Al Cardillo

Al Cardillo has worked over the course of four decades in the health field, working in health services development, administration, legislation, budget, policy, health association management, and education.

He is the President and CEO of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA), a statewide association comprised of several hundred organizations providing home and community-based health and support services to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. HCA’s mission is to promote the quality and accessibility of health care and support at home. HCA provides extensive assistance and support to service providers, health plans and allied organizations for the provision of in-home services, along with education, technical assistance, program development, research, and other. HCA also conducts comprehensive state/national legislative, budget and regulatory advocacy, and collaborates with health care sectors across the continuum to promote health access, quality and system performance. HCA is also a leader in health innovation through its 501(c)(3) affiliate, HCA Education and Research  (HCA E&R), that is currently conducting and directing multiple statewide initiatives in public health and health care delivery.

HCA is a partner to Sepsis Alliance’s mission in sepsis prevention, treatment, education, policy, and overall intervention, and Al is a longstanding member of the Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board. HCA developed with Sepsis Alliance, and assists providers and service organizations with, sepsis training and the adoption of its sepsis screening and intervention tool for clinical use in home and community health settings. HCA also provides additional resources developed with Sepsis Alliance, END SEPSIS-The Legacy of Rory Staunton, health organizations, and grant foundations, for sepsis intervention at the community level.

Al is also an adjunct faculty member teaching in the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Public Health Program, as well as in the MSW Program at the State University of New York at Albany, and also serves with other educational institutions in academic and mentorship roles.

He serves on numerous state and national professional and governmental advisory committees in health care.

He has previously served as:

  • Executive Director for Health in the New York State Senate, directing the Senate Health Committee in all health program, legislative and budget areas, as well as directing the Council on Health Care Financing, a principal legislative entity for hospital and health financing, and major health reform initiatives.
  • Coordinator for Long Term Care in the Senate, addressing all related areas of service, finance, coverage, health personnel, and other.
  • Program Specialist for the New York State Division of Medical Assistance, with responsibilities devoted to the state and local implementation of long term home health care services across New York State, as well as program administration, evaluation, federal waivers, and other.

Al worked in multidisciplinary clinical and direct service settings in his professional practice training. He holds a Master of Social Work Degree in Direct Practice from the University at Albany, and is a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker.

He is a recipient of multiple awards and honors.