For more than a decade, Scott LaRue has been a visible and influential advocate for elders in New York as president and chief executive officer of ArchCare, the non-profit healthcare system of the Archdiocese of New York.
Under LaRue’s leadership, ArchCare has grown and diversified from a provider of institutional nursing home care for the frail elderly into one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic Catholic healthcare ministries. Every day, ArchCare’s more than 4,400 care members serve more than 10,000 people of all faiths, many of limited financial means, through a continuum of home and community-based and residential care programs that includes six skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; health plans; a multi-site Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); home care; assisted living; a specialty hospital for children; hospice and palliative care; and specialized programs for individuals with HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s disease, intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health and social needs.
As CEO, LaRue has spearheaded more than $200 million in capital improvements across ArchCare’s ministry. LaRue skillfully steered ArchCare through one of the most challenging pandemics in our history and invested $2 million in infectious disease prevention in order to keep staff, residents and participants safe from COVID-19 and future threats. In 2022, LaRue opened the Center for Advanced Memory Care at ArchCare at Ferncliff, the region’s premiere center for memory care, utilizing the evidence-based Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® method of care.
One significant area of growth for the system under LaRue’s direction has been the expansion of ArchCare’s PACE division, called Senior Life, which consists of a multidisciplinary team working in partnership to deliver nursing-home level care to elders at home. LaRue was the force behind the system’s development of PACE, a nationally recognized model of care, and currently chairs the New York State PACE Alliance.
ArchCare’s PACE program has grown from a single site in Harlem to four PACE centers across New York City and Westchester, and now counts Montefiore Health System, a premier New York health system providing care to approximately 3 million people across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, as a partner.
LaRue joined ArchCare in 2007 and served as senior vice president and chief operating officer prior to being named CEO in March 2011. Earlier, he held a variety of management and senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility over the course of his more than 15 years at Loretto, the largest provider of eldercare services in Upstate New York. Among other roles, LaRue led Loretto’s healthcare consulting and foodservice management company, Advanced Institutional Support Services, and served as vice president of support services.
LaRue holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Syracuse University and is a Registered Dietitian. Active in a wide range of industry and professional organizations, LaRue is a member of the Greater New York Hospital Association. He was appointed a member of the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council in 2016, and currently serves on both its Standing Committee on Health Planning and Standing Committee on Establishment and Project Review.
Annmarie Covone has over 25 years of experience as a top healthcare executive within New York State and Florida. As a healthcare leader, her extensive experience includes financial management, insurance, health plan management and strategic planning. She has successfully managed a budget of nearly one billion dollars. Annmarie currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at ArchCare where her responsibilities include: finance, information technology, liability insurance management, managed care operations, oversight of health plans and grant management.
ArchCare is one of the largest continuing care organizations serving the Greater New York operating region. The ArchCare integrated network includes nursing homes, assisted living, home and community based services such as the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model and Medicaid and Medicare health plans. The ArchCare network proudly services over 10,000 people on a daily basis. During her time at ArchCare, Annmarie has led efforts to expand the ArchCare health system to what it is today through mergers and acquisitions – growing from a 7 nursing home network, to an integrated model with 6 nursing homes, 3 health plans, homecare and assisted living to name a few.
Annmarie has previously held senior level positions in a variety of healthcare settings including The New Jewish Home, a post-acute provider. Annmarie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College and a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Iona College. Annmarie serves as a Board Member for Leading Age New York and various other boards. Annmarie is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrators in New York State.
Michelle is a high impact HR leader with an extensive background in Healthcare, Retail and Hospitality. She leverages innovation in developing labor and employee relations strategies with an emphasis on engagement and empowerment in the workplace.
Previously, Michelle led the HR function with Physician Affiliate Group of NY and National HealthCare Associates with responsibility for 6,000+ lives. She transformed the function from transactional to supporting the needs and aspirations of the evolving workforce.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Master’s degree in Leadership Administration from Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Michelen has a varied career in medical care, medical management and population health. He was a PCP at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Health Center, the Director of the residency program for the Internal Medicine department at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, medical director of North Central Bronx Hospital, Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, Executive Director of MetroPlus. He was the Vice President for Community Health and Ambulatory Care at NY Presbyterian Hospital, Chief of Staff of the Generation Plus Network, Executive and Chief Medical Director of Gotham Health, a city wide health network. Since 2018 he is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for ArchCare, the Archdiocese of New York’s health network for seniors.
Dr. Michelen is and has been involved in community organizations. He was the Chair for many years of Alianza Dominicana, the largest Dominican organization in this country. He is the chair of the Nasry Michelen Daycare Center and a board member of the Clinical Director’s Network and the Nasry Michelen Foundation. He has received a number of recognitions including a mention in one of New York magazine’s Best Doctors issues as a “best rheumatologist” and an award from the Public Health Association of New York City for his work in the community.
Dr. Walid Michelen is a Dominican/Palestinian who migrated to the United States at the age of 11. He received his internal medicine training at Montefiore Hospital’s Residency Program in Social Medicine, one of the first primary care programs in the country. He went on to obtain a fellowship in Rheumatology, also at Montefiore.
As an accomplished information technology influencer, Mitze Amoroso has a proven history of crafting sophisticated technology solutions that boost productivity, limit risk exposure, and solidify a company’s competitive position. Known for her expertise within the healthcare industry, Mitze has devoted her career linking contemporary technology solutions to the technological innovations of the future. Not satisfied with the status quo, Mitze is known for breaking barriers and driving meaningful change across the organization.
In her current role as Senior Vice President / Chief Information Officer for ArchCare, a major healthcare system, Mitze oversees all technology rollouts and launches, as well as cyber and data security. By revamping internal controls and implementing machine learning technologies, she closed security gaps and reduced the organization’s risk. She also holds the distinction of pioneering the industry’s first fully automated, reporting automation system for nursing home facilities.
Mitze is an innovator, an entrepreneur, and a disruptor. Recognized for her ability to align business strategies with talent and technology, she received the ArchCare Mission Award for excellence. She is a published author on various topics related to multilayered security strategies; Mitze is frequently sought as a speaker at industry events. She also serves on the Pace University Cyber Advisory Board, the Wellsky Post-Acute Care Facilities Advisory Board and Women in STEM Leadership Advisory Board. Lastly, Mitze is extremely active in the Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program (STEM).
Sarah is a strategic partner in managing the compliance legal and regulatory affairs of ArchCare, where she has served for over sixteen years. Her extensive experience with Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Munchin Rosenman) and Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass law firms where she worked closely on fraud and abuse and reimbursement litigation, prepared her for the complexity of the regulatory environment in the senior care space.
Earlier in her career, she was the Evaluator-in-Charge for the US Governmental Accountability Office supervising teams of investigators nationwide. She also assisted Congressional staff in drafting legislation and researched, reported and testified on topics such as: the Canadian health system, oversight of statewide Medicaid health plan contracts, and hospital charity care/bad debt burdens.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from UCLA and her Juris Doctor degree from Cardozo School of Law.
Mitch Marsh is ArchCare’s Senior Vice President, Residential Services. Mitch has over 40 years of experience in the health care and senior care industry. Since joining ArchCare in 2010, Mitch has managed a $500 million dollar portfolio of 6 nursing homes. Mitch has a proven track record of CMS 5 star rating surveys year over year. Prior to joining the team at ArchCare, Mitch served in several senior leadership positions within the senior care industry across New York state. Mitch graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jason has been with ArchCare since January of 2023 and is responsible for directing the operations of the skilled nursing programs.
Prior to joining, Jason served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for a New Jersey skilled nursing portfolio where he was responsible for the operations, business development, reimbursement, rehabilitation, and billing/collections. Jason is a licensed nursing home administrator with 24 years of experience in nursing home operations and business development. Jason has spent the past 15 years in multi-facility operations roles.
Jason received his initial, comprehensive leadership training and experience while serving as a United States Army Commissioned Officer. He began his post-acute career by volunteering as a nursing assistant in a nursing home; this provided him invaluable experience and he is grateful for each opportunity afforded to him along the way. He loves being of service to the residents, families and care members while supporting the ArchCare Mission.
Derek joined ArchCare in 2021 as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Derek is accountable for executing strategic plans to accelerate growth across ArchCare’s continuum of services and programs. Derek has 20 years of experience supporting mission-based non-profit organizations, most notably in healthcare leadership positions overseeing marketing, sales, and patient experience.
Derek has thrived in his career by driving innovation that disrupts operations and challenges the status quo. Understanding no accomplishments can be done alone, Derek appreciates the value of good teamwork and finds his success in elevating the talent around him to be among his highest achievements.
Derek earned undergraduate degrees in computer science and psychology from Siena College and received his MBA from Clarkson University. When not at work, Derek can be found at home with his wife and two children futilely attempting to grow vegetables and fruit in their gardens and mini orchard.
With over 35 years of experience, Tami A. Siedler, RN, BSN, MS has been a longstanding leader in the healthcare industry and in post-acute care settings and continues to bring innovation to best serve the needs of patients throughout NY State.
She brings leadership experience from roles in a large for-profit home health care company, Director, and Assistant Vice President in a smaller not-for-profit, and as a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in health care and social services programs. She is respected for leadership, team building and process management incorporating quality, compliance, and risk in every employee’s role as a basis for decision making. She recognizes that quality drives patient satisfaction, and that patient satisfaction leads to business growth.
Tami has served as the Senior Vice President of Home and Community Based Services at ArchCare for the past 4-1/2 years. She oversees operations of our Certified Home Health Agency, Licensed Home Care Agency, and our Health Home. The three programs serve approximately 1800 people daily. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received her Master of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
In her personal life, she is married with two teenage children entering college, and she works out regularly, particularly liking Pilates. She has completed five marathons in the past with the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, raising money for cancer research. She is an avid reader, spending her weekends unwinding, and enjoys reading historical non-fiction.
Fr. John Anderson serves ArchCare as Vice President, Mission Integration and is responsible for ensuring that the mission and values of the ministry are integrated into all aspects of its strategic and operational activities. As a member of the senior leadership team, Fr. John collaborates with leaders across the system to foster ArchCare’s identity as a healing ministry of the Catholic Church. Adeptly applying the long tradition of healing service in Jesus’ name to the complexities of this time, he invites members of the ministry to understand their connection to and importance in carrying out its sacred mission.
Fr. John attended Boston College and worked in sales and marketing before beginning his studies for the priesthood in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 1996 and is a member of the Voluntas Dei Institute, a Roman Catholic Secular Institute whose aim is to know the will of God, cling to it, love it, and carry it out. Fr. John is a clinical Chaplain with a focus in palliative and end-of-life care and bereavement.
Recognizing the rapidly changing landscape of health care, Fr. John has a commitment to ongoing education so he can stay abreast of the trends in both health care and the Church’s healing ministry and the mission and ethics implications these may hold. Building meaningful relationships at all levels of the organization inspires his leadership with a deep sense of gratitude for the dedication of his colleagues who keep the ministry thriving.
Robert Schattinger is ArchCare’s Vice President of Support Services. Robert joined Archcare in 2019 and is responsible for purchasing and supply chain processes, in addition to contracts, building leases, vehicle management, supply chain initiatives and efforts that support system wide goals.
Prior to ArchCare, Robert worked as the Correctional Food and Nutritional Services Director for the New York State Department of Corrections managing a 50+ Million-dollar budget overseeing food service operations at 72 state correctional facilities, two training academy’s and a food production center. This included the purchasing, storage, preparation, and delivery of over 200,000 meals daily across New York State. Due to the large volume of food that his team was able to produce he had the privilege to support various disaster relief efforts around the country. He also managed numerous kitchen construction and renovation projects at several of the prisons. After 30 years of state service, he is proud to bring his vast knowledge of purchasing and contracts to the ArchCare ministry.
Robert studied Hotel and Restaurant management at Paul Smith’s College and the Conrad Hilton School of Hotel Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.