Elizabeth Wolff, MD, MPA is a physician executive who utilizes her expertise in population health, quality improvement, and practice operations to transform healthcare to align with value-based care.
Dr. Wolff is a family physician who began her career at an FQHC in Manhattan and was subsequently promoted to Medical Director where she oversaw clinical quality and operations of 30 residents, NPs, and physicians. In this role she guided implementation of Epic electronic medical records as a Super User, created templates, and trained new physicians on its use. During her tenure she supervised their first and subsequent accreditation by The Joint Commission, which they passed with much commendation. Operationally, she increased productivity of attending physicians by 20%.
She came to Health Management Associates from Northwell Health, an $11B health system, where she served as the medical director for complex care management. In that role, she expanded care management to 40 primary care sites undergoing patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation, strategically realigned the team to prioritize patients in full-risk and other value-based arrangements and oversaw the integration of behavioral health services into 17 primary care practices. Dr. Wolff has also held numerous leadership positions in public health and not-for-profit health systems and oversaw clinical quality and operations.
Since joining HMA, Dr. Wolff has assisted FQHCs to implement behavior health integration, create care teams, develop care management programs, and optimize clinical operations. She has coached FQHCs in their implementation of substance use disorder screening and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. Additionally, she has coached new FQHC CMOs. With an expertise in quality improvement, Dr. Wolff has helped behavioral health independent practice associations (IPA) create quality improvement infrastructures.
Dr. Wolff graduated magna cum laude from the College of William and Mary. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and received a Master of Public Administration at New York University Wagner School of Public Service. Dr. Wolff is a board-certified family physician and completed her residency at the University of Rochester.
AsOne contracts with Dr. Wolff through Health Management Associates (HMA) which is an independent, national research and consulting firm specializing in publicly funded healthcare and human services policy, programs, financing, and evaluation.
Jawad Sartaj joined the AsOne team in September of 2019 as IT Project Executive and has been guiding the AsOne network through our development and implementation of a shared digital solution.
Jawad was most recently Chief Analytics Officer at SOMOS – a DSRIP PPS representing 2500 community-based Physicians – where he overcame significant interoperability challenges to deliver real time insights to Providers and Partners alike. Guiding the initiative from “green-field” to many layers of implementation led to the creation of population health insights platform which ultimately housed over a million lives in support of value-based care.
With 20 years of experience, both nationally and internationally, he is passionate about using Information Technology and Informatics to drive clinical and operational transformation at organizations which seek to improve outcomes for at risk populations.
Jawad received both a B.S and M.B.A from New York Institute of Technology.
AsOne contracts with Jawad through Informd which is a Data and Analytics advisory firm focused on supporting Health and Human Services organizations learn more about their patients through the use of data and analytics.
Jessica Frisco joined AsOne Healthcare IPA as the Director of Quality and Compliance in December 2019. Before coming on board, Jessica was a Quality Improvement Specialist with Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) where she led the development of quality improvement tools and processes for the care transitions program Pathway Home. She supported CBC as a newly established Behavioral Health Care Collaborative by facilitating implementation of a network-wide IT platform, establishing and tracking behavioral health quality metrics, and providing strategy on integrating social determinants of health across the network’s diverse programs and services. Jessica was previously a Special Assistant at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There, she worked in the Bureau of Primary Care Access and Planning on high impact programs to increase health insurance enrollment for New Yorkers and spearheaded several projects to increase health equity across the bureau and agency. She received an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University and is a licensed Registered Nurse in New York.
Caroline Heindrichs was named AsOne’s Executive Director in 2018, and has provided leadership and oversight to all functions of the IPA. Prior to her current role she was the Executive Director for Health Planning within the Bureau of Primary Care Access and Planning at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There, she led the Bureau’s program, policy and research work in fulfillment of its mission to maximize health insurance coverage opportunities and increase access to affordable, high quality, and coordinated primary care with a particular emphasis on improving health equity. Prior to that, Ms. Heindrichs has held positions of increasing responsibility including at managed care organizations, child health non-profits and the U.S House of Representatives. She has expert familiarity with regard to public and private health insurance programs, federal and state health reform initiatives including DSRIP and the ACA, and common health care access barriers facing low-income and vulnerable populations including immigrants and children. She received a B.A in Social Work from Salisbury University and an M.A. in Legislative Affairs with a concentration in health care policy from The George Washington University.
McKenzie joined the AsOne team in February of 2019 after graduating with a Master’s in Public Health from New York University. She moved to New York City in 2016 and has had the fortune of working with FEMA, National Parks Conservation Association, and The Opportunity Agenda. Before moving to NYC, McKenzie lived in her home state of Wisconsin where she received a BS in biology from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and worked with the veteran community advocating for better services for the veterans and their families through a peer support model. McKenzie joined the AsOne team to help integrate the behavioral and mental health realm with that of primary care. In doing this, McKenzie hopes to create a positive impact in population health.