President & Founder

Lisa, the founder and President of Capital Health Consulting LLC is a veteran in the health care community with over 32 years of public and private sector health care delivery experience both at the State and county level. Previously, she served as the President of the consulting firm Whiteman Health & Human Services, a Division of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. Lisa is a Registered Nurse (RN) by background and has displayed her commitment to the health care community by serving for eight years as Deputy Director of the Office of Health Systems Management (OHSM), the policy, regulatory, surveillance and enforcement arm of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).  Lisa was responsible for the operational and programmatic oversight of all State and federal surveillance programs, policy development and direction for OHSM’s Divisions of Health Care Financing, Health Care Standards, Health Facility Planning, Home & Community Based Care, Primary and Acute Care Services and Quality and Surveillance for Nursing Homes and ICF/MRs, as well as for the Offices of Health Systems Emergency Preparedness, Professional Medical Conduct and Health Care Quality and Safety. Additionally, Lisa served as Chair of the Department of Health’s Surveillance Steering Committee, Chair of the Assisted Living Task Force and Principal Investigator on the Department’s Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) health care preparedness grants.

In addition to the management of New York State’s health care regulatory programs, Lisa played a critical role in the development and coordination of Medicare (at the federal level) and Medicaid (at both federal and State levels) budgets, worked collaboratively with the Governor and the Legislature on statewide health care delivery and financing issues and legislation implementing new State health care policies and programs.

Lisa continues to work on behalf of populations in need. She serves as a Trustee to the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, serves on the New York State Department of Health Neurodegenerative Diseases Workgroup, and has been named the Independent Operator of a long-term care facility by the Attorney General of New York State to manage and oversee quality of care changes made to a Special Focus Facility (SFF) on Long Island.

Lisa can’t say no so her personal time is limited but when not working or helping individuals you can find her cooking and spending time with her family, running, drawing or horseback riding with her dog Cooper right by her side (Cooper aka the CHC Office Therapy Dog). 

CHC Team

Lisa M. Wickens-Alteri


Valarie Harris

Office Coordinator

Jill Smoller

Senior Clinical Advisor

Steven M. Simmons

Senior Health Economics & Policy Advisor

Abigail Guisbond

Government Affairs & Policy Associate

Expert Consultants


Office Therapy Dog

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Capital Health Consulting

136 State Street, Suite 501, Albany, NY


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