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Zachariah Hennessey

Zachariah Hennessey

Healthcare/Human Services Leader
New York
Summary

Forward-thinking C-suite executive and trained board director with proven record of leadership in Healthcare, Public Health and Nonprofits during 17-year career. Significant experience growing new and strategic sources of revenue to fund innovative and cross-sector initiatives. Thought leader with strong external voice and relationships needed to advance the priorities of the health and human services sectors. Driven and ambitious change manager dedicated to professional mentorship, continuous improvement, enhancing revenue, and modernizing systems to better realize mission and vision.

Overview
13
13
years of professional experience
6
6
years of post-secondary education
Work History

Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer

Public Health Solutions
2021-11 - Current
  • Created new $3.6 M business for PHS, healthcare-community partnerships, aligned with strategic vision and mission.
  • Drove strategic planning processes and created strategic development plan aligned with mission and vision; ensured alignment between board committees.
  • Modernized infrastructure to support access to services including instituting web access portal, technology enabled network of regional service providers, new telehealth services and other modes of virtual service delivery and access.
  • Formed new funded partnerships with health systems, managed care organizations, community-based organizations and technology companies to advance innovation and modernization.
  • Led organization's city-wide response to COVID-19, forming new partnerships focused on improving resilience of health and human services sector in NYC.
  • Positioned PHS as thought leader in healthcare reform and transformation, articulating role for community-based organizations in improving how healthcare systems and managed care organizations address social determinants of health.

Vice President, Neighborhood Health

PUBLIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS
2017-07 - 2021-10
  • Worked with Board, members of Executive Team and external stakeholders to develop new Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
  • Lead $33 Million division of more than 275 staff providing public health services at more than 20 sites including health insurance and benefits, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive healthcare, food and nutrition, and tobacco control.
  • Grew division revenue by 14% and diversified funding sources, raising more than $4 M from new non-government sources to support innovations in social determinants of health.
  • Represented PHS in media and at conferences and chaired critical regional boards and committees, including NYC COVID-19 Rapid Response Coalition and NYC COVID-19 Test & Trace Evaluation Workgroup.
  • Lead PHS’ business development efforts and developed and presented quarterly reports for CEO and Board of Directors.

Assistant Vice President, Population Health

WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER
2014-08 - 2017-07
  • Established and led Division of Community and Population Health, including more than 100 staff working to improve local structural, environmental, and social determinants of health.
  • Doubled grants revenue over four years and developed and secured $58 Million in capital to expand emergency department and establish new ambulatory care centers.
  • Integrated Infectious Disease prevention and treatment services at one newly-renovated community-based site.
  • Recruited first Director of Behavioral Health and established outpatient behavioral health services including Depression Care Management and Buprenorphine Treatment in Primary Care.
  • Led hospital participation in New York State’s Medicaid reform efforts, Delivery System Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program and developed processes for improving value- and quality-based payments.
  • Led community relations and developed hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Service Plan.
  • Co-chaired hospital’s Research Committee and served as technical advisor to Institutional Review Board.

Director of Special Projects

MOUNT SINAI INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE
2010-12 - 2014-07
  • Led $6.5 Million division of grant-funded Special Projects, responsible for all aspects including finance/budgeting, personnel, operations, quality improvement and evaluation; developed data snapshots for outcome monitoring and performance improvement.
  • Secured more than $20 M in new, multi-year government and foundation grants for Special Projects.
  • Served as interim Research Director, managing all research studies and staff, preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and renewals, chairing Research Committee, and negotiating research collaboration contracts and subcontracts with academic partners.
  • Integrated and monitored HIV testing according to new law, and established HIV non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis protocols and services.
  • Led HIV clinical education for healthcare providers, as well as internship and volunteer programs; developed peer training curriculum and coordinated patient advisory boards.
  • Represented needs of HIV positive persons and other vulnerable populations on Mayor’s HIV Planning Council.
  • Developed and delivered high impact presentations to executive leadership and community stakeholders, including presentation of quality and evaluation data at national and international conferences.

Director of Development and Evaluation

ECQ GROUP
2008-10 - 2010-10
  • Consulted for broad range of non-profit clients including health care providers (safety net hospitals and community health centers), substance abuse treatment programs, community based organizations, advocacy groups, and faith based organizations.
  • Won successful $125 M competitive reapplication for NYC's Ryan White funding for persons living with HIV/AIDS, resulting in largest single year award in NYC’s Ryan White funding history.
  • Increased government and foundation grants for broad range of non-profit clients through prospect research and grant-writing, including large, multi-year federal grant applications.
  • Evaluated services for client organizations including community needs assessments, key informant interviews, and focus groups.
  • Trained and educated organizations on grant writing, grants management, program evaluation, and cultural competence.
Education

M.A. Developmental Psychology

Teacher’s College, Columbia University
2003-09 - 2006-01

B.A Psychology

Rutgers College, Rutgers University
1999-09 - 2003-05
Skills

    Business development

Leadership

Strategic Planning

Innovation

Financial Transformation

Strategic Partnerships

Affiliations

Board Member, Ridgewood YMCA

Advisor/Investor, Fruit Street Health

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Member, American Public Health Association

Member, American Evaluation Association

Timeline

Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer

Public Health Solutions
2021-11 - Current

Vice President, Neighborhood Health

PUBLIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS
2017-07 - 2021-10

Assistant Vice President, Population Health

WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER
2014-08 - 2017-07

Director of Special Projects

MOUNT SINAI INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE
2010-12 - 2014-07

Director of Development and Evaluation

ECQ GROUP
2008-10 - 2010-10

M.A. Developmental Psychology

Teacher’s College, Columbia University
2003-09 - 2006-01

B.A Psychology

Rutgers College, Rutgers University
1999-09 - 2003-05