Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Health
February 8, 2022
9:30 a.m.


Dr. Mary Bassett
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Adrienne Harris
Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

Frank Walsh Jr.
Acting Inspector General, New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General

Kenneth E. Raske
President, Greater New York Hospital Association

Bea Grause, RN, JD
President, Healthcare Association of New York State

Stephen Hanse
CEO and President, New York State Health Facilities Association

Jeff Call
Chairman, United New York Ambulance Network (UNYAN)

Eric Linzer
President & CEO, New York Health Plan Association

Rose Duhan
President & CEO, Community Health Care Association of New York State

Louise Cohen
CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation

Helen Schaub
Director of Policy and Legislation, SEIU 1199

Manny Pastreich
Secretary Treasurer, 32BJ SEIU

Pat Kane, RN
Executive Director, New York State Nurses Association

Joseph Sellers, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

Christopher Arnold
Northeast Region Liaison, United States Department of Defense

Stephen Ferrara, DPN, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
Executive Director, The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State

Jonathan Baker, PA-C
President, New York State Society of Physician Assistants

Jo Wiederhorn
President and CEO, Associated Medical Schools of New York

Jeanne Chirico
President, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of NYS

Lauri Cole
Executive Director, New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Lara Kassel
Coalition Coordinator, Medicaid Matters New York

Jim Clyne
President & CEO, LeadingAge New York

Lindsay Heckler
Supervising Attorney, Center for Elder Law & Justice

Chuck Bell
Programs Director, Consumer Reports

Bobbie Sackman
Campaign Leader, New York Caring Majority

Murad Awawdeh
Director of Health Policy, New York Immigration Coalition

Dan Egan
Executive Director, Feeding New York State

Dr. Indu Gupta
President, New York Association of County Health Officials

Denise C. Tahara, PhD
President, New York State Public Health Association

Kathy Febraio
President & CEO, New York State Association of Health Care Providers

Karl Williams, RPh
President, Pharmacists Society of the State of New York

Mike Duteau, RPh
President, Community Pharmacy Association of New York State

Al Cardillo
President & CEO, Home Care Association of NYS

Lisa Newcomb
Executive Director, Empire State Association of Assisted Living

Hannah Diamond
State Policy Advocacy Specialist, PHI

Bryan O’Malley
Executive Director, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS (CDPAANYS)

Steven Sanders
Executive Director, Agencies of Children’s Therapy Services (ACTS)

Written Testimony
ACOG, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Adelphi University

Advantage Care Physicians

Advocates for Children of NY

Alliance for Positive Change

American Lung Association


Autism Speaks

Center for Independence of the Disabled

CF Foundation

Children’s Aid

Children’s Defense Fund

Citizens' Committee for Children

Coalition for Behavioral Health

Coalition for Healthy Students

Community Based Home Care Workgroups

Community Based Not For Profit Home Care Providers

Covenant House NY


CVHSA, Community Voices for Health System Accountability

CWA, District One

District Council 37

Downstate ADAPT

Elder Justice

Empire Center

Empire Justice Center

Fair Pay for Home Care Providers

Field & Fork Network

Health Care for All NY

Health Plan Association

Housing Works

Iroquois Healthcare Alliance

Judith Fletcher

Kids Can’t Wait

Korean Community Services # 1

Korean Community Services # 2

Korean Community Services # 3

Korean Community Services # 4

Korean Community Services # 5

Korean Community Services # 6

Legal Aid Society, Civil

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Lisa Scudera

Maggie Ornstein

Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation

Medicare Rights Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering

MRNY, Make the Road Network

New York Pace Alliance

Nurse Family Partnership

NY ACFACP, NY Adult Cystic Fibrosis Assistance Program

NY Advocates for Home Care

NY Association on Independent Living

NY Coalition of Essential and Safety Net Hospitals

NY Coalition of Union DS Home Care Agencies

NY Health Home Coalition

NY Lawyers for Public Interest

NY PACE Alliance

NYC United Ambulette

NYLAG, NY Legal Assistance Group

NYPIRG, NY Public Interest Research Group

NYS Academic Dental Centers

NYS Adult Daycare Services Association

NYS AHEC, NYS Area Health Education Center System

NYS Alliance for Children with Special Needs

NYS Association for Rural Health

NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health

David Sandman
President & CEO, NYS Health Foundation

NYS Psychiatric Association

NYS Psychological Association

NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

NYSACHO, NYS Association of County Health Officials

NYSUT, NYS United Teachers

Oswego Health


Planned Parenthood Empire Center State Acts

Prevent Child Abuse NY # 1

Prevent Child Abuse NY # 2

Prevent Child Abuse NY # 3

Prevent Child Abuse NY # 4

Prevent Child Abuse NY # 5

Prevent Child Abuse NY # 6

Roswell Park

Ruth Mikman

SAGE, Advocacy Services for LGBTQ & Elders

Samaritan Daytop Village

Simone Mayhew

Suffolk AME, Suffolk Association of Municipal Employees

The Alliance

Tracy Scott

United Ambulette Coalition

United Neighborhood Houses

United University Professions