CEO, Institute for 
Community Living

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David Woodlock’s career as a healthcare innovator and leader spans the private, non-profit and government sectors. He is President and CEO of ICL serving people with serious mental illness, substance abuse and development disabilities. As Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health for children and families, David secured the largest annual appropriation for children’s mental health services in New York State history.

David is the author of the book, “Emotional Dimensions of Healthcare” that demonstrates the correlation between our emotions, behaviors and poor health outcomes and the services needed to best address this intersection.

He has received numerous awards including the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2018 Visionary Leadership Award. Thanks to his leadership reimagining services through an outcomes-focused lens, ICL was one of three recipients from around the entire country of SAMHSA’s 2017 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness awards for ICL’s commitment to whole person care.

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CEO, The NY Foundling

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Bill Baccaglini has led The New York Foundling since 2003, moving one of the oldest and largest child welfare organizations in the country to the forefront of issues affecting at risk children and families.

Bill was one of the early proponents of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), and The Foundling is now a global leader in the field, utilizing EBPs to achieve better outcomes for families and lending its expertise to other states and countries. He has made education a centerpiece of The Foundling’s focus – based on the belief that, after ensuring health and safety, education can have the greatest impact on a child’s future. And, he has overseen a significant expansion of The Foundling’s Developmental Disabilities programming.

Prior to coming to The Foundling, Bill spent more than 20 years in government and was instrumental in the creation of NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OFCS) in Albany, where he later served as Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development.

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CEO, Community 
Healthcare Network

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Robert M. Hayes has served as President and CEO of Community Healthcare Network (CHN) since 2015. CHN operates 14 federally qualified health centers in New City providing integrated care to 85,000 patients annually.

Mr. Hayes has deep experience in leading mission-driven organizations that advocate for and deliver, both locally and nationally, direct services to people in need. Mr. Hayes founded and led the National and New York Coalitions for the Homeless, winning the nation’s first Right to Shelter court ruling and battling to remedy many of the upstream causes of homelessness. This included leading litigation and other advocacy campaigns to address the shortage of supportive housing for people with mental illness, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Mr. Hayes’s advocacy also forced increases in protective and preventive services for families in need.

More recently, Mr. Hayes served as President of the Medicare Rights Center, a non-profit organization supporting consumer interests in national and state debates over issues of healthcare and aging. He also oversaw consumer protection for more than two million Americans with Medicare as the Senior Vice President for Health Quality at Universal American Corp. Mr. Hayes has also practiced law with firms in New York and Maine, including Sullivan & Cromwell and O’Melveny & Myers.

Mr. Hayes has an unwavering commitment to social justice and issues of equity. He is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has been awarded honorary degrees by 11 colleges and universities. Mr. Hayes is a graduate of Georgetown University and the New York University School of Law.

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Peter Gee

Interim Executive Director/Chief of Staff, 
The Door

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Peter Gee is serving as the Interim Executive Director of The Door, an internationally-recognized youth development agency, engaging 11,000 young people annually from all over New York City. The Door offers integrated health and mental health care, legal services, career and education programs, drop-in and crisis services for runaway and homeless youth, housing, meals, and extensive arts opportunities.

Peter joined The Door and University Settlement in 2015 as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships and became The Door’s Chief of Staff in September of 2018. Peter previously held various program director positions at Asian Americans for Equality and IMPACCT Brooklyn. For almost a decade, he served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Community Healthcare Network, a federally qualified health center in New York City that serves over 80,000 mostly low-income and uninsured New Yorkers. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Fifth Avenue Committee, a nationally-recognized community development organization in South Brooklyn. Peter has an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Vicky Gatell

Vice President of Finance, Acacia Network

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Vicky Gatell has been a leader in the behavioral health industry for over 38 years in New York State. Vicky is currently the Vice President of Finance for Acacia Network, Inc. As Vice President of Finance, Vicky oversees and manages the financial activities of multiple behavioral health and substance use disorder clinics and residential programs including a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC), primary care clinics including FQHCs, daycare programs, as well as various affiliates operating program services for the senior and youth communities with a financial portfolio of over $200MM. Vicky is leading Acacia Network Value Based Payment initiatives. Vicky negotiated the first ever nonprofit capital loan project with Chemical /JM Morgan Chase in 1986. At her previous assignment, as the COO/CFO, she initiated the implementation of an evidence-based treatment modality “COPE” for the children population achieving the 2008 APA Bronze Award sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association. During her professional career, Vicky has made several conference panel presentations on strategic business planning and funding mechanisms impacting NYS behavioral health industry sponsored by NYS Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute, Cornell University and U.S. Department of Labor and Somos Uno Conference. Vicky has served in various behavioral health associations. She was the President of Bronx Behavioral Network Inc., 2011-2013, and she is the current Treasurer of AsOne, Inc. Vicky was the recipient of the Behavioral Health Industry Service Award in New York sponsored by Entre Nosotras Inc. at the 2019 Somos Conference of the NYS Assembly- Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force held March 2019 in Albany, NY. Vicky is a graduate from the University of Puerto Rico. She has lived in New York since 1979. She is married and she is the proud mother of two daughters.

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Chief Executive Director, Rising Ground

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Since joining Rising Ground as CEO in 2009, Alan Mucatel has led the 188-year-old organization through a remarkable period of renewal and expansion. When he arrived at Rising Ground, Mr. Mucatel inherited a shrinking organization that was facing significant financial and programmatic challenges. Today, he is credited with transforming the organization into an innovative and effective provider of human services for children, families, and adults in the New York metropolitan area.

Since 2009, Rising Ground has undergone a tremendous transformation. It has launched more than $45 million in new programs and services; merged with Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families; renamed and rebranded itself to be more reflective of its work; and grown its budget from $56 million to approximately $130 million. In reshaping the organization, Mr. Mucatel brought in new senior managers, created a bold strategic plan, developed and applied new performance metrics, and led his team to identify new opportunities for services and design pioneering programs to support individuals with complex needs. The New York Community Trust awarded Rising Ground the coveted Gold Nonprofit Excellence Award in Overall Management in recognition of many of these accomplishments, and regulators frequently use Rising Ground as a model for other nonprofit agencies to follow.

In 2018, Mr. Mucatel was named to City & State’s 2018 Nonprofit Power 50. He is the Vice Chair and Founder of the Collaborative for Children and Families, a children’s Health Home providing services to 25+ human services nonprofit organizations and services and Treasurer of the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies. Prior to joining Rising Ground, Mr. Mucatel was the executive director of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ). He previously worked at the Coalition for the Homeless, first as its development director and then as deputy director.

Mr. Mucatel earned an MBA in Economics and an MA in Politics from New York University, and received a BA in Government from Wesleyan University.

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