Staff

ELLIOTT KLEIN, M.B.A. – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Klein attended Queens College where he received a BA in Computer Science and Adelphi University, where he graduated with an MBA in Hospital and Health Care Administration with distinction. He has been with NYPCC since 1983 and is involved in supervising every aspect of the Agency’s operations and is extremely proud of NYPCC’s stellar reputation in the mental health community. Mr Klein is NYPCC’s direct liaison with the New York State Office of Mental Health and other governmental agencies. Mr. Klein serves on the Board of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies and on the Board of Directors of the NYS Coalition for Children's Mental Health Services. He is one of the founders of Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC), a health home licensed by the New York State Department of Health to provide care coordination in New York City and currently serves on their Board of Directors. He also serves on the advisory board of the Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy, a division of the Institute of Public Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College. Mr. Klein is a member of the Lander College for Men Board of Overseers. He is also a member of the QM committee of Beacon/Affinity and the UM committee of Beacon/Amida.

EDWARD KLEIN, C.P.A., C.G.M.A. - ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Klein is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for the financial operations of NYPCC.

ERIC B. BETTELHEIM, J.D. – DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND GENERAL COUNSEL

With more than 25 years experience working with NYPCC, Mr. Bettelheim oversees the day-to-day, non-clinical aspects of NYPCC’s operations, and supervises its outside legal counsel.

JONATHAN KEIGHER, Ph.D. - DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

Dr. Keigher is a licensed psychologist who earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York. While studying at City University, he specialized in the assessment and treatment of severe psychopathology, as well as trauma and personality disorders. For over a decade, Dr. Keigher was employed by the NYS Office of Mental Health directing quality management initiatives for inpatient and outpatient mental health programs. He has taught extensively at undergraduate psychology departments and has trained and supervised doctoral students and psychiatry residents in psychotherapy and assessment. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.

KENISE ETWARU, PHR - DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Kenise has 15 years diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience building and leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, and benefits administration. Prior to joining NYPCC, Kenise spent 10 years at a major NYC non-profit where she built their Human Resources department from scratch. Kenise is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and World at Work.

PIERRE JEAN-NOEL, M.D. – COORDINATOR OF PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Dr. Noel is a graduate of the State University of Haiti School of Medicine, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training Program, the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and the National Black MBA Association. He is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jean-Noel has been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and is a past President of the Brooklyn Psychiatric Society. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Since January 2008, he has been the Coordinator of Psychiatric Services for NYPCC.

PHIL TAMBURINO, L.C.S.W. - COORDINATOR OF NYPCC’S CDT PROGRAM AND ADMINISTRATOR

Mr. Tamburino was born in the Bronx back when the Bronx was considered “the country.” After attending Mount St. Michael’s Academy, Phil did a stint in the Marines. After completing active duty, he received his BA from Columbia University and his masters’ degree from Hunter College. Over a thirty year period, he has provided mental health services as a social worker, supervisor and administrator for a number of family, psychiatric and drug abuse treatment programs. After September 11, 2001, Phil provided mental health services at Ground Zero for 5-1/2 months. He has been with NYPCC since 2002, and lives in Floral Park with Pat, his wife of more than 30 years. They have two children. In his spare time, Phil runs marathons, and in 2006 ran to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

KARYN KRAMPITZ – COORDINATOR OF COMPLIANCE, TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Ms. Krampitz came to NYPCC from The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies where she was Director of Professional Learning Center. While at The Coalition, Karyn organized trainings for community based behavioral health providers in areas such as compliance, motivational interviewing, cultural competency, and State/Federal regulations. She also provided technical assistance to Coalition members in the areas of billing and compliance; staffed the agency’s Compliance Committee; advocated for policy changes in Albany and NYC on behalf of members; managed a small group of consultants; and maintained the agency website. Karyn participated in state and city advisory boards in areas related to clinic reform, Medicaid reform and provider adoption of electronic health records. Karyn’s previous career was as an IT Director for a several large NYC based non-profit refugee resettlement organizations.

RORY GILBERT, LMSW – COORDINATOR CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Mr. Gilbert received his Master of Social Work Degree in 1999 from the Hunter College School of Social Work. He then went to work at a Manhattan Community Based Organization specializing in Housing and providing mental health and other supportive services to various special populations including MICA, HIV/AIDS, Veterans, Adolescents and the LGBT Population. For over 15 years, Mr. Gilbert served that agency in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Care Management Services overseeing three different Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACT), Mental Health Case Management and Health Home Care Coordination services. Mr. Gilbert is currently a professor and Educational Coordinator at both Lehman College in The Bronx and The College of New Rochelle where he teaches adults the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor curriculum to become licensed substance use disorder treatment professionals. Mr. Gilbert sits on the Board of Directors of a Faith–Based Not-for-Profit Organization in Queens which provides Substance Abuse prevention and other supportive services to the Queens community.

CRUZ FUKSMAN, L.M.S.W. – COMMUNITY LIAISON

Ms. Fuksman brings with her mental health experience learned in both academia (BS in Human Services from Boricua College and Masters Degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work) and more than a dozen years working as a caseworker, casework supervisor and director for a variety of mental health programs. She has also worked as an adjunct professor in the AA program at LaGuardia Community College. In 2008, Ms. Fuksman was named Chair of the Mental Health Committee for the East New York Community Partnership Initiative/Child Welfare Network.