Gideon Rabino

As he was being introduced to the field of addictions, he led a multi-disciplinary team of medical and social work professional in all-out effort addressing the Heroin epidemic followed by the onset of the HIV epidemic plaguing our 400 patients in the South Bronx resulting in a Best Clinic award and an offer from NYS OASAS to join their Regional Office team.  Throughout his 32 years with OASAS, 21 of which as Regional Coordinator for NYC and adjacent communities, Rabino oversaw small to very large and complex entities providing treatment prevention and recovery services in settings ranging from hospitals to residential and outpatient programs to schools and community centers.  In that capacity, and with the assistance of five managers we worked directly with these providers on all aspects of their operations ranging from governance, leadership, fiscal management, capital development, compliance and certification, personnel and legal issues, patients’ rights, emergency preparedness and crisis management which entailed responses to hurricanes, 9-11 and more recently, the COVID – 19 pandemic. Another important aspect of his role entailed helping providers adapt emerging best practices as supported and promoted by our own executive team. In his tenure, Rabino also had the opportunity to help provider pioneer and implement innovative programs such as mother and child and dually diagnosed patients’ residences.