Leadership

Who We Are

Led by the Lower Eastside Service Center (LESC), members of BHCC work together to share their insights and expertise and ensure that the organization works effectively and efficiently toward its goals.

Our Chair

Valerie Walters

LESC, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ms. Walters joined LESC in 1995 and continues to set the organization’s vision. As CEO, she has expanded LESC’s supportive housing capacity, increased the organizational budget, and launched numerous new programs to help New Yorkers address opioid dependency. With years of experience successfully delivering comprehensive, patient-centered care using Evidence-Based practices, Ms. Walters saw an opportunity to form the Behavioral Health Care Collaborative in 2018 using similar strategies with funding from Governor Cuomo. She looks forward to working closely with BHCC partners to continue improving the health and wellbeing of underserved New Yorkers.

Our COMMITTEE Members

Sakinah Robbins

Reality House, Inc.

Rachel Townsen

Educational Alliance

Lolita Silva-Vazquez

LESC

Ernesto Cosme, Jr.

LESC

Rosemarie Gooden

Unique People Services

Wellington Njoku

FedCap Group

Data Analytics

Veronica Alston

Reality House, Inc.

Ivelice Cacioppo

LESC

Ernesto Cosme, Jr.

LESC

Robin Fisk

FedCap Group

Quality Oversight

Compliance Committee

Lolita Silva-Vazquez

LESC

Sakinah Robbins

Reality House, Inc.

Finance Committee

Ernesto Cosme, Jr.

LESC

Wellington Njoku

FedCap Group