Ralph F

CEO/COO/Executive Director


Medical or Health Services Manager


Saint James, NY

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CollapseDescription 1 Tracklot Road Home: 631.584.2187 Nissequogue, NY. 11780 Cell: 631.560.0404 Senior- Level Healthcare Executive Managing not-for-profit and profit subsidiaries Healthcare executive with extensive CEO experience developing and managing a $100MM not-for-profit organization. Solid background in strategic planning, IT operations, financial management, and government relations. Proven ability to identify problems and to implement creative and practical solutions. Inspirational leader with strong communication skills to articulate a vision and lead effective teams. Effective proficiency in P&L management, year over year growth of net profit. Resources utilization to improve program operation without reduction of quality. Union/contract negotiation without interruptions in the operation, in two states. EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL LEADER WITH BOTTON LINE EFFICANCY. Additional Areas of Expertise Include: Internal Controls and Budgets Banker and Investor Relations Transparencies and Compliance Real Estate and Ground–up Construction Financial and Regulatory Reporting Facility Management HR and Leadership Development Labor Negotiations and Vendor Contracts System of Quality Care Management Board of Trustees Relations PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PSCH Inc, College Point, NY. 1979- 2008 Professional Service Centers for the Handicapped Inc; is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian agency which provides long term care and treatment services. Specializing in residential, health, habilitative, vocational and family support programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, and consumers with mental illness and their families. Co-Founder, President and CEO (1979-present) Responsible for the function and the day-to-day operation of this $100MM healthcare agency. Managing a staff of over 1,000 full-time employees and additional 600 contractual professionals, including physicians, nurses and allied professionals. Career Highlights and Achievements Include Grew the organization from start-up to serving over 6,000 persons per day, this was accomplished via organic growth. Created and implemented a strategic plan and developed an effective and collaborative relationship with the Board of Trustees. Manage an overall annual budget of $100MM, with an operating expense budget of $75MM, with net revenue over expense of $2-3MM per year. Approved for a $10MM unsecured Line of Credit from a major US commercial bank. Function as Chief Investment Officer for two separate pension funds that cover over 800 employees. The two funds has routinely met or exceeded the S&P returns, meeting the organization’s investment goals. Ralph D. Farkas/ page 2 of 2 Participated in union negotiations and labor relations in two states, developed strategies and committee points during the negotiations, all without work stoppage or conflict. Established an annual planned giving program, which yields approximately 1MM a year. Introduced a proprietary automated system, which produced needed checks and balances, transparencies and compliance, and lowered operating expenses by $500K a year. Secured a 16MM Tax Exempt Municipal Bond, and went public. Created a for profit subsidiary which provided vocational training and job opportunities for the patients and generated over $5MM in revenue. EARLY CAREER Prior to founding PSCH, held several administrative positions at various not-for-profit organizations, including positions at; Builders for Family Youth for the Diocese of Brooklyn, The Helen Keller National Center, United Jewish Appeal – Foundation, and the Maimonides Residential Center. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Board of Directors- Inter-Agency Council of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC). Member of Policy and Budget Committees 1986- present Founder- Started the Foundation for Supporters of the Disabled (FSD) to aid in the empowerment and social inclusion, by funding new ideas and programs 1998 Chairperson – Appointed by the Governor of the State of New York. Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC), a planning and advocacy agency reporting to the Governor of the State of New York on healthcare policies and best practices in the state 1991-1995 AWARDS AND RECOGNITION Received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor- for outstanding achievement by foreign-born Americans who have enriched this great nation through their valuable contribution and sacrifice. PSCH was the recipient of the NYC United Way- Joseph Weber Award for Managerial Excellence in the field of social services. Governor Mario Cuomo conferred a special citation upon PSCH Inc., for its outstanding service leading to increased opportunities and quality of life for persons with disabilities. EDUCATION CW POST CENTER, Greenvale, NY MA, Healthcare Administration BA, Sociology Ralph D. Farkas/ resume addendum GOVERNMENT RELATIONS 2002-2005 Served on Assemblyman Peter Rivera’s Task Force for the NYS Assembly Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. The committee analyzed the statewide Mental Hygiene practices to help chart a new direction for the NYS Mental Health System. 2002 Gave testimony before the Speaker of the Assembly and the Assembly Committee on Insurance, speaking on the issues of escalating insurance costs, the difficulty of obtaining coverage at any cost, and its implications for PSCH and social policy. 2002 Presented a white paper “Recommendations for Reform in the Adult Home Industry.” Addressing the need that many individuals living in Adult Homes require OMH Community Residences. 2001 Gave testimony to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on Governor Pataki’s proposed budget. Which directly influenced services to people with developmental disabilities and those with psychiatric disabilities.