Executive Leadership Team

Stephen Rosenthal, Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Rosenthal, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rosenthal has worked in the Montefiore system for over 25 years and was part of the strategic team that originated and organized Montefiore Care Management. He has served as its president and chief operating officer since its beginnings. He was also responsible for organizing Montefiore's 23 clinical academic departments into a successful facility practice plan and played an important role in the restructuring of the medical center into an integrated delivery system. Mr. Rosenthal has a Master in Business Administration from Pace University, as well as a Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in speech from Brooklyn College.

Steve Meisinger, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Meisinger is responsible for CMO, Montefiore Care Management's financial management, including financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, financial forecasting and planning, provider reimbursement and facilities management. Prior to joining CMO, he was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Aetna, and held several senior financial positions at Prudential. Mr. Meisinger is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University.


Michael G. Dowling, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael G. Dowling, Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Dowling is responsible for the Contact Center, Contracting and Corporate Affairs, Provider Relations and Network Development, Marketing and Communications, Credentialing and Provider Information, and Medical House Calls. In addition, Mr. Dowling has executive responsibility for Montefiore’s Managed Long Term Care Plan. Prior to Montefiore Care Management, he held senior management positions in several academic medical centers and managed care organizations and worked for the City of New York as a policy analyst in the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health, where he was Assistant Commissioner, Policy, Planning and Quality Assurance. Mr. Dowling has a Master in Public Health from Columbia University and a bachelor degree from Denison University.

Henry Chung, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Chung is Montefiore Care Management's principal medical liaison to Montefiore's inpatient, outpatient and Independent Practice Association (IPA) programs. In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and currently serves as project director of the Montefiore chronic medical illness and depression collaborative care project funded by the New York Community Trust and the United Hospital Fund. Dr. Chung is the founder and former National Project Director of the National College Depression Partnership and has been the Co-Principal Investigator of the National Depression Leadership Initiative since 2003. Dr. Chung completed medical school at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and psychiatry residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center Westchester Division.


John R. Williford, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Williford is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at CMO. He came to CMO from ArchCare, a not-for-profit Catholic-sponsored integrated health care delivery system, where he was Executive Director, with responsibility for three individual health plan products (PACE, I/IE SNP, and MLTC). At ArchCare, he also developed overall datamart strategy and reporting methodologies; selected appropriate server and technology platforms to support long term strategy and implemented an ETL process for all partner information (i.e. Pharmacy, Claims, Clinical) to provide overall member health status and intervention measures. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Operations at Sandata Technologies, Inc., a privately held, private equity backed, leading nationwide provider of information technology solutions to the home healthcare industry. He also has experience as a senior manager in the healthcare practices of Deloitte Consulting and Cap Gemini Ernst and Young. Mr. Williford holds a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.



Urvashi Patel, Senior Director and Chief Data Scientist

Ms. Patel is Senior Director and Chief Data Scientist, with responsibility for all aspects of advanced analytics and research; analytic activities for academic and grant-funded research and program evaluation for CMO’s care management programs; and support for hospital-based programs evaluation  She also leads an outcomes team to study proposal and protocol development, study design and methods, data analysis and publications. She joined CMO in 2012 as Director, Evaluation and Outcomes Research, from Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield of New Jersey, where she was head of Research and Development, Informatics and Horizon Healthcare Innovations. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Organization & Research from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia; an M.P.H in Health Administration from the State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, NY, where she also earned a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry.