Nadine Akinyemi, has been with BAC since 1998. She has more than 20 years of experience in the health care field, particularly in HIV/AIDS, including patient care, program development and research in both hospital and community-based settings. Nadine started at the agency as the Treatment Adherence Coordinator, transitioned to Acting Director of Support Services, and then Director of Clinical Services. Nadine is a published author, and a Clinical Associate at the New York Technical College School of Nursing. She has a B.S. from Brooklyn College and a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Phoenix.
Zache Desire, is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Baruch College and has over twenty-years of experience in the public and private sector. Zache’s past experiences include being a Partner in a CPA firm, served as the Chief Financial Officer of several nonprofits, and worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse Coopers (“Big Six”). In addition, Zache provided Partner level consulting, audit, and tax services to many prestigious Corporations in the nonprofit, real estate, and financial service industries. He has co-authored a book called “Common Cents”, a model fiscal policies and procedures manual. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants elected to serve on the Accounting for Nonprofit Organization Committee.
Trent A. Gilyard, Director of Operations, has more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of Procurement and Facilities.He is a Dedicated, self-starting professional with experience in negotiating cost savings, problem solving, and goal setting. Previously Trent held the position of Global Procurement Manager for Dechert LLP, one of the top 50 American Lawyer law firms in the world. His understanding and experience in both procurement operations and facilities were critical in achieving cost savings while also standardizing processes that led to efficiencies within the organization.
Eileen Sunshine, Chief Program Officer, has been with BAC since 2006. She oversees the day to day operations of the mental health clinic, the substance abuse clinic and our housing programs. Ms. Sunshine came to the agency after a sixteen year career at Interfaith Medical Center, where she oversaw the day to day operations of the HIV Primary Care Center. She has served on the NYC HIV Prevention Planning group for four years and co-chaired their implementation committee. Mrs. Sunshine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) and obtained her MSW from Fordham University.
Paul F. Ney is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook, MSW program and is an LCSW-R. He has over 30 years of diverse professional experience in administration and clinical services. He has worked in programs in developmental disabilities (both day program and residential), foster care, supportive housing for formally homeless individuals with mental health and or substance use, HIV/AIDS housing and mental health clinics. Mr. Ney’s present role in the agency is Director of Behavioral Health having oversight of the mental health clinic and substance use clinic as well as related federal grant programs.