Harlem United launches search for new CEO

Isaacson Miller leading the search; Interim CEO Steven Bussey to remain in role until permanent successor identified

Harlem United announced today that the agency has launched a search for its next Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors has engaged search firm Isaacson Miller and will work with current interim CEO Steven C. Bussey to identify a permanent CEO for the agency. Bussey will continue in the interim CEO role until a successor is identified.

“I’ve had the enormous privilege to be a part of Harlem United’s continued growth and success in New York’s ever-changing healthcare environment,” said Bussey. “I am proud to work alongside a visionary team with the tireless dedication required to improve access to services for those who need it most.”

The Board is collaborating with Bussey and Harlem United’s executive team to ensure a smooth transition for the agency and its clients.

“Steven’s work as interim CEO has been critical in helping Harlem United navigate an increasingly evolving and challenging healthcare landscape,” said Latraviette Smith-Wilson, Harlem United’s Board Chair. “The Board appreciates the strategic vision and commitment Steven has brought to the role, and we look forward to this next planned phase of our transition efforts to position Harlem United for the future and continue improving the lives of our clients and breaking down barriers to care.”

Originally founded to address the HIV epidemic, Harlem United is a full-service community healthcare center that provides comprehensive disease prevention, supportive housing, and healthcare services. These services benefit people with a multiplicity of chronic illnesses, many of whom also face homelessness, mental illness, substance and alcohol use, and/or extreme poverty. Currently, Harlem United is staffed by nearly 350 employees and operates with annual revenues of approximately $41 million.

Harlem United is well-positioned for future growth and is a central part of New York’s strategic conversations regarding Medicaid Redesign and the role of the community Health Center. Plans are also underway for a state-of-the-art healthcare facility at 133rd Street, set to open in September of this year.

“The 133rd Street facility is symbolic of Harlem United’s commitment to a holistic approach to healthcare, supportive services, and advocacy to ensure the highest quality of care for our clients now and in the future,” said Smith-Wilson.

Harlem United is a community-based organization that aims to provide 100% access to quality care for all of its clients, regardless of race, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.


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