Seasoned Professional in Care Coordination and Human Services Named Chief Operating Officer of Advance Care Alliance

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 Mathew Smith as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Smith’s nearly two decades of experience managing large teams to ensure delivery of timely, value-based interventions make him an ideal leader to support ACANY’s July 1, 2018 go-live under New York State’s Care Coordination Organization (CCO) program.

Most recently, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Operations for Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC), the largest Health Home in NYC serving over 17,000 people with chronic health care conditions. Prior to joining the CBC leadership team, he was the Senior Vice President for Integrated Health Services at HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, overseeing community mental health clinics, substance use disorder clinics, and health care services. In that role and previous positions at the agency, he systematically redesigned service models and strengthened the fiscal management of behavioral health and community programs. Most notably, he introduced outcomes measurement that improved the health status of individuals served by the agency.

Mr. Smith received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College and an MBA from Columbia University’s Executive Education Program.

“I’m excited to apply my experience in Health Homes and behavioral health care to support people with I/DD and their families leading richer, heathier, and more fulfilling lives,” said Mr. Smith. “I look forward to working with ACANY’s Board of Directors, senior executives, and affiliated provider agencies to ensure a smooth transition of services as Health Home operations begin in July 2018.”

“ACANY is very fortunate to have Matt’s leadership as the organization enters a critical phase of readiness preparations,” CEO Jay Nagy said. “Matt’s unique background in behavioral health care and human services will further ACANY’s mission of creating a CCO that puts people with I/DD and their families at the center of both care coordination and the longer-term transition to managed care.”

About Advance Care Alliance of NY

ACANY is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that received initial designation 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.

Read the press release here.