Who We Are

Advance Care Alliance in New York (ACA/NY) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is one of seven New York State Care Coordination Organizations (CCO) designated by the New York State Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to offer comprehensive care coordination to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). ACA/NY supports over 25,000 people in leading active, healthy and fulfilling lives throughout New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley (Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties)…

ACA/NY was created by 100+ diverse OPWDD-licensed/funded community-based agencies with decades of experience providing care for people with I/DD and their families. ACA/NY’s founding agencies and their leadership teams have been pioneers in the field, advocating for community integration and against institutionalization. They have pioneered innovative programs and approaches to supporting people with I/DD in the community.


Core Values

Choice and<br>Empowerment

Choice and

Active Family Engagement/<br>Circle of Support

Active Family Engagement/
Circle of Support

Individualized Supports<br>in a Home of Choice

Individualized Supports
in a Home of Choice

Access to Employment<br>Opportunities

Access to Employment

Community Involvement <br> and Meaningful Relationships

Community Involvement
and Meaningful Relationships

A Healthy Lifestyle<br>with Supports to<br>Ensure Personal Safety

A Healthy Lifestyle
with Supports to
Ensure Personal Safety


Service Area


What is a CCO?

Care Coordination Organizations/Health Homes (CCO) offer a new and improved service to people with I/DD called Health Home Care Management. CCO’s provide the service coordination people received from the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) program. Additionally, CCOs offer coordination of other services, such as health care, wellness, behavioral and mental health services through a single individualized Life Plan that is more comprehensive than the MSC Individualized Service Plan.

CCOs ensure that all of a person’s providers—community-based/waiver, medical and mental health—are aligned with his or her personal goals, preferences and valued outcomes.


Leadership Team

Board of Directors
  • Advance of Greater NY
    • Steven Vernikoff, President
    • Scott L. Barkin, Ph.D.
    • Arthur Palevksy
  • Alliance Care Network
    • Jill Gentile, Vice President
    • David Mandel
    • Elliot Brownstein
  • Long Island Alliance
    • Walter W. Stockton, Secretary/Treasurer
    • Robert C. Goldsmith
  • Staten Island Opportunity Alliance
    • Laura Delin
Executive Team
Lewis Grossman, CEO
Chief Executive Officer

Gerard Joseph, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly Jaynes
Vice President of Care Management

Justin Mullen
Manager of Provider Networks

Dianna Musca, LCSW
Vice President of Quality Assurance & Compliance

Jaime Madden, LCSW
Vice President of Clinical Services