New York, NY
Deborah Rose is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of designing and scaling new initiatives in the behavioral health care field. She has extensive experience in managed Medicaid, nonprofit management, grant writing, integrated care, care coordination/Health Homes, program development, supported housing models, correctional care, social determinants of health (SDOH), and regulatory adherence.
Before joining HMA, she served as deputy chief operating officer at the Institute for Community Living where she provided administrative leadership to a team of 1,200 employees across 65 sites throughout New York City. While there, she authored and received private, state, and federal grants for various programs and projects.
Her work included serving as the director of behavioral health – home and community-based services (HCBS) for Healthfirst under the Medicaid Health and Recovery Plan. In that role, she served as a lead for New York State’s only behavioral value-based payment pilot program resulting in more than $1 million in Medicaid savings.
Dr. Rose has extensive clinical and administrative experience with a variety of underserved populations in human services and held executive leadership positions in non-profit and community-based agencies and programs. She worked to improve care and services for adults with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder who are homeless or housing vulnerable. Dr. Rose is well versed in HUD permanent supported housing funding and continuum of care models.
Earlier appointments in her career include clinical director of ambulatory behavioral health services for Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers, deputy director of behavioral health across Rikers Island, and director of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT/Kendra’s Law) at the Bellevue Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Rose is a licensed psychologist. She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in applied psychology, both from Long Island University. She also earned a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in New York.