Officers

Amanda Heron Parsons, MD, MBA, Board Chair
William Bifulco, MBA, Vice Chair
Zenali Tirado, JD, Secretary
Lionell G. Jackson, MBA, Treasurer

Chairs Emeriti

Charles L. Burgess
Riccardo Salmona
Gaetano R. Vicinelli

Directors

Yves Filius
Salvatore Gogliormella, JD
Neil Leibowitz, MD, JD
Donna Lichti
Tina (HsinTing) Liu, CPA, MBA
Dennis Murphy, PharmD
John P. Nero
Lilliam Perez
Sara Schacter-Erenburg, MSEd, CRC
Jodi Sturgeon
Seth Townsend, PhD, MBA
William M. Trust, Jr., CPA
Janine Van Staden, CPA
Paul L. Wilder

Directors Emeriti

Virginia Bird
Steve Edwards
Laura Parsons, PsyD

Amanda Parsons, MBA, MD | Board Chair

Amanda Parsons, MBA, MD is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at MetroPlus Health Plan and is an Assistant Professor of Family & Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine headquartered in the Bronx. She most recently served as Vice President of Community & Population Health at Montefiore Health System, where she oversaw community interventions aimed at improving health and wellness of patients, staff, and communities. She also led Montefiore’s Bronx DSRIP activities and oversaw the design and implementation of several new workflows including social determinants of health screening.

Prior to that, she was Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) where she oversaw the Primary Care Information Project, Correctional Health Services, Primary Care Access and Planning as well as IT, Finance, Admin and Legal bureaus. Dr. Parsons previously worked for McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager serving healthcare clients. She earned her M.D. and M.B.A from Columbia University.

Dr. Parsons is passionate about improving health and health care quality, correctional health and reducing disparities for vulnerable populations. Dr. Parsons also serves on the Board of the Directors of the Vera Institute of Justice, VIP Community Services, I-MAK and the New York eHealth Collaborative, and is on the Chairman’s Council of the New York Restoration Project. She is a recipient of Crains’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 award and the 25 Bronx Influential Women 2018 award. She serves on several committees including NCQA’s Clinical Performance Measurement Committee and co-leader of the NYC Mayor’s Task Force on Criminal Justice’s Release Re-entry Workgroup.

William Bifulco, MBA | Vice Chair

William Bifulco is a native New Yorker who joined the VIP Board of Directors in 2017.

Will is Vice President of Clinical Administration of The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.  He is responsible for the operations of all of the clinical services offered.  Will also provides guidance on the setting of the organization’s strategic priorities.  Will is also an active Professor of Clinical Informatics at SUNY Stony Brook.  Will joined Brookdale in 2014 to focus his career on servicing the underserved from Southampton Hospital, where he served as VP/CIO and VP Ambulatory services.

Will graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and his MBA.  Will received the Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY Stony Brook in 2006.  Will continues to collaborate with his alma mater by in 2016 publishing an article on Babesia infections in The Journal of Clinical Chemistry.  Will lives on Long Island with his wife, Noreen and their son, Conor.

Zenali Tirado, JD | Secretary of the Board

Bio coming soon

Lionel G. Jackson, MBA | Treasurer of the Board

Bio coming soon