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Joseph T. Volavka

Senior Administrative Director II
Dolan Family Health Center
Joseph T. Volavka is a Senior Administrative Director for Northwell Health with the primary responsibility of leading the Dolan Family Health Center, located in Greenlawn, NY which cares for the medically underserved in the Huntington community. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts 1990 and a Master’s of Business Administration from Long Island University 2002.

Joe is a life-long Long Islander who currently resides in Brightwaters, New York. Joe started his career as a staff Physical Therapist and immediately gravitated to leadership positions, first in the arena of rehabilitation and then in multiple healthcare environments. Joe remains a highly motivated NYS licensed healthcare professional with 27 years of progressive management and leadership experience. He possesses a strong record of success with the development of clinical programs and enhancement while functioning as a liaison between numerous agencies.

Under Joe’s leadership the Dolan Family Health Center has become a level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, obtained ambulatory Joint Commission certification and accreditation, co-located behavioral health services, been designated by New York State as a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice, added HIV services through a Ryan White Part C grant, created a ground up Health Home program, expanded Residency training program, increased services and innovative programs, and established himself as an Administrator who is respected and admired by his staff and peers.

Joe enjoys spending time with his family, his wife, Christine, also a Physical Therapist, and his children, Joe Jr. and Elizabeth. He is an active member of the Bayshore community, having spent much of his children’s youth coaching sports.