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 and now comprises more than 47,000 employees and affiliated physicians, dedicated to providing world-class care during nearly 6 million patient visits each year at 10 hospitals as well as 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical practices across the Greater New York area. Together with two distinguished 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. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the seven-campus academic medical center, is ranked No. 4 in the nation and has been the top-ranked hospital in New York for 20 consecutive years, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of “Best Hospitals.”
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 third consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital 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 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 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 Immediate Past Chairman of the Health Care Systems Council of the American Hospital Association, Past Chairman of the Healthcare Association of New York State, and Past Chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association. He remains on the board of each of these organizations and is a Board Member at the New York Academy of Medicine. In addition, he is a member of the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York’s Corporate Advisory Council, the Association for a Better New York’s Census 2020 Committee, and a member of the Mayor’s Fund Board of Advisors. In 2020, the Foreign Policy Association awarded Dr. Corwin its highest honor, the Foreign Policy Association Medal, in recognition of his work to expand public knowledge of responsible internationalism. Also in 2020, Dr. Corwin was inducted into the Crain’s New York Business Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
Craig Albanese, MD
Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women, and Chief Clinical Integration Officer, NYP
Craig Albanese, M.D., M.B.A., is Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women, and 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.”
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
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
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
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.
Mary Beth Claus
Group Senior Vice President
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Mary Beth Claus is Group Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, she is responsible for developing the legal and corporate strategies for the enterprise, and managing corporate, tax, real estate, labor and employment, corporate governance, antitrust and risk management issues. Additionally, she supervises internal audit and compliance, and serves as the chief legal advisor to senior leadership and the Board of Trustees. Ms. Claus joined NYP in 2019 with over 30 years of legal health care experience. Prior to NYP, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Indiana University Health and was Deputy Chief Legal Officer for Cleveland Clinic. Ms. Claus also gained more than 20 years of private law firm experience as a partner in the health care sections of two large firms. For two years, she served as Health and Human Services Executive Liaison for former Indiana Governor Evan Bayh. Ms. Claus received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and her law degree from Indiana University. She has been named among the top lawyers in the country in The Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyers, including the distinction as one of Indiana’s top 25 female lawyers.
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
Chief of Staff to President & CEO
Senior Vice President, Communications and 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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Maxine Frank, Esq.
Special Advisor to the President & CEO
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.
Katherine L. Heilpern, MD
Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Weill Cornell
Katherine L. Heilpern, MD, is Group 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 L. Hill, MD, MBA
Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NYP/Columbia
Laureen Hill, MD, MBA, is Group 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.
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.
Deepa Kumaraiah, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Service Line Integration &
Chief Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups
Deepa Kumaraiah, M.D., M.B.A., is Senior Vice President, Service Line Integration and Chief Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups. In this role, she provides leadership, management, and strategic vision for the clinical service lines and the integration of those efforts across all NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals and the NYP Medical Groups. Dr. Kumaraiah leads efforts to drive clinical transformation through standardization, regionalization and virtualization aimed at ensuring one single standard of care across our 10 campuses. Dr. Kumaraiah joined NYP in 2012 and previously served as the Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Service Lines and Clinical Strategy. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she continues to practice in the cardiac intensive care unit. Prior to joining NYP, Dr. Kumaraiah was a health care consultant at McKinsey and Company, focused on health care system transformation. She completed her cardiovascular fellowship training at NYP/CUIMC and her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, her Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, and her Sc.B. from Brown University. She has been named NewYork-Presbyterian Physician of the Year and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
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.
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
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Executive & Chief Quality Officer
Wilhelmina M. Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive and 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, Master's in Nursing Administration and an Advanced Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources (Organizational and Executive Coaching) 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 National Board Certification. Ms. Manzano is a Fellow of the American Nursing Academy and the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nursing Leadership, and Sigma Theta Tau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tiffany Sullivan, MPH
Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer for Physician Services
Tiffany Sullivan, MPH is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Physician Services of NYP’s Medical Groups. In this role she is responsible for facilitating and expediting strategic growth and operations in outpatient services at more than 140 clinics throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester County. Ms. Sullivan brings extraordinary experience in ambulatory strategy and operations to NYP, having served previously as Senior Vice President, Clinical Integration and Ambulatory Services at the University of Maryland-Capital Region Health, where she was responsible for business development, physician recruitment, ambulatory operations, and population health management. Her leadership resulted in an increase of total ambulatory practice volumes by an average of 10% year over year by improving panel management, quality and increasing access to specialists. Earlier, she served as the Director of Community and Population Health at Palmetto Health. Ms. Sullivan earned her Master’s in Public Health at the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health and Health Administration, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Columbia College.
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH
Senior Vice President &
Regional Chief Operating Officer
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, is Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, Ms. Sutton-Wallace develops and implements key strategic initiatives, especially those related to NYP’s approach to regionalization in Brooklyn and Queens. She provides executive strategic and operational oversight to NYP hospitals in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups. Ms. Sutton-Wallace joined NYP in 2020 from the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she served as Chief Executive Officer since 2014, overseeing the strategic direction and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services, and most recently as Acting Executive Vice President for Health Affairs of UVA Health. Prior to this, for 17 years she held several leadership positions at Duke University Hospital, including oversight roles in ambulatory services, inpatient operations, and surgical services, and served as Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations from 2011 to 2014. She has a diverse health care background with experience in the pharmaceutical, insurance, and research industries. Ms. Sutton-Wallace earned her BA in Political Science and African/Afro-American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master of Public Health from Yale University. She also completed extensive graduate work in Political Science at Duke University. She serves on numerous Boards and has received various awards, including being named one of the top 25 women leaders in healthcare by Modern Healthcare and one of Becker’s Top 50 African-American Health Care Executives.
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 (NYP) Regional Hospital Network. In this role, she oversees NYP Healthcare System’s affiliate relationships and discussions with other provider organizations in terms of exploring relationships and potential alignment opportunities. She provides executive strategic and operational oversight to NYP hospitals in Westchester and Hudson Valley. She also leads NYP’s enterprise-wide digital transformation initiative by working collaboratively with Weill Cornell Medicine and ColumbiaDoctors towards the goal of Improving patient services by taking advantage of new strategic opportunities afforded by advances in digital technologies.
Ms. Westervelt is also responsible for supervising NYP Global Services which consists of Global Patient Services, Executive Health program and Corporate Health. These three programs provide access, care coordination and relationship management services for approximately 6000 international and domestic patients per year. Furthermore, Mrs. Westervelt oversees the Office of Regulatory Planning which supports the entire NYP enterprise in the development, formulation, and implementation of plans for clinical, administrative, and facility projects in accordance with established State and Federal policies and procedures.
During her tenure with NYP, Ms. Westervelt oversaw the acquisitions and administrative integrations of NYP’s regional hospitals. 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 previously served 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. She serves on numerous boards.
Philip J. Wilner, MD
Senior Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer, NYP Westchester Behavioral Health Center
Philip J. Wilner, MD, MBA, is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center. 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
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.