Kenneth “Kenny” Rozenberg found Centers Health Care in 1996 and remains as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rozenberg began his career in healthcare as a Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for Canarsie Volunteer Ambulance and Hatzolah Volunteer EMS in Brooklyn, NY in 1986. He first served as an Assistant Administrator at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center from 1990 to 1991. He later moved to Bruckner Nursing Home, a 200-bed facility, where he was the Assistant Administrator until 1995. The following year, Mr. Rozenberg bought his first nursing home, Williamsbridge Manor, a 77-bed skilled nursing facility in the Bronx. Since that first purchase, Mr. Rozenberg founded and acquired 25 additional nursing homes, two home health care agencies, and multiple medical transportation services. This was the beginning of Centers Health Care, a company designed to provide operational consulting/management support, not only for his own facilities, but also for those owned by third parties.
More recently, Mr. Rozenberg noticed states shifting away from traditional Medicaid reimbursement towards Managed Care. He decided to enter the payer market, and his company, Centers Plan for Healthy Living (CPHL), became the first proprietary Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) HMO to receive this approval for operations in New York in many years. In addition, CPHL is now also licensed as a Medicare Advantage Plan, a FIDA (Fully Integrated Dual Advantage Plan) and an ISNP (Institutional Special Needs Plan). This HMO services all of New York City as well as Rockland, Niagara, and Erie Counties, with plans to expand to other areas in which Centers Health Care has a presence.
After Mr. Rozenberg received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1988, he received Masters in Public Health degree from Columbia University in 1990. His education allowed him to move into the skilled nursing field. Mr. Rozenberg is a licensed nursing home administrator since 1996 and paramedic since 1991, certified by the state of New York. His love for assisting people in need has set the course for the mission of Centers Health Care: to provide the highest level of care in a cost efficient manner. His leadership has made Centers Health Care into one of the most well-respected providers of short and long term medical care to residents of New York State.
Mr. Amir Abramchik has been with Centers Health Care for 16 years and was named Chief Operating Officer in May 2014.
Mr. Abramchik started in the Home Care division of Center Health Care in August 1999 when the company was only a start-up, two months after graduating from Touro College. He remained in the Home Care capacity until 2001 when he became the Assistant Administrator of University Nursing Home, 46-bed facility in the Bronx and the third facility to join the Centers Health Care continuum. There, Mr. Abramchik trained to become an Administrator and stayed at University Nursing Home until 2003, when he decided to branch out and take on Administrator roles at a number of other Centers Health Care facilities until 2007. At that time, Mr. Abramchik was asked to be the Director of Special Projects, responsible for overseeing Finance and Operations. Mr. Abramchik remained in that role until 2014 when he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, the title he holds today.
Mr. Abramchik received his Bachelors of Science degree from Touro College in New York in 1999 where he majored in Management.
Josef Schenker, MD, EMT-P, FACEP has been the Chief Medical Officer of Centers Health Care since March 2014 and also has been the Medical Director at the Center for Allied Health Education, Paramedic Program since July 2015. He previously was the Co-Director of the Disaster Medicine Fellowship at New York Methodist Hospital and also the Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital from 2009 to 2016. Dr. Schenker is double board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.
Dr. Schenker completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in June 2005 at New York Methodist Hospital and has also worked as the Associate Medical Director at Queens Hatzolah Volunteer Ambulance Service from 2003 to 2005. Over the past ten years, Dr. Schenker was the Medical Director and Director of Pre-Hospital Care at New York Methodist Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine and Paramedic Program and has also been the Medical Director of SeniorCare EMS since August 2006.
Dr. Schenker completed a Fellowship in EMS Medicine with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) from 2005 to 2006. He has also been an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at New York Methodist Hospital since July 2005, whereby he had been working in the same capacity at Lutheran Medical Center from July 2005 to June 2006.
He has extensive experience in Emergency Medical Services since he was at Magen David Adom in Jerusalem, Israel in 1991. Dr. Schenker served as a Paramedic for 911 Services for Yonkers and Mount Vernon, New York for several years. From 1992 to 1999, Dr. Schenker was a proud member of the Empress Ambulance Service Paramedic team in Yonkers from 1996-1997, the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Paramedic team in New York from 1997 to 1998 ,and from 1992 to 1999, Dr. Schenker was aslo an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic/EMS Physician at Central Park Medical Unit in New York.
Dr. Schenker received is Doctorate of Medicine from Loyola University in Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine in June 2002.
Roya Agahi, R.N., joined Centers Health Care in February 2016 as the Vice President of Clinical Operation, North Region and in July 2016, she was named Chief Clinical Officer. Ms. Agahi has over 25 years of experience in acute and post-acute health care, state and federal regulatory and compliance issues and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement procedures. She has extensive experience in the implementation of value based practices that are in compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) new initiatives, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Bundled Payment and Value Based Payment.
Prior to joining Centers Health Care, Roya Agahi, R.N. was the Director of Clinical Program Development at Care One Management LLC in Fort Lee, New Jersey from 2013 to 2016. There, she oversaw 22 facilities with specialty programs and was responsible for the creation, designing, implementation and review of those specialty programs in response to the Affordable Care Act. Before her three-year relationship at Care One Management, Ms. Agahi was the Regional Director of Clinical Services at Care One Health Care from 2012 to 2013 where she was responsible for the clinical and regulatory compliance of multiple facilities. During her time at Care One Health Care, Ms. Agahi mentored and directed facilities’ leadership teams to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations as well as company standards of resident care, clinical practices and awareness to financial responsibilities.
From 1999 to 2011, Roya Agahi, R.N., was the Director of Nursing at Pine Acres Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, a 102-bed sub-acute and long-term care facility in Madison, New Jersey. For twelve years, she managed facility employees in the provision care and services according to professional nursing standards. Within her stay at Pine Acres, Ms. Agahi provided nursing health care consulting and education to various facilities and health leaders, thus establishing RA Health Care Consulting in 2010. As CEO of RA Health Care Consulting, Ms. Agahi supported various facilities with survey preparations and PI plans. Prior to Pine Acres, Ms. Agahi was the Director of Nursing at Northfield Manor Nursing Home in West Orange, New Jersey in 1999, the Nursing Supervisor at Bialystoker Nursing Home in New York City from 1998 to 1999, and the Nursing Supervisor at Lauren Woods in East Haven, Connecticut.
Roya Agahi, R.N. holds a Masters of Science in Health Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey in 2008 and she received a Certification in 2010 in Wound Care by the National Alliance of Wound Care. While in Iran, Ms. Agahi received her nurse training licenses in Cardiac Care and Echocardiography in 1991, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1990 and Associates Degree in 1985. She is certified as a Registered Nurse in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
David Roberts, RN is the Chief Nursing Officer of Centers Health Care. Mr. Roberts has been the nursing function of Centers Health Care since 2009. Additionally, Mr. Roberts, as a member of the clinical reimbursement team, managing all Minimum Data Set (MDS) Regional Consultants and MDS coordinators/nurses in the organization, consulting and coordinating corporate policies for 22 rehabilitation and long-term care facilities.
Prior to joining Centers Health Care, Mr. Roberts was the Director of Nursing at Williamsbridge Manor Nursing Home in the Bronx from 1995 to 2000, and then became the Director of Nursing at Sandspoint Nursing Home in Port Washington, NY from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2006, David Roberts, RN, became the Director of Clinical Services and later, the Corporate Clinical Coordinator at Bronx Funding, a Centers Health Care physical therapy clinic located in the South Bronx. In 2006, Mr. Roberts was named Corporate Clinical and Quality Improvement Consultant at Centers For Specialty Care, where he was responsible for coordinating corporate policies for each of the Company’s rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. This was a position he held for the next three years until he became Chief Nursing Officer.
Mr. Roberts’ first position was an LPN at Mary Manning Walsh, a short-term rehabilitation facility run by the Archdiocese of New York that specialized in sub-acute and nursing care. He preferred the flexible hours of agency nursing, which allowed him the time to attend college. He happened to be placed temporarily at one facility: Bruckner Nursing home (which is now known as the Bronx Center.)
David Roberts, RN, attended Helene Fuld College of Nursing from 1992 to 1993, receiving his Associates Degree in Nursing. In 1996, Mr. Roberts received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and then in 2000, he received his Masters in Nursing Prepared, both degrees from Adelphi University, graduating summa cum laude. Mr. Roberts is a Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of New York and was certified as an LPN by the New York City Board of Education in 1991.