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Board of Directors

As a federally qualified community health center, the Institute’s Board of Directors includes several patients from the communities we serve, as well as local public health and health care leaders and experts.

Executive Staff

The Institute’s executive staff provides leadership and vision for all of our programs.

Neil Calman, MD, ABFP, FAAFP
Co-founder, President & CEO

Senior Vice Presidents

Edward Fried, MA
Senior Vice President, Administration

Maxine Golub, MPH
Senior Vice President, Planning and Development

Nicole Nurse, RN, BSN, MBA
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Compliance

Robert Schiller, MD, ABFP
Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs
Chair, Graduate Medical Education, Institute for Family Health
Chair, Beth Israel Department of Family Medicine

Vice Presidents

Carol Bouton
Vice President, Business Development

Kathleen Cresswell
Chief Information Officer, Practice Operations

Yvonne Eisner, RN, C, FNP
Co-founder, Institute for Family Health
Vice President, Clinical Services
Clinical Director, Bronx Region and Walton Family Health Center

Eric Gayle, MD, FAAFP
Vice President, Clinical Services – New York City

Kenneth Hamilton
Vice President, Facilities

Kwame Kitson, MD
Vice President, Continuous Quality Improvement

Caroline DiCioccio, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Walter Woodley, MD
Vice President, Clinical Services – Mid-Hudson


The Institute for Family Health was founded by Neil Calman, MD; James J. Deary III, MA, EdD; Yvonne Eisner, RN, C, FNP; and Eric Walsh, MD.