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Office Coordinator

Valarie Harris joined the team in January of 2017 to serve as the Office Coordinator.  Prior to joining the team, she spent 38 years in public service working for the NYS Department of Health where prior to retirement she served as the Bureau Director for the Bureau of Professional Credentialing.  In this position, she was responsible for the licensure of the nursing home administrators, staff to the Board of

Examiners, approver for Personal Home Aide training programs, provided oversight for the Criminal History Record Check program, home care registry, nurse aide training program and coordinator for the Informal Dispute Resolution hearings.  In addition, during her time in the NYS DOH, she served as a HIV/AIDs educator, counselor and venipuncturist for the AIDs Institute, personnel administrator for Human Resource Management, Contract Manager and Office Coordinator for the Office of Continuing Care, and TBI coordinator and contract manager.  Valarie attended SUNY Cortland where she majored in Fine Art. 
Valarie teaches art classes to junior and senior high school students, participates in community mentoring programs for youth and young adults, is a published fiction writer, artist and enjoys gardening.

CHC Team

Lisa M. Wickens-Alteri


Valarie Harris

Office Coordinator

Jill Smoller

Senior Clinical Advisor

Steven M. Simmons

Senior Health Economics &

Policy Advisor

Demitrios Papapetros

Senior Government Affairs &

Policy Associate

Keith W. Servis

Senior Advisor

Maura Fiore

Government Affairs, Health Policy & Communications Associate 


Natasha Elie

Sr. Clinical Director

Cheryl Rings

Government Affairs, Health Policy & Operations Associate 

Expert Consultants

Cooper & Loki

Office Therapy Dogs


Office Therapy Dog

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