Bailey House Announces New Executive Staff Promotions Related to Significant Program Expansion

Posted on 10/07/2015 at 9:36 am

New York, NY (October 7, 2015) — Bailey House is excited to announce that two valued members of its executive team have been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President. Denise Arzola, formerly Deputy Director of Community Services, and Jeannette Ruffins, formerly Deputy Director of Supportive Housing, have both been with Bailey House for more than a decade. Their leadership has enabled Bailey House to grow its programs exponentially and enhance its services to magnify its impact in the HIV/AIDS community and beyond. Ms. Arzola’s new title is Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Operations, and Ms. Ruffins is now Senior Vice President of Housing and Development.

“Denise and Jeannette have been integral to our success in adapting to the ever-changing landscape of affordable housing and access to healthcare for marginalized New Yorkers. Their leadership helps Bailey House transform the lives of significantly greater numbers of New Yorkers, enabling them to improve their health outcomes and lead more stable lives,” said Gina Quattrochi, who is in her 25th year as Bailey House’s CEO.

This program expansion, including the recent addition of a $1.5M behavioral health pre-treatment initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has helped establish Bailey House as one of the top housing and health services organizations in NYC. From its start in 1983 as the very first agency to provide supportive housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, Bailey House has expanded its reach to offer nearly 30 programs to 4,000-plus New Yorkers every year. As it has become possible for HIV-positive people to live longer and healthier lives, the agency has broadened its services to provide wraparound care that supports clients holistically. The successes achieved by its client-centered work have inspired Bailey House to expand its mission to include economically compromised people living with chronic illnesses other than HIV. The management of Ms. Arzola and Ms. Ruffins helps ensure that Bailey House is a vibrant organization prepared to continue growing in ways that strengthen its community and its clients.

In addition to these key leadership enhancements, Bailey House also promoted Lauren Pallies to Vice President of Integrated Health Services and Operations, Kevin Blank to Vice President of Supportive Housing and Operations, Minori Nakamura to Director of Client Services in Supportive Housing and Luz Rivera to Director of Health Homes. Each has extensive experience and successful track records in their respective fields of expertise.

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