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Chief Integration Officer joins leadership team


Citizen Advocates is proud to announce the newest member of its Executive Leadership Team.

Kati Jock has stepped up to the role of Chief Integration Officer, after holding other key leadership positions within the organization.  Ms. Jock first came to Citizen Advocates in 2018 when she was recruited to become the Director of Behavioral Health Services.  She has also served as Director of Population Health and Planning for the entire organization.

Kati Jock, Chief Integration Officer

“Kati’s experience as a strategic thinker places her in the right position to thrive and succeed as our Chief Integration Officer,” said James Button, CEO of Citizen Advocates. “Kati is someone who navigates the complexities of rural healthcare delivery with ease, and who is equally adept at translating effective strategy into action in order to advance the health and wellness of those we support.

In addition to Mr. Button and Ms. Jock, the Executive Leadership Team at Citizen Advocates includes Dr. Joshua Frank, Chief Medical Officer; Karen Lee, Chief Financial and Strategy Officer; Heather Perrin, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer; and Jennifer Dishaw, Chief of Staff.

“I couldn’t be more grateful to have this opportunity at Citizen Advocates, which serves a vital role in the delivery of essential services on so many fronts,” said Ms. Jock. “Whether it’s through our exceptional clinical services for mental health, addiction, or supporting individuals with a disability – or through services that promote individual wellbeing through secure housing, transportation, career training or basic nutrition and fitness – we are committed to serving the whole health needs of the North Country.”

As the Chief Integration Officer, Ms. Jock is responsible for leading Citizen Advocates’ efforts to strategically align services under three main areas: Health Operations, Community Living and Community Supports. This leading-edge, whole health strategy strengthens Citizen Advocates’ position as a leading provider of exceptional, high-quality clinical services, programs and community supports. 

In addition, Kati manages the Population Health Team, which oversees data analytics as well as the Electronic Health Record development with a focus on transforming information into a meaningful resource and tool for the enhancement of health outcomes.

As the Behavioral Health Services Director, she was responsible for overseeing strategy and operations for all clinical operations, housing and community supports. In addition, Ms. Jock has over a decade of experience in Strategic and Business Planning for Hospital Health Systems where she played a key role in affiliations and mergers, designed business plans supporting primary care expansion, and collaborated with system executives to shape organizational vision to drive profitability and sustain growth.  

Ms. Jock is a North Country native, having grown up in Brushton. She attended Albany College of Pharmacy where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology.  She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Clarkson University/Union Graduate College.