To help facilitate various community health services and health system transformation initiatives, AHI (Adirondack Health Institute) is pleased to announce the hiring of four staff members.
Cheliese Helmer joins AHI as an Enrollment Specialist for the Enrollment Assistance Services and Education (EASE) program. Prior to joining the AHI team, Helmer served as an Accounts Review Administrator (Appeals Unit Specialist) for the Maximus Call Center in Albany. Prior to that, she was with WellPoint (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) as a Utilization Management Representative. Helmer has a degree in Cosmetology and is working toward her Medical Assisting degree from Mildred Elley.
Alex Homkey joins AHI as an Education and Outreach Specialist for the Enrollment Assistance Services and Education (EASE) program. Prior to joining the AHI team, Homkey was a Merchandiser for Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service. Homkey holds an Associate of Science degree in Mathematics and Science from SUNY Adirondack and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Castleton University.
Peter Oldytowski joins AHI as a Financial Analyst. Prior to joining the AHI team, Oldytowski served as a Property Accountant for Related Beal in Boston. Prior to that, he was with Winthrop Management LP as their Senior Property Accountant. Oldytowski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.
Tom Tallon joins AHI as Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) Manager. He comes to AHI after serving for more than 20 years in a number of Assistant Director and Director roles for the New York State Department of Health. Most recently, Tallon was the Assistant Director of the Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health [2010-2015]. In that role, he assisted in the management of the Bureau’s programs, including family planning, school-based health centers, rape crisis/sexual violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, maternal and infant home visiting, and community maternal and infant health collaboratives. Previously, Tallon managed HIV prevention and treatment programs in the AIDS Institute, working in the Division of HIV Prevention [2007-2010], Adolescent HIV Prevention Services Unit [2000-2007], and the Family and Youth Services Unit [1994-2000]. Tallon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Vermont.