Our Leadership

Staff

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

Bonnie Mohan has spent the past 15 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 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. 

Tess Sommer
Program Manager
tsommer@bxconsortium.org

Tess Sommer has more than 6 years of experience working in social justice, event management, coalition building, and community advocacy. As Program Manager at the Health & Housing Consortium, she develops and implements the Consortium’s programming to provide support, information, and resources to non-profit organizations and service providers in the city’s health and human services sectors. Tess also leads the Consortium’s research arm through our annual Hospital Homeless Count. With particular expertise in the convergence of domestic violence and housing insecurity, Tess also serves as a Research Consultant at Safe Horizon, the largest victim services nonprofit in the US.

From 2018-2020, Tess served as the community manager of New York-based Body Politic, a queer feminist wellness collective. Prior to her work with the Health & Housing Consortium, she was Program Manager for the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Center for Social Responsibility. She was the creator of the JCC’s Justice in Action programming, which brought together political leaders, policy advocates, and front-line activists to explore the social issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tess holds a Master’s in Urban Policy and Leadership from Hunter College. She holds additional degrees in both Political Science and Environmental Science from San Diego State University. 

Board of Directors

Officers

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

Megan's Bio

Megan Fogarty, LMSW, is Assistant Vice President of Scatter-Site Housing at The Bridge. A mission driven leader and strategist, she has expertise in working with vulnerable populations in the social service and health care systems. Prior to The Bridge, she established and led the Department of Patient Experience at BronxCare Health System. There she also served as Director of the Bronx Health Home, where she was responsible for the oversight of a network of 25 Care Management Agencies providing health home care management services to over 7,000 Medicaid recipients with chronic illness. For over 15 years, Megan managed multiple homeless services and supportive housing programs at BronxWorks, a Bronx-based settlement house and multi-service agency, last serving as Department Director of Supportive Housing and Health Policy. She assisted with the formation of The Health & Housing Consortium Inc. and currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors.

Pascale Leone
Board Vice President
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Pascale's Bio

Pascale Leone serves as CSH’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, where she brings more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating housing and public health initiatives aimed at reducing and preventing racial, ethnic, and gender-based health inequities. In this role she provides strategic direction and thought leadership to advancing the organization’s anti-racist framework, fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment and ensures accountability and commitment to equitable outcomes across the organization’s diverse portfolio. Prior to joining CSH, she held appointments at the American Lung Association, Black Women’s Health Imperative, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Pascale received her Bachelors of Arts at the University at Albany, State University of New York majoring in Africana Studies and Political Science and her Masters in Public Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in New York State.

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 

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.

Shali Sharma 
Department Director of Supportive Housing & Health Policy, BronxWorks

Shali's Bio

Coming Soon

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 previous role at Montefiore Medical Center, Keona served as 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. Keona is currently the Assistant Vice President of Programs at Breaking Ground overseeing a portfolio of transitional housing in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

 

Steering Committees

The Health & Housing Consortium has borough-based steering committees comprised of leading health care and housing providers in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Steering Committee members are our ears to the ground, keeping us informed about opportunities and challenges within their organizations and the populations they serve, and making recommendations for how the Consortium can best support them. 

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, Montefiore Medical Center

Maryum Christie, Jericho Project

Patricia Jones, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Shanaz Hosein, Greater New York Hospital Association

Shauna Barry, Bronx Works

Susan Lally, University Behavioral Associates

Wale Adegbenle, Breaking Ground

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