St. Peter's Health Partners
Deborah began her career in Medical Social Work at a local Trauma Center in Albany NY area. In 2015, Deborah joined St. Peters Health Partners, an expansive birth to death continuum, employing over 12,000 colleagues, as the Manager of Care Coordination at their 115 bed, freestanding Acute Rehabilitation Hospital, Sunnyview Rehabilitation. Deborah lead Case Management/Social Work. During this time, Deborah worked cooperatively with multiple divisions of St. Peter’s Health Partners to better mitigate social determinants of health for complex patients, helping facilitate patients to the right level of care.
Currently, Deborah serves dual roles for St. Peters Health Partners as Clinical Executive of ICCS as well as Director of System Social Work. These system-wide positions allow Deborah to achieve fluid care coordination between settings, as well as to build partnerships within the community. As part of her current roles, Deborah also serves St. Peter’s Health Partner’s Clinically Integrated Network, IHANY.
Deborah also serves as a Crisis Evaluator for her healthcare system. Deborah graduated from the University at Albany with her Master’s in Social Work, and is nationally-certified in Case Management, Hospice and Palliative Care, as well Crisis Intervention. Deborah serves as an adjunct faculty member at the College of St. Rose; sits on the Advisory Board at Siena College for their BSW program; and is a field instructor at both the College of St. Rose and the University at Albany. Deborah is also a PASRR Screener and serves on her local Surrogate Decision-Making Committee.