Staff

Kathy Febraio, President
febraio@nyshcp.org
518.463.1118, ext. 809

Kathy Febraio joined HCP in 2019 and has served as President since January 1, 2019.  Kathy is a Certified Association Executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in Association and trade group management.  In this time, she has developed a strong background in policy analysis, public testimony and coalition building. Kathy possesses an impressive skill set in not only association operations but also developing advocacy strategies. She has served as the Executive Director for the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, Inc., in Albany and Executive Director of NYS Speech Language Hearing Association, Inc., in Latham.
 
Kathy likes to spend her free time outdoors as close to the water as possible. She kayaks, snowshoes and relaxes on the beaches in Rhode Island. She is a new grandmother and loves spending time with her grandson. She enjoys creative activities like quilting, crafting and gardening.  
Kevin Kerwin, Vice President of Public Policy
kerwin@nyshcp.org
518.463.1118, ext. 806

Kevin Kerwin joined HCP as Vice President for Public Policy in 2019. Kevin supports HCP’s State regulatory advocacy, Federal legislative and regulatory initiatives, emergency preparedness efforts and other related policy initiatives on behalf of New York State’s home care industry. Prior to joining HCP, Kevin served as the New York State Bar Association’s Associate Director of Government Relations from 2007 – 2017 and as the Association’s Deputy General Counsel since 2017. In these roles, he managed policy development, legislative program, and advocacy activities at both the state and federal levels. 
Mary Dworakowski, Senior Director of Administration & Finance
dworakowski@nyshcp.org 
518.463.1118, ext. 804

Mary joined HCP in 2002 and has held various positions in the Financial Division over the years.  In her current role, Mary is responsible for maintaining the Association’s financials, reports and all insurance products, working with HCP’s external accountants and other financial entities, and she oversees and manages the Association’s human resources department. Mary also supports and sets up HCP and CHC Board meetings and coordinates all HCP staff-related activities.

Outside of work, Mary serves on the St. Jude Parish Council, volunteers for many church and community activities, and in 2011 she received the St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community Service Award. She is also a Team Manager with Tastefully Simple and has received a variety of sales awards. In her “spare time,” she enjoys spending time with her four grown children and their families.
Tom Conlon, Associate for Public Policy
conlon@nyshcp.org
518.463.1118, ext. 811

Tom joined HCP in 2018 as Associate for Public Policy. He supports HCP’s regulatory advocacy, grassroots campaigns and other related policy initiatives. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Saint Rose.

In his free time, Tom enjoys reading and relaxing with friends and family.
 

Dena Collins, Director of Information Systems
collins@nyshcp.org
518.463.1118, ext. 815

Dena joined HCP in 1990, she has held many positions over the years with the Association.  Today, Dena directs and manages all aspects of HCP’s infrastructure, including the administration of the Association’s computer hardware, software, computer network and the HCP and CHC websites. She also maintains HCP’s database and manages relationships with external IT vendors.

Dena loves spending time with family, friends and her three dogs, Cassie, Josie and Reggie.  When she’s not relaxing at her camp in the Adirondacks, Dena loves to get away from it all. One of her most recent adventures was island-hopping for 10 days in the Caribbean with friends.
Marissa Crary, Director for Marketing & Education
crary@nyshcp.org
518.463.1118, ext. 824

Marissa is responsible for HCP membership recruitment and retention, development and execution of CHC onsite and webinar programs, planning and support for the HCP Annual Management Conference & Exhibition, and sales of sponsorships and advertising for HCP and CHC. Marissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of St. Rose in Albany, and earned her Masters of Arts in Communication from SUNY Albany in 2017.

As an avid snowboarder, Marissa loves the winter months.  She has snowboarded at several ski resorts across the Northeast with the OC Ski Club, where she has served as PR Chair.  Marissa also has a pet rabbit named Buster.
Cora Smith, Associate for Marketing & Education
smith@nyshcp.org
518.463.1118, ext. 825

Cora will assist with marketing for the Association, support membership recruitment and retention, help coordinate the HCP Annual Conference and plan and execute educational programs for HCP affiliate Community Health Care Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC). Cora holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University at Albany.

Cora loves being outdoors. In the summer she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family. In the winter she loves to ski.
Nancy Erdoes, Director of Research & Information
erdoes@nyshcp.org
518.463.1118, ext. 810

Nancy joined HCP in October of 1996 as Manager of Research & Information and in that role, she provided in-depth analysis of industry data, oversight of HCP surveys, data collection and analysis on specific industry topics as well as general membership surveys. In 2006, Nancy retired from her full time position, but she continues to work for HCP on a part time basis, providing data analysis on key issues impacting the industry.

Nancy has three grandchildren who are all outstanding athletes, and she and her husband Rich are their most ardent supporters. They often travel throughout the region to attend their football and baseball games