WNY: 716.826.6245 | NYC: 212.938.1444

For Home Care Providers and Partners

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Allwel strives to provide the quickest turn-around times as possible for information requests, completion of assessments, and the scheduling of staff to address our home care providers and partners’ needs.

Medical and Insurance providers can contact the Allwel staff listed below for general inquiries about our services or specific questions regarding their members.

Western New York Area

For availability of nursing staff to complete assessments, information on completed assessments, or general information pertaining to members in the western New York region, please contact:

Robin Bertini, Director of Patient Services.

  • Office Phone: 716-826-6245. Please feel free to ask for Robin to be paged if the need is warranted.
  • Email: rbertini@allwelcares.com

For requests for information on immediate staffing, or general programmatic information, please contact:

Sean Lewis, VP of Operations.

  • Office Phone: 716-826-6245
  • Cell Phone: 716-984-8961. Please feel free to contact Sean by cell if the need is warranted.
  • Email: slewis@allwelcares.com

New York City and Long Island

For availability of nursing staff to complete assessments, information on completed assessments, or general information pertaining to members in the five boroughs and Nassau County, please contact:

Robin Bertini, Director of Patient Services.

  • Office Phone: 716-826-6245. Please feel free to ask for Robin to be paged if the need is warranted.
  • Email: rbertini@allwelcares.com

For requests for information on immediate staffing, or general programmatic information, please contact:

Sean Lewis, VP of Operations.

  • Office Phone: 716-826-6245
  • Cell Phone: 716-984-8961. Please feel free to contact Sean by cell if the need is warranted.
  • Email: slewis@allwelcares.com

 

Some of Our Team

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Debbie McDermitt, LCSW

Debbie oversees the implementation of Waiver Services throughout our New York City region. Debbie has extensive social work experience including in-home counseling and crisis intervention services, as well as educational advocacy and training for prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents. In addition, Debbie has provided Clinical Supervision services to Illinois Department of Children and Families staff. Debbie had a private practice for several years, providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families, as well as having worked with the US military being a Military and Family Life Consultant at military installations domestic and abroad. Debbie holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, and received her License in Clinical Social Work in 1998.

Director of Waiver Services
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Thane Schulz, MA MSW

Thane has significant experience with behavioral health in acute and outpatient settings, as well as patient advocacy in a trauma setting. Thane firmly believes in the trauma-informed, human rights philosophy in social work, and applies a solution-focused approach with his participants.

As our agency’s Director of Programs, he is the liaison between our programs and the community. Thane is also involved in program and organizational development, assisted with founding the TBI Reading Club at ECMC’s Outpatient Rehab Unit in 2012, and is a member of the Headway of WNY, Inc. Advisory Committee.

Director of Programs
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Priya Pinto, Ph.D.

As an owner and an Administrator, Priya admits that the favorite part of her role is the creativity that can be employed in solving work problems, using a mutual vision and value system that herself and her partners use as their guide for decision making. Her area of specialty is a broad understanding of behavior, what causes and sustains both desirable and undesirable behavior, and her knowledge and expertise of those principles as they apply to the population of individuals with brain injury. Through it all, Priya has a dual commitment: the first is to the right of an individual with a disability to choose and to be integrated in the community, and to be respected as a unique individual with a unique perspective. The other equally important part is the provision of a workplace that is comfortable and respectful, where individuals can use their talents to flourish and grow and, where they can achieve recognition and value.

Executive Director / NYC Administrator
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Sean Lewis

Sean Lewis joined Allwel in 2011, and is responsible for branch operations in the western NY and New York City regions. With more than 15 years of experience in home care services, as well as a background that includes municipal planning, economic development, and sales, Sean has been supporting various organizations’ efforts to provide quality products and service excellence. At Allwel, Sean continues his commitment to helping people collaborate on finding the right match in a caregiver and services, as well as serves on a number of area boards and committees dedicated to advocating or fundraising for persons with disabilities.

VP Operations