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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.


President

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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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Nicole Nurse, RN, BSN, MBA

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Training

Ms. Nurse joined the Institute in 2001 as director of nursing. Over her 16 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 and senior vice president clinical affairs before being appointed senior vice president …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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Michaela Frazier, LMSW, CCM

Vice President, Social Support Services

Michaela Frazier is the Institute’s vice president for social support services. In this role, she oversees delivery of case management, care coordination and related psychosocial support services across the Institute’s network of sites. Previously, she served as the Institute’s regional director of care coordination and interim director of community programs. Prior to joining the Institute, …read more

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Caroline DiCioccio, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

As the Institute’s chief financial officer, Caroline DiCioccio oversees and directs budgeting, audit, tax, general account, grant accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and billing activities. In this capacity, she develops policies, procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services; and directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, …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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Abigail Herron, DO

Vice President, Behavioral Health
Director, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine

Abigail Herron, DO, is the Vice President of Behavioral Health and the Director of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at the Institute for Family Health.  She is board certified in adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine, and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.  …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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Kenneth Hamilton

Vice President, Facilities

As vice president for facilities, Ken Hamilton is responsible for all facilities maintenance and housekeeping functions, along with overseeing all capital improvement and construction projects for all Institute facilities. He brings over 25 years experience managing property and facilities in corporate, institutional, and non-profit settings. Mr. Hamilton’s experience includes 12 years as the vice president …read more

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Diane Hauser, MPA

Administrative Director, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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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Cindy-Lou Killikelly, RN

Vice President, Nursing

Ms. Killikelly joined the Institute for Family Health in 2011 as a Registered Nurse. Over the last six years Ms. Killikelly has served as the Nurse Manager at two of the Institute’s Bronx Sites. In 2016, she became the Regional Nursing Director of the Bronx Region, before taking on her current position. Ms. Killikelly is a …read more

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Cecile Liotard, RN, LNC, SAFE

Mid-Hudson Regional Director of Nursing

Cecile Liotard, RN, is the Mid-Hudson Regional Director of Nursing. She is responsible for providing supervision, support and clinical oversight to the nurses in the Mid-Hudson region. This is accomplished by creating a collaborative team environment through active and participative leadership to coordinate patient care services with other departments within the organization. Cecile was previously …read more

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Michelle Penny

Vice President, Practice Administration

In her role as Vice President for Practice Administration, 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 Institute’s administration …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