadership and vision for all of our programs.


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Neil S. Calman, MD, FAAFP

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Institute for Family Health
Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Calman is a Board Certified family physician, and the president, CEO and co-founder of the Institute for Family Health. Since 1983, Dr. Calman has led the Institute in developing family health centers in the Bronx, Manhattan (where he practiced for 38 years) and in the Hudson Valley. Under his leadership, the Institute has been …read more

Senior Vice Presidents

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Edward Fried , MA

Senior Vice President, Administration

As senior vice president for administration, Edward Fried oversees the Institute’s corporate management functions, including contracts and affiliations, facilities management, purchasing, legal affairs, and insurance liability programs. He conducts feasibility reviews of new programs and major program expansions, in addition to overseeing the operating, regulatory, and financial functions of the WeCARE Medical Assessment Unit. Mr. …read more

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Maxine Golub , MPH

Senior Vice President, Planning and Development

As senior vice president for planning and development, Maxine Golub is responsible for grant development and the oversight of grant-funded programs. She also provides leadership for organizational development, public relations, and communications activities, and serves as a liaison to the Institute’s funders and community partners. Ms. Golub has more than 25 years experience administering primary …read more

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Virna Little , PsyD, LCSW-R, SAP

Senior Vice President, Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs

As senior vice president for psychosocial services and community affairs, Ms. Little’s responsibilities encompass administration and delivery of social work and mental health services, as well as social services program development and outreach. These services are provided at the Institute’s federally-qualified health and mental health centers; Ryan White programs; and home visit programs for families. …read more

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Nicole Nurse , RN, BSN, MBA

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Compliance

Ms. Nurse joined the Institute in 2001 as director of nursing. Over her 10 year tenure Ms. Nurse has held a variety of positions at the Institute including, assistant vice president of nursing, vice president of nursing, and vice president for clinical affairs before being appointed senior vice president for regulatory affairs and corporate compliance …read more

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Robert “Red” Schiller , MD

Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs
Chair, Graduate Medical Education
Chair, Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Robert (Red) Schiller is the Institute’s senior vice president for clinical affairs and chief medical officer. Dr. Schiller, who joined the Institute in 1987, oversees clinical affairs and graduate medical education across the Institute’s network of practices. Dr. Schiller is a practicing family physician certified by the American Board of Family Practice. In addition to …read more

Vice Presidents

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Carol Bouton

Vice President, Business Development

As the Institute’s vice president of business development, Carol Bouton is responsible for the negotiation, execution, and delivery of managed care contracts as well as the oversight of the Institute’s billing operations. Responsibilities also include creating and maintaining reporting systems to measure and track payor utilization and financial performance. Ms. Bouton has more than 20 …read more

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Steve Carter

Vice President, Facilities

As vice president for facilities, Mr. Carter is responsible for all facilities maintenance and housekeeping functions, along with overseeing all capital improvement and construction projects for all Institute facilities. In his first year and a half at the Institute, Mr. Carter completed federally funded improvement projects at virtually every facility operated by the Institute. He …read more

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Kathleen Cresswell

Chief Information Officer, Practice Operations

Kathleen Cresswell is the chief information officer for practice operations at the Institute for Family Health, where she leads a team responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the Institute’s electronic health record and practice management systems. Joining the Institute as a consultant in 2001, Ms. Cresswell applied her programming skills in the outsourced billing …read more

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Yvonne Eisner , RN, FNP-BC

Co-Regional Director for Clinical Services in the Bronx
Clinical Director for Walton Family Health Center

Yvonne Eisner is one of the Institute’s founders, and currently serves as clinical director of Walton Family Health Center in the Bronx. In this role, Ms. Eisner is responsible for providing leadership in the areas of clinical quality assurance, personnel development, equipment and supply acquisition, and facility development. She also serves as regional director with …read more

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Eric Gayle , MD

Vice President, Medical Services
Regional Medical Director, New York City

Dr. Eric Gayle is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He began his career in Family Medicine at the Institute’s Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice, where he was chief resident. After completing his training, Dr. Gayle joined the Institute in 1998. Dr. Gayle also mentors minority students who are interested …read more

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Diane Hauser , MPA

Diane Hauser, MPA, is the administrative director for the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, operated by the Institute for Family Health.  In this role, she supports the advancement of scholarly activities among faculty and residents at the Institute’s three affiliated family medicine residency program, …read more

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Lisa Oldham , RN, MSN, NE-BC, PhD, FABC

As vice president of operations and chief nursing officer, Lisa Oldham strives to improve the workflow of our health centers through education and staff development. Since joining the Institute in January 2015, her focus has been to help our leadership team provide an exceptional patient experience driven by quality and teamwork. Ms. Oldham has led …read more

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Michelle Penny

Assistant Vice President, Clinical Administrative Services

In her role as Assistant Vice President for Clinical Administrative Services, Michelle Penny is responsible for the administrative support of all Institute health centers. She ensures a high level of efficiency and regulatory compliance across the Institute’s entire network of practices, supervises the three regional practice administrators, and oversees quality improvement activities related to the …read more

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Alan Woghin , CPA, MS

Vice President, Finance / Chief Financial Officer

Alan Woghin joined the Institute in 2011, bringing with him over twenty years experience in health care finances and accounting. As chief financial officer, he oversees all financial operations of the organization, including budgets, financial projections and analyses, preparation of financial statements, and audit and tax filings. Mr. Woghin previously served as a Partner in …read more

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Walter Woodley , MD

Vice President, Medical Services
Regional Medical Director, Mid-Hudson Valley

Dr. Woodley has more than 20 years of experience in practice management, community outreach, and medical resident education. He is keenly interested in youth health and development, and is Medical Director of the Kingston City Consolidated School District. He also serves as a mentor for pre-med students at the State University of New York in …read more