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Happy Thanksgiving from ACA/NY Leadership

Staff Shares Their Thanks

“I am thankful for being surrounded by a dedicated team of professionals who are all committed to improving the quality of life for people with IDD and their families (my son and our family being one of them).”Nick Cappoletti, ACA/NY CEO

“In this month when Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, I have been reflecting on what I am most grateful for. One of the first things that comes to mind is our talented ACA/NY employees. Thank you for the work you do to make ACA/NY great. I am grateful for your dedication, willingness, and consistent efforts to support our members in so many ways.”  Jaime Madden, ACA/NY COO

“Each day I stand in gratitude for being a part of the leadership team at ACA/NY and LIFEPlan CCO. I am also thankful for my dedicated team, and we are making a difference in the lives of our members. My biggest blessing is my family.”Maher Najjar, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

“I am thankful for my family for loving me, bringing me joy, keeping me grounded and allowing me to be myself!”Gerard Joseph, Chief Financial Officer

“I am thankful for the health and happiness of my family, friends, and colleagues, in addition to the gift of allowing us all to come together again to connect in person and share the company of many who are very dear to me.”Carolyn Leary, Sr. VP, Care Management

“I am thankful that I work for an organization and supervisor which has allowed me to grow professionally while also growing personally with an ever-expanding family and responsibility outside of work.   Being able to balance both- has been a blessing to me, this year especially.”Beth Peterson, Sr. Vice President of Policy and Planning

“I am thankful for the people I worked with ACA/NY as I went through personal challenges during the pandemic. It is the greatest honor of my life to serve alongside such a talented and resolute workforce. I look forward to strengthening that collaboration and partnership with care management and the support departments at both ACA/NY and LIFEPlan CCO.”Baturu Mboge, VP of Learning and Development

“I am thankful for my family, my health, and the opportunity to impact the lives of people with IDD through such a supportive and innovative organization.  I am especially thankful for our Care Managers and Supervisors at ACA/NY and LIFEPlan who so tirelessly advocate for the members and families that we serve.  They are just amazing!”Jean Jacobson, Ph.D., Vice President of Clinical Services

“I am thankful that as a woman of color I have been promoted to a leadership role in an organization that I believe in and I hope that it inspires others to continue to reach for their goals.”Nicole Richardson VP, Care Management

“I am thankful for each day I have with my kids, fiancé, family and friends.”Pamela Rice, Vice President of Member Relations

“I am thankful for  the supportive, talented and committed team of Care Managers, Assistant Directors and Regional Directors  I have the pleasure of working with here at ACA/NY.” – Kimberly Jaynes, VP, Care Management

“I am thankful to be fortunate enough to work with such dedicated and hardworking Regional Directors. Their hard work and passion for what we do is what makes coming to work not just a job for me and I am grateful to have them on my team.”Renée Manza, VP, Care Management

“I am thankful for the wonderful partnerships we have all built together, the finest HR team, and that the best is yet to come for us all.”Mark S. Kanter, VP Human Resources

“I am thankful to work with talented and passionate colleagues in an environment where choice and flexibility are valued. I am thankful for my family, and particularly for my sister Connie, who reminds me every day that the work we do matters.”Janelle Fields, VP Marketing