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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 systems.

Under Dr. Corwin’s leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian has nearly doubled in size, comprising more than 45,000 employees dedicated to providing world-class care to nearly 3.6 million patients each year at ten hospitals. Together with its affiliated academic medical schools, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian provides high-quality, compassionate care, pursues clinical excellence, engages in pioneering medical research, and provides outstanding medical education to the next generation of doctors. The organization’s seven-campus academic medical center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, has been the #1 hospital in New York on U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals” for 17 consecutive years and among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for the past 14 years.

As President and CEO, Dr. Corwin has 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 in their own communities. He has launched a number of groundbreaking initiatives, including NYP OnDemand, a digital suite of telehealth services that increases access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class care, and the East Coast’s first Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, which provides fast, specialized care to patients who may be having a stroke and expanded this service to Brooklyn and Queens. He has also overseen the development of the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, a state-of-the-art ambulatory care facility that offers a patient experience that is second to none.

Healthcare quality has been a major focus of his tenure. For the second consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the organization’s academic medical center, is the only hospital in the nation with statistically better 30-day mortality rates in all six medical conditions measured by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Those conditions are: heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, heart attack, stroke and coronary artery bypass graft.

Recognizing that engaging physicians is crucial to NewYork-Presbyterian’s success, Dr. Corwin has launched a series of initiatives to improve communication, address barriers to physician work and encourage input from physicians on strategic development. He also launched the LEAD Attending Program (Leadership, Education and Development) for young attending physicians interested in careers that include healthcare administration.

He has championed a Respect initiative that encourages all NewYork-Presbyterian employees to work together as a team to provide the highest quality care to patients while also treating each other with respect and a Diversity and Inclusion initiative as an extension of this effort. As part of his commitment to employees, he instituted the most comprehensive paid parental leave policy of its kind among New York City hospitals and healthcare systems.

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. Dr. Corwin joined the NewYork-Presbyterian team in 1979. From 1998 to 2005, he was the organization’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Corwin is Chairman of the Healthcare Association of New York State and the Chair of the Health Care Systems Council of the American Hospital Association. He was past chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association. In addition, he is a Board Member at the New York Academy of Medicine.

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.

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

Special Advisor to the President & CEO

Phyllis R. Lantos, SM, is Special Advisor to the President & CEO. In this role, she works closely with Steven J. Corwin, MD, President & Chief Executive Officer, on specific issues, especially related to public policy. Ms. Lantos previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer for NewYork-Presbyterian, overseeing all financial-related matters across the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise. She was NYP’s Chief Financial Officer for nearly 18 years, joining 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 the Chair of the Board of Trustees of MCIC Vermont Inc., NewYork-Presbyterian’s malpractice captive. Ms. Lantos obtained both her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and her Master's in Management at the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Group Senior Vice Presidents

Daniel J. Barchi

Daniel J. Barchi

Group Senior Vice President &
Chief Information Officer

Daniel J. Barchi, MEM, is the Group Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he oversees the strategic vision and management of information technology, innovation, analytics, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and pharmacy. 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 of Carilion Health System. 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 and was twice awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for superior leadership.

Michael P. Breslin

Michael P. Breslin

Group Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Michael P. Breslin, CPA, is Group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he oversees all financial matters, including financial reporting, financial planning, revenue cycle, budget, reimbursement, cost accounting, financing, insurance, strategic sourcing, supply chain, patient access, and managed care. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance. 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. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance, at New York Methodist Hospital, a sponsored hospital of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. 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.

 
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.

Karen Westervelt

Karen Westervelt

Group Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, Regional Hospital Network

Karen Westervelt, MHCDS, is Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. In this role, she oversees the Regional Network of hospitals, ambulatory sites, and works with NewYork-Presbyterian’s Board of Trustees and senior leadership to develop and implement key strategic initiatives. She is also responsible for NYP’s Global Services program. 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.

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.

Robert Guimento

Robert Guimento

President, NYP Brooklyn Methodist

Robert Guimento, M.H.A., is President of NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Hospital, including overseeing physician relationships and clinical services. Previously, he served Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, managing the day-to-day operations, overseeing operating and capital budgets, and implementing clinical strategy. He also served as Vice President for Ambulatory Care at NewYork-Presbyterian, responsible for operations of all Ambulatory Care Network sites. Rob joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2005 as Director for Financial Planning and Business Development Services. Prior to that, Rob spent 16 years in healthcare 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. Rob obtained his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and received a Master’s in Health Administration from Duke University.

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 & Chief Clinical Integration Officer

Craig Albanese, M.D., M.B.A., is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital & Chief Clinical Integration Officer. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all operations and managing the strategic direction of the NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women, along with overseeing the prioritization and coordination of service line integration efforts across NYP. Dr. Albanese is also Executive Sponsor for NYPH Graduate Medical Education. 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 &
Chief Operating Officer, Physician Services

David Alge, M.B.A., is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Physician Services. In this role, David is responsible for the strategic development and management of the Physician Services Organization and the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups. He also manages NewYork-Presbyterian’s participation in the Accountable Care Organization and its alignment across NYP and our school partners. David has held a number of leadership roles at NYP, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Community & Population Health, where he oversaw operations of the Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) sites, NewYork-Presbyterian’s management of its Accountable Care Organization, and NYP’s response to the New York State Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. David joined NYP in 2004 as Vice President of Operations for the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. He also served as Vice President of Integrated Delivery System Strategy, Vice President for Strategy and Financial Planning, and Vice President for Strategy. Previously, David 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. Prior to that, he was Associate Director for Managed Care at the Elmhurst Hospital Center. He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University and his health care-focused Master of Business Administration from Baruch College.

Jennings Aske

Jennings Aske

Senior Vice President,
Chief Information Security Officer

Jennings R. Aske is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for leading the hospital's information security and business continuity programs, as well leading the Medical Staff Office. Mr. Aske joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015. Previously, he served as Vice President of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer of Nuance Communications. Prior to working at Nuance, he served in Chief Information Security Officer roles at Partners HealthCare, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Mr. Aske received his Bachelor's and Master's from the State University of New York, and his law degree from Boston University School of Law. He was also an editor of the American Journal of Law & Medicine.

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.

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.

 
Paul J. Dunphey

Paul J. Dunphey

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP Allen & the Ambulatory and Community Care Network

Paul J. Dunphey, M.B.A., is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NYP Allen & the Ambulatory and Community Care Network. In this role, he leads day-to-day operations for the NYP Allen campus and works closely with the team to focus on the patient experience; quality and patient safety; financial and operational strength; and relationship building with staff, physicians, and the community. In addition, he leads NYP’s focus on community and population health. 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.

Peter M. Fleischut, MD

Peter M. Fleischut, MD

Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer

Peter M. Fleischut, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he oversees the management of the Epic implementation, innovation, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and pharmacy. Dr. Fleischut is also responsible for the development of the NYP OnDemand suite of digital health services and the implementation of clinical operations for the new David H. Koch Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College and the Wharton Program for Working Professionals at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fleischut joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell in 2006 and has held the roles of Medical Director of the Operating Rooms, Deputy Quality Patient Safety Officer, Founding Director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes, Vice Chairman, Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Operating Officer. In 2016, he was appointed Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Fleischut has received numerous awards and honors, including NewYork-Presbyterian’s Physician of the Year, Modern Healthcare Up and Comers, Becker’s Hospital Review 40 under 40, and the American Telehealth Association President’s Award.

Laureen Hill

Katherine L. Heilpern, MD

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

Katherine L. Heilpern, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Heilpern manages and directs daily operations, including the cost, quality, and delivery of services for NYP/Weill Cornell, and is accountable for NYP Lower Manhattan. Dr. Heilpern has more than 25 years of experience in emergency medicine and academic healthcare. She joined NYP in 2018 from Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Healthcare, where she served as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and held several other key leadership roles, including Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Interim Chair of the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. In 2007, she was appointed the Ada Lee and Pete Correll Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, overseeing five metro Atlanta emergency departments with more than 350,000 patient visits per year. Prior to joining Emory, she served as a medical officer with the Indian Health Service, stationed at Fort Defiance on the Navajo reservation. Board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine, Dr. Heilpern earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed her postgraduate training at Temple University School of Medicine. She served as a member the National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile, and two terms as a board member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on the Health of Select Populations. She also served as president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), and is the recipient of many awards.

Laureen Hill

Laureen Hill, MD

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Laureen Hill, MD, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. In this role, she manages and directs daily operations, including the cost, quality, and delivery of services for NYP/Columbia, and is also accountable for NYP Allen. Dr. Hill joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2017, and previously held several key leadership roles at Emory University School of Medicine/Emory Healthcare, including Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Chief of Anesthesia Services, as well as Chair of Emory’s IT Governance Committee and Co-Chair of its Perioperative Governance Committee. Prior to joining Emory, she was Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine and a Professor of Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. A board certified anesthesiologist, she received her medical degree from the University of California, Davis, and holds an M.B.A. from Washington University. She completed her residency in anesthesia at Stanford University, as well as fellowships in critical care medicine and adult and pediatric cardiovascular anesthesia. Dr. Hill is a member of numerous national and international committees, including the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Association.

William Lee

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.

Wilhelmina M. Manzano, RN

Wilhelmina M. Manzano, RN

Senior Vice President,
Chief Nursing Executive & Chief Quality Officer

Wilhelmina M. Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, is Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive & Chief Quality Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role she oversees the Department of Nursing, as well as quality, performance improvement, patient safety, and infection prevention and control functions, and Joint Commission and regulatory compliance activities. 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 Chief Nursing Executive 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. She is responsible for NewYork-Presbyterian’s Patient Experience and Patient Centered Care infrastructure, oversees the Department of Patient Services, and is the Executive Sponsor for Integrative Health and Wellbeing. Ms. Mascitelli also acts on behalf of the President and Chief Executive Officer as official Liaison to NewYork-Presbyterian’s Board of Trustees. In addition, she 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.

 
Juan Mejia

Juan Mejia

Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP Lower Manhattan

Juan Mejia, M.P.H., is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of NYP Lower Manhattan. In this role, he manages day-to-day operations, oversees operating and capital budgets, and implements clinical strategy. Since joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2003, Mr. Mejia has served in several roles including Revenue Manager and Director of Clinical Operations at NYP Milstein, Director of the Gastrointestinal Service Line at NYP/Columbia, and Vice President of Operations at NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Operations for NYP/Weill Cornell. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, he was a consultant for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where he worked closely with community-based organizations to reduce infant mortality. Mr. Mejia earned his Master of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and his Bachelor’s in Physiological Science from the University of California in Los Angeles.

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.

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.

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.