Briana joins the AsOne team as the Operations Manager. Briana has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with concentration in childhood studies from Stockton University. Briana started her career as a childcare professional, working with underserved populations in an urban community and educational venue and expanded her vocational experience by becoming a Child Education Manager, overseeing Child Educators who provided instructive assistance to children by creating targeted developmental learning initiatives. Briana eventually found herself in corporate healthcare management, overseeing healthcare clients which include FQHCs and Managed Care Plans. Her degree in Psychology and childhood studies, and background in childhood education, account facilitation and organizational management, have prepared her for the role of becoming the Operations Manager for the AsOne Healthcare IPA.
Alyssa Paulozzo comes to AsOne with more than 15 years of compliance and quality management experience in the child welfare and behavioral health industries. As an Executive Management staff for several non-profits serving children and families, she has been directly responsible for the development, implementation, and over site of a comprehensive system of quality assurance and improvement for all programs and operations. Alyssa has led many Electronic Health Record implementation projects and has ensured companies are in compliance with contracts, federal and state regulations, and accreditation expectations including The Joint Commission Accreditation, Council on Accreditation, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. As the designated Privacy Officer for these organizations, Alyssa also ensures compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and HITECH expectations.
With her Masters in Psychology, and Six Sigma background, Alyssa implements CQI methodology to ensure effective program functioning and identifying operational areas of improvement in effort to obtain positive outcomes for the children and families we serve.
Ms. Saitowitz brings over thirty years of experience in clinical social work practice along with her executive management focusing on services to Children & families withing the child Welfare as well as children and families connected to the NYS Medicaid Healthcare systems. In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF), Ms. Saitowitz oversees the largest designated Health Home Serving Children in the downstate region whose provider network includes more than 40 community-based agencies, over 2,000 care managers serving over 15,000 children monthly in the downstate New York region. CCF is also a designated Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) provider agency and more recently has acquired the AsOne Healthcare, IPA where she serves as Interim Acting Executive Director and Board Vice Chair. Ms. Saitowitz continues to play an active role advocating for services to children & families throughout New York state. She has served on the board of the NYS Health Home Coalition representing sub-contracted provider agencies on statewide committees and is also the co-chair of the Federal CMS Integrated Care for Kids (IncK) pilot program in the Bronx with Montefiore Hospital System. Ms. Saitowitz has a long track record of leading organizations focused on service delivery in the behavioral healthcare arena, primarily operating in urban environments. Ms. Saitowitz started her career as a frontline case worker serving inner city youth towards the end of the crack epidemic in Ft. Collins, Colorado and later in Baltimore, Maryland as an individual and family therapist. Ms. Saitowitz has served as the Associate Executive Director for New Alternatives for Children (NAC), one of the city’s most specialized, non-profit child welfare agencies as well as the Director of the Bridges to Health (B2H) Medicaid Waiver Program for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services(ACS). Throughout her career as a licensed clinical social worker, Ms. Saitowitz has focused on special needs children & Families facing trauma and crisis. Ms. Saitowitz has worked as a psychotherapist in one of the largest residential treatment facilities in the state of Maryland. After moving to New York, Ms. Saitowitz was a member of the NY State Medicaid Redesign Children’s subcommittee and worked closely with state partners, advocates and providers to improve service delivery and supports for children and families with special needs. Ms. Saitowitz holds an undergraduate degree in social work from Colorado State University and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland.