Al Hammonds, CSSBB
In his leadership role as Executive Director of Millennium Collaborative Care, Hammonds oversees a staff of 35 working to collaborate and partner with physicians, healthcare providers and community-based organizations on the implementation of 11 DSRIP programs designed by Millennium to positively impact Medicaid patients across Western New York’s eight counties (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming).
Prior to joining Millennium Collaborative Care, he previously served as Chief Operating Officer at the Community Health Center of Buffalo, a federally qualified health center that provides primary care, dental and behavioral health services. In this leadership role, Hammond’s responsibilities included directing and managing all day-to-day operations of the center serving 15,000 patients, many from the Medicaid population, at locations in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lockport, NY.
Prior to CHCB, he was the University at Buffalo’s Assistant Director of Outreach for the Office of Economic Development. He also previously served as Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and was also a Senior Project Director at the Center for Industrial Effectiveness at the University at Buffalo.
A certified Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner, he also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Empire State College FORUM Management Program.
A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in industrial management and industrial engineering, he also graduated from the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Management Program.
Hammonds started his career at General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems.