Montefiore WIO Leadership

Our talented workforce development training staff have strong backgrounds in training, curriculum development and LTC staff recruitment and retention programs, and are supported by experienced leadership and operations teams.

Scott Wetzler, PhD

Vice President Psychiatry, Chief Operating Officer, University Behavioral Associates, Montefiore Care Management Organization

Dr. Wetzler, a psychologist, is the senior executive responsible for the Montefiore WIO. He is responsible for contracting with the MLTCPs, heading the WIO operations team and overseeing all aspects of the program. He is also Vice Chairman and Chief of the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center.

Janet Kasoff, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, BC, CPHQ, CPHIMS

Senior Director, Care Management Learning and Innovation (CLI), Montefiore Care Management Organization (CMO)

As head of CMO’s CLI department, Dr. Kasoff is responsible for all of the training and evaluation activities of Montefiore WIO. She has held senior positions in nursing administration, care management and nursing informatics at Montefiore and other large health systems and has taught nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in several universities. She has a doctorate in education and holds certifications in nursing administration, informatics, health care quality and medical/surgical nursing.

David Bernstein

Senior Program Director, Workforce Initiatives, University Behavioral Associates

After a 20-year career in human resources management in multiple industries, Mr. Bernstein operated several government-funded workforce development programs before coming to Montefiore, where he now manages the operations of two grant-funded programs that provide support to Long Term Care workers: Montefiore’s WIO and its federally-funded Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG). He is the primary WIO liaison to agency partners in the long term care industry.

Denise Hall, MBA, RN

WIO Assistant Director, Training

Ms. Hall oversees all aspects of WIO training and evaluation and supervises the WIO training staff. Prior to joining the Montefiore WIO, she served as Regional Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing Services for long term care facilities in New York and Connecticut and worked as a liaison between a state health department and SNFs, CCRCs, assisted living facilities, CHHAs and LHCSAs. She has an MBA and a BSN and is working on an advanced practice degree.