PRACTITIONER bio

Barbara Caress

Practitioner

  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010

Biography

Barbara Caress has over 40 years of experience as a non-profit, union and public agency manager, consultant and administrator. Most recently she served as Director of Strategic Policy and Planning for the SEIU Local 32BJ Health, Pension, Legal and Training Funds, which provide benefits to 250,000 people living in seven states where she oversaw the a substantial re-design effort dedicated to developing incentives for members to use, and providers to offer, patient centered medical homes and other certified quality providers.  She is currently advising a number of clients on local health policy and health benefit design.

Ms Caress has spent many years as a health care consultant working for such clients as the New York City and State Health Departments, the Community Service Society, Local 1199, SEIU, the Freelancers Union and the United Hospital Fund. She is currently a member of NCQA’s Standards Committee, NQF Hospital MAP, and the NYC Primary Care Improvement Project Advisory Board. Author of a wide range of health policy articles, reports and reviews.