Our Team

Rob Bannon
Amy E. Chepaitis
Nkiruka Nwokoye
Sean I. Robin
David Terrio
Kevin Quist

Rob Bannon, Director, Hudson Planning Group


Rob Bannon

Rob Bannon provides overall direction, administrative oversight, and supervision of the consultants for the Hudson Planning Group. His career has spanned the philanthropic, government and nonprofit sectors and focused on maximizing resources to improve access, quantity and quality of services for people living in poverty. He has a long track record of assessing the root causes of problems, developing effective responses and supporting organizations to achieve results.


For over ten years he has successfully overseen the development and implementation of interventions that enable people living in poverty to reach their full potential. He has led nonprofits into and through complex projects, providing them with the expertise to overcome regulatory and financial obstacles. With a thorough understanding of the business needs of nonprofits and best practices, he has worked with organizations to assess their financial and operational performance in order to identify opportunities to enhance revenue, reduce costs and improve service delivery. In addition to helping organizations examine their internal capacity, he has worked with them to increase efficiencies and maximize impact through partnerships with other agencies.


Prior to Hudson Planning, he was the Administrator for Health Services for the San Francisco Department of Public Health's (DPH) innovative supportive housing program. In other roles at DPH he planned programs and policy, primarily for behavioral health services. He also has an extensive understanding of foundation funding, grounded in three years of grant making at the Open Society Institute. He received his M.P.A. from New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and his B.A. in Urban Studies from the same University.


Phone: (212) 901-2483
E-mail: rbannon@hudsonplanning.org


Amy E. Chepaitis, Senior Consultant for Healthcare

Amy Chepaitis

Amy E. Chepaitis is responsible for healthcare program, services and facility planning, and technical assistance services, for HPGís community-based clients. She joined HPG in September 2007 upon graduation from NYUís Robert F. Wagner Graduate School, where she earned her PhD in public administration with a focus on healthcare management and policy; her dissertation work explored public-private partnerships in healthcare in New York State. At Wagner, she also participated in a four-year large-scale evaluation project, and taught or co-taught public management and introduction to community health and medical care courses.


Before attending Wagner, Amy primarily worked in healthcare management and policy. Her positions included Policy Manager for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), where she developed new standards, policies and programs, and conducted accreditation surveys of managed care organizations; Director of Planning for a mid-sized urban community hospital, where her efforts included successful planning and regulatory approval of two major facility expansions, as well as fostering relationships with community providers; Healthcare Consultant in the Mergers and Acquisitions group for a Big Five firm; and State and Local Tax Associate for another Big Five firm. In summer internships during undergraduate and graduate studies, she conducted special analytic projects for a major insurance company and a community-based managed care organization. In addition to her PhD, she earned an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a BA in Mathematics from Cornell University.


Phone: (212) 901-2460
E-mail: achepaitis@hudsonplanning.org


Nkiruka ("Kiki") Nwokoye, Consultant

Nkiruka Nwokoye

Nkiruka Nwokoye joined HPG in March 2008. She provides technical assistance, planning and project management services to community based organizations in connection with the capital development and program design of supportive housing and healthcare facilities. Prior to joining HPG, she was part of the team at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for the procurement and implementation of the historic New York/New York III homeless supportive housing initiative. While at DOHMH she also worked on the restructuring of the citywide street homeless outreach program. She draws upon substantial private sector experience, having practiced insolvency law for over eight years as an associate at the law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Vedder, Price, Kaufman and Kammholz, P.C. In 1998 she completed a judicial clerkship for federal district judge Mary Johnson Lowe in the Southern District of New York. She earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997 and a B.A. in African and African American Studies from Columbia University in 1994. She is admitted to the New York State bar.


Phone: (212) 901-2479
E-mail: nnwokoye@hudsonplanning.org


Sean I. Robin, Senior Consultant for Housing

Sean Robin

Sean Robin leads the organizationís efforts in supportive housing development. His interest is in facilitating new (and good "old") models of housing whereby people are empowered to live healthy, creative and supported lives. He has over nine years of experience in public finance, having served in various senior policy positions within the New York City administration, including Assistant Director for Housing for the New York City Council, and Director of Immigrant Services for the Department of Youth and Community Development. During his tenure at the Council he successfully advocated for increasing the level of affordable housing in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Rezoning Plan.


All of Seanís work is influenced by his prior grass-roots experiences. At the Pratt Center for Community Development Sean led a community based planning process in East New York, resulting in the first community garden in that neighborhood. While at Pratt he provided technical assistance to a range of housing and tenant groups throughout the city. He is a founding officer of the Indigenous Planning Division of the American Planning Association. Sean joined Hudson Planning in November of 2007. He holds a Masterís degree in City Planning from MIT and a double degree in Math and Literature from Cornell University.


Phone: (212) 901-2448
E-mail: srobin@hudsonplanning.org


David Terrio, M.B.A.

David Terrio has been involved in homeless and low income housing services, health care services planning, related public policy issues, and the administration of not-for-profit agencies for over 20 years. Mr. Terrio has played a key role in the development of residential and ambulatory service programs serving special needs populations in the City of New York and the surrounding metropolitan area. He has worked closely with service provider organizations to develop innovative program models for individuals and families with complex and inter-connected health and social service needs. He has developed and supervised project management systems governing the construction and program start-up for complex human services programs requiring a multi-tiered governmental review process.

He has also played a leading role in the development of managed care networks and systems in the medical and behavioral health fields. This has included: organizing networks of providers, structuring the organization and governance of these networks, and developing capitated payment and risk sharing models. Mr. Terrio has been the principal planner in the development of a special needs managed care plan for people living with HIV/AIDS. He has played a key role in the formation of the AIDS Day Services Association of New York State. Mr. Terrio is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from New York University. Mr. Terrio works as a consultant to the Hudson Planning Group on a project by project basis.


Kevin Quist, M.R.P.

As a management consultant, Mr. Quist specializes in financial management and program and facility development. His work includes the development of fiscal systems, financial analysis, licensure procurement, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, staff training, and program design and modification. Mr. Quist supports HPG's facility development practice primarily through the management of residential and health care facility development projects, such as special needs housing projects, health clinics, and adult day health care programs.

In this capacity, Mr. Quist has coordinated over $100 million in capital development projects. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Quist was employed as a Housing/Real Estate Analyst with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development where he was responsible for developing, writing and reviewing a wide variety of housing market and related real estate research. Mr. Quist holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University, and Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Quist works as a consultant to the Hudson Planning Group on a project by project basis.