AHI Hires Five Staff Members

AHI announces the hiring of five staff members.

Eric Burton joins AHI as chief financial officer. He is a health care financial and operations leader with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining AHI, Burton was chief operating officer at Hometown Health Centers in Schenectady, chief financial officer at Hudson Headwaters Health Network in Queensbury, and director of finance for McClellan Health Systems in Cambridge.

In his new role, Burton has leadership responsibility for building and managing effective and streamlined administrative and financial systems, overseeing finance, accounting, budgeting and other operational areas.

Burton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Siena College. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and in 2014 was named to the Albany Business Review’s CFO of the Year class.

Rebecca Evansky rejoins AHI as project manager – special projects after previously serving as program director, legal advocate, prevention educator, and program assistant for AHI’s Sexual Trauma and Recovery Services (STARS) program (2003-2014). She returns to AHI from the Washington County District Attorney’s Office where she was a senior crime victim specialist.

In her new role, Evansky develops plans and timelines and manages work for a variety of AHI projects, including prevention awareness and education. She assists with writing grants and reports, creating and delivering presentations, researching evidence-based best practices, and reviewing data and needs assessments.

Evansky earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida and an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology and Nursing from St. Petersburg College. She is a volunteer with the Washington County Children’s Committee, and a board member of the New York Crime Victims’ Assistance Task Force.

Jessica Maguire joins AHI as community health services coordinator. Previously she was with Saratoga Hospital’s Patients Accounts Department, where she was responsible for cash posting as a patient financial services representative.

In her new role, Maguire provides administrative and operational support for AHI’s Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN) and Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP). Among other duties, she is responsible for coordinating meetings, events and trainings, facilitating webinars, creating meeting materials, creating and maintaining records, developing and conducting presentations, and tracking and reporting program activities.

Maguire attended the State University of New York College at Cortland, where she was a health intern in the Wellness Office. In that role, she organized and planned events for wellness programs and worked on various projects to raise health awareness on campus. Maguire holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from the college.

Missy Ricciardone joins AHI as office manager. She comes to the organization with more than ten years of office management experience, most recently in a number of supervisory roles at Capital Region Orthopaedics. Prior to that she was a small business owner/office manager, and a call coach at Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

In her new role, Ricciardone is responsible for the management of all AHI office services operations. Among other duties, she develops and supervises the utilization process for services and equipment, arranges office meetings and serves as a vendor liaison.

Ricciardone is a graduate of Scotia-Glenville Senior High School.

John L. Weslowski joins AHI as chief compliance officer. He is an attorney with extensive experience in state and federal litigation, municipal and administrative law, workplace issues, consumer protection, ethics, and attorney discipline.

In his new role, Weslowski has leadership responsibility for overseeing and monitoring the development and implementation of the organization’s compliance program, with a particular focus on Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program compliance requirements. He also develops and implements methods to improve efficiency and quality of services to reduce vulnerability to fraud, waste and abuse.

Weslowski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.  He has done doctoral studies and earned graduate degrees in theology from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Weslowski has also taught bio-medical ethics for pre-nursing students, and paralegal studies courses in constitutional law, litigation, and legal research and writing.

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