Conference 2019: 2020 Board of Directors Candidates

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October 2019, the membership will be asked to cast votes, as required by our bylaws, to officially install new Alliance Board members into director and officer positions in 2020.  Please review the following candidates for addition to NYSBHA’s Board of Directors:


Candidate: Ben Anderson

Position: Board Director

About Ben

Ben Anderson is the Director of Health Policy at Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY). There, he develops and manages CDF-NY’s poverty and health policy portfolio, analyzing poverty and health data. Anderson also chairs the Public Programs Group, a joint workgroup comprised of consumer health advocates and senior
management from the NYS Office of Health Insurance Programs and focused on publicly-funded health coverage programs, and serves on NYS school-based health center Medicaid managed care carve-in workgroups. Prior to CDF-NY, Ben did policy work for Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and First Five Nebraska. He has served as an attorney for several organizations, including the Georgia Department of Community Health.


Candidate: April Lee, MD, FAAP
Position: Board Director
About April
April C. Lee, M.D. is Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital. She is a dedicated clinician, educator, and researcher in the field of Adolescent Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), involved in the Section of Adolescent Health, Council on School Health and New York Committee of Adolescence. She is also a Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). She is the medical director for both the School Health Center at New Dorp High School and the School Health & Wellness Center at Port Richmond High School. Under her leadership, there has been expansive growth within the Division of Adolescent Medicine which coordinates several grant funded programs including the Family Grant Program and Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. These programs provide opportunities to increase existing clinical services to underserved populations.


NYSBHA’s Current Board Members