John A. Javis, MDiv, Chief Executive Officer
John brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the mental health sector to the Behavioral Health NYC IPA, LLC (BHNYC) network. Prior to coming to BHNYC, he served as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Nassau-Queens Performing Provider System (NQP), where he oversaw the DSRIP behavioral health contracting and performance improvement efforts for the three NQP hospital “hubs.” In that role he was also responsible for managing and contracting with Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) who provided the social determinants of health to NQP members.
John also has prior experience in the development of Independent Practice Associations; he was a founding member of the Advanced Health Network IPA (AHN), a behavioral health IPA covering Long Island and parts of New York City. He later became the AHN Operations Director where he expanded the footprint of the IPA by adding new owner agencies and new network providers. He also played a lead role in introducing the AHN IPA to various health plans and hospitals.
John has extensive experience in a variety of care settings. As the Director of Special Projects for the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Nassau County he managed Clubhouse, Employment and PROS programs, and engineered the integration of primary care services into the MHA PROS program. He also has experience with Mobile Crisis and Hotlines.
In 2007, John founded the Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island, a coalition of veterans and behavioral health providers that was designed to meet the emerging behavioral health needs of Iraq / Afghanistan veterans and their families, as well as the needs of prior generations of veterans. He was also a leading advocate in efforts to bring Vet-to-Vet Peer Support to New York State. His advocacy was driven by his past service as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves where he provided counseling and support to soldiers and their families.
Tracy Schneider, LCSW-R, Clinical Director
Tracy brings a breadth of knowledge and expertise to BHNYC. She has broad reaching leadership experience in managed care, case management, social work/discharge planning, external public and government/ community affairs, and provider relations/network development. She has a proven track record designing sustainable, revenue-generating programs to achieve desired outcomes and promote high client and provider satisfaction and experience scores.
Tracy is a NYS licensed clinical social worker (R designation). She also earned a post graduate certificate in Aging from the Brookdale Center on Aging/Hunter College. She was an adjunct faculty member at the New School for Social Research- Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions, where she initiated and taught the core curriculum course for their inaugural Gerontological Post Graduate Case Management Certificate program. She is known for her commitment to building strategic alliances and partnerships between agencies that share a common goal of increasing and assuring access to care as well as helping agencies transform in order to keep pace with an evolving health care service delivery and reimbursement landscape.