Executive Team

  • Staci Romeo, MBA - Executive Director
  • Staci Romeo, MBA

    Executive Director

    Staci Romeo is HealthlinkNY’s Executive Director. Staci oversees all functions, staff, and departments. She enjoys utilizing her past management experience in the manufacturing sector to institute process improvements and improve procedural documentation across the entire organization.

    Staci graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development as well as an MBA.  She returned to Binghamton University for a Lean Six Sigma Green belt.  Previously in her career, Staci spent nearly 20 years in Industrial Management, for both Vail-Ballou Press in Kirkwood, NY and e-Systems Group in Conklin, NY.  


  • Paul M. Almy, PMP - Vice President
  • Paul M. Almy, PMP

    Vice President

    Paul M. Almy is HealthlinkNY’s Vice President. As second in command, Paul works closely with the Interim Executive Director on strategic organizational initiatives. In addition, he works across all departments to foster teamwork, encourage collaboration and provide guidance. Paul has been with HealthlinkNY since 2009 and has a strong background in project management, software development, and information technology.
    Paul received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2001 and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the National Technological University (NTU) in Fort Collins, Colorado. While working for IBM, he was nominated and selected to the IBM Project Management Board in 2006.  As a  board member, he successfully mentored and interviewed candidates for IBM certification. He held that position until his retirement in 2008.



  • Daniel Walker - Chief Information Officer
  • Daniel Walker

    Chief Information Officer

    Daniel Walker is HealthlinkNY’s Chief Information Officer. Daniel oversees the HealthlinkNY Project Managers, System Analysts, and outside technology subcontractors. Daniel is Cloverleaf Level 2 Certified and is responsible for the design and development of applications and interfaces utilizing the Cloverleaf Integration Engine. In addition, he is responsible for developing test scripts and executing functional testing based on workflow and business requirements. Previous to his role as the Chief Information Officer, Daniel was HealthlinkNY's Senior Director of Technology and Senior Interface Engineer. 

    Daniel received his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science from SUNY Oswego in 2005. For the last 10+ years, Daniel worked for United Health Services (UHS), as both an Information Analyst and a Systems Analyst. In his most recent role, he was responsible for systems integration and development utilizing the OPENLink Interface Engine. He has a strong technical background in systems integration, analysis, and design, as well as an in-depth understanding of both the clinical and financial aspects of healthcare.


  • Anastasios Stefos - Chief Information Security Officer
  • Anastasios Stefos

    Chief Information Security Officer

    Anastasios Stefos is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for HealthlinkNY. He is responsible for ensuring that HealthlinkNY’s internal infrastructure and network is secure and up to date with State and Federal guidelines/regulations. Anastasios is responsible for risk assessments, and internal audits making policy recommendations to the leadership team and enforcing the policies throughout the organization. Anastasios oversees troubleshooting of office hardware as well as the Help Desk. He provides guidance to the Help Desk Manager on day-to-day operations and ensures the help desk staff is educated on upcoming services and prepared to assist internal staff and external callers. 


  • Emma Steed - Director of Marketing and Client Relations
  • Emma Steed

    Director of Marketing and Client Relations

    Emma Steed is HealthlinkNY’s Director of Marketing and Client Relations. Emma is in charge of overall marketing and strategic planning programs, and corporate communications. Emma’s primary focus is facilitating client development, assisting in the creation of training material, creating content for the website, promoting the patient engagement through use of the patient portal, and increasing community awareness of HealthlinkNY through events and social media. She is responsible for evaluating and enhancing the current on-boarding structure for all new hires, including customizing on-boarding plans for all roles and levels on the team. 

    Emma graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Early Grades Education and a concentration in Studio Art. She was previously teaching both school and painting in Greater Philadelphia area. 


  • Karina Boozer, MPH - Compliance Manager, Privacy and Security Officer
  • Karina Boozer, MPH

    Compliance Manager, Privacy and Security Officer

    As the Compliance Manager and Privacy and Security Officer, Karina is responsible for ensuring that HealthlinkNY and the Participants who utilize the HIE database follow the privacy and operational requirements dictated by the NYS Department of Health, HIPAA, and other regulatory agencies. She must coordinate efforts across all departments to ensure that the entire organization remains compliant in general, and maintains DOH Qualified Entity status in particular.

    Karina graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and again with a Master’s degree in Public Health. She has previous experience in the fields of program evaluation, quality assurance, performance improvement, and safety management. Karina comes to us from Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing where she was the Quality and Safety Coordinator, working to improve resident care and emergency management practices.


  • Kristy Aton - Director of Account Management
  • Kristy Aton

    Director of Account Management

    Kristy Aton is the Director of Account Management for HealthlinkNY. Kristy oversees the entire Account Management Department. She works with her team to identify and engage new participants and  develops strategies to foster positive long-term relationships with medical practices to enhance HealthlinkNY’s Health Information Exchange (HIE). Her team works with providers and staff to assist in the integration and training associated with access to the HealthlinkNY HIE. Kristy strives to maintain a strong focus on continuing education with both patients and providers ensuring full and complete compliance through on-boarding processes. 

    Kristy attended SUNY Broome focusing in Health Sciences. She previously worked for United Health Services (UHS), where her work was strongly focused on inpatient acute care and behavioral health. Kristy has a strong background and understanding of medical compliance and patient advocacy. Kristy emphasis is to advance healthcare value and integrate care by providing information and education to participants and patients.  


  • Noele Lynch - Contracts Administrator
  • Noele Lynch

    Contracts Administrator

    As the Contracts Administrator for HealthlinkNY, Noele Lynch is responsible for coordinating core functions of the Programs and Services Division. She manages various forms of monthly organizational reporting, HIE Participant contracting, and HIE incentive program offerings. Noele also provides general administrative support for the Programs and Services department.

    Noele completed the Computerized Accounting program at Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute and also earned her certification from the National Academy of Ambulance Coding. Her training and experience in accounts payable, payroll, reporting, and medical coding and billing provide her with a valuable and diverse skill set that makes her a valuable asset to the HealthlinkNY team as the Contracts Administrator.

    Noele was born, raised, and currently lives in the Greater Binghamton Area. In her time off, Noele enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children.


  • Phillip A. Ginter, LMSW, MPA - Regional Director of Community Initiatives
  • Phillip A. Ginter, LMSW, MPA

    Regional Director of Community Initiatives

    Phillip Ginter is the Director of Community Initiatives. Phillip provides supervision and support to staff and subcontractors working for the HealthlinkNY Community Network in the Hudson Valley and Southern Tier.  Branded under the 'HealthlinkNY Community Network' the two projects are part of the New York State Department of Health Population Health Improvement Program.  Through this project, Phillip supports project staff and subcontractors in the identification of health disparities and engagement of a broad range of stakeholders to all work together to develop strategies designed to promote the triple aim of better care, better population health, and lower health care costs.  For more information on  HealthlinkNY’s Population Health Improvement Programs click on “Community” on our homepage.

    Phillip brings his experience working with a broad range of populations including runaway and homeless youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, veterans, homeless adults and families, and children in the child welfare system to his work of eliminating health disparities in the region.  A lifelong resident of Broome County, Phillip has been committed to improving opportunities for everyone. Phillip has served as a Mayoral Appointee to the City of Binghamton Community Development Advisory Committee, was a member of the Broome County Youth Bureau Advisory Committee, as well as served on various other local planning groups and coalitions.  Prior to joining HealthlinkNY, Phillip worked at United Way of Broome County where his focus was on community engagement, planning, and development of collective impact strategies.  Phillip holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Houghton College and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from Marywood University.


  • Renee Case - Controller and Human Resources Liaison
  • Renee Case

    Controller and Human Resources Liaison

    Renee Case is HealthlinkNY’s Controller and Human Resources Liaison. Renee oversees the Finance Team and manages HealthlinkNY's Human Resources department. She is responsible for all financial transactions in the general ledger, prepares monthly financial statements and assists the external auditing team that works on site during the auditing process.  

    Renee graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Renee has spent the last 10 years working in a Certified Public Accounting office, and prior to that approximately 8 years working in private corporate accounting positions. Renee's vast accounting experience makes her a huge asset for HealthlinkNY. 


  • Victoria Reid - Regional Director of Community Initiatives
  • Victoria Reid

    Regional Director of Community Initiatives

    Victoria Reid is the Acting Regional Director of Community Initiatives for the Community Network which administers the NYS DOH Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) grant. Victoria is responsible for the implementation of the Hudson Valley PHIP, providing regional convening, capacity building, and data services. She works to ensure the successful implementation of regional initiatives that seek to address health disparities, the New York State Prevention Agenda, primary care transformation and health care workforce development.

    Victoria is familiar with PHIP, previously working as the Chenango County PHIP Coordinator in the Southern Tier. Victoria holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Moravian College and earned a Master’s of Social Work concentrating on Community Organization and Policy Administration from the University of Southern California. She was born and raised in the Hudson Valley and is happy to come back to work in her home region.