Assistant Vice President
Office of Ambulatory Care
NYC Health + Hospitals
Chris is Chief Operating Officer of the Test and Trace Corps and Assistant Vice President in the Office of Ambulatory Care. He has helped lead the system’s COVID-19 response since early March. Through March and April 2020, Chris led the effort to recruit, credential, and deploy thousands of medical providers from across the country so they could support our patients and staff at the frontlines. In March 2020, he helped build the city’s COVID-19 telephone hotline, which served thousands of New Yorkers each day.
Prior to his work in the COVID-19 response, Chris was leading the transformation of the health system’s patient referral processes. He also managed the system’s immigration policy efforts, including driving the system’s effort to fight against the ‘public charge’ rule that would harm immigrant patients. He is a key advisor on the citywide implementation of NYC Care and the system’s efforts around U.S. Census 2020. Chris has played leadership roles in various departments across NYC Health + Hospitals, and has helped transform the system’s revenue cycle, expand insurance screening access to uninsured New Yorkers, and recraft the system’s financial assistance programs, H+H Options and NYC Care. Previously, Chris ran a healthcare access program for immigrants while working at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and was responsible for large-scale operations and government affairs at a billion-dollar healthcare start-up. Chris was a community and political organizer for over 10 years prior to turning his focus to equitable healthcare access for all New Yorkers.