Adrienne Abbate, MPA

Executive Director

Meet Adrienne

With more than fifteen years as an ardent advocate for public health, leading, building and cultivating community collaboratives to address urgent health needs, Adrienne currently serves as Executive Director of the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW) and project director for the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) coalition. Adrienne manages and develops a growing staff of employees and guides the strategy for the organization’s programs. Under Abbate’s leadership, SIPCW transitioned from a small membership organization to a dynamic public health entity, which serves as a model for organizations across the city and state. Because of her extensive knowledge on the topic, Adrienne served on opioid and heroin task forces for the Borough President James Oddo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo and has presented locally and nationally about using collective impact to address complex issues. She is a member of Steering Committees for New York City’s Population Health Improvement Project (PHIP), the Staten Island Performing Provider System and the Staten Island Childhood Wellness Coalition. Most recently, Abbate was named to Health and Mental Hygiene Advisory Council with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH.) Prior to SIPCW, Adrienne worked as Borough Manager for Staten Island Smoke-Free Partnership, Senior Program Analyst for NYCDOHMH, and Program Manager at Public Health Solutions. Adrienne holds a Master in Public Administration degree in Health Policy from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Reed College.

Kathleen Kennedy

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Meet Kathy

With more than twenty years of experience in development, advocacy, planning and operations, Kathy currently serves as director of Government and Strategic Partnerships for the SIPCW. In this role, Kathy develops funding proposals, identifies potential partners, and develops the strategic direction for SIPCW. Since 2014, she has worked directly with SIPCW’s Board of Advisors and advises the executive director on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities and policy matters. Prior to her joining SIPCW, Kathy worked and led staff, development and programming for the New York City DOHMH, Volunteers of America—Greater New York, Independent Living Association Inc., and the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Kathy holds a master’s degree from St. John’s University in education and rehabilitation and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in psychology and sociology.

Joe Belan

Chief Financial Officer

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Steven Chan, MPH

Evaluation Coordinator

Meet Steven

Steven serves as the Evaluation Coordinator at SIPCW, working across projects to strengthen and support SIPCW’s data & evaluation capacity. He is passionate about applying evidence-based research to inform best practices that improve the health and well-being of marginalized communities. Steven has a strong non-profit background, having previously interned with various non-profit organizations including the New York Academy of Medicine, Sesame Workshop, and Global Health Corps. Steven earned his Masters in Public Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with focuses in the Sociomedical Sciences and Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Research.

Maralie Deprinvil, MPH

Senior Coordinator of Behavioral Health Initiatives and Contracts

Meet Maralie

Maralie works as Project Coordinator for the Behavioral Health Infrastructure Project (BHIP) where she coordinates with the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SIPPS) and other community partners to strengthen the behavioral health infrastructure across Staten Island. Through BHIP, she helps to build the capacity of physicians to handle behavioral health issues and the Staten Island community though reducing the stigma of mental health and substance abuse. Prior to her role at SIPCW, Maralie worked with children and adults with mental health disabilities for five years. Maralie holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy with a concentration in health care from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Master in Public Health Degree (MPH) with a concentration on health policy and management from New York Medical College.

D’Arcy Hearn, MSW

Coordinator, TYSA

Meet D’Arcy

D’Arcy is a Staten Island native and a Community Organizer passionate about youth empowerment and using creative arts as a vehicle for social change. Working across initiatives, D’Arcy is predominately focused on Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA), an issue that is close to her heart. Previously she was a macro social worker that worked with the urban American Indian community in Detroit. She also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in her former high school (Curtis), where she was able to give back to her community through promoting the School-Based Health Center and developing leadership skills in high school students. She operates from a social justice lens and believes in embracing diversity and exploring connections through dialogue and building relationships. D’Arcy believes in the feminist principle that the personal is political and wants to help empower people to tell their story and fight for change. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Social Work, where she was a Detroit Community-Based Initiative Scholar with a focus on Community Organizing and Communities and Social Systems. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English (Creative Writing) from SUNY Geneseo.

Iris Kelly

Executive Assistant / Special Projects

Meet Iris

Iris serves as Executive Assistant and manages Special Projects for the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness. With a strong background in organizational development, Iris joined SIPCW in 2016. Throughout her career, she has managed a plethora of programs for a variety of organizations within the staffing, insurance and finance industries. Out of all of her tasks, Iris enjoys project work and implementing new systems the best. Iris holds a bachelor’s degree from City University of New York’s Baruch College.

Nadeen Makhlouf, PharmD, MPH

Manager of Clinical Performance Improvement

Meet Nadeen

Inspired by medicine and helping people, Nadeen always knew she would pursue a career in healthcare. She currently serves as Senior Coordinator of Clinical Outreach and Education for the Behavioral Health Infrastructure Project. Her knowledge as a Doctor of Pharmacy combined with her passion for helping people led to continuing her education and pursuing a Master in Public Health Degree. Previously Nadeen worked at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as an infectious disease epidemiologist and a Zika testing call center supervisor.

Jazmin Rivera, MPH

Director, Behavioral Health Initiatives

Meet Jazmin

Jazmin leads the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success grant as Project Coordinator for TYSA. Her background is in health disparities in gender and sexual minority populations and promoting the inclusion of women and minorities into clinical research.  She has an interest in the intersection of behavioral conditions, mental health and social determinants with a particular focus on women’s issues. Jazmin has a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) from New York University, with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to pursing her graduate degree, Jazmin spent time teaching English in Thailand. Jazmin is also invested in overall wellness and health promotion. In her spare time, she is a personal trainer in New Jersey.

Jody Stoll

School Engagement Specialist

Meet Jody

Following a 28 career at the New York City Department of Education, Jody joined SIPCW to manage the CDC’s Community Transformation grant. Following the success of the Community Transportation Grant, SIPCW was awarded the CDC’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, which Jody currently manages. Additionally, she serves as project lead for the Take Care New York 2020 grant.  In her role as Senior Health Director she worked with a small team of Comprehensive Health Educators that ushered in the first HIV/AIDS  Curriculum that lead to the condom availability program that ultimately saved many young lives. Jody holds several master’s degrees: an master’s in education from Fordham University; a master’s in community health, focusing on thanatology from Brooklyn College; and a master’s in educational administration from Touro College. Additionally, she holds an undergraduate degree from the College of Staten Island, with a concentration in mathematics and art. Outside of her full time work, Jody served as a college professor for over 20 years.

Omolara Johnson, MPA

Manager, Child Health & Wellness Initiatives

Meet Omolara

Omolara is a Staten Island North Shore native and serves as the Manager of Child Health and Wellness Initiatives (CWI). Omolara’s passion is to address health disparities and mortality rates among minority youth, women, and infants. Through CWI, Omolara works with community stakeholders to adapt solutions to reduce and prevent future childhood obesity and non-communicable diseases. Prior to her role at SIPCW, Omolara worked extensively to increase reproductive and sexual health access in Southern regions. Her focus included strengthening partnerships between medicals schools and health clinics to reduce provider gaps in high-need areas. Omolara also led HIV/AIDS initiatives to increase the number of individuals who know their HIV status and the number of HIV-infected individuals linked to medical and social services. Omolara holds a Master in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay and a Bachelor in Public Policy and Management from SUNY Albany. In her spare time, she provides wellness coaching and fitness instruction.