Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
Dr. Thomas is the Medical Director and Managing member of HOHA. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is a Board Certified Internist and addiction specialist who has also completed post-graduate training in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. His areas of special interest are primary care services, addiction medicine and health policy.
Dr. Thomas has served as a consultant Medical Director for several New York City agencies that provide care services to the homeless, to individuals receiving addiction recovery services and to those receiving HIV related services.
In addition to his many clinical and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Thomas is also an educator. He has served as an instructor of medicine at the Downstate Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also has to his credit many publications in professional and academic journals.
Dr. Thomas has been a member of numerous professional committees and task forces, including a Governor's appointment to the New York State Task Force of Life and the Law. He has also served on the board of directors for several community based organizations.
Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Booker is a graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Social Welfare Masters Program. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor, is certified as a Field Educator for State University of New York. She is also a veteran and specializes in treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Her areas of interest are treatment and advocacy for criminal justice clients, alternative to incarceration and treatment of the mentally ill and/or chemically addicted.
Senior Clinical Director
James V. McFarlane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a former member of the United States marine Corps. He has held several social service positions, from direct care worker to Program Director. His career path has exposed him to a wide range of social issues including HIV/AIDS; mental health; criminal justice/forensic social work; substance use disorder; veteran services; youth development, LGBTQIA.
Mr. McFarlane currenlty serves as Senior Director for Hands On Health Associates. He is also an adjunct professor at Stonybrook University's School of Social Welfare.
Mr. McFarlane received his MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work, and has completed two years post-masters training in Advanced Clinical Social Work.