NY Policy Director
Carol Rodat is the New York Policy Director for PHI. She is responsible for strategic advocacy, research, and analysis on behalf of the state’s direct-care workers and long-term care consumers, improving the health care delivery system by emphasizing the policy and practice learning derived from PHI and its affiliates. She works closely with a variety of stakeholders in New York’s health care system, including consumers, workers and their representatives, and providers.
Carol has over 20 years of policy experience, having worked first in the field of child welfare policy for the Child Welfare League of America in Washington, D. C., and then as executive director of Hospital Trustees of New York State, where she initiated one of the first quality improvement projects in the state’s hospitals. She was also a contributing editor to Health System Leader, which studied the development of integrated health systems. Most recently she served as president of the Home Care Association of New York State, a statewide not-for-profit organization active in state and federal home care policy. While there, she published reports and studies on the importance of the workforce in long-term care and testified frequently on the role of the direct-care worker. A founding board member of the Direct Care Alliance, she holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Oklahoma.
New York Policy Associate
Allison Cook, MPH, is PHI's New York Policy Associate. She is responsible for strategic advocacy, research, and analysis on behalf of the state's direct-care workers and long-term care consumers. She works closely with the New York Policy Director to help accomplish PHI's goal of improving the health care delivery system by emphasizing the policy and practice learning derived from PHI and its affiliates.
Allison has a variety of experience in the field of long term care and aging. Prior to joining PHI, Allison worked as an Education Associate at the Medicare Rights Center, where she distilled complicated Medicare information in educational programming and materials. Additionally, her work at PHI is greatly informed by her experience working as a home health aide while still in college. Allison graduated with her Master of Public Health, with a focus on aging, from Brown University.