Experienced Information Technology Professional from the NYS Human Services Sector Named Chief Information Officer of Advance Care Alliance of New York

NEW YORK – Advance Care Alliance of NY Inc. (ACANY), a not-for-profit corporation and alliance of providers serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), has named David Wallach as Chief Information Officer (CIO). With over two decades of experience planning, implementing and managing the technology systems of New York State human services providers, Mr. Wallach brings the requisite skills and expertise to enable ACANY to implement its care management platform—MediSked—in time for its July 1, 2018 launch under New York State’s Care Coordination Organization (CCO) program.

Most recently, Mr. Wallach served as Chief Technology Officer for Saint Christopher’s, Inc., which provides clinical, educational and residential services for children and adolescents. In that position, he was instrumental in developing the organization-wide information technology strategic plan, established security procedures and served as HIPAA Security Officer, planned and managed information system and technology upgrades, and led staff technology training. Prior to joining St. Christopher’s, he served as Vice President of Information Technology at Saint Dominic’s Family Services and prior to that, Director of Information Technology for Abbott House.

Mr. Wallach is a Licensed Master Social Worker with an MSW from Adelphi University and a BA in Psychology from Manhattanville College. He has many technology certifications in Networking and Security from ComtTIA and Microsoft.

“I am eager to apply my broad technology experience to this new type of Health Home. Under the CCO model, technology will empower Care Managers and other staff, Health Home members and their families to develop and implement more dynamic and meaningful Life Plans”, said Mr. Wallach. “It is exciting to play a part in positively transforming care management in the I/DD sector.”

“ACANY welcomes David to our leadership team as we move closer to launching the CCO,” CEO Jay Nagy said. “With his clinical background and varied technology capabilities, we expect David to play a key leadership role in implementing ACA’s care management platform and facilitating workforce transformation.”

About Advance Care Alliance of NY

ACANY is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was designated as a CCO earlier this year and expects to begin offering comprehensive, person-centered care management services on July 1, 2018. As part of this transition, ACANY has signed affiliation agreements with more than 100 provider agencies who serve 25,000+ people with I/DD and their families in Downstate New York.

ACANY was established in 2013 to enable not-for-profit organizations offering high-quality, culturally competent community-based services to people with I/DD to meaningfully participate in New York State’s (NYS) planned transition to a managed care delivery system. Together, ACANY’s founding agencies represent about 25% of the total OPWDD voluntary sector in NYS.

Contact: Jay Nagy at jnagy@advancecarealliance.org or (833) MYACANY | 833-692-2269

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