Our
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Christopher Joseph
Executive Director

For the last 13 years, Christopher (pronouns he/him) has been dedicated to addressing health and social inequities among vulnerable NYC communities. Christopher joined the EngageWell IPA in January 2019 as Director of Programs, overseeing program innovation and quality management initiatives, and assumed the Executive Director role in July 2021. Prior to EngageWell, Christopher oversaw NYC's largest HIV Care Coordination Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and managed an SDOH intervention at Woodhull Medical Center where undergrad Health Advocates connected Brooklyn families’ to community resources and government benefits as a standard of care. Since 2011, Christopher has sat on the HIV Health and Human Services, HIV Planning Council and Integration of Care Committee helping improve NYC's safety-net system for people with HIV. Christopher was also an Adjunct Instructor for four years at LaGuardia Community College where he taught Population Health for the Community Health Worker Workforce Development Program. In 2015, Christopher’s health equity work earned him a NASW-NYC Emerging Social Work Leadership Award.  He earned Master's degrees in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Cheyenne Stewart
Manager of Special Projects

Cheyenne Stewart (pronouns they/she) joined the EngageWell team as the Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Project Coordinator in June 2019 and became the Manager of Special Projects in July 2020. Prior to joining EngageWell, they were a Program Coordinator at NYS Clinical Education Initiative’s HIV/HCV Center of Excellence based at Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, where they organized New York State’s first clinical preceptorship on providing Transgender-Affirming Primary Care for providers in under-resourced areas. Their background is in population health, with a focus in social determinants of health, economic justice, and LGBTQ health. They received their Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Board Members:

  • NADINE AKINYEMI

    Board Chair
    Executive Director,
    Bridging Access to Care
  • KISHANI MORENO

    Board Secretary
    Chief Operating Officer,
    GMHC
  • MITCH EISENBERG

    Board Treasurer
    Chief Fianancial Officer,
    ACQC
  • MATTHEW BERNARDO

    Board Member
    President,
    Housing Works
  • MICHAEL ERHARD

    Board Member
    Senior Vice President of HIV/AIDS, Health, Housing,
    CAMBA
  • JAMES SCHILLER

    Board Member
    Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Executive Director,
    Argus Community
  • GARY STANKOWSKI

    Board Member
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,
    NADAP
  • CARINE JOCELYN

    Board Member
    Executive Director
    Diaspora Community Services, Inc.
  • SAM RIVERA

    Board Member
    Executive Director
    Washington Heights Corner Project & New York Harm Reduction Educators