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Ms. Francesca Sommer

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Director of Special Projects

Local Address:  Albany , New York , United States
New York State Associaton for Community and Residential Agencies

Employment History

  • Director of Special Projects
    NYSACRA Agencies
  • Executive Director
    New York Coalition for Quality Assisted Living
  • Chief Executive Officer
    New York Coalition for Quality Assisted Living
  • Grants Administrator-Resource Coordinator
    Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York
  • Northeast Division Director
  • Vice President, Professional and Regulatory Services Division
    Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Vice President for Regulatory Affairs
    Healthcare Association of New York State
  • O'Connell & Aronowitz LLP

Board Memberships and Affiliations

30 Total References
Web References
Staff - NYSACRA, 28 Mar 2013 [cached]
Francesca Sommer Director of Special Projects Francesca Sommer brings to NYSACRA more than 30 years of experience in the public health and developmental disabilities fields. Her involvement in trade association development, not-for-profit management, and policy is reflected in her serving as Executive Director of the New York Coalition for Quality Assisted Living (NYCQAL) which she founded; as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at the Healthcare Association of New York (HANYS); and as a senior administrator in the field of developmental disabilities at the Center for Disability Services, United Cerebral Palsy of Schenectady and United Cerebral Palsy of Western New York (nka Aspire of Western New York). Her background also includes serving as adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities across the state as well as participation on community boards including the New York State Council of Non-Profits, the NYS Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Parsons Child and Family Center. At NYSACRA, Francesca will facilitate new member development approaches as well as direct the organization's quality and individualized support special projects.
Francesca Sommer, ..., 8 Mar 2007 [cached]
Francesca Sommer, LMSWNortheast Division Director - IPRO's Board of Directors and Committees, 25 April 2005 [cached]
Francesca Sommer
Healthcare Association of New York State
IPRO - Quality Initiatives Summer 2001, 28 July 2002 [cached]
Francesca Sommer, Vice President, Professional & Regulatory Services Division, Healthcare Association of New York State, moderated the panel on "Long Term Care and Compliance" which included Renee Dunn, Deputy Regional Inspector General, New York Office of Evaluation & Inspections; Danielle Fletcher, Program Analyst, OIG, New York Office of Evaluation & Inspections; and Sarah W. Birn, Esq. O'Connell & Aronowitz, Albany, New York.
Francesca Sommer ..., 13 Aug 2008 [cached]
Francesca Sommer
Ms. Sommer joined NYCQAL as Executive Director in December 2005, and together with the Board, has helped to form the organization's corporate infrastructure, shape its mission and develop its advocacy agenda.
Previously, as the Health Care and Regulatory Advisor to the Health Law Practice of O'Connell and Aronowitz, where as a non-lawyer, in the firm's health law practice, she worked with clients on various federal and state regulatory matters and Certificate of Need (CON).
From 1993 to 2004, Ms. Sommer served as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), a trade association representing over 550 hospitals and health systems, nursing homes and home care providers.During her tenure at HANYS, Ms. Sommer was responsible for health care policy development, advocacy and member representation at the state and federal level on a wide variety of regulatory and legislative matters.
Ms. Sommer was HANYS' point person on advocacy activities regarding health care reform, health planning, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness.She has been active at both the national and state levels on a number of regulatory initiatives, including federal EMTALA, and many other Medicare and Medicaid regulations impacting providers.
Prior to her tenure at HANYS, Ms. Sommer held several key senior level management positions in the disabilities field, where she was responsible for all phases of strategic planning, and regulatory compliance for long term care facilities and other residential programs, continuing treatment programs and specialty diagnostic and treatment clinics.
Ms. Sommer has served as faculty in the Graduate School of Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo, as an instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the State University College at Buffalo, and at the Graduate Division for Health Service Administration at Sage College.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Council on Community Services of New York State, the New York State Chapter of the National Rural Health Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
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