Our Leadership

Staff

Bonnie Mohan
Co-Founder & Executive Director
bmohan@bxconsortium.org

Bonnie Mohan has spent the past 17 years navigating the worlds of housing and health care, learning how they intersect, and identifying ways they can become more integrated in order to better serve people with complex health and housing needs. Bonnie began her career in affordable housing at the University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) in the Northwest Bronx, moved on to homeless services at BronxWorks, and then made the leap to health care, serving as Assistant Director of the Bronx Lebanon Health Home during its implementation. In 2011, Bonnie helped found The Health & Housing Consortium. Under her leadership as Executive Director, the Consortium has grown to over 60 member organizations, cultivated innovative partnerships, and emerged as a go-to thought leader on health and housing in New York City. Since 2018, Bonnie has worked with NYU Langone Health to successfully expand the Consortium in Brooklyn. 

Bonnie serves on the CAPS Steering Committee, Anthos|Home Advisory Committee, and NYU Langone COVID-19 Hotel Intervention for People Experiencing Homelessness (CHIP) Study Advisory Board. She has a BA in Urban Studies and Political Science from Fordham University and served for two years in Ethiopia in the United States Peace Corps. 

Board of Directors

Officers

Patricia Hernandez, LCSW
Board President
Director of NY, NJ, and PA, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Patricia's Bio
Patricia Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over ten years in the social work profession and is passionate about advancing strategies to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Patricia has experience providing clinical services to clients in inpatient, outpatient, and supportive housing settings as well as developing population health programming in healthcare. Patricia is the Director of the Metro Team for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). She supervises a team of five and oversees strategy, program implementation, training, and project management across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to align the health, justice, aging, child welfare, and housing sectors.

Pascale Leone, MPP
Board Vice President
Executive Director, Supportive Housing Network of New York

Pascale's Bio

Pascale Leone is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Supportive Housing Network of New York,  the only supportive housing nonprofit membership organization that represents over 200 nonprofits that develop and operate supportive housing. Prior to joining the Network, Pascale was at the Corporation for Supportive Housing for 9 years, most recently serving as the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Ms. Leone was responsible for crafting and advancing CSH’s strategic vision to advance a comprehensive Racial Equity Framework both internally and externally across the organization’s lines of business which in June 2022 was awarded by Crain’s New York Business Diversity and Inclusion Showing the Way award. Pascale also draft NYS’s first ever supportive housing needs assessment which was cited in former Mayors DeBlasio’s NYC1515 announcement.  Pascale received her Bachelors of Arts at SUNY Albany majoring in Africana Studies and Political Science and her Masters in Public Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Pascale serves as an Advisory Member of the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Better Care Playbook.

James Mutton, LMSW
Board Secretary

Director of NYC Operations, Concern for Independent Living, Inc.

Jim's Bio

Jim Mutton currently serves as a Director of NYC Operations at Concern for Independent Living, Inc., a leader in the development and operation of supportive housing on Long Island and in NYC for the past 49 years. Concern and its programs have been accredited by CARF, honored with National Awards for Housing Excellence, a Benefactor’ Award from the American Institute of Architects on Long Island, the Smart Growth Award from Vision Long Island and the first Visionary Award from NAMI-NYS. Concern is known throughout New York State for its high quality housing and services. Jim is the former Regional Co-Director for the Association for Community Living (ACL) a statewide trade association for supportive housing providers and served on the Board of Director’s at Care for the Homeless, a state-of-the-art homeless healthcare organization in New York City. Holding a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College, Jim is originally from Northampton, England.

Tony Guarino
Board Treasurer
Director of Supportive Housing, Geel Community Services, Inc.

Directors 

Megan Fogarty, LMSW
Assistant Vice President of Scatter-Site Housing, The Bridge

MEGAN's Bio

Keona has been working in the social service field for over 15 years. Working with various high need populations, she has professional experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, and she previously worked at a residential facility for adolescents who have experienced complex developmental trauma with varying degrees of learning disabilities and emotional disturbance. During her tenure at BronxWorks, she has worked in the Positive Living Department with individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, as a Housing Specialist with the Homeless Outreach Team, aiding the chronic street homeless population in obtaining permanent stable housing, and at the Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School aiding over-age and under-credited youth successfully complete high school diploma. While working full-time with BronxWorks, she attended the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, graduating in August of 2012 with a focus in clinical practice with individuals and families and completed a certification in Focusing-Oriented Relational Psychotherapy in May 2016. In her current role at Montefiore Medical Center, Keona is a Project Manager overseeing the Housing At-Risk Program, assisting Montefiore patients with chronic medical conditions who are experiencing housing instability to resolve any issues impacting their health and wellbeing.

 

Amy Freeman, PhD, MPH
Director, The Brooklyn Health & Housing Consortium
Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Amy's Bio

Amy Freeman, PhD, MPH is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine. She directs the Brooklyn Health & Housing Consortium, an effort supported by NYU Langone’s Community Service Plan and developed in partnership with the Bronx Health & Housing Consortium. She has been a member of the Health & Housing Consortium Board since 2020. At NYU, she has coordinated or assisted with a number of Community Service Plan projects, including the Health + Housing Pilot Project, a Community Health Worker (CHW) intervention in subsidized housing on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. She also co-leads the Community Health Worker Research & Resource Center which provides support and professional development for CHWs and other frontline staff through an active CHW-led Learning Community. Her work focuses on social determinants of health in low-resource and immigrant communities with a particular interest in community-based participatory research.

Henie Lustgarten
Co-Founder & President Emeritus

Keona Serrano, LCSW
Assistant Vice President of Programs, Breaking Ground

Adjunct Professor, York College, CUNY

Keona's Bio

Keona has been working in the social service field for over 15 years. Working with various high need populations, she has professional experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, and she previously worked at a residential facility for adolescents who have experienced complex developmental trauma with varying degrees of learning disabilities and emotional disturbance. During her tenure at BronxWorks, she has worked in the Positive Living Department with individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, as a Housing Specialist with the Homeless Outreach Team, aiding the chronic street homeless population in obtaining permanent stable housing, and at the Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School aiding over-age and under-credited youth successfully complete high school diploma. While working full-time with BronxWorks, she attended the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, graduating in August of 2012 with a focus in clinical practice with individuals and families and completed a certification in Focusing-Oriented Relational Psychotherapy in May 2016. In her current role at Montefiore Medical Center, Keona is a Project Manager overseeing the Housing At-Risk Program, assisting Montefiore patients with chronic medical conditions who are experiencing housing instability to resolve any issues impacting their health and wellbeing.

 

Shali Sharma, LMSW 
Department Director, Supportive Housing and Health Policy, BronxWorks

Bronx Steering Committee Members
Alexa Stufano, AIRnyc
Beverly Raudales, Comunilife
Cassandra Perry, 163rd Street Improvement Council, Inc.
J. RueMel Parkin, helpNYC
Jessica Bellinder, The Legal Aid Society
Kim Freeman, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Kimberly Moore, Yeshiva University
Maryum Christie, Jericho Project
Patricia Jones, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
Shanaz Hosein, Greater New York Hospital Association
Shauna Barry, BronxWorks
Susan Lally, University Behavioral Associates
Wale Adegbenle, Breaking Ground