Antonette Mentor, LCSW, ‘01 is a graduate of CSSW Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming Method with a specialization in the Aging track. Through the recommendation of CSSW, she was awarded a fellowship by the Hartford Foundation. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology was completed at the University of the Philippines (Diliman) and Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Antonette is currently an Associate Vice President at the Montefiore, CMO, where she leads multi-disciplinary teams composed of unlicensed and licensed professionals in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Medicine, Public Health, Business Administration, Public Administration, etc. Her practice is at the intersection of Physical Health, Behavioral Health, Social Service and Payer Systems. She is the Executive Director of the Montefiore Health Home, a New York State Plan Benefit that provides care management to nearly 8,000 Medicaid beneficiaries. Her business portfolio also includes the executive leadership of a Behavioral Health Operations delegated by Health Plans to conduct Utilization Management and Care Management to 160,000 health plan members. She leads the NCQA Accreditation of Montefiore CMO in Utilization Management, (Complex) Care Management and (Provider) Credentialing. She also partners with the NYSDOH to administer the Integrated Care for Kids Program, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation grant, to nearly 32,000 beneficiaries in the Bronx. Lastly, she oversees the operation of a start-up Telemental Health practice.
While equally committed to clinical direct practice, Antonette’s Health and Social Administration career has allowed her to develop expertise in Quality Management, Regulatory and Compliance Oversight, Program Development, Community-based Public Health Intervention, Stakeholder Engagement and Provider Network Management and Managed Care start-up and operations, to name some. Her professional journey illustrates the versatility of the social work training.
Antonette is pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is specializing in Health Equity and Social Justice. Her academic interests are in Social Determinants of Health/Social Needs and Health Equity.