Our mission is to support MassHealth Members with complex medical and behavioral health needs in breaking through barriers and connecting to a network of health care providers and social service organizations to support them in improving their overall health and wellbeing.
Founded by Bay Cove and Vinfen, Community Care Partners benefits from the dedication to collaborative leadership on behalf of its Founding Member Organizations.
Julie Battisti, Community Care Partners Executive Director
Julie holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, and a post graduate certificate in Non-Profit Human Services Management from Suffolk University. Julie was also a candidate of the Emerging Leaders Program of UMass Boston.
For more than a decade, Julie dedicated herself to mental health services. As a Senior Director for Bay Cove Human Services, Julie provided leadership and consultation to directors on clinical, supervisory and operational issues while focusing on staff development and team building to enhance the effectiveness of the residential and clinical services provided to adults living with serious mental illness. Julie eventually stepped into the role of Assistant Director of Human Resources where she further enhanced agency-wide recruitment efforts while developing staff retention strategies. And as Director of New Initiatives, Julie drove projects in response to changes and trends within the healthcare industry while steering targeted efforts related to strategic business partnerships, inventive service models and innovative research.
Julie currently holds the role of Executive Director of Community Care Partners, a joint venture between Bay Cove and Vinfen. In her role as Director of New Initiatives, Julie was a key player in the evolving partnership between Bay Cove and Vinfen, in standing up the central management structure and in implementing the community partner program model across our four Affiliated Partners: Bay Cove, Vinfen, JRI, and MVES.
Louis Josephson, Ph.D., Bay Cove President and CEO
Dr. Josephson is currently the new CEO of Bay Cove Human Services in Boston. He is helping lead the organization through post-pandemic operational and workforce challenges while at the same time addressing an increased need for Bay Cove’s critical services to people with a mental illness, a development disability, an addiction or those experiencing homelessness.
Before taking the helm at Bay Cove in June 2022, Dr. Josephson served at the CEO of The Brattleboro Retreat, Vermont’s largest provider of mental health services and a crucial part of that state’s mental health system. He has also served as the CEO of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles and as the CEO of Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord, NH. During his 18 years as CEO of these various organizations, Dr. Josephson strengthened service quality as number one priority while working to ensure financial sustainability. He has a strong track record of producing high quality, innovative services while partner with staff to achieve solid financial performance.
Dr. Josephson has a Ph.D. in Social Work from NYU School of Social Work and his Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. He attend Tufts University for his BA.
Jean Yang, MBA, Vinfen President and CEO
As President & Chief Executive Officer of Vinfen, Jean Yang is responsible for the organization’s overall strategic direction, ensuring that it aligns with Vinfen’s core mission and is successfully delivered through rigorous operation, strong workforce development, market-leading innovation, and extensive collaboration with stakeholders across the health and human services sector.
Ms. Yang brings twenty years of healthcare experience spanning across payer, provider, and government entities. Prior to joining Vinfen in 2022, she spent five years as President of Public Plans at Point32Health, where she led the company’s division that provided health insurance to over 500,000 Medicaid and other low-income members. Ms. Yang’s experience also includes serving as the Executive Director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Integrated Care Organization (CHICO) from 2015 to 2017 and leading the Massachusetts Health Connector Authority from 2010 to 2015, during which time she led the complex effort to implement the Affordable Care Act throughout the Commonwealth.
An active leader in health care policy, Ms. Yang has served on numerous Boards of healthcare organizations, including the Health Policy Commission, Group Insurance Commission, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, and Massachusetts Health Quality Partners.
Ms. Yang is a first-generation immigrant from China. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Peking University of China and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.