New York, NY
A skilled program developer and health home expert, Katie Kauffman-Clay is an exceptional communicator, problem solver and leader with experience implementing and leading healthcare programs and services.
Katie has focused her career on care management and care coordination as well as all aspects of the Health Home program. Before joining HMA, she served as director of Health Home Program for Hudson River Healthcare (HRHCare) where she oversaw the largest New York State Medicaid Health Home Care Management program across 10 counties.
Her work included creating and maintaining policies and standards, leading acquisition and integration efforts, managing staff and staffing needs, and serving as an advocate and liaison to improve policies, payment rates, and address change.
Katie has strong management experience including team leadership, staff mentoring and serving as a strategic planning expert. She served HRHCare in a variety of other capacities including program manager and Community HealthCorp/Americorps volunteer.
Her work as an Americorps volunteer included helping Spanish-speaking community members navigate local resources, starting a community health workers program to survey local businesses, teaching an English as a second language class and leading a Spanish-speaking women’s group.
She is dedicated to providing better healthcare for all and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Gettysburg College as well as completed a study abroad program in Panama where she focused on development, conservation, and research. She remains connected to Panama as the president of Few for Change, a Panama-based non-profit.