Dr. Balvindar Sareen became a board member in January 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience as a Physician and Administrator. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Long Island Select Healthcare, a large multi-site, multi-specialty FQHC on Long Island specializing in comprehensive on-site, video enabled telehealth and remote patient monitoring services. He is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American College of Physicians, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He achieved the designation Certified Physician Executive through the American College of Physician Executives and possesses an MBA from NYU.
JoAnne Shapiro: JoAnne Shapiro, originally from Chicago, Illinois, has been a member of the Options Board since 2006, during which time she served as Board secretary for six years. Having graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Health education, JoAnne then attended the University of Michigan where she received her Master’s in Public Health degree, focused on Maternal and Child Health and community health education. Her work in the public health arena as an educator, researcher, and administrator provided valuable insights into her involvement, understanding, and commitment to Options for Community Living, Inc. Upon moving to New York, JoAnne shifted professional gears and became a K-12 Religious School principal. Once again, her administrative and educational training came into play, but front and foremost were the valuable and life-altering interactions she had with students and their families. JoAnne and her husband Marc have been happily married for 45 years. They have two married sons who live with their families in the Boston area. She currently is the Suffolk Region President of Hadassah, the largest women’s Zionist organization in America. JoAnne enjoys traveling, cooking, and distance walking and is extremely proud to be associated with the Options team.