Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Rona Affoumado has more than 40 years of experience in health care planning, administration and program development. Today, Ms. Affoumado is an independent consultant specializing in planning, organizational development, capacity building, the evaluation of program services and the design and licensing of community-based health centers . In addition, she has been actively engaged in the implementation of several elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Notably, patient-centered medical home (PCMH), Medicaid Health Home and Hospital-Medical Home (H-MH). Ms. Affoumado also has a long association with Federally-Qualified Health Centers and, as a consultant, has assisted New York State licensed Article 28 clinics to become a FQHC or FQHC-LA.
After completing her combined MS/MUP degree with a specialization in health and social planning and health policy, she served eight years as the Executive Director of Community Health Project in New York City (now called: Callen-Lourde Health Center). Subsequently, Ms. Affoumado served as Associate Executive Director for Community Healthcare Network. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Development Corporation, and started several community-based organizations, most notably Iris House and the New York AIDS Coalition.