Senior Leadership

A MESSAGE FROM MIRIAM Y. VEGA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center website. For more than 30 years, our mission at the Health Center has been to deliver affordable, accessible and excellent health care, promote community wellness through preventative care programs and to improve the patient experience by insuring that our patients are treated with the dignity they are entitled to. By merging inclusion and respect for diversity with access to exceptional medical care, we improve lives, transform our communities and achieve critical health care equity.

Healthcare today faces many challenges but our commitment to meeting those challenges has never been greater. Addabbo will be responding to the ever-changing landscape with innovation, flexibility, resourcefulness, financial stewardship and transformative models which will enrich the healthcare services we provide.

We recognize that wellness is not simply a matter of going to your doctor. Excellent comprehensive medical care must include the social, community and environmental factors that influence our patients. In today’s stressful world, trauma-informed approaches to healthcare are essential to high-quality health care and patient engagement in their own health. Honoring our proud past, we will always stay on a path of continuous improvement.

Our dedicated Board of Directors, leadership team and staff remain committed to the communities we serve and to raising the bar for health care delivery in our communities. All of us are here to help you live a healthier life.

I urge you to review our website and take note of the many services we provide, free testing services, special programs and events in the community, health tips and resources. Thank you for choosing the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center as your Medical Home and for entrusting your family’s medical care to us.

Senior Leadership

Miriam Y. Vega, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Miriam Vega, PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc. An experienced executive of non-profit organizations, including...

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Adriana Velasco, MSN, MPH, CNS, LNC

Chief Operating Officer

Adriana Velasco, MSN, MPH, CNS, LNC, joins the Senior Management Team at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center with 27 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare consulting. She is highly regarded as an outgoing, result-driven leader, mentor, motivator...

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Ari Benjamin, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Benjamin was born into a family of hard workers and a family that was always engaged in helping others and giving back to their community to improve the lives of others. He inherited that spirit of community and was eager to go to medical school to fulfill his life’s dream. That dream included being able to make a positive difference by serving in and near the community in which he grew up – Rochdale Village in Jamaica, Queens, New York...

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Marijan Pavisic

Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. Marijan Pavisic joins the JPA staff with over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Resources management. He is a hands-on manager with broad-based experience in HR management, labor relations, training and development with a goal of helping an organization successfully...

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Roopak Manchanda

Chief Information Officer

Roopak Manchanda serves as a portfolio CIO for the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center and has been a member of the senior leadership team for several Community Health Centers nationally...

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Lawrence J. Wojcik, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Lawrence Wojcik joins JPA with many years of expertise leading multiple functional areas in public, private, non-profit and Private Equity owned companies ranging in size from $50M to $4B...

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