NYC Hep C Task Force Leadership

Hep C Task Force

Hep C Task Force Board Members

Guiding Documents & Reports

Former Advisory Board Members

Fabienne Laraque, MD
, Medical Director at Department of Homeless Services. Fabienne worked for the NYC Health Department since 1997 in the Bureaus of Maternal & Child Health, TB, and HIV and is currently the Medical Director of the Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, Prevention & Control Program.

Katie Bornschlegel, MPH, NYC DOHMH coordinated hepatitis B and C surveillance projects for the NYC Health Department for many years. She has developed and conducted numerous projects aimed at using surveillance data to identify gaps in care for New Yorkers living with chronic hepatitis B or C.

Jamie Favaro, LMSW, IDUHA Coordinator ( previously worked in homeless services, transitioning from providing case management to running a self-started 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the Washington Heights CORNER Project, which provides resources and targeted services to a population base of homeless individuals who are also injection drug users and/or sex workers. She currently provides consulting services to the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA).

Joshua Sippen, VP Community Health, Community Health Action of Staten Island ( Joshua Sippen has been working in HIV prevention and care work since volunteering at Gay Men’s Health Crisis, conducting all-day safer sex workshops. He has served as the Executive Director of FROSTD and the Managing Director of FROSTD/Harlem United’s Housing Division. Josh currently serves as the Director of Health Education for Community Health Action of Staten Island.

Natalie Kil, MPH, Mount Sinai – Harlem Community Chair ( Natalie Kil, MPH, oversaw the grants management of the Mount Sinai Primary Care Hepatitis C Program Clinical, Outreach, and Research programs. Natalie was a founding member of the Harlem Hep C Task Force.

Mike Duncan, PA, VOCAL-NY ( is a physician assistant who has been serving New York City residents who inject drugs since 1998.

Natalie DiRocco MPH, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness

Hema Santhanam NP, Damian Family Health Center

Mary O’Connor, Staten Island University Hospital

Rick Anthony Richards, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS

Margarita Cabral NYCHA, NAACP, New American Chamber of Commerce, Christian in Business Radio ( is an Administrative Staff Analyst for the New York City Housing Authority. She is also Vice President for Clergy Affairs at the New American Chamber of Commerce.

Veronika Dubrovskaya MD, Gotham Medical Associates

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