Meet the Staff

At the Long Island Health Collaborative, we have a dedicated staff funded by the Population Health Improvement Program grant from the NYSDOH. Working under the Collective Impact Model, the staff functions as the backbone for work carried out by the Collaborative. And as a team, each member brings essential skills and unique personalities to the table. Read about those skills and personalities below, click on a staff position to learn more about us!

Director      Manager, Comms & Operations      Community Health Coordinator       Data Analyst    Outreach Assistant

 

Janine Logan, Senior Director, Communications and Population Health

Janine Logan

Senior Director, Communications and Population Health

Janine Logan is the senior director of communications and population health for the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, a post she has held since 2002. Prior to this appointment, she served the Hospital Council as editor of is publication – Hospital and Health News – the only regional health care trade publication of its kind in the area.

In her role as communications director, Logan coordinates marketing/communications initiatives for the Hospital Council, ensuring that the appropriate messages about hospitals and health care policy are delivered and understood by such targeted audiences as, the media, lawmakers, business and industry, government agencies, allied health associations, and the public.

She previously served as assistant director of public relations for South Oaks Hospital, a comprehensive behavioral health care facility, and its sister agency, Broadlawn Manor. Both are located on Long Island.

From 1982 to 1988, she served as the public relations coordinator for the National Catholic Development Conference, headquartered in Hempstead, New York, a membership association for religious fundraising organizations.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communication arts from St. John's University and is nationally accredited by the Public Relations Society of America in the practice of public relations – a distinction for which she must maintain continuing accreditation every three years.

She resides in Babylon, New York with her husband and four children.

 

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Kim Whitehead, Communications Manager

Kim Whitehead

Manager of Communications and Operations

Kim is a writer. She writes things for this organization and this site. She wrote this page. She tried to write this bio. She learned how to write at SUNY Purchase, where she earned a B.A. in journalism.

Kim oversees many of the Collaborative’s projects, including coordinating meetings and events in 2019, in addition to guiding day-to-day operations of the PHIP grant and ensuring that all programs and deliverables run smoothly. 

A memory from your interview? I had taken the afternoon off from my current job to interview with Janine on a Friday at 2 p.m. It went well, until I was given a writing prompt as ‘homework’ – a 300-word press release on DSRIP and the Medicaid Redesign Team Waiver. Yea, I didn’t know what those things were either, and I had 24 hours to write it. So I holed up in a library for a full Friday night and Saturday morning, emailed the release 15 minutes past two on Saturday, and waited days to hear back. I thought those 15 minutes had cost me the job. Clearly they didn’t, but the three weeks between my interview and the job offer were stressful – and looking back, that was a damn good press release. 

Best part of working here so far? We all say it, because it’s true – it’s the people. Yes, the work we do is fantastic, yes it's rewarding, and yes, there are a lot of good lunch spots near the office. But nothing compares to how extraordinary this team is, and how lucky I am to know and work and succeed with them.

Favorite project? Building the Long Island Health Collaborative website was one of my first projects here. To this day it continues to grow and evolve, serving our members and the public in new and vital ways, and it is still my favorite thing to work on and develop. 

Something you’ve learned? There’s almost nothing you can’t teach yourself in the 45 minutes before a meeting.

Best way to get your steps in? A lunchtime walk.

And the worst way? A lunchtime walk to Dunkin Donuts.

Last book you read? The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin

What would the title of your biography be? Train Tracks and Cheese Plates and Bad Budgeting Skills

 

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Pascale Fils-Aime, Community Engagement AssistantPascale Fils-Aime

Community Health Coordinator

Welcome to Pascale! Another MPH Stony Brook University grad, Pascale simultaneously pursued her MBA, after receiving her dual B.S./B.A. in health sciences/sociology. This girl loves school. (“But do I?” - Pascale.)

As the Community Health Coordinator, Pascale spearheads health projects whose outcomes depend on her outreach. An understanding of each of our members, their goals, their services, and their resources, makes her an invaluable resource for the Collaborative. And for the work of the PHIP staff, she improves each project with her willingness to rise to any and every challenge.

Wanna know a little more about the girl who knows it all?

Role and responsibilities? Keep the mood light and work on my future stand-up routine while keeping the calendar up-to-date, the weekly event blast on point, and meetings scheduled and running smoothly.

A memory from your interview? I met Neffy, a woman in another department, in the lobby before my interview. She told me she loved my wine colored pants, and because she was wearing the same colored dress, that I’d probably be hired. That was for my internship in late 2015, and here I am! 

Describe your desk. Organized chaos.

Favorite Collaborative project? I’m really enjoying the library asset mapping. My first job in high school was as a page in the Brentwood Library, so it feels a bit like going home.

Best way to get your steps in? People watching in New York City on a summer day. 

And the worst way? Chasing a small child who has your phone.

Last gift you gave to someone? I got my little cousin (11-years-old) a marble run playset – it’s just different shaped plastic pipes and a couple of marbles to create your own marble roller-coaster. He absolutely loved it and I’m worried I won’t be able to top it for Christmas. Thinking of faking my own death.

What would the title of your biography be? Funnier Than Expected

Looking to the future, you image the LIHC . . . Working like a well-oiled machine – meetings being attended, projects being executed and evaluated, cheers from the Collaborative, gold medals, acceptance speeches.

 

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Paul LovePaul Love

Data Analyst

Meet Paul! The Do-It-All Data Analyst for the Long Island Health Collaborative and the PHIP, Paul received an MPH with specialization in health analytics from Stony Brook University. Paul has a diverse background in Math and Analytics with a certification in Math Education and years of experience in business intelligence. 

Paul handles everything this Collaborative and its members can think of - and that's a lot. Mapping, geocoding, data explanations and analysis, demographics, SPARCS. If you need help with it, he's your guiding light.

Want to learn a little more about Paul? See what he's got to say!

Best part of working here so far? The people here are truly wonderful. It's such a great team and work environment. The camaraderie means there’s never any lack of ideas, there's always people to provide feedback, and you're sure to have lots of laughs.

Hobbies? Anything that keeps me moving: Mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, kayaking, rock climbing, yoga and painting. 

Any pets? Too many cats

Last book you read? Ready Player One

 

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Cathryn BeemanCathryn Beeman

Outreach Assistant 

Introducing Cat! She received her B.S. in Wellness Management from SUNY Oswego. (Yes, it’s really cold there.) Cat loved her time there and spent equal effort learning about the public health field, and managing how to live successfully in a frozen tundra. 

Roles and Responsibilities? As the Outreach Assistant, I get to dabble in many different projects here at LIHC, such as the Are You Ready, Feet™ physical activity program, the Cultural Competency Health Literacy, and maintaining a positive and effective social media presence.

Hobbies? I try to be as active as I can, and I am happiest outside exploring nature. I love hiking, biking, and kayaking, and as a newbie to Long Island, I am having a great time checking out all of the trails and parks. My favorites so far are Caumsett State Park and Shelter Island! 

Family Tree? I grew up in a military family, and both of my parents are from Texas…so basically I never got away with anything growing up, although my brothers and I never stopped trying. 

Best part of working here so far? Everyone loves food and eating as much as I do. My Long Island restaurant bucket list grows every day!

Best way to get your steps in? Walking around Target.

And the worst way? Walking around Target on payday.

Dinner with one person? Michelle Obama. I would love to hear her insight on everything from politics and social justice, to fashion and being an overall boss lady. I wouldn’t be mad if Barack came with her.  

 

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