Health Care Executive with extensive experience at the nation’s top health systems. Dr. Conte is currently the Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS). The SI PPS is the top performing PPS in New York State and ranked #1 by its partners with a 94% satisfaction rating. The PPS has a sophisticated population health and data analytic platform as well as being the state leader engaging community-based organizations, implementing workforce training and transformation, and cultural competency. These transformational initiatives have resulted in substantial improvement in population health outcomes. Substance use disorder initiatives are a special interest resulting in unique partnerships with clinical providers, social agencies, government, and law enforcement. A collaboration with MIT has resulted in significant advances in approaches in responding to the opioid crisis including a paper describing predictive analytics in this area has been accepted for publication. An expert in ambulatory care, health information technology and regulatory matters, Joe has served on numerous panels and advisory committees. Under his leadership hospitals have earned top national quality awards from the Joint Commission Codman Award Pinnacle Award from HANYS multiple times. He defended his dissertation at Seton Hall University analyzing the national outcomes of EHR use on clinical, cost and safety outcomes. An accomplished speaker and researcher, he was invited to the World Health Congress to present in 2019 and recently as a keynote at the Australian Value Based purchasing conference in June 2021. He has published numerous peer review articles, the latest in the Journal of Substance Use, Safe Opioid Prescribing:A Community-based Approach.