The Bronx RHIO has a transparent, participatory governance structure based on broad, inclusive participation of multiple stakeholders on its Board of Directors. A key strength of the Bronx RHIO is its actively engaged Board of Directors, representing the highest levels of leadership from our member organizations.

The provider community is strongly represented in the Bronx RHIO’s governance. Through membership on the Board and participation in the Clinical Committee and other Committees, clinicians have the opportunity to participate in decision-making and guide safety and quality improvements. Consumers also have voice in governance through an At-Large Director position on the Board.

Bronx RHIO Board of Directors (alpha by organization)

Maria Castaneda (Consumer Representative)
1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Eleanor Larrier
Executive Director
Bronx Community Health Network

Ivan Durbak
Chief Information Officer
BronxCare Health System

Sumir Sahgal, MD
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Essen Health Care

Kenneth Boockvar, MD
Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Elizabeth Lever
Chief Information Officer
The Institute for Family Health

Stephen Rosenthal
Senior Vice President – Population Health Management
President & CEO – CMO, Montefiore Care Management
Montefiore Health System

Lois J. Bookhardt-Murray, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Morris Heights Health Center

David Lee, MPH, MBA
Executive Director of Information Strategy
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Disease Control
Strategy Advisor | H+H Test and Trace Corps, Tracing

Luz Liebeskind
Chief Financial Officer
RiverSpring Health/Hebrew Home

Jitendra Barmecha, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP
Chief Information Officer
SVP – IT & Clinical Engineering
SBH Health System

Paloma Hernandez
President and CEO
Urban Health Plan

Board Officers

Jitendra Barmecha, MD     Chair
Paloma Hernandez            Vice Chair
Ivan Durbak                      Secretary
Luz Liebeskind                 Treasurer

Bronx RHIO Committees and Chairs

Clinical Committee
Lois J. Bookhardt-Murray, MD, Chair
Morris Heights Health Center

Executive Committee
Jitendra Barmecha, MD, Chair
SBH Health System

Finance & Audit Committee
Luz Liebeskind, Chair
RiverSpring Health/Hebrew Home

Health Information Management (HIM) Committee
JoAnn Ferrara, MBA, RHIT, CHP, Chair
BronxCare Health System

Information Security Committee
Robert Dalrymple, Chair
Montefiore IT

Patients Rights and Members Responsibilities Committee
Maria Casteneda, Chair
1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Research and Quality Improvement Committee
Kenneth Boockvar, MD, Chair
James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Technical/Steering Committee
Ivan Durbak, Chair
BronxCare Health System

Bronx RHIO 2022 Board & Committee Meeting Schedule
Board Minutes