Kimberly Backey Promoted to Director, Population Health Services and Social Determinants of Health

Kimberly Backey has been promoted to Director, Population Health Services and Social Determinants of Health effective Monday, July 22.

The announcement was made by Michele Mercer, Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Millennium Collaborative Care PPS.

“As Director, Population Health Services and Social Determinants of Health, Kim will report to me and will be primarily responsible for planning, organizing, and directing Millennium’s population health services programs, including Enhanced Patient Services and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) initiatives,” said Michele Mercer.

More specifically, Kim will provide administrative oversight to the Enhanced Patient Services Team and will be primarily responsible for ensuring that patient care is integrated between partners and the Millennium team, thus resulting in cost-effective quality care for all customers. This includes:
• Direction of the operational, financial and personnel functions.
• Participation in the coordination and reporting of quality enhancement activities and cost-related outcomes.
• Active involvement in evidenced-based proactive activities for both clinical and social system redesign which will enhance quality and financial outcomes.
• Supporting the focus of team members as the organization evolves and changes.

Joining Kimberly Backey, third from left, at the Feb. 27, 2019 Value-Based Proposition Program were Modell Gault, Re-Entry/Educator, It Takes A Village
Action Organization, Inc.; Beverly Newkirk, Founder/CEO, It Takes A Village Action Organization, Inc.; and Kelly Dodd, Director of 2-1-1WNY

In addition, Kim will continue to serve as Millennium’s key liaison with partner Community Based Organizations (CBOs), as well as continue to lead and manage the CBO Task Force.
Kim most recently served as Millennium’s Manager, Community Engagement and brings over 15 years of leadership and management experience to her new role. Previously as a non-profit Executive Director, she has managed an annual budget of more than $17 million in fiscal contracts and educational partnerships, and led the organization in receiving a Quality Assurance Certification for quality improvement and excellence in service delivery.

Kim’s professional recognition highlights include the Integrity, Fiscal and Budget Reporting, and Program Excellence Award from the New York State Department of Health; and the Women Touching the World Award by Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry Inc, for exemplary leadership, professionalism, and community service.

She holds an Executive Master of Business Degree, specializing in Management from the University at Buffalo; a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Accounting; and recently completed an Advanced Certificate in Health Care Administration and Long Term Care from D’Youville College.

Kimberly Backey  and members of the MCC Board of Managers welcomed Denard Cummings, Director, NYS DOH Bureau of Social Determinants of Health, and NYS Team Members Jordan Fitzgerald, Program Analyst; Jahmel Robinson, Program Analyst; and Matthew de Waal Malefyt, Program Analyst to Buffalo for a dynamic day of meetings and discussions on Social Determinants of Health and Value Based Payment on September 18, 2018.


MCC leadership took a lunch time break in action to give a “Buffalo Thank You!” to Denard Cummings and Program Analysts Matthew de Waal Malefyt; Jordan Fitzgerald and Jahmel Robinson.

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