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O’Connell and Aronowitz Law Firm Adds Key Resources to Support Healthcare Consulting Group Expansion

O’Connell and Aronowitz Attorneys at Law has announced the expansion of its Healthcare Consulting Group with four new consultants to support program growth and an increased client portfolio.

A supplement of the firm’s Health Law practice, the O&A Healthcare Consulting Group was launched in 2013 to address the non-legal needs of the firm’s varied healthcare clients.  With the addition of new consultants joining Director Carla Williams, the program will focus its professional services to include regulatory, financial and clinical matters.

Nancy Sciocchetti, lawyer and Senior Partner at O’Connell and Aronowitz and Managing Partner of the firm’s Health Law Department, remarked, “As our healthcare consulting projects continue to grow, the addition of such experienced professionals is critical to support our clients’ needs beyond legal work. The Healthcare Consulting Group provides services our clients previously had to obtain from multiple consulting firms.”

Working both independently and in collaboration with O’Connell and Aronowitz Health Law attorneys, the Healthcare Consulting Group team focuses on providing solutions that drive significant financial and operational improvement while delivering positive, sustainable results.

Healthcare Consulting Group Director Carla Williams has a background in operational, governmental and management issues that impact the entire health delivery system with special expertise in long term care.  She will be joined by:

Cynthia Goodman, PhD, NP, who brings clinical experience and insight on behavioral healthcare. Outside of consulting, she is a private practice psychiatric nurse in Schenectady;

Holly Vegas, a former banking industry Vice President, who has a background in strategic planning and forensic business consulting, and is adept at business analytics including accounting applications and financial analysis;

Mary Hart, formerly of NYS Department of Health who spent her 30-year career monitoring adult care facilities, will focus on compliance, training and care improvements;

Judith Mooney, who has a BS and MA in Nursing, and will assist clients with regulatory compliance, programmatic development and improving functionality within the Uniform Assessment System.

O’Connell and Aronowitz Attorneys at Law is one of the Capital District’s largest and most diverse law firms. With 38 attorneys and offices in Albany, Latham, New York City, Plattsburgh and Saratoga Springs, the Firm provides a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the State.

For more information on the O’Connell and Aronowitz Healthcare Consulting Group, please contact attorney Nancy Sciocchetti ( or Carla Williams (  Both can be reached at (518) 462-5601.

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