President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Saitowitz brings over thirty years of experience in clinical social work practice along with her executive management focusing on services to Children & families within the child Welfare as well as children and families connected to the NYS Medicaid Healthcare systems. In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF), Ms. Saitowitz oversees the largest designated Health Home Serving Children in the downstate region whose provider network includes more than 40 community-based agencies, over 2,000 care managers serving over 15,000 children monthly in the downstate New York region. CCF is also a designated Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) provider agency and more recently has acquired the AsOne Healthcare, IPA where she serves as Interim Acting Executive Director and Board Vice Chair. Ms. Saitowitz continues to play an active role advocating for services to children & families throughout New York state. She has served on the board of the NYS Health Home Coalition representing sub-contracted provider agencies on statewide committees and is also the co-chair of the Federal CMS Integrated Care for Kids (IncK) pilot program in the Bronx with Montefiore Hospital System. 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 as an individual and family therapist. 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 & Families 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 service delivery 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.
Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland.