Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Saitowitz brings more than twenty-five years of experience in clinical practice along with executive management focusing on services to children in the child welfare systems. In her role as Chief Executive Officer of The Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF), Ms. Saitowitz oversees more than 40 community-based, care management agencies serving the largest child-designated health home designated system in the downstate New York region. Ms. Saitowitz continues to play an active role advocating for services to children by serving on the board of the NYS Health Home Coalition representing her contracted provider agencies on statewide committees. Ms. Saitowitz has a long track record of leading organizations focused on service delivery in the behavioral healthcare arena, primarily operating in urban environments. Ms. Saitowitz started her career as a frontline case worker serving inner city youth towards the end of the crack epidemic in Ft. Collins, Colorado and later in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Saitowitz has served as the Associate Executive Director for New Alternatives for Children (NAC), one of the city’s most specialized, non-profit child welfare agencies as well as the Director of the Bridges to Health (B2H) Medicaid Waiver Program for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services(ACS). Throughout her career as a licensed clinical social worker, Ms. Saitowitz has focused on special needs children facing trauma and crisis. Ms. Saitowitz has worked as a psychotherapist in one of the largest residential treatment facilities in the state of Maryland. After moving to New York, Ms. Saitowitz was a member of the NY State Medicaid Redesign Children’s subcommittee and worked closely with state partners, advocates and providers to improve services and supports for children and families with special needs. Ms. Saitowitz holds an undergraduate degree in social work from Colorado State University and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland.