Sophie Pauze is Senior Director, Strategy & Impact at the NYC Health + Hospitals Office of Behavioral Health. Her cross-functional leadership role spans strategic planning, workforce development, external affairs, and performance and project management, to maximize processes and outcomes as our portfolio expands to meet the growing behavioral health crisis. Sophie is also charged with implementing strategic priorities in partnership with City and State agencies, such as the Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence and the 1115 Waiver, critical NYS investments to rebuild core acute inpatient and outpatient capacity system-wide. Outside of her work in healthcare, Sophie has been teaching and mentoring for the last 15 years with organizations such as Tribeca Language, Cambridge Coaching, Citizen Schools and others. Sophie has a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU Wagner School of Public Service (2017) and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College (2008). She also sits on the board of Barbershop Books as Chair of the fundraising committee.