Mental Health Pioneer David Bucciferro Joins Foothold Technology

Providers of human services across the country know David Bucciferro from his decades of work with the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH), where he championed for better and more efficient mental health services. Now, we’re excited to announce that David has joined our team at Foothold, where he will expand his mission to affect all types of services by sharing his knowledge as Special Advisor in our Client Services Division. He’ll be supporting our ongoing efforts to prepare clients for the nation’s transition to electronic record-keeping and integrated systems of care through our software for human services providers, AWARDS.

Recognized as a pioneer in the mental health field, David served most recently as the Director of the Rehabilitation Services Unit at NYSOMH. His accomplishments include the creation of the first fully Medicaid-funded program in the nation dedicated to the delivery of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (IPRT) and the creation of an innovative person-centered, recovery-focused benefits package (PROS)
“Foothold Technology was the natural choice for the next stage of my career,” says Bucciferro. “I’d already been working closely with them and their clients over the years, and am impressed by the way they work and what they stand for as a company.” In 2011, more than 40% of all PROS programs used Foothold’s software, AWARDS, to track patient data and bill Medicaid. Says Marlowe Greenberg, founder and CEO of Foothold, “We’re really excited to have David on our team. His experience and passion will strengthen our ability to support our clients in their delivery of human services.”

At Foothold, David will continue to serve as a valuable resource on issues related to program development, budgeting, performance management, and compliance on both federal and local levels, with special expertise in data collection and evaluations protocols as well as a wealth of knowledge about the history and direction of mental health services.

We’re honored to be able to welcome David and add his expertise to our support of your work.