Rock Hill, NY, January 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc. (ISA), a leading provider of Specialty Insurance Programs for Social/Human Service Providers, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Howard Siegel, CEO of Irwin Siegel Agency, as a governing Board Member and Treasurer for a newly formed Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) operating in Bronx, NY.
Mr. Siegel has always been a strong supporter both personally and professionally of local, state and national organizations that enhance human service programs, and brings a unique combination of innovative thinking, business experience and progressive leadership to the governing board. Board governance is required by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for all FQHCs receiving Section 330 grants. As Treasurer, Mr. Siegel will play a key role in setting organizational policy and developing a strategic plan for long-term financial sustainability.
“I am pleased to be a part of this Board. Through my long-standing involvement in the field of human and social services, I can understand the organizational, financial and regulatory challenges FQHCs may face. I am looking forward to working to address the needs of the medically underserved, in a financially viable way.” – Howard Siegel, CEO of Irwin Siegel Agency
In recent years, Mr. Siegel has served as an Advisory Board member of Reaching Up, Inc., a non-profit organization that cultivates future leaders within the field of developmental disabilities. He assisted in the creation of a division within the American Association of Mental Retardation (AAMR) called the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and has held memberships with the Brain Injury Association of NY and Alliance for Nonprofit Governance. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce awarded him Business Person of the Year in 2010 and the National Safety Council recognized him as a leader of “Best Practices” in safety for those with disabilities.
A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a reimbursement designation given to community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health/substance abuse services to medically underserved persons of all ages, in urban and rural communities, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status. FQHCs must comply with Section 330 program requirements.
About Irwin Siegel Agency
Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc. has been Supporting Those Who Support Others™ for decades by providing insurance and risk management solutions to social and human service providers. ISA offers tailored insurance products to developmental disability, addiction treatment, behavioral healthcare, mental healthcare, home healthcare and youth development providers through independent agents and brokers. Learn more about the company, products and services at http://www.siegelagency.com.