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.
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.