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Adapting & Responding to COVID-19: Lessons Learned


Jun 10, 2020 11:29 AM

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Christine Simiriglia, MA
President & Chief Executive Officer @Pathways to Housing PA
Christine Simiriglia established Pathways to Housing PA in Philadelphia in 2008 and launched the Philadelphia Furniture Bank in 2014, providing furnishings to individuals and families moving out of homelessness. In 2016, Pathways became the first Housing First program to use a scattered site/harm reduction model to work with people who are street homeless with a substance use disorder, primarily opioids. That same year, Pathways established a medication-assisted treatment program, in house, to fill a treatment gap made larger by the opioid epidemic. Chris has spent the last decade traveling throughout the US speaking at conferences and symposiums and providing technical assistance to organizations and communities struggling to establish Housing First programs. She believes that great outcomes are achievable for everyone if providers offer choice, kindness and opportunity to the people they serve.
Xavior Robinson, MHS
Chief Operating Officer @Pathways to Housing PA
Xavior Robinson joined Pathways to Housing PA as COO in September of 2019. In this capacity, he provides operational oversight and strategic support for our programs and service lines. Prior to joining Pathways, Xavior worked as a Senior Consultant at Health Management Associates (HMA). In this capacity he advised managed care organizations, federal and state public health agencies, life sciences corporations, and providers on opportunities to optimize services integration and sustainability for populations affected by mental health conditions, substance use disorders, HIV, and Hepatitis C. Prior to HMA, Xavior provided training and technical assistance to stakeholders at the nexus of public and behavioral health, community engagement, and financing at the National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance State and Territorial AIDS Directors. Xavior holds a Master of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University.