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Hep C Task Force Meeting Highlights | 02-27-2019

February 27th (9AM – 2PM) The Center: 208 West 13th St, Manhattan #HepFreeNYC #EndHepatitis
In Attendance: See Below


Project SUCCEED: Eliminating Hep C in People Living With HIV in NYC

Progress Report & Outstanding Needs
Amber Casey, MPH, Deputy Director, HIV Care & Treatment, NYC Health Dept –
Nirah Johnson, LCSW, Capacity Building Director, Viral Hepatitis, NYC Health Dept –

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Strategies to Reengage Patients in Care and Treatment

HASA-Healthix ‘Bottom-Up’ Project
Alert System When Patients Deemed Lost to Care Touch the Health Care System
Peter Gordon, MD, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian –

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Community Health Work: BronxCare Case Presentation
Courtney Dower, MBA, Program Manager, HIV/Hep-C/Hep-B Programs, BronxCare Health Systems –

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Optimizing  Clinical Systems and Programs to Support Hep C Care

Funding Hepatitis Navigation through 340 B: Brightpoint Case Presentation
Jasmine Muniz-Cadorette, Business Operations Coordinator, Brightpoint Health –
Lettice Maldonado, MPA, HCV Program Coordinator, Brightpoint Health –

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Leveraging Multiple Programs and Quality Improvement Initiatives
Gillian Saunders, Director of Healthcare Compliance and Special Projects, Housing Works Community Healthcare –

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In Attendance:
    1. Alecia Charles, Hepatitis C Program Coordinator, SUNY Downstate Medical Center,
    2. Alexander Zhang, PREP/ Hep C Patient Navigator, HousingWorks,
    3. Alexis Brenes, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH,
    4. Amber Casey, Deputy Director, DOHMH,
    5. April Bennett, Health Systems Executive, Abbvie,
    6. Ashley Martinez, Linkage to care specialist, AHF,
    7. Brian Hennessey, PREP Coordinator, Housingworks,
    8. Bruce Glazer, Account Executive, AbbVie,
    9. Carol Lemus, Director of Health and Wellness, Lantern Community Services,
    10. Cherry Jones, HCV Program Coordinator, Mount Sinai’s St.Luke’s and West,
    11. Chris Cruz, Population Management, Abbvie,
    12. Courtney Dower, Program Manager, Bronxcare Health Systems,
    13. Danielle Tenore, Assistant Pharmacy manager, Callen Lorde Community Health Center,
    14. Darnelle Delva, CQI Coordinator, BrightPoint Health,
    15. Daryin Hummel, LEAP Care Coordinator, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
    16. Debra Stewart, HIV/HCV Navigator, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center,
    17. Dennis Robinson, Account Executive, Acaria health Specialty Pharmacy,
    18. Diana Diaz-Munoz, Program Coordinator, (Hep C Peer/Check Hep C), DOHMH,
    19. Donny Ramsook, Pharmacy Manager, Maxor National Pharmacy Services,
    20. Elaine West, Vocal-NY,
    21. Enedina Martinez, Pharmacy Liason, Boriken HC,
    22. Farah Riazi, Outreach Coordinator, Reach at Mount Sinai,
    23. Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH,
    24. Gail Brown, Policy Advocate, COPE,
    25. Gillian Saunders, Director of Healthcare Compliance and Special Projects, Housing Works,
    26. Graciela Razo, Harm Reduction Coordinator, Streetwork Project,
    27. Gracine S. Lewis, AETC Coordinator, AETC,
    28. Gregory Barber, HCV Peer Educator, Montefiore Medical Center – DOSA – Help C Program
    29. Indigo Leon, Patient Navigator, HousingWorks,
    30. Jasmine Muniz-Cadorette, 340B Program Coordinator, Brightpoint Health,
    31. Jessie Schwartz, Clinical Coordinator, DOHMH – Viral Hepatitis,
    32. Jill Pace, Mount Sinai,
    33. Joseph Castro, Peer Mentor, CHASI,
    34. Kate Kozeniewski RN, Brightpoint Health,
    35. Katrina Rawlins, Health Educator, Memorial Sloan Kettering,
    36. Legacee Medina, Mental Health Advocate/Hep C Coordinator, Housing Works,
    37. Lettice Maldonado, HIV/HCV Program Coordinator, Brightpoint Health,
    38. Lily Rothenberg, Hep C and PrEP Navigator, HousingWorks,
    39. Lissette Marrero, US Dept of Health and Human Services,,
    40. Lucy Vega, Check Hep C Patient Navigator, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center,
    41. Luis Perez, Pharmacy Specialist/Advocate, AIDS Healthcare Foundation,
    42. Mantsetse Kgama, Project Manager, DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis,
    43. Marie Bresnahan, Project Director, DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis,
    44. Medesa Garrett, HCV Coordinator, Brightpoint Health,
    45. Natalie Octave, Project Coordinator, DOHMH,
    46. Nicole Brothers, Peer Mentor, Street Works LES,
    47. Nirah Johnson, Director of Capacity Building, DOHMH,
    48. Noah Heau, Harm Reduction Assistant Manager, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center,
    49. Perla Romero, Hep C Harm Reduction Coordinator, Alliance’s Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center,
    50. Peter Gordon, MD, New York Presbyterian,
    51. Phil Golman, AcariaHealth Specialty Pharmacy,
    52. Robert Desrouleaux, Community Liaison, Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group,
    53. Sarah Ahmed, Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator, DOHMH,
    54. Scott Peck, Senior Relationship Executive, MEDLY Pharmacy,
    55. Sheila Zegarra,
    56. Signe Langsetmo, PREP/ Hep C Patient Navigator, HousingWorks,
    57. Sima Toussi, Medical Director, Amida Care,
    58. Steven Sims, Health Educator, AIDS Center Queens County,
    59. Tatiana Vera, Health Educator/Linkage to Care Specialist, Montefiore Medical Center,
    60. Terri Wilder, Director, HIV/AIDS Education and Training Mount Sinai,
    61. Terry Leach, VP of Pharmacy, Amida Care,
    62. Tiarra Hall, HIV/Hep C Tester, Bridging Access to Care,
    63. Toya Robinson, Therapeutic Specialist, Gilead Sciences
    64. Umaima Khatun, Program Coordinator, DOHMH,
    65. Woigline Zamy, Linkage to Care Specialist, STAR Program,
    66. Yanting (Kelly) Huang, Data Manager, DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis,
    67. Ziyad Mclean, OMD Program Assistant, AIDS Institute,

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