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Initiative for Women with Disabilities Care Team

The wide array of programs offered at NYU Langone’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities at the Elly and Steve Hammerman Health and Wellness Center are made possible by experts in fitness, alternative therapies, social work, and healthcare.

Meet the members of our care team.

Connie Lam, MS, Program Director

Ms. Lam is responsible for the overall development and direction of the Initiative for Women with Disabilities. She manages daily operations and works with the participants to ensure that they are directed to the appropriate services and programs. Ms. Lam earned a bachelor of science in business management from Empire State College and a master of science in business management and leadership at CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Suzanne Wallach, MSEd, CRC, Program Coordinator

Ms. Wallach is a certified rehabilitation counselor. She has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Hunter College and a bachelor’s degree in special education from New York University. She works on program development and coordination for our sports and fitness programs, and oversees transition services, including the Young Women’s Program and the Empowerment Program. Ms. Wallach assists participants in creating individualized transition plans, and conducts outreach to the disabled community.

Kathryn Malone, LMSW, Social Worker

Ms. Malone completed her master’s degree in social work at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. With a background in the nonprofit arena, her experience includes working with adults and families, as well as group work with an emphasis on developing effective coping skills, building support networks, and achieving wellness.

Litsa DeJulio, LCSW, Social Worker

Ms. DeJulio holds clinical social work licenses in the states of New York and Massachusetts. She received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service in 1999. Her experience includes working with adolescents and adults. Most recently, she worked as an inpatient social worker at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation.

Dominique Chase, Medical Service Associate

Ms. Chase is a certified medical assistant. She completed the medical assistant certification program at Sanford-Brown Institute in September 2010. Ms. Chase performs both administrative and clinical duties. In addition to greeting our participants, answering the phones, and scheduling appointments, she also works with our clinicians, helping with vital sign assessment, electrocardiogram testing, phlebotomy, and gynecologic care.

Lisa Fung, Medical Office Associate

Ms. Fung greets our patients, answers the phones, and schedules appointments. She strives for excellence in customer service and office skills. She has worked in the medical field for more than 8 years and has been with the Initiative for Women with Disabilities since May 2014.

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