CNY Care Collaborative Welcomes Interim Executive Director

The Central New York Care Collaborative is pleased to welcome Cathy Homkey in the position of Interim Executive Director.

Ms. Homkey is a Principal with Health Management Associates (HMA), and brings considerable experience in health system transformation. Ms. Homkey has an extensive background in designing, implementing and refining service delivery innovations, including value-based purchasing and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs. She has a proven history of effectively engaging hospitals, physician practices, behavioral health providers, community-based organizations, government, patients, and payers and aligning strategies and solutions across partners to achieve long-term success.

Since joining HMA, Cathy has focused on developing and implementing projects aimed at transforming the Medicaid delivery system in the State of Washington. Cathy has provided project plan design, technical assistance, financial modeling, and community-wide, multi-sector engagement and facilitation to develop regional strategies for population health management. 

Prior to joining HMA, Cathy served six years as CEO for the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), a nonprofit joint venture including four hospitals and a federally qualified health center, focused on reforming the delivery system within the rural nine-county Adirondack Region in upstate New York. In collaboration with Medicaid, Medicare and seven commercial payers, she launched the Adirondack Medical Home Pilot, one of eight nationally recognized as a Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration. Focused on population health management, Cathy secured $187 million in DSRIP funding to transition the AHI clinical and rural health network to a performing provider system (PPS) and establish a leadership and operational framework that ensures both system accountability and partner-level performance.
Ms. Homkey will assume the role previously held by Virginia Opipare since 2015. As we welcome Cathy, CNY Care Collaborative would like to thank Ms. Opipare for her leadership and service to the PPS network.

Cathy will begin her new role on Monday January 7, 2019. For more information on Cathy’s background and experience, please click here.