1. Xavior Robinson joins Pathways to Housing PA as its chief operating officer
Xavior Robinson became chief operating officer at Pathways to Housing PA in September. In his new position, Robinson will provide operational oversight and strategic support for the organization’s programs and services.
Before joining Pathways, Robinson was a senior consultant at Health Management Associates (HMA), where he worked with health care providers, federal and state public health agencies, as well as life sciences corporations, on opportunities to optimize services integration and sustainability for populations affected by mental health conditions, substance use disorders, HIV, and hepatitis C.
In his work before HMA, he provided training and technical assistance to stakeholders at the National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance State and Territorial AIDS Directors.
Robinson holds a master’s of Health Services Administration from George Washington University.
In addition to naming Robinson as COO, Pathways announced the appointment of three new board members:
- Kasandrah Garnes, vice president of seamless access at Jefferson Health
- Damon Reaves, associate curator of education for community engagement and access at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- George Sabo IV, senior manager at RSM US LLP
2. Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi becomes the medical director of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers announced the selection of Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi as medical director to support the organization’s care coordination and pilot interventions for patients with complex health and social needs.
Oyeyemi is an associate medical director for Virtua Medical Group, treating patients as both a hospitalist and a primary care physician. He has been there since 2012.
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He is also the chief medical officer of the Cherry Hill Free Clinic, which he founded in 2017. Its mission is to provide free primary care to uninsured individuals in South Jersey. He received recognition in South Jersey Biz’s Who’s Who in Health Care 2019 for his work at the clinic and was awarded the Dorothy Cox Fisher Award for Community Service in 2018.
Oyeyemi holds an undergraduate degree from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
3. PICC names new youth organizer, two policy interns.
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition has named Yeny Romero as its new youth organizer. Romero will be leading PICC’s Youth Organizing Project, coordinating a new youth membership structure, and will work closely with other PICC staff to advance PICC’s education justice campaigns and capacity building trainings.
Romero is a DACA recipient who arrived in the United States from Central America at the age of six. Her formative years were spent in Reading, where she graduated from Reading Senior High School and received her bachelor’s degree in healthcare science and healthcare administration from Alvernia University.
In addition to Romero’s post, PICC announced that two policy interns will join the organization for the 2019-2020 school year. Julia Pascoe will be working with immigrant communities and allies to advocate for immigration policy reform and increased accessibility of resources for immigrants throughout Pennsylvania. Pascoe is currently in her second year of the master’s of social work program at the University of Pennsylvania. Pascoe holds a bachelor’s from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
Chris Cannito is a current University of Pennsylvania School social work intern in his second year pursuing of a master’s degree in social work with a second degree in nonprofit leadership. Before entering graduate school, Cannito served as a Peace Corps volunteer in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 2015-2018, and as an AmeriCorps City Year volunteer in North Philadelphia.-30-
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