In pursuit of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York’s (SHIN-NY) mission to ensure fast, secure, and accurate access to patient data across the state to support the “triple aim”, NYeC interacts with a diverse group of stakeholders, including regional health information organizations (RHIOs,) government agencies and policymakers, health plans, providers, and consumers. As NYeC’s Executive Director, Valerie Grey brings deep knowledge of these groups from her wide-ranging experience in both the public and private sectors.
Most recently, Val served as Executive Vice President for Policy for the Health Care Association of New York State (HANYS), and, earlier in her career, led government affairs for a national health plan. Over the course of a long and accomplished public service career, Val served in the New York State Governor’s Office as Director of State Operations, First Deputy Secretary to the Governor, and Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, and, for the New York State Department of Health, as Assistant Commissioner of Governmental Affairs. In addition to her executive branch experience, Val held key executive leadership posts at the New York State Education Department, the New York State Comptroller’s Office, and the New York State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. Val holds a Masters degree in Economics from SUNY Albany.
Chief Information and Innovation Officer
Paul Wilder is the Chief Information and Innovation Officer of the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). In this role, Paul has responsibility for all technology assets and products at NYeC. This includes development and operation of New York’s statewide healthcare bus which securely connects the state’s regionally connected networks of healthcare providers.
These regional networks together with the NYeC bus collectively form the SHIN-NY (Statewide Health Information Network for New York) to provide statewide patient identity matching and medical record routing between providers statewide.
Paul also works with the creation of policy that supports the secure exchange of health records statewide as well as nationally, and with driving the adoption of health information technology for New York’s healthcare providers in all patient care settings. Paul has nearly two decades of experience in healthcare with a focus on information technologies in various technical, marketing, and management roles.
Chief Financial and People Officer
As Chief Financial and People Officer, Bruno brings over 30 years of financial management experience to New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) with 10 of those years in the healthcare environment.
Prior to joining NYeC, Bruno held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Vice President (VP) for Youth Consultation Service, Inc., the largest non-profit healthcare agency serving youth in the state of New Jersey. In this role, Bruno directed all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, cash flow management, financial planning, interface with the Board of Directors and the financial banking community, and monitoring of financial performance.
He has also served as CFO/Director of Operations for a technology distributor and service organization servicing Fortune 500 companies in East Rutherford, New Jersey and as Controller for a venture capital company in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he held various positions with public accounting firms.
Bruno is a hands-on financial manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Montclair State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Vice President, Statewide Services
Alexandra Cohen is the Vice President, Statewide Services at the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). She is responsible for product and project management for NYeC product lines as well as oversight of NYeC data services.
Prior to joining NYeC, she spent time working to transform primary care with Qliance Medical Management. She has spent time at Microsoft and Risk Management Solutions working on data-driven software and solutions across various industries.
Alexandra has a BA in Mathematics from Columbia University, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and a MPA in Health Policy from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU.