Senior Leaders

Steven J. Corwin, MD

Steven J. Corwin, MD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Steven J. Corwin, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks.

Under Dr. Corwin’s leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian has nearly doubled in size and comprises of four divisions dedicated to providing world-class care to more than 2 million patients per year. Together with its academic partners—Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons—NewYork-Presbyterian pursues clinical excellence, engages in pioneering medical research, and provides outstanding medical education to the next generation of doctors. The organization’s six-campus academic medical center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, has been the top-ranked hospital in New York on U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals” and among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for more than a decade.

A cardiologist and internist, Dr. Corwin obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University, graduating summa cum laude and with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed both his internal medicine residency and cardiology training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Corwin joined the NewYork-Presbyterian team in 1979. From 1998 to 2005, Dr. Corwin was the organization’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, where he led the development and implementation of 13 clinical service lines, a critical step for the success of the newly merged Hospital.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Corwin served as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw day-to-day operations across five campuses and was responsible for advancing a number of strategic initiatives, with We Put Patients First at the core of its mission. These included an intense focus on quality and patient safety, cultivating talented employees and caregivers, advancing clinical and technological innovation, building physician and institutional relationships, providing care to underserved communities, and maintaining the Hospital’s financial and operational strength.

As President and CEO, Dr. Corwin has thoroughly embraced innovative approaches to patient-centered care. He led the way in establishing the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups, which enable patients to receive NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-renowned care directly in their own communities. He has overseen the planning and construction of several state-of-the-art facilities, such as The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen, and the David H. Koch Center, which will be the largest freestanding building dedicated to ambulatory care in Manhattan’s Upper East Side when it opens in 2018. He has championed numerous technological initiatives, including on-demand access to electronic medical records for patients, a telehealth program set to launch in 2016 and a dedicated space at Blueprint Health, one of the country’s leading incubators of health care technology. In addition, his focus on energy efficiency and green buildings has garnered a record number of EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management, the program’s highest honor.

Dr. Corwin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Hospital Association and will serve as its president beginning in June of 2016. He is a member of the Governing Council of Health Care Systems of the American Hospital Association. He is also a Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine, a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals Administrative Board, a member of the Health Management Academy, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.

He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Hope and Heroes Award for promoting excellence in pediatric oncology and the VHA Award for Clinical Quality for the design and implementation of an emergency department for chest pain diagnosis and treatment protocol.

 

Executive Vice Presidents

Laura L. Forese, MD

Laura L. Forese, MD

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Laura L. Forese, MD MPH, is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services, and NewYork-Presbyterian Population and Community Health. She is responsible for achieving NewYork-Presbyterian’s operating targets, and implementing our patient-centered strategic vision and culture across the enterprise. She joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2003 as Vice President of Medical Affairs and, since then, has held roles as Chief Medical Officer; Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NYP/Weill Cornell, NYP/Westchester, and NYP/Lower Manhattan; and President of the former NYP Healthcare System. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Dr. Forese spent four years as Vice Chair in Columbia’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Forese has been a Columbia faculty member since 1993 and retains her appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Forese graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, and Alpha Omega Alpha from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Forese also holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

 
Maxine Frank, Esq.

Maxine Frank, Esq.

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

Maxine Frank, Esq., is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, she has legal oversight for the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise. She also provides legal management and directs all outside counsel relationships. Ms. Frank has over 20 years of health care legal experience. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 1999, Ms. Frank was a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan representing health care clients. She was also Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York between 1988-1998. Ms. Frank obtained her Juris Doctor summa cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Brooklyn College.

 
Phyllis R. Lantos

Phyllis R. Lantos

Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Phyllis R. Lantos, MS, is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer for NewYork-Presbyterian. She is responsible for all financial-related matters across the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise. She also serves as an advisor on health care reform and financial policy implications, and works closely with Finance leaders across NewYork-Presbyterian to prepare for, and respond to, industry challenges. Ms. Lantos joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2000 as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Previously, she held leadership roles in finance at Yale University School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and the City of New York. Ms. Lantos has served as an advisor and active participant on various technical committees for the Greater New York Hospital Association, Hospital Association of New York State, Association of American Medical Colleges, New York State Department of Health, and the American Hospital Association. She served on the national board of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Ms. Lantos is a member and was formerly the Chair of the Board of Trustees of MCIC Vermont Inc., NewYork-Presbyterian’s malpractice captive. Ms. Lantos obtained her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and her Master's in Management at the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Group Senior Vice Presidents

Andria L. Castellanos

Andria L. Castellanos

Group Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Columbia

Andria L. Castellanos, MBA, is the Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Ms. Castellanos is responsible for leading all operations and executing the strategic vision at NYP/Milstein, NYP/Allen, and NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women. She joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 1989 and previously served as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at NYP/Columbia, leading all operations for NYP/Milstein and NYP/Allen and, prior to that, as Vice President of Operations for NYP/Milstein Hospital. Ms. Castellanos also worked at the former New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center as Director of Ambulatory Care Services and Associate Director of Professional Services. Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Ms. Castellanos worked for Oxford Health Plans as Director of Operations and for a health care consulting company, gaining an array of experience in strategic planning. Ms. Castellanos earned her undergraduate degree in Resource Management/Forestry from Syracuse University/State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry School. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration from the Mt. Sinai/Baruch Program.

 
Joe Ienuso

Joe Ienuso

Group Senior Vice President, Facilities & Real Estate

​​Joe Ienuso, M.B.A., is Group Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for maintaining facilities, capital assets, and operational integrity across NewYork-Presbyterian and its integrated health care delivery system. He also oversees all facility development, engineering, capital planning and major construction projects, and provide planning expertise to Royal Charter Properties. Previously, Mr. Ienuso was Senior Vice President of Capital and Financial Operations Northwell Health. Prior to joining Northwell, Mr. Ienuso worked at Columbia University, where for 26 years he served in various capacities with progressive responsibility, ultimately becoming Executive Vice President for University Facilities and Operations at Columbia University, a role held for over a decade. Mr. Ienuso holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia School of Business, as well as a bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling and a master of science in education from St. John’s University. He has received numerous honors, including the Leadership Award from the Salvadori Center, the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from City & State Reports and was named a founding member of the Corporate Alliance Program by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

 

Regional Hospital Presidents

Michael J. Fosina

Michael J. Fosina

President, NYP/Lawrence

Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE, is President of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Mr. Fosina began his administrative career at the former New York Hospital in 1990, and he has worked on multiple NewYork-Presbyterian campuses in a variety of roles with increasing administrative responsibility. His most recent roles have been Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan, and Vice President & Executive Director of NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital. In addition, he was the Director of Integration and Accreditation for the newly merged NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to the merger, he worked at both the former New York Hospital and the former Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Mr. Fosina received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his Master's from the Columbia University School of Public Health. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and serves on the ACHE Board of Governors. He is a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine and has served as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and Congressional Fellow. Mr. Fosina is on the boards of numerous community organizations and has received several community service awards.

 
Jaclyn A. Mucaria

Jaclyn A. Mucaria

President, NYP/Queens

Jaclyn A. Mucaria, M.P.A., is the President of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. In this role, she is responsible for the overall leadership and operations at the Flushing location and all of NYP/Queens’ satellite locations. A distinguished health care professional for over 28 years, and member of NYP’s senior management team for over 15 years, Ms. Mucaria previously served as Chief Operating Officer of NYP/Queens. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Care & Patient Centered Services. Before joining NYP in 2000, Ms. Mucaria worked for 12 years at Mount Sinai Hospital as Associate Hospital Director and in a variety of leadership positions in outpatient care, inpatient services and diagnostic-ancillary services. She holds a Bachelor’s in Medical Technology from SUNY Stony Brook and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Wagner School at New York University.

 
Stacy Pretrower, MPA

Stacey Petrower

President, NYP/Hudson Valley

Stacey Petrower, M.P.A., is President of NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Hospital and oversees the day-to-day operations. Prior to this, Ms. Petrower was Chief Operating Officer of NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital. She joined NYP over 10 years ago, first in corporate services and then in operations at both NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NYP/Weill Cornell, previously as Vice President, Operations at NYP/Weill Cornell. Ms. Petrower began her career at Mount Sinai Medical Center in the Women's and Children's Division and then held various administrative positions at Montefiore Medical Center. She later served as Director of Columbia Presbyterian Eastside at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Ms. Petrower holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master’s in Public Administration and Health Care Management from Pace University.

 

Senior Vice Presidents

Craig Albanese, MD

Craig Albanese, MD

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,
NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital & Sloane Hospital for Women

Craig Albanese, MD, MBA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all operations and managing the strategic direction of the campus. Previously, Dr. Albanese served as the Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement at Stanford Children’s Health. He also served as the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Director of Pediatric Surgical Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and was a Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University Medical Center. Prior to this, Dr. Albanese held faculty appointments and leadership roles at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Albanese received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, and was a resident and chief resident in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He completed pediatric general surgery and critical care research fellowships at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Albanese holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He has published more than 160 peer reviewed articles, was an NIH-funded investigator, and the program director for Stanford’s pediatric general surgery fellowship. He published a best-selling book on improvement science in health care entitled, “Advanced Lean in Healthcare.”

 
David Alge

David Alge

Senior Vice President,
Community & Population Health

David Alge, MBA, is Senior Vice President, Community & Population Health for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for operations of the Ambulatory Care sites, NewYork-Presbyterian's management of its Accountable Care Organization, and NewYork-Presbyterian's response to the New York State Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. He joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2004 as Vice President, Operations for the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, where he helped develop and implement key strategic initiatives and served as primary liaison for IT, legal, and planning issues. Mr. Alge also served as Vice President, Integrated Delivery System Strategy. Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Mr. Alge worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center, first in the hospital as Director of Health System Development, then in the medical school as Assistant Dean for Affiliations and also as Associate Dean for Operations before returning to NewYork-Presbyterian as Vice President for Ambulatory Care, Medical Records and Social Services. Prior to that, he was Associate Director for Managed Care at the Elmhurst Hospital Center. Mr. Alge obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University and his health care-focused Master of Business Administration from Baruch College.

 
Sarah Lesser Avins

Sarah Lesser Avins

Senior Vice President &
Chief Development Officer

Sarah Lesser Avins, MPhil, is Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, she has ultimate responsibility for leading NewYork-Presbyterian's capital campaign and long-term strategic planning for major development initiatives. She brings more than 25 years of fundraising and management to this position. With a special emphasis on principal and transformational gifts, Ms. Lesser Avins joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2007 as Director of Campaign Development, and worked in various capacities with progressive responsibility, and rose to the position of Vice President for Development in 2013. Prior to returning to NewYork-Presbyterian in her current role, she served as the Vice President of External Affairs & Chief Development Officer at the New York Genome Center. She has previously served as Director of Development at UCLA, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the RAND Corporation, and Director of Development for Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Lesser Avins earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Political Science from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Master of Philosophy in Russian and East European Studies from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.

 
Daniel J. Barchi

Daniel J. Barchi

Senior Vice President &
Chief Information Officer

Daniel J. Barchi, MEM, is the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of NewYork-Presbyterian’s strategic vision for information technology across the integrated delivery system and continuum of care. His responsibilities encompass clinical and business information systems, as well as infrastructure, information technology innovation, and the roll-out of NewYork-Presbyterian’s new tele-health program. Mr. Barchi joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015 and previously served as senior vice president and chief information officer of Yale New Haven Health System and Yale School of Medicine, where he led a number of important initiatives, including implementation of the electronic medical record across three hospitals, and the roll-out of a secure iPhone application for physician communication. He also served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Virginia. Mr. Barchi holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, as well as a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. He served as a Brigade Commander while at the U.S. Naval Academy, twice earned the Navy Commendation Medal for Superior Leadership, and has served on the Boards of various corporations.

 
Michael P. Breslin

Michael P. Breslin

Senior Vice President, Finance

Michael P. Breslin, CPA, is Senior Vice President, Finance for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he works closely with his colleagues across the institution to oversee financial operations and develop strategies that help ensure NewYork-Presbyterian’s financial strength. Mr. Breslin joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015, bringing many years of experience in accounting, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll, insurance, tax, audit, capital, treasury, procurement and strategic sourcing, patient financial services, and internal finance control functions. He joined NewYork-Presbyterian from New York Methodist Hospital, a sponsored hospital of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, where he served as Senior Vice President, Finance. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer at both Lenox Hill Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center, where he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. His relationship with NewYork-Presbyterian began many years ago when he worked with NewYork-Presbyterian as a partner at the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Breslin holds his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in New York State.

 
Emme Deland

Emme Deland

Senior Vice President &
Chief Strategy Officer

Emme Deland, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. She is responsible for developing clinical and corporate strategies for the enterprise, and for identifying, disseminating, and commercializing new innovation. She also serves on the board of the NewYork-Presbyterian Health Policy Center. Ms. Deland joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2000. Previously, she worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to joining the health care field, she was an international banker at Chemical Bank. Ms. Deland graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and obtained her Master of Business Administration from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, a Director of the Kornfeld and Zeitz Foundations, a board member of Library of America, The American Memorial Hospital in Rheims, France, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and The Helsinn Corporation.

 
Kerry Sayres DeWitt

Kerry Sayres DeWitt

Chief of Staff to President &
CEO and Senior Vice President, Communications & External Relations

Kerry Sayres DeWitt is Chief of Staff to the President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Steven J. Corwin, and Senior Vice President of Communications & External Relations for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, she oversees government relations, public affairs, marketing, internal communications, community relations and grants. A member of NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior leadership team since 2011, she brings over 30 years of health care experience to her current position. Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Ms. DeWitt spent fifteen years at EmblemHealth as Vice President of Government Relations, where she advised senior management on political and governmental issues, developed organizational policy and budgets and collaborated on strategic initiatives. Prior to her work at EmblemHealth, Ms. DeWitt worked with all managed health plans in New York as Vice President of the New York State HMO Conference and Council. She also worked for over 15 years in the New York State Assembly where she held numerous staff leadership positions, oversaw the program activity of the standing committees, and worked for several New York State officials. Ms. DeWitt received her Bachelor’s from Yale University.

 
Paul J. Dunphey

Paul J. Dunphey

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Allen

Paul J. Dunphey, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital. In this role, he leads day-to-day operations for the campus and works closely with the NYP/Allen team to focus on the patient experience, quality and patient safety; financial and operational strength; and relationship building with staff, physicians, and the community. Mr. Dunphey joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 1990, and since then has held various leadership roles in operations, finance and quality with progressive responsibility. Mr. Dunphey received his undergraduate degree from Providence College and his Master of Business Administration from Baruch College.

 
Rick Evans

Rick Evans

Senior Vice President &
Chief Experience Officer

Rick Evans, MA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Experience Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing NewYork-Presbyterian’s efforts to enhance the patient and family experience across the continuum of care, and developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to increase patient satisfaction across the enterprise. Previously, he served as the Chief Experience Officer for Massachusetts General Hospital and its physician organization for four years, overseeing the patient experience along with physician leadership programs, visitor education programs, and the referral management office. Prior to this, Mr. Evans spent seven years at NewYork-Presbyterian overseeing Patient Centered Care, Support Services, and Volunteer Services, first as Director, and then as Vice President. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Mission Services for the Bon Secours and Canterbury Partnership for Care in New Jersey, as well as the Director of the St. Francis Hospital Foundation in Delaware. Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Wadhams Hall Seminary College and a Master’s in Theology from Christ the King Seminary.

 
William J. Farrell

William J. Farrell

Senior Vice President, Finance

William J. Farrell, CPA, is Senior Vice President, Finance for NewYork-Presbyterian. As a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian leadership team, Mr. Farrell oversees a variety of different financial departments including Accounting and Financial Reporting, Revenue Cycle Operations, Revenue Cycle Training, Financial Controls, Soarian Project Oversight, 340b Program, Reimbursement, Charge Master, and Performance Improvement. In addition, Mr. Farrell serves on several boards and is a leader of various Hospital-wide committees. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 1989, he was a Senior Auditor at the accounting firm Pannell Kerr Forster, an international network of business advisory firms, where he specialized in hospital audits. Mr. Farrell obtained his undergraduate degree in Public Accounting from Hofstra University and is a Certified Public Accountant. In 2011, he received the Healthcare Financial Management Association's Future Financial Leader Award in recognition of his industry contributions, and in 2015 was accepted into the Academy GE Fellows Program for Financial Executives.

 
Robert Guimento

Robert Guimento

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Lower Manhattan

Robert Guimento, MHA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. In this role, he manages day-to-day operations, overseeing operating and capital budgets, and implementing clinical strategy. Previously, he served as Vice President for Ambulatory Care, responsible for operations of all Ambulatory Care Network sites. Mr. Guimento joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2005 as Director for Financial Planning and Business Development Services. In this role, he oversaw capital and strategic financial forecasting, business plan development for clinical program initiatives, service line cost accounting, and other financial planning projects. He also led NewYork-Presbyterian’s financial feasibility study to obtain financing for NewYork-Presbyterian’s $2 billion capital investment plan. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Mr. Guimento spent 16 years in health care consulting, and held senior level management positions at both Deloitte Consulting and Sterling Capital Management. He also held a management role at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Mr. Guimento obtained his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and a Master’s in Health Administration from Duke University.

 
Maurice E. LaBonne

Maurice E. LaBonne

Senior Vice President,
Facilities & Real Estate

Maurice E. LaBonne is Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing facilities/capital planning and design, facility operations, environmental health and safety, security, and emergency medical services. He joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015, bringing over 35 years of experience in facilities development and operations for health care institutions to his role. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Mr. LaBonne was a lead partner at Hudson Medical Properties, a developer of medical properties, served as a special advisor to the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency formed by Mayor Bloomberg after Superstorm Sandy, and spent a decade as Senior Vice President of Facilities Services at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, managing $3 billion of projects under active design and construction. He also worked for 15 years as Vice President for Real Estate and Facility Development at Montefiore Medical Center. Mr. LaBonne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology and studied Urban Planning at New York University.

 
Gloria D. Reeg

William Lee

Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

​William Lee, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he oversees NewYork-Presbyterian’s investment portfolio, supporting our ability to provide the highest quality, most compassionate patient care; foster clinical research and medical education; and deliver community service. These funds are also used to secure retirement funds for NewYork-Presbyterian employees. Previously, Mr. Lee served as Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Foundation and Pension Investments for Kaiser Permanente. Prior to that, he worked for Levi Strauss & Co., where he was the Chief Investment Officer for Global Pensions and the Levi Strauss Foundation. He also worked at Bank of America for many years in a number of key roles, including Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President for Pensions and Investments. Mr. Lee holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from California State University.

 
Richard S. Liebowitz, MD

Richard S. Liebowitz, MD

Senior Vice President &
Chief Medical Officer

Richard S. Liebowitz, MD, MHS, is Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for NewYork-Presbyterian service lines, clinical program development, and physician recruitment. He is also responsible for Graduate Medical Education, the Medical Staff Office, and Physician Assistant services. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2006, Dr. Liebowitz was the Medical Director of Strategic Initiatives and Network Business Development at Duke University Health System. He also served as the section chief of General Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, as well as Medical Director for the Fallon Clinic in Massachusetts. Dr. Liebowitz obtained his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts, as well as a Master’s in Clinical Research from a combined program between Duke University and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Liebowitz has served as Deputy Editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

 
Wilhelmina M. Manzano, RN

Wilhelmina M. Manzano, RN

Senior Vice President &
Chief Nurse Executive

Wilhelmina M. Manzano, MA, RN, NEA- BC, is Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, she oversees Nursing, the Department of Care Coordination, and the Center for Professional Nursing Practice. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 1998, Ms. Manzano held various leadership positions at several New York-area hospitals including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Lawrence Hospital, and Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition to her role as CNE for NewYork-Presbyterian, she also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for NYP/Allen from 2006-2013. Ms. Manzano obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master's in Nursing Administration from New York University. She attended the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program for Nurse Executives at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and holds a Nursing Executive, Advanced National Board Certification. She obtained an Advanced Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources (Organizational and Executive Coaching). Ms. Manzano is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau.

 
Susan Mascitelli, RN

Susan Mascitelli, RN

Senior Vice President, Patient Services &
Liaison to Board of Trustees

Susan Mascitelli, RN, is Senior Vice President, Patient Services & Liaison to the Board of Trustees for NewYork-Presbyterian. In addition, she is responsible for NewYork-Presbyterian’s Patient Experience and Patient Centered Care infrastructure and for managing all activities and functions of the Department of Patient Services. She also acts on behalf of the President and Chief Executive Officer as official Liaison to NewYork-Presbyterian’s Board of Trustees. She is also the Senior Hospital Executive responsible for the Global Services program and has administrative responsibility for NewYork-Presbyterian’s Volunteer, Chaplaincy, Pastoral Care, Ethics, and Administrator-on-Call functions. Over the past 30 years, Ms. Mascitelli held leadership roles in many of NewYork-Presbyterian’s quality, patient safety, and regulatory initiatives and has served NewYork-Presbyterian in progressive levels of patient care and management, beginning as a General Staff Nurse in the CCU, then Senior Staff Nurse, Patient Representative, Assistant Director, Director and Vice President of Patient Services. Ms. Mascitelli obtained her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Columbia School of Nursing and a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Harvard Business School.

 
Stephen S. Mills

Stephen S. Mills

Senior Vice President, Global Services

Stephen S. Mills, M.H.A.,F.A.C.H.E., is Senior Vice President, Global Services, for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he collaborates with leadership of the Medical Schools to implement the Hospital’s international strategy, and oversees Global Services operations and off-shore strategic collaborations. Previously, Mr. Mills served as President of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, overseeing the growth of NYP/Queens, into a 577-bed community-based teaching hospital with 13 clinical departments, numerous subspecialties, and more than two dozen physician practices and community medicine facilities across the borough of Queens. Prior to this, Mr. Mills served in several capacities at the former New York Hospital for 20 years. Mr. Mills earned his Master’s in Health Care Administration from Tulane University and his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.

 
Michael Nochomovitz, MD

Michael Nochomovitz, MD

Senior Vice President &
Chief Clinical Integration Network Development Officer

Michael Nochomovitz, MD, is Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Integration & Network Development Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he leads the new Physician Services division of NewYork-Presbyterian, including clinical service deployment in collaboration with Columbia Doctors and Weill Cornell Medicine in the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, and oversight of the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups and the NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services Organization. He supports clinical services in the Regional Hospital Network and is responsible for the clinical integration among the Hospitals, physicians, and the academic medical center. Nationally recognized for his leadership at the University Hospital System in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Nochomovitz served as President of the University Hospitals (UH) Physician Services before joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015. Dr. Nochomovitz earned his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and completed his internal medicine and pulmonary critical care training at the University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University. He served on the Board of Directors of the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Chest Physicians, testified in the U.S. Senate’s Health Education Labor and Pensions committee hearings on health care reform, and participated in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid committees, which resulted in new payment methodologies for Medicare.

 
Cam Patterson, MD

Cam Patterson, MD

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Weill Cornell

Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In this role, he is responsible for leading all operations and executing the strategic vision at NYP/Weill Cornell. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2014, Dr. Patterson held both academic and administrative leadership posts at the University of North Carolina, including serving as the founding physician-in-chief of the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, executive director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, chief of the division of cardiology, and associate dean of health care entrepreneurship. Dr. Patterson received his Bachelor’s from Vanderbilt University and his degree in medicine from Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He completed cardiology fellowships at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Dr. Patterson is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and is past president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology.

 
Dov N. Schwartzben

Dov N. Schwartzben

Senior Vice President, Finance

Dov N. Schwartzben, MS, is Senior Vice President, Finance for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing agreements representing billions of dollars in annual revenues with all non-government payors for NewYork-Presbyterian. Mr. Schwartzben has more than 30 years of experience in health care finance with a diverse background that includes roles in government, hospitals and accounting/consulting firms. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, he served for almost ten years as Vice President of Budget Reimbursement and Financial Planning at Maimonides Medical Center. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching graduate courses in finance. In addition, he has written multiple articles and lectured nationally throughout his career. Mr. Schwartzben obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from McGill University and his Master's from New York University.

 
Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith

Senior Vice President &
Chief Human Resources Officer

Shaun E. Smith, JD, is Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources operations, including talent acquisition, training and organizational development, compensation and benefit services, employee and labor relations, and workforce health and safety services. Mr. Smith joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2012 as Vice President of Human Resources at NYP/Weill Cornell, and as NewYork-Presbyterian evolved, he took on the responsibility for providing human resources strategic direction and oversight for our Regional Network Hospitals. Mr. Smith has over 20 years of human resources, legal, and health care management experience, including leadership roles at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York. Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration as well as his law degree from Pace University. He was an adjunct professor of Human Resources Management at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh and also serves on a number of health care industry boards.

 
Henry H. Ting, MD

Henry H. Ting, MD

Senior Vice President &
Chief Quality Officer

Henry H. Ting, MD, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian, overseeing regulatory and accreditation, public ranking and reporting of quality measures, clinical databases and registries, infection prevention and control, Quality University, and the Value Institute. Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2014, Dr. Ting worked at the Mayo Clinic as an interventional cardiologist, health services researcher, Associate Dean of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Director of Quality Academy. Dr. Ting earned a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Cornell University, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, a Master of Business Administration from University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and received training in biostatistics and epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Ting serves on national committees and boards including the National Quality Forum and American Board of Internal Medicine. His scholarly activities focus on health services research, outcomes research, and shared decision-making. Dr. Ting has over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association.

 
Karen Westervelt

Karen Westervelt

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, Regional Hospital Network

Karen Westervelt, MHCDS, is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. In this role, she oversees the Regional Network of hospitals, physician practices, and ambulatory sites, and works with NewYork-Presbyterian’s Board of Trustees and senior leadership to develop and implement key strategic initiatives. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Ms. Westervelt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the William F. Ryan Community Health Network, comprising 17 primary care, behavioral health, and specialty care community health centers. She also served as Executive Director of the Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center, overseeing primary and specialty health services, and as Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management in the New York State Department of Health, managing the regulation of New York State’s health care system and implementation of federal and state health care system reform. Ms. Westervelt received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Russell Sage College and completed a Master’s in Health Care Delivery Science at the Tuck School of Business and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

 
Philip J. Wilner, MD

Philip J. Wilner, MD

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Westchester

Philip J. Wilner, MD, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division. In this role, he oversees Behavioral Health services across all NewYork-Presbyterian campuses. Dr. Wilner is also Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, serves on numerous Hospital and Medical College Boards and Committees, and is Chairman of the Board of Gracie Square Hospital. Dr. Wilner joined the former New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center as a House Officer in 1983 and was the recipient of a Readers Digest Research Fellowship in 1988, conducting studies in the biological bases of psychiatric illness. Dr. Wilner obtained his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Columbia College, his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Policy from Zicklin Business School at Baruch College. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the New York Academy of Medicine and the New York Psychiatric Society.

 
Gary J. Zuar

Gary J. Zuar

Senior Vice President, Finance

Gary J. Zuar, CPA, is Senior Vice President, Finance for NewYork-Presbyterian. Since joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2003, he has been the lead finance executive for the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. His other responsibilities include financial planning, cost accounting, and decision support. Mr. Zuar has over 30 years of experience in health care finance, including public accounting at Deloitte and various senior financial management positions. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, he served for 15 years as the Chief Financial Officer at a major academic medical center in New York City. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NewYork-Presbyterian regional hospitals including New York Methodist, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley. Mr. Zuar received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.