Home Services is Here
Greater resources. More personalized services. Better data
insights. Skyward Health is reinventing the way health
homes deliver value and transform lives.
Amplifying the Power to Change Lives
In 2022, Skyward Health was born through the merger of the Health Home divisions of Sun River Health and Community Healthcare Network (CHN).
Together, we can better carry out our mission of serving New York State’s most underserved Medicaid members to live better, healthier lives.
We like to say we’re both the newest and the most experienced Health Home in New York State. Our team brings over 200 years of combined health home experience. Skyward Health is built on the lessons we’ve learned along the way.
The result is an organization that is better equipped to improve member outcomes. And to help our partner agencies run more efficiently and profitably. Call it Health Home 2.0.
Coordinating care for underserved Medicaid members is
complex. We make it simple. That’s the power of experience.
A licensed social-worker, Ms. Hopkins believes in using a strengths-based, “whole-person” approach. She has over twenty years’ experience working in community care coordination with the goal of helping families, children and adults with physical, emotional and behavioral challenges to identify and accomplish their goals. Transitioning from working in non-for profit mental health agencies to an FQHC allowed her to gain perspective into how access to high-quality wrap-around health care enhances the work done in communities, when people are healthy they are better positioned to accomplish their goals and fulfill their dreams!
A seasoned leader specializing in creating collaborative, efficient programs that improve outcomes and maximize staff potential. Ms. Hopkins has advocated with state legislators on behalf of children and families and sits on the Board of the Health Home Coalition and acts as the co-chair of the Health Home Service Children Sub-Committee.
Thomas Nemeth is the Director of Business Operations. His professional philosophy is that “Everything can always be done better” and, at Skyward Health, he is surrounded by people who are so dedicated to their mission that better isn’t out of reach: It’s just the next thing to grab. He has been a registered nurse since 2014 and has been been working to bring technological advancements to healthcare, to make everything better, since 2008.
Vitina Salvato is the the Director of Quality and Compliance for Skyward Health Home. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working in the Care Management field.
She chose to become a member of the Skyward Health Team because she is invested in improving the lives of others. As the Director of Quality and Compliance, she has the ability to make an impact at the Health Home level, because of her genuine understanding of the Care Management experience and knowing how their efforts can ultimately influence quality.
She loves that Skyward Health allows she and her team the ability to make progress toward improving the quality of services being delivered! She believes that the Skyward Health Home team shares the common objective of helping their members towards their personalized recovery goals and achieving measures that will improve their overall health.
Carmen has extensive health care and social service experience in administrative and senior leadership roles in Care Management, FQHC, Hospital and Domestic Violence setting. She has worked in community and patient relations providing support and advocacy for child abuse, domestic violence, and substance use disorder. Carmen successfully assisted in managing a State funded program overseeing daily operations, managing new initiatives, developed policies and procedures and build Community Based Organization relationships leading to partnerships.
Anne K. Nolon, MPH, Chief Executive Officer– Anne Kauffman Nolon has provided vision and leadership to Sun River Health, formerly Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), for more than 40 years. As CEO, Ms. Nolon is responsible for guiding the growth and development of one of the largest community health center systems in New York State from a single primary care site in Peekskill to a network of forty (40) directly-operated Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island; additional health centers through sub-recipient agreements, including health centers serving the developmentally disabled; mobile health center vans; and a regional migrant voucher program serving 11 county agricultural region in southeastern New York State.
Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, Ms. Nolon has implemented broad goals that have culminated in a staff of over 2,000 serving approximately 245,000 patients throughout the network. Ms. Nolon was named a Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitor in Community Health Policy at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services where she focused on health care policy for improving access to care for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and was also appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health for four years. She has been a member of the CHCANYS Board of Directors since the organization’s inception. Among her many awards and honors, she was inducted into the NACHC Grassroots Advocacy Hall of Fame in 2015. Ms. Nolon received her Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Planning from the Pennsylvania State University.
Robert M. Hayes has served as President and CEO of Community Healthcare Network (CHN) since 2015. CHN operates 14 federally qualified health centers in New York City providing integrated care to 85,000 patients annually.
Mr. Hayes has deep experience in leading mission-driven organizations that advocate for and deliver, both locally and nationally, direct services to people in need. Mr. Hayes founded and led the National and New York Coalitions for the Homeless, winning the nation’s first Right to Shelter court ruling and battling to remedy many of the upstream causes of homelessness. This included leading litigation and other advocacy campaigns to address the shortage of supportive housing for people with mental illness, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Mr. Hayes’s advocacy also forced increases in protective and preventive services for families in need.
More recently, Mr. Hayes served as President of the Medicare Rights Center, a non-profit organization supporting consumer interests in national and state debates over issues of healthcare and aging. He also oversaw consumer protection for more than two million Americans with Medicare as the Senior Vice President for Health Quality at Universal American Corp. Mr. Hayes has also practiced law with firms in New York and Maine, including Sullivan & Cromwell and O’Melveny & Myers.
Mr. Hayes has an unwavering commitment to social justice and issues of equity. He is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has been awarded honorary degrees by 11 colleges and universities. Mr. Hayes is a graduate of Georgetown University and the New York University School of Law.
Jessica is a board certified healthcare executive with comprehensive experience in business operations, health information technology and data analytics, quality management, administration, care management and value-based program models. Jessica has over 20 years of experience in non-profit and for profit healthcare organizations serving high need and under-resourced communities throughout the country with a particular focus in NYS.
In her current role as Chief, Population Health at Sun River health, Jessica oversees population health management strategies aimed to improve clinical quality outcomes and cost of care for patients under value based care arrangements. She also has responsibility for the organization’s care management, adult day health care, patient experience, and risk management departments. Throughout her career, she has provided strategic leadership in an era of health care delivery system reform, leveraging population health data, quality metrics, and care management to drive improvement in the health and wellbeing of individuals.
Alan Wengrofsky is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Community Healthcare Network. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of New York since 1993 and began his career with Loeb & Troper, LLC. where he specialized in not-for-profit and healthcare accounting.
Prior to coming to Community Healthcare Network, Mr. Wengrofsky was the CFO of a nursing home chain with annual revenue of $500 million dollars. He currently serves as a member of the finance committee of a private school and has previously served on the board of a not-for-profit agency.
Dorothy Farley is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R) who received her master’s degree in social work from the Hunter College School of Social Work.
While she assumed the position of Vice President of Social Services in 1999, she began her career at CHN managing a teen program and would later become a center Social Worker. She has extensive experience in coordinated care delivery and social services.
In her time at CHN, Ms. Farley has overseen the successful transition of the organization’s COBRA Case Management Program from a fledging one team service in the Bronx to one of the largest COBRA CFP Programs in the state. This award-winning program enabled CHN to successfully transition to a New York State Health Home Lead in Brooklyn & Queens. Ms. Farley also oversaw the integration of the Article 31 Licensed Behavioral Health and Social Services program, which allows patients to receive their medical, behavioral and social services all in the same clinic. She currently sits on the Integration of Care Committee as a voting member of the HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council of New York City.
and Agencies than Any Health Home in
New York State
Our extended reach is one of our strengths. Our partner
agencies benefit from our economies of scale combined
with personalized service. Our members benefit from more
options and better continuity of care. When it comes to
Health Homes, bigger really is better.
A “Health Home” is not a place; it is a group of health care and service providers working together to make sure Medicaid recipients with intense needs and chronic conditions get the care and services they require. Skyward Health is a lead Health Home serving adults and children in New York State. Please visit https://www.health.ny.gov for more information.
Not currently, but we have plans to expand to different kinds or care coordination and services that help children, adults and families in the future.
Skyward Health works in the 5 boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the Upper and Lower Hudson Valley region including the following counties: Bronx, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Westchester.
Skyward Health is proud to be partnering with the following MCO’s to improve outcomes for members: Amidiacare, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP), Emblem, Healthfirst, MetroPlus, MVP Health Care, Molina, Empire, Fidelis, Select Health and United Healthcare.
Skyward Health serves member of all ages through our Care Management Agency partners. Our Health Home is designated to be a Health Home Serving Children and a Health Home Serving Adults.
Reach out to our team anytime at SkywardHealth@skywardhealth.org.
Things for you as a member of the CHN or CCC lead Health will not change. Unless you reach out to say you want something to change, your care manager, care management agency, insurance and doctors will stay exactly the same.
People with active Medicaid can reach out to the Skyward Health team to see if they qualify for services at SkywardHealth@skywardhealth.org or by calling 888-980-8410. Family, friends and care givers can also reach out for more information.
Learn more about partnering with New York State’s largest and most experienced Health Home.