Healthy Alliance


Alliance for Better Health announces leadership transition

Jun 30, 2021 | Press Release

Erica Coletti will become CEO and Jacob Reider, MD will transition into new role as strategic advisor.

TROY, NY – June 30, 2021: Alliance for Better Health (Alliance) today announced leadership transitions
to propel the company into its next phase of growth, effective July 1. Erica Coletti, Alliance’s current
chief operating officer, has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer. Current CEO, Jacob
Reider, MD, will remain president of Alliance’s sister organization, Healthy Alliance IPA, and will
transition into the role of strategic advisor to Alliance’s executive team. Michele Horan, senior director
of operations, will be elevated to the role of COO.

“I am infinitely proud of everything we’ve accomplished during my four and a half years as Alliance’s
CEO, but I know that we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of our work. Erica is the leader who will
serve our team and our partners into this next phase of growth – she embodies Alliance’s values, deeply
understands the needs and challenges of the communities we serve, and has a proven track record of
service and success. I look forward to working closely with Erica in her new role, as well as continuing
my commitment to improve the health of those most in need by expanding the member organizations in
Healthy Alliance IPA.”

Coletti has more than 15 years of organizational leadership and strategic business planning experience
supporting companies across industries through periods of rapid growth. In her current role as COO,
Coletti has successfully led the strategic development and execution of Alliance’s work within the Capital
Region, including overseeing community partner services for Healthy Alliance IPA, as well as the
coordination and technical operations of Healthy Together, Alliance’s referral network. Prior to joining
Alliance, Coletti was vice president of operations and health care at global digital consulting firm EXL

“In our post-pandemic world, the intersections between health and social needs are more clear than
ever before. Alliance is on the precipice of tremendous growth – and while our internal leadership is
evolving, our shared vision to build health equity remains unchanged,” said Coletti. “I’m honored to
assume the role of CEO to build on Alliance’s foundation within the Capital Region, and ultimately scale
this model across New York state and beyond. In partnership with the rest of Alliance’s leadership team,
our colleagues, and our partners across the state and community – I look forward to continuing our
work, creating and growing our relationships with both the underserved and those that support them,
and ultimately improving health by meeting social needs.”


Kayla Thorsey

Communications Specialist, Healthy Alliance
[email protected]

Caroline Bouchard

Marketing Manager, Healthy Alliance
[email protected]

About Healthy Alliance

Healthy Alliance (Alliance for Better Health and its affiliates) connects the underserved to a growing network of organizations – big and small – that provide services that are essential for a healthy life. Recognizing that health begins in our communities, Healthy Alliance’s referral network and independent practice association (IPA) convene and collaborate with community partners — from regional hospitals to local food pantries and everyone in between — to address social needs (food insecurity, housing assistance, transportation needs, benefits navigation, and more) before they evolve into serious and costly medical problems. With close to 1,000 physical partner locations spanning 25 counties in New York State, Healthy Alliance works to provide all communities with consistent access to the resources they need to ensure every New Yorker has the same opportunity to be healthy.

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