Clinical Care Committee

Callen-Lorde’s Clinical Care Committee is the subcommittee of the Board of Directors that is charged with ensuring high quality health care delivery at Callen-Lorde. To that end, the committee does the following:

  • Reviews clinical dashboard, benchmarks and measures;
  • Sets goals on an annual basis;
  • Reviews and revises dashboard measures as needed;
  • Reviews and advises on interventions; and
  • On occasion, reviews documents requiring board sign off by outside agencies (i.e. some policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, etc.)

Clinical Care Committee Members


David Shaw, RN
New York University

Nathan Levitt, BSN, RN
Director, Transgender Program
NYU Langone Health

Kasey Jackman, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Columbia School of Nursing

April Fellers, BSN, RN
NYU, Student Health Center – Brooklyn


Nicole Phillips, DDS
Oral Surgeon, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Jesse Barrett, DDS
Dentist, Acacia Network

Carlos J Huerta, DMD
Private Practice Dentist

Behavioral Health

Shane Spicer, MD
The LGBT Center, Columbia University, NYU
Private Practice Psychiatrist

Sandy Turner, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
Private Practice Psychotherapist

Alexis Chavez, MD
Medical Director, The Trevor Project


Bill Pagano, MD, MPH
CCC Chair
Retired Internal and Preventive Medicine

Nick Silberstein, M.B., B.S.
Clinical Director, Prominis Medical

Deepa Ravikumar, MD
Emergency Physician, Mt Sinai Hospital

Tony El Jabbour, MD
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

Mary Gover, MD
Montefiore Medical Center

Efat Azizi, MD
Hematology/ Oncology
Advantage Care Physicians

Thomas Tsang, MD, MPH
CEO and Co-Founder, Valera Health


Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, BCGP
Pharmacist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Applicants for committee membership are reviewed regularly.  We are currently recruiting candidates who would diversify our membership with the following characteristics:

Health Professions: Case Managers/Support Services/Care Coordination Services, Homeless Outreach Service Workers, Nursing
Gender: Women, Transgender
Race/Ethnicity: Latino/Hispanic, African-American/Black, American Indian
Providers from geographic areas: Providers in Brooklyn

 To express your interest in joining the Clinical Care Committee, please send an email to