Mariceli Comellas is a bilingual Spanish-speaking healthcare professional with more than 10 years of experience in program design, research and process strategies in non-for-profit, academic, hospital, government, and corporate environments. She has offered compassionate leadership guiding health care organizations in their operations, overall management and clinical efficiencies, along with healthcare practice redesign and the integration of information technologies. Mariceli implemented and evaluated a chronic disease self-management and support pilot program for underserved populations for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has been involved in the implementation of rapid cycle improvement efforts at over twenty healthcare clinics in New York City. Mariceli has authored and co-authored publications of clinical subjects with Columbia University Medical Center, where she contributed to health outcomes research. She has worked in managed care delivery processes using information technologies to streamline patient-medical visits. Mariceli has conducted original evaluation research using health care technologies for chronic disease management for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a pilot project. She has been featured in television and newspaper broadcasts for NY1 News in NYC where she talked about patient engagement and the use of novel-mobile technologies in primary care. Mariceli enjoys bike riding, swimming and doing yoga. She received her Master in Psychology from the New School University for Social Research, her doctorate from Columbia University, and her B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico.