Regional Planning Consortiums

RPC Team

Karen Rappleyea

RPC Coordinator

Karen has more than 20 years of experience as a project manager, most recently employed as Provider Engagement Manager at the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) where her work focused around the integration of behavioral health and primary care of the NYS Medicaid Reform program. Karen served as a member of the AHI DSRIP project management team where she provided technical assistance to practice sites, using analytics, research, and technology opportunities to better understand, predict, and optimize key business components impacting successful growth and profitability. This position allowed her to build collaborations with many of the mental hygiene leaders and organizations in the North Country.

Phone:  (518) 424-1014

Colleen Russo

RPC Coordinator

Colleen came to the RPC with nearly a decade of experience working with children and families. Colleen’s knowledge of the impact service delivery challenges can have within a community fuels her passion to ensure those that are vulnerable have a voice. Colleen’s experience working for a local government unit allowed her to engage with various Stakeholders and collaborate often with community organizations. Her role working as the Capital Region Project Coordinator for the RPC provided an opportunity to further regional collaboration within the behavioral health community. During Colleen’s time with the RPC she was able to assist in providing a platform to create a regional administrators of behavioral health partnership that continues to meet regularly.  Colleen believes collaboration is key to improving outcomes for children, families and adults.

Phone:  (518) 396-9413