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Hep C Task Force Meeting Highlights | 05-01-2019

May 1st (3- 5PM) American Cancer Society: 132 W 32nd St, Manhattan
In Attendance: See Below


Acute Hep C Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
Alicia Stivala, FNP, Clinical Director of Liver Health, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center –
John Bosco, RN, BSN, Registered Nurse, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center –

  • View full presentations here.

Action Alert for Providers: Report Acute Hep C to the Health Department
Ann Winters, MD, Viral Hepatitis Program Medical Director, NYC Health Department –

Policy and Advocacy Update

Reed Vreeland, Director of NYC Community Mobilization, Housing Works

  • FY 2020 NYC Viral Hepatitis Proposal here and Budget here.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month!

Committee Updates

Next Meeting: July 10 (3 – 5 PM) @ American Cancer Society
In Attendance:
    1. Alex Ortiz HCV Linkage to Care Specialist Brightpoint Health
    2. Alexander Zhang PrEP/PEP + HepC Navigator HousingWorks
    3. Alexis Brenes Health Care Access Specialist DOHMH
    4. Ann Winters Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis, DOHMH
    5. Alicia Stivala Clinical Director of Liver Health Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    6. Alison Whitney Project Coordinator DOHMH
    7. Amber Casey Deputy Director DOHMH
    8. Channon Greenfield Health Educator Iris House
    9. Charu Malhotra Verma VHP Intern DOHMH
    10. Cherry Jones HCV Program coordinator Mount Sinai Health System
    11. Chris Cruz Pharmaetuical rep AbbVie
    12. Colleen Stapler Patient Navigator Mount Sinai
    13. Debra Stewart HIV/Hep C Navigator Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
    14. Diana Diaz-Munoz Program Coordinator (Hep C Peer/Check Hep C) DOHMH
    15. Diane Tider Director of Prevention Mount Sinai Hospital
    16. Dolina Duzant Peer Navigator Interfaith Medical Center
    17. Elisa McBratney Program Manager REACH – Mount Sinai
    18. Enedina Martinez Coordinator Boriken Neighborhood Health Center
    19. Farma Pene Health Care Access Specialist DOHMH
    20. Fernando Valerio Check Hep C Patient Navigator Community Health Care Networks
    21. Frank Winter External Affairs Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    22. Gail Brown Policy Advicate COPE
    23. Gina D’Aiello HCv Clinical Liason Medly Pharmacy
    24. Gloria Searson Executive Director COPE
    25. Jennifer Wener Nursing Student Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    26. Jialiang Li Patient Navigation Assistant DOHMH
    27. John Bosco Registered Nurse Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    28. Joseph Zaheer Health Educator Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    29. Joshua Lunior Kings
    30. Joy Cambe Program Coordinator Empire Liver Foundation
    31. Karina Escamilla Health Affairs Coordinator Consulate General of Mexico in NY
    32. Lettice Maldonado HIV/HCV Program Coordinator Brightpoint Health
    33. Lily Rothenberg Hep C and PrEP Navigator HousingWorks
    34. Linda Gomez Coordinator Boriken Neighborhood Health Center
    35. Lisa Matthews Director of Programs NBCLA
    36. Liz Tang Health Care Access Specialist DOHMH
    37. Lucy Vega Check Hep C Patient Navigator Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
    38. Luis Mares Hep/HIV coordinator Latino Commission on AIDS
    39. Marta Giammarino Pharmacist Kings Specialty Pharmacy
    40. Medesa Garrett HCV Coordinator Brightpoint Health
    41. Nadine Kela-Murphy Practice Transformation Specialist DOHMH
    42. Natalia Kwon Specialty Representative AbbVie
    43. Nirah Johnson Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building DOHMH
    44. Oluwatoyin Erinle, MD|MPH Program Coordinator, Hepatitis Bronx Care Health System
    45. Paul Bolter Community Outreach/Education Manager American Liver Foundation
    46. Perla Romero Harm Reduction Coordinator The Alliance for Positive Change – Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center,
    47. Rachel Redding Program Assistant DOHMH
    48. Rahel Yosief Patient Navigator BOOM!Health
    49. Raymond Ali Patient Care Specialist Jewel Pharmacy
    50. Reed Vreeland Director of NYC Community Mobilization Housing Works
    51. Ronni Marks Founder/ED Hepatitis C Mentor and Support group
    52. Roseline Ogbonna Health Promoter Interfaith Medical Center
    53. Sarah Ahmed Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator DOHMH
    54. Shanaz Hosein Hep C Prevention in Youth Intern CUNY Brooklyn College
    55. Sheila Reynoso Montefiore Medical Center
    56. Shifra Baum Physician Assistant Elmhurst Hospital
    57. Steve Sims Health Educator ACQC
    58. Umaima Khatun Program Coordinator DOHMH
    59. Yanting (Kelly) Huang Data Manager DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis

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