By Capital Health Consultants | January 6, 2024

William Van Slyke, Former HANYS, NYSDOH Exec, Joins Albany’s Premier Health Care and Human Services-Only Lobby and Consulting Firm

CHC Also Welcomes New Legislative Associate Tristen Carson

(Albany, New York) – Capital Health Consultants LLC (CHC) today announced the addition of two new staff members.

Joining CHC is former New York State Department of Health and Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) executive William Van Slyke. An Albany veteran, Van Slyke has more than 25 years of experience in developing innovative advocacy and policy making strategies for New York’s premier health care organizations.

Over his career, Van Slyke has served in numerous senior health care, human services and policy making roles, including: Vice President for Communications at HANYS; Press Officer to the Governor of New York State; Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Public Affairs at the NYS Department of Health; Deputy Commissioner for Public Affairs at the NYS Office of Children and Family Services; Vice President for External Affairs at Columbia Memorial Health; and communications aid to various members of the state Senate and Assembly.

Also joining the CHC team is Legislative Associate Tristen Carson. A former United States Marine, Carson is a graduate of Syracuse University where he completed a BA in English and an MS in Higher Postsecondary Education. Carson also served in a post graduate fellowship with the New York State Senate Office of Student Programs where he contributed to legislation and constituent services for a majority conference state senator.

CHC President and Founder Lisa Wickens-Alteri said: “Bill Van Slyke brings an innovative approach to advocacy and communications that breaks through the din to influence perspective and inform policy. His work has been featured at regional and national conferences, and his ability to craft resonant messages has been a catalyst for numerous health care advocacy campaigns and interests across the state.

“Tristen Carson brings a unique perspective and an authentic customer service approach to the CHC team that strengthens our governmental affairs functions,” Wickens-Alteri said. “We’re very excited to have Bill and Tristen join us.”

As the only lobby firm in Albany that focuses solely on health care and human services, Capital Health Consulting is mission driven to help clients and policymakers improve the quality and efficiency of health care. CHC’s unique, firm-wide commitment to health and human services is founded on the CHC staff’s combined 300+ years of health care policy and practice experience. From comprehensive legislative strategies to the gritty regulatory details, CHC’s expertise in health care lobbying, governmental affairs, consulting and public affairs is unmatched.