Staff

ELLIOTT KLEIN, M.B.A. – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Elliott Klein, Chief Executive Officer at New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC) has been with the agency since 1983 and is fully involved in overseeing every aspect of the Agency’s operations. His hands on leadership and management guidance has been integral in propelling NYPCC’s stellar reputation within the mental health community with clinics in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. He is NYPCC’s direct liaison with the New York State Office of Mental Health and other governmental agencies, in addition to actively serving on the Board of the Coalition for Behavioral Health and on the Board of Directors of the New York State Coalition for Children's Behavioral Health. In addition, Mr. Klein 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 is currently a key participating member 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. He is also a member of the Quality Management committee of Affinity Health Plan and Amida Health Plan. 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.

EDWARD KLEIN, C.P.A., C.G.M.A. - VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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

JONATHAN KEIGHER, Ph.D. - VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER

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 - VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

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.

KARYN KRAMPITZ – DIRECTOR, 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.

DAVID ORTIZ-HERRERA, M.A. – DIRECTOR OF CARE MANAGEMENT

David Ortiz-Herrera received a M.A. degree in Psychology from The City University of New York. After completing his education, he accepted a clinical coordinator position at New York Downtown Hospital until he was recruited by PRFI to develop a Supportive Case Management Pilot program. The success of this pilot program led to the creation of SCM programs statewide. During his tenure at PRFI, he oversaw the development and administration of Adolescent Supportive Case Management, Children Intensive Case Management, City-Wide Health Homes, DSRIP PPS, and Health Home Plus programs. He was a founder and board member of the SBH Health System/Bronx Partners for Health Communities, and was named a member of the Maimonides Brooklyn Health Home Executive Committee and the Mount Sinai Health Home Board of Directors. Prior to joining NYPCC, Mr. Ortiz-Herrera successfully restructured and managed a newly acquired CMA program at Samaritan Daytop Village and served as co-chair of the Downstate AIDS Institute/DOH TAG Committee.

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.