EmblemHealth Procurement Organization

Patricia Gillespie, Senior Director, Purchasing and Corporate Services


General Purchasing, Catering and Office Services

Eileen Counihan, Director, General Purchasing, Receiving and Special Projects

Lucretia Ay, Manager, Facilities Procurement/Receiving and Assets

  • IT Contract Support and Coordination With Contract Department (Government Programs)
  • Special Procurement Projects and RFP Support
  • HR Contracts and RFP Support
  • Facilities Contract Liaison, RFP, Sourcing
  • On/Offsite Seminars to support HR
  • Gift Cards
  • Asset Disposal
  • Vending Machines (snacks and refreshments)

Ed Patterson, Lead Sourcing Specialist

  • Furniture and Accessories
  • Re-upholstery, Refinishing and Rental of Furniture
  • Storage of Furniture/Miscellaneous Equipment
  • Furniture Resale and Disposal
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Moving Services
  • Shredding Services
  • Green Initiative
  • Kitchen Supplies (microwaves and refrigerators, dishwashers, ice machine)
  • Industrial Equipment Supplies, including Steel Shelving and Pharmacy Shelving

Cathy Schwenk, Senior Sourcing Specialist

  • IT Contract Support and Coordination With Contract Department
  • Computer Hardware (PC and laptop, servers)
  • Computer Software and Licenses
  • Computer Accessories and Supplies
  • Computer Maintenance (hardware and software agreements, including pharmacy)
  • Imaging Equipment
  • Miscellaneous Equipment, Scanners, Faxes, Shredders, Microfiche, Purchase and Service
  • Enterprise MFP - Multifunction
  • Television, Audio or Video Equipment, Rental and Purchase
  • IT Consulting, Other IT Goods and Services
  • Special Procurement Projects and RFP Support

Ruth Charvis, Sourcing Specialist

  • Office Supplies
  • Copy Paper
  • General Hardware (bulbs, extension cords)
  • Laundry for Facilities
  • Books and Medical Coding Books
  • Customized Stamps

Robert Browne, Sourcing Specialis

  • Procurement for Facilities Medical Equipment Projects
  • Pharmacy Supplies (pill counters, medical refrigerators, etc.)
  • Armored Car Service - Pharmacies
  • Medical Equipment Resale and Disposal
  • Medical disposal supplies for the Nurse’s office (Needles, Syringes, etc.)
  • Special Procurement Projects and RFP Support
  • Cannon and Xerox Equipment Support
  • Business Reports
  • Dental
  • Hotels
  • Corporate Housing
  • Window Treatment
  • Water Filtration System

Nancy Alvarez, Sourcing Specialist

  • Coffee, Soda, Tea, Sugar
  • Milk
  • Uniforms for Facilities and Corporate Services
  • Fitness Center Equipment and Supplies
  • Laundry for Fitness Center
  • Special Procurement Projects and RFP Support
  • RFP support for Plant Maintenance & Holiday Decorations
  • Executive Special Request (Beverages, linens, etc.)

Alexandra Tesla, Manager, Procurement and Operational Budget

  • Special Procurement Projects and RFP Support
  • IT Consulting, Other IT Goods and Services

Carolyn Gainey, Lead, Support Services

  • Supplier Diversity Advocate
  • Artwork and Framing
  • Horticultural/Plant Maintenance
  • Executive Dinnerware and Accessories (plates, utensils)
  • Catering
  • Room Reservations
  • Events
  • Car Service
  • Floral Service
  • Travel

Joann Snell, Lead Purchasing Coordinator, EHA

  • Catering
  • Coffee and Supplies
  • Copier Service Maintenance - Xerox
  • Courier Service
  • Electrical
  • Equipment Supplies
  • Fuel - Hurricane
  • Garbage/Recycling
  • Generator Rental - Hurricane
  • HVAC
  • Janitorial
  • Miscellaneous Office Supplies
  • Office Signage
  • Paper
  • Party Supplies/Furniture Rental/AV Rentals
  • Pest Control
  • Plants/Flowers
  • Portable Restrooms - Hurricane
  • Presort
  • Procurement for Facilities, HR
  • Records Management Storage
  • Security Guard Service
  • Shredding and Paper Recycling
  • Storage of Furniture/Miscellaneous Equipment/Reconfiguration
  • UPS Delivery

Print/Fulfillment Sourcing, Corporate Services and Records Administration, Mail Management, PeopleSoft Administration

Ari Pollack, Manager, Purchasing and Fulfillment

  • Printed Materials and Fulfillment Services
  • Forms Management Services
  • Promotional Items
  • Records Administration
  • Translation Services
  • Mailing Coordination
  • Postal Management
  • Sales Kit Collation

Edward Reilly, Senior Sourcing Specialist

  • Inventoried Printed Materials
  • Quick Copy
  • Printed Materials and Fulfillment Services
  • Printed Materials
  • Fulfillment Services
  • Mailing Coordination

John Baiamonte, Supervisor

  • Records Management and Business Reply Accounts
  • Inventoried Printed Materials

Samuel Ramos, Staff Assistant

  • Postage
  • Mailing Equipment
  • Presort Services
  • Expedited Flat Mail

Lloyd Crawford, Lead Systems Analyst

  • PeopleSoft Purchasing Administrator

Chad Lewis, Senior Sourcing Process Specialist

  • Courier
  • Messenger Services
  • PeopleSoft Support

Charles O'Hagan, Manager, Mail Operations

George Ferreira, Supervisor, Mail Operations

  • Ninth Avenue Mail Center

Keith Johnson, Section Chief

  • Water Street Mail Center

Contracts Management

Judah Shleifer, Lead Contract Analyst

JoAnne DiBella, Senior Contract Analyst

Doug Weirich, Senior Contract Analyst


Updated 2/20/2015