Continuously learning; adding new skills; and building professional competency has been the name of the game for several Millennium team members the past quarter.


Tammy Fox and Saralin Tiedeman display their Facilitator certificates.

Following completion of a recent Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series “Train-the-Trainer” (TTT) program; Tammy Fox, Director of Project Management and Saralin Tiedeman, MS, OTR/L, Post-Acute Care Manager, are deploying as Facilitators in support of Millennium partner efforts to improve performance measures.

Sponsored by the New York State Department of Health, the intensive “Train-the-Trainer” program was run alongside the current MAX Series initiative, consisting of multiple full-day sessions working alongside Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s (NFMMC) Action Team and facilitation teams from consultant KPMG.

Saralin Tiedeman was also selected by The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York as one of 34 skilled professionals from health-related and safety net organizations throughout western and central New York for its eighth cohort of Health Leadership Fellows. The goal of the Health Leadership Fellows program is to produce a network of diverse, highly-skilled leaders that will learn to lead collaboratively from both within and outside of their organizations and become advocates for improved health care delivery, particularly for older adults and children impacted by poverty.

During the 18-month program, which begins in September 2017, fellows will participate in sessions on personal leadership, results-based leadership, leading change and communicating as a leader. In additional to four residential retreats, Fellows will meet monthly and develop a collaborative inter-organizational project in a small team setting. Each Fellow will also receive executive coaching.

Laura Fleming, Compliance Officer and Dr. Billittier at the May Population Health Conference.

Anthony J. Billittier IV, MD, FACEP,  Chief Medical Officer, Millennium Collaborative Care and Emergency Physician, UBMD Emergency Medicine was re-appointed to the HEALTHeLINK 2017-2018 Board of Directors. HEALTHeLINK, the Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, is a collaboration among the region’s hospitals, physicians, health plans and other health care providers to serve the eight counties of western New York State. For more information about HEALTHeLINK, please visit


Rozana Melandinidis, left, with Millennium teammate Danielle Giordano at the May Population Health Conference.

Rozana Melandinidis, Finance Manager, recently completed her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) requirements, adding CPA distinction to her significant accounting/finance credentials including over seven years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Millennium team members Patrick Gagnon, Enterprise Systems Support Analyst; Sarah Wangai, Provider Practice Relation Manager and  Ebony Patterson-White, Community Health Worker Coordinator.

Kudos to Ebony Patterson-White, Community Health Worker Coordinator, who recently earned Care Coordination Certification after completing the Niagara Community College Care Coordination Training program offered by NCCC’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Care coordination is an emerging health care field that promotes deliberately organizing patient care activities and sharing information among all who are involved with a patient’s care to achieve greater safety and effectiveness. Sheila Keyes from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center who wrote the grant and collaborated with Niagara County Community College

Patrick Gagnon, Enterprise Systems Support Analyst, joined Millennium Collaborative Care, full-time, in May. Reporting to Jon Philips, Chief Analytics Officer, Patrick is responsible for developing and maintaining enterprise applications and data stores, while providing training and education as needed, as well as providing patient engagement reporting and process automation. Prior to May, Patrick worked as an Operations Support Analyst here at MCC and as the Grant Coordinator Intern at Erie County Medical Center. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Master’s degree in Public Health from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Sarah Wangai, Provider Practice Relation Manager joined Millennium Collaborative Care in June. Reporting to Jillian Barone, Director of Ambulatory Service & Provider Engagement, Sarah is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with Primary Care Practices, while providing training and education as needed, as well as providing performance reporting and process improvement initiatives and serving as liaison to provider organizations and physician practices. Prior to joining MCC, Sarah served as Program Coordinator at P2 Collaborative of WNY and as Care Coordination Manager at Jericho Road Community Center. She holds a Masters degree in Medical Anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Houghton College.





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