I am writing as President of the Board of the Coalition of New York State Health Homes to announce that the Coalition has appointed its first Executive Director, Meggan Schilkie. The Coalition represents 30 health homes for children and adults statewide serving approximately 200,000 individuals annually with serious behavioral health needs, HIV and multiple chronic medical conditions as well as complex social and economic needs. The Coalition seeks to improve the health and lives of all individuals served in health homes by enabling providers to deliver the highest quality, most cost effective care management to all.
We do this through advocacy, consensus building, standardization and sharing best practices collaboratively with advocates, policymakers, payers and other providers.
Meggan has supported the Coalition from its inception through the present from the founding and development of our mission, membership and governance through Statewide advocacy campaigns helping to stave off and reduce cuts to health home care management services in partnership with advocates and other stakeholders around the State. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Ms. Schilkie is currently a Principal with the NYC office of Health Management Associates (HMA), a national healthcare consulting firm where she has helped providers, government agencies, and payers develop and expand innovative health and behavioral health services and has worked with health homes and other providers around the country. Meggan spent 10 years at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In her last role as Chief Program Officer she oversaw a broad array of behavioral health services including the OMH-funded former targeted case management programs, the adult SPOA, ACT, supportive housing, rehabilitation, peer support and crisis services. She served as Senior Advisor to five Executive Deputy Commissioners for mental hygiene responsible for the oversight of the New York City service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities, substance use, and mental illness as well as early intervention for children. She also served as a Legislative Liaison working with elected officials at every level of government on behavioral health policy issues. Prior to that she was a Policy Advocate with the Coalition of Behavioral Health. Meggan has a BA from Fordham University and an MBA from Columbia University.
The Coalition also recently launched our new website: www.hhcoalition.org. Please visit us, sign up for our mailing list and join the New York Health Home Community. Together we can provide access to care management for all New Yorkers in need.