Kimberly M. Birdsall, MPH
Executive Director

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as well as a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  She has worked in the health profession for over 22 years including experience in the private, government, religious, and non-profit sectors.  Kim began her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical research associate and project manager overseeing the conduct of clinical trials.  In 2001, Kim transitioned from the private sector to utilize her skills as a Public Health professional in the governmental sector. 

Her career in public service spans a period of 17 years and includes work in local, state, and county government with a focus on Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  Kim has had the honor to serve on multiple Boards and Commissions in Bergen County, NJ as well as a Youth Minister at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.  She is also proud to have served her local community as a Councilwoman in the Borough of Rutherford, NJ.

In her role as the Executive Director for the HCPC, Kim provides overall strategic direction and is responsible for the day to day management of program activities, data analysis, administrative functions, financial management and quality assurance of all HCPC programs.  She leads the HCPC team and community partners to work to improve health outcomes and reduce the costs of care for Passaic County residents through innovative, collaborative programs and coalition expansion.

 

David Asiamah, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical and Community Engagement

David joined HCPC in June of 2017. David comes to the team with a broad range of experiences working with displaced, disenfranchised and marginalized populations. David values an ecological systems approach to social change through citizen participation, collaboration, empowerment and grass roots social action. He values creative and innovative approaches to problem solving through the use of best practices to effect meaningful sustainable change.

Prior to joining HCPC, David worked at a culturally centered charter school in Brooklyn, NY where he worked to establishing relationships with a diverse range of local partners to impact a myriad of social needs of the students and by extension their families in service to the school’s mission.

David earned his BA in Psychology from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina. He completed a post-doc in applied Community Psychology with an emphasis on Population Health at Atlantic Health System.

 

Marie Ben-Israel, MPA, MPH
Population Health Analyst

Marie has been working as the Health Coalition of Passaic County (HCPC)  Population Health Analyst since its inception in 2017.  Marie’s main role is to provide data analytics and business intelligence services for the Coalition.  With her background in healthcare claims analytics, trend analysis and reporting, Marie provides analysis on population health trends, needs and gaps with an eye toward opportunities for Coalition interventions and CAB initiatives. 

Marie brings over 15 years of experience as a health care data and policy analyst with a focus on quality improvement, cost reduction, and risk management.  After earning a Master of Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Marie sharpened her policy skills working at the NYS Division of the Budget on mental health priories including community reinvestment, comprehensive outpatient program financing, and housing the homeless.  Marie also earned a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health in Quantitative Methods and has significant experience developing executive level reports, scorecards and dashboards on emergency services and kidney transplant.    

In her spare time Marie enjoys exploring wellness tools including yoga, energy balancing and essential oils.

 

Romanus Joseph, RN, MSN
Transitions of Care Manager / Population Health Coordinator
St. Joseph's Health

Born in Kandy, Sri Lanka to a Sri Lankan father and Filipino mother, Romanus was raised in British Columbia Canada. His professional and life experiences led him to pursue a nursing career in New Jersey. He graduated from Grand Canyon University in Arizona, with a Bachelor in Nursing and continued to earn his Master in Nursing Informatics. It was during this time, is where he was took an interest in population health management and community health.  Romanus is pursuing a Master in Business Administration with emphasis in Health Systems Management from Arizona State University.

Prior to joining the Health Coalition of Passaic County, he worked as a nurse care manager at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. He remains at St Joseph’s hospital in Paterson as a Transition Care Manager. Romanus plays an important link between the hospital and coalition’s efforts to identify and provide the citizens of Paterson the appropriate resources they need. His passion is to inform and empower all generations to make health a priority in an ever-changing world. 

In his spare time, Romanus enjoys running, hiking, cycling and mountaineering. His understanding of population health has fueled his drive to transform the way healthcare is delivered, leading to health equity.

 

Angela White Smith
Community Health Worker

Angela is the newest member of the HCPC team who will be serving as a Community Health Worker. 

In December 2017 Angela became a certified Community Health Worker through Passaic County Community College.  She also has an Associate’s Degree in General Education.

Angela is a native of North Carolina and spent all of her childhood summers in Paterson, NJ.  She is eager to couple her education, training, past years in Public Health, and life experiences to make a profound impact in the lives of those whose paths she crosses.

Angela enjoys working in Ministry, spending time with family and friends, and cooking Southern style dishes.  She is “hyena-happy” and “peacock-proud” to be chosen to offer hope, help, and encouragement to those who may not receive it from anyone else.