Care Design New York was created with the involvement and participation of over sixty agencies with long and successful histories of specializing in the provision of services to children and adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Our story is rooted specifically in the provision of Medicaid Service Coordination. The agencies recognized that with the requirement for New York State to provide Medicaid Service Coordination in a conflict-free way, and to increase the provision of that service to a more elevated “Care Management”, they wanted to be involved and on the forefront of that transformation. We are stronger with the involvement of all of our partners. One in particular, Partners Health Plan (PHP), is the only managed care health plan for individuals with IDD in New York State.
Our mission is to provide high quality, conflict free, person-centered comprehensive care management services. Care Managers (formerly Medicaid Service Coordinators), incorporate health and wellness supports as they assist individuals in combining all their supports into one integrated and individualized Life Plan including the services authorized by OPWDD.
We believe that all services available to families and individuals with developmental disabilities should be:
- Person centered
- Responsive to changing needs
- Culturally sensitive and ethnically diverse
- Provided right in your Community
- Based on individual choice
All of the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) employees from the agencies that have aligned with Care Design NY will be offered employment with us so that you can retain your relationship with your current MSC.
MSCs transitioning to care manager positions will be directly employed by Care Design NY from the start of operations July 1, 2018; however, they will continue to be located at their current agency locations for some time, as this will ensure the most effective service provision to individuals.
We will work with you, and your current service providers, to assist you to identify your life goals to develop a Life Plan for specific to your needs and desires.
We will use electronic documentation and communication custom-built care management software specifically tailored to meet individual needs, including the needs of children.
James F. Moran
Prior to becoming the CEO of Care Design New York on September 1, 2017, Jim had been a consultant for the past 4 years primarily working with the Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS and its 24 Affiliates on policy, strategic planning and financial analysis as it relates to supports and services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
For most of his career, Jim was a public servant and worked for State government for 36 years with 32 years specifically at the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Jim served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner during his last 3 years of service and was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OPWDD. In this capacity Jim worked with the Commissioner and agency stakeholders to craft policy; advocate for funding and workforce enhancements; and to ensure the overall quality of care for people with developmental disabilities and their families supported by OPWDD.
Anne Ogden, LMSW
Prior to joining Care Design New York on December 11, 2017, Anne was employed at Catholic Charities Disabilities Services for nineteen years, most recently holding the position of Executive Director.
Anne has dedicated more than 25 years to the community of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She has been a leader in providing individualized and person-centered supports. Her depth of knowledge of this field and how best to navigate and advocate for others is an invaluable skill in her leadership role with Care Design New York.
Anne holds an MSW from the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York and a BA in Psychology from Skidmore College.
Board of Managers
Each member of the Board comes from an organization, founded by families, with a rich history of providing supports and services to individuals with IDD and their families.
Ed Matthews, Chair
Donna Colonna, Vice Chair
Carmine Marchionda, Secretary
Matthew Sturiale, Treasurer
At Care Design New York, rest assured that we will help you; we will advocate with you, and for you, to have access to the most integrated services and all the information you need to make informed choices for a meaningful life.