Taking a Progressive Approach to Health Care
JOSEPH S. VASILE, MD, MBA
President & CEO
Joseph S. Vasile, MD, MBA joined GRIPA as President/CEO in July 2010.
Dr. Vasile is a practicing physician in the specialty of Behavioral Health with a subspecialty in Geriatric Psychiatry. He has held several hospital and administrative appointments in Rochester, including Chief of the Behavioral Health Network for the Rochester General Health System, Director of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services at the Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Chief Psychiatrist for Geriatric Psychiatry, Intermediate Care and Neuropsychiatry Units at Rochester Psychiatric Center and Director of Acute Psychiatric Services at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Vasile has served on a number of health system committees dedicated to quality, education, and organizational planning. He has been a member of GRIPA’s Finance Committee since 2003. Dr. Vasile is active in several professional and scientific societies and has published articles in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Schizophrenia Research. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University, received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Following a residency in Psychiatry at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh, Dr. Vasile completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Vasile is a Clinical Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a requested speaker at national events related to Accountable Care Organizations and their best practices.
JEFFREY R. ALLEN, MD FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Allen joined the Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA) and Cognisight as Chief Medical Officer in January, 2020.
Dr. Allen is a practicing physician in the specialty of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He has held several hospital and administrative appointments in Rochester, including Medical Director of Palliative Care at Unity Hospital/Rochester Regional Health System, Division Chief of General Internal Medicine for the Unity Health System, and Associate Director of Medicine in Psychiatry Service at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Dr. Allen has served on a number of hospital committees, including many quality initiatives for local and national organizations. He is also active in several academic professional organizations. He has been very active in medical education, authoring multiple papers as well regional and national lectures on topics in Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Allen is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Clarkson College of Technology, majoring in electrical engineering and St. Lawrence University, majoring in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
JENNIFER BRIGGS, CPA
Chief Operating & Financial Officer
Jennifer Briggs joined GRIPA in 2002 and was named interim Chief Operating & Finance Officer in 2019. She is part of the senior management team and has responsibilities for finance and operations throughout the company.
During her tenure at GRIPA, Jennifer has held various positions including Director of Finance and Vice President of Finance. She has been instrumental in GRIPA’s growth from fee-for-service to value-based contracting and integral in creating a greater focus on population health management. Prior to joining GRIPA, Jennifer worked for Ernst & Young in their corporate tax practice. She is a CPA and holds an accounting degree from Asbury University.
She has served as an accounting and financial advisor for several faith-based organizations and regularly teaches personal finance classes within the community.