Faculty

Victoria Aufiero,

Victoria Aufiero

Vice President, Insurance, Managed Care and Behavioral Health

HANYS

Victoria Aufiero is responsible for overseeing and leading the strategic development and implementing of HANYS’ advocacy, policy, and education strategies on issues related to managed care, payer/provider relationships and the broad spectrum of hospital and health system-based behavioral health services. She participates in collaborative efforts with HANYS’ members and advocates on their behalf with regulators, lawmakers and policy leaders.

Aufiero is a board member of the Holy Cross Club of Eastern NY. Prior to joining HANYS in 2014, she was a staff attorney at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Previously, Aufiero was the public policy director at NAMI-NYS.

Aufiero has a Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Studies in environmental law and Juris Doctorate degree from Vermont Law & Graduate School. She is a member of both the Massachusetts and New York Bars.

 
Cristina Freyre Batt,

Cristina Freyre Batt

Senior Vice President, Federal Policy

HANYS

Cristina Batt serves as senior vice president, federal relations in HANYS’ Washington, D.C. office. Batt oversees all of HANYS’ federal government relations and advocacy activity, working with lawmakers and HANYS’ members to advance the association’s legislative and regulatory agenda.

Before joining HANYS, Batt served as vice president, federal relations, for the Illinois Health and Hospital Association. In that role, she expanded the profile of IHA’s Washington office and advanced IHA’s advocacy agenda, including successfully securing federal approval of a comprehensive redesign of the state’s provider assessment program.

Batt served nearly eight years in the office of U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and as senior policy advisor she managed his health portfolio on the Energy and Commerce Committee. After leaving Capitol Hill, Batt spent three years managing the federal relations portfolio for the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and four years as a program analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focusing on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis prevention and workplace safety.

Batt graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.

 
Alyssa Dahl,

Alyssa Dahl

Senior Director, Advanced Analytics

DataGen®, Inc.

Alyssa Dahl began working in healthcare quality and payment policy in 2012 at DataGen, Inc., a subsidiary of HANYS. Dahl has experience conducting research and developing analyses around emerging payment models, comparative efficiency and quality improvement. Dahl leads a team of 10 analysts and business intelligence developers deploying interactive data monitoring platforms and creating custom analytic solutions for more than 50 organizations across the country.

Before joining DataGen, she interned at NYSDOH in the Office of Health Systems Management on Certificate of Need redesign and in the legal affairs division on plaintiff enrollment into the Medical Indemnity Fund. Dahl received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Loyola University Maryland and a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the State University of New York at Albany.

 
Michelle M. Duguid, PhD,

Michelle M. Duguid, PhD

Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging; Associate Professor of Management and Organizations; SC Johnson College of Business

Cornell University

Dr. Michelle Duguid is a leading scholar in the areas of social status, power and politics, influence and decision-making, diversity in organizations and creativity and innovation. Her research examines the influence of social hierarchy, stereotypes and inter- and intra-group relations on individuals’ perceptions and interactions, and relations among group members. Her research examines individual and group processes that affect creativity and the quality of decision-making.

Duguid has worked as a speaker and consultant to industry groups and academic audiences including KPMG, TD Ameritrade, Bayer, Visa, GE, SEC, Wells Fargo, NASA, the United Nations, Monsanto, ServiceNow, Arkema, Google, Amazon, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and Washington University School of Medicine. Duguid is an affiliated fellow for Stanford University’s VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab. She earned a Master of Science and PhD in organizational behavior from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

 
Steven I. Goldstein,

Steven I. Goldstein

Senior Vice President

University of Rochester Medical Center

President and Chief Executive Officer
Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital

President, Long-term Care
University of Rochester Medical Center

Steven Goldstein was recently appointed to the NIH Clinical Center Hospital Research Board and is a member of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education International Board. He recently completed a three-year term on the ACGME, its Board Executive Committee, AHA Board of Directors and AHA’s Committee on Clinical Leadership. During his term, he served as chairman of the AHA Regional Policy Board 2 and was the board liaison to the section for long-term care and rehabilitation, as well as serving as a member of the AHA committee on health reform.

Goldstein received his master’s degree from St. Louis University Graduate School of Hospital and Health Care Administration and his bachelor’s degree from Utica College of Syracuse University.

 
Bea Grause, RN, JD

Bea Grause, RN, JD

President

HANYS

As president of HANYS, Bea Grause is a passionate advocate for New York nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations. She also oversees HANYS’ nationally engaged for-profit business services. Since her tenure began in 2016, she has contributed her extensive clinical, political and legal know-how to the organization’s agenda, most recently helping guide the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by healthcare providers and state and federal policymakers.

Prior to HANYS, Grause served as president and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems for 14 years, successfully leading Vermont hospitals through a variety of reform initiatives, including the state’s single-payer debate, and building the hospitals’ brand as trusted, competent leaders.

Grause spent 10 years in Washington, D.C., in a variety of positions. She began her D.C. tenure as a legislative assistant, first in the office of Rep. Norman Y. Mineta and then for Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. After she left Capitol Hill, Grause simultaneously held senior governmental affairs positions with the Tennessee Hospital Association and Massachusetts Hospital Association. She spent three years working as counsel with the law firm of Foley, Hoag. In this role, she developed tailored legislative and regulatory strategies for many healthcare clients. Grause previously worked as a registered nurse, primarily in the emergency room and intensive care areas at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center of California.

She completed a three-year term (2012 to 2015) as an at-large member of the American Hospital Association board of trustees, including a 2015 term on the AHA Executive and AHA CEO Search Committees. As part of her AHA board responsibilities, she also served as chairman of the AHA Allied Advisory Committee on Medicaid.

Grause earned her Juris Doctorate in 1991. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Boston College in 1979 and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also a 2003 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute.

 
Thomas Hallisey,

Thomas Hallisey

Director, Health Information Technology

HANYS

Thomas Hallisey formulates and executes HANYS’ state and federal HIT regulatory and legislative advocacy agenda. This includes working with government agencies, lawmakers and other organizations to advance HANYS’ HIT agenda on behalf of New York’s hospitals and health systems.

Hallisey’s career includes extensive HIT work in the hospital setting, beginning as an application analyst at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, and then working at several hospitals in New York state. He served as director of information services at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, and as vice president, information management and chief information officer, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Next, he joined Menusguide.com, a startup company, as chief technology officer and served as CIO for United Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he was executive IT adviser and CIO at Hartman Executive Advisors, an IT consulting firm.

Hallisey received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, has an ITIL v.3 Foundation Certification and is an affiliate of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information Management Systems.

 
Cara Henley,

Cara Henley

Senior Consultant

Health Management Associates

A policy expert in insurance, managed care and value-based purchasing, Cara Henley provides leadership and guidance on contracting, strategic planning, implementation and policy. She offers clients detailed knowledge of the marketplace and policy-making environment.

Before joining Health Management Associates, Henley spent more than eight years with HANYS. Prior to that, she worked for the New York State Senate and various law practices.

Henley provides healthcare organizations and other related entities with operational and financial support in areas including strategic planning, mergers and affiliations, contracting and reimbursement with particular emphasis on adoption of value-based payment, regulatory compliance and overall market intelligence. A frequent speaker on topics related to reimbursement, managed care, health reform and policy changes, Henley facilitates education sessions in diverse healthcare settings for both small and large teams, including on complex topics for clinical teams and boards of trustees.

 
John Huppertz, PhD

John Huppertz, PhD

Emeritus Professor

Clarkson University Capital Region Campus

Dr. John Huppertz is emeritus professor and chair of the MBA program in healthcare management at the David D. Reh School of Business at Clarkson University.

Before joining Clarkson, Huppertz was managing partner, marketing and research services at Eric Mower and Associates, where he conducted marketing research and served as a strategic marketing consultant for clients in a variety of industries. His research interests focus on customer satisfaction, patient experience, marketing effectiveness, healthcare advertising and the impact of social media on healthcare. His research has been published in leading marketing and healthcare journals including Health Services Research, Journal of Healthcare Management, Journal of Marketing Research and Journal of Retailing.

Huppertz is a visiting professor of healthcare marketing at IESEG School of Management at Lille Catholic University in Paris and Lille, France. He received his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati and his doctorate from Syracuse University.

 
Vrinda Kadiyali, PhD

Vrinda Kadiyali, PhD

Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing and Economics

SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Dr. Vrinda Kadiyali is a leading scholar in marketing, economics and strategy. Her research uses text and image analysis to answer questions of interest to managers and public policymakers. She has numerous publications in the top disciplinary journals, including Marketing Science, Management Science, Rand Journal of Economics and Journal of Econometrics. She has served on editorial boards and refereed for several leading marketing and economics journals and organizations.

Kadiyali recently served as associate dean for academic affairs at Johnson, and associate dean for the Cornell-Tsinghua dual-degree program at Cornell. She is currently the director of graduate studies for the field of management.

Kadiyali introduced the business strategy core at Johnson and currently teaches it across several programs at the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. Previously, she taught courses on Internet marketing, channels of distribution and marketing models, as well as PhD courses. She is the winner of numerous teaching awards, most recently Best Professor in the EMBA/MS Cornell Weill Healthcare Leadership Program.

Kadiyali earned her PhD in Economics from Northwestern University.

 
Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH

Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH

Chief Executive Officer

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Helen Arteaga-Landaverde has served as CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, a 545-bed Level 1 trauma and academic medical center serving over a million patients a year, since February 2021. She is the first woman of color and the first Latina to lead the hospital’s executive team. During her tenure at Elmhurst, Arteaga-Landaverde has worked closely with hospital clinicians to oversee an unprecedented COVID-19 testing and vaccination program throughout multiple waves of the pandemic and has guided the institution’s recovery as it moves into a post-pandemic future.

Under her leadership, Elmhurst has improved clinical quality measures and patient satisfaction and secured funds for a major renovation of the hospital. She has overseen an ambitious campaign to build community partnerships and expand public health outreach to underserved people of color throughout Central and Western Queens, with a focus on COVID-19 vaccine-hesitant communities disproportionately impacted by the virus. Arteaga-Landaverde has also recognized the critical need to provide extra support to healthcare workers at Elmhurst by overseeing the implementation of NYC Health + Hospitals’ first comprehensive wellness program. As the hospital enters its second century, she looks forward to further developing Elmhurst’s mission to provide comprehensive, safe and accessible healthcare for all those who need it.

Prior to her role at Elmhurst, Arteaga-Landaverde served as assistant vice president, Queens Network and Executive Initiatives at Urban Health Plan, a network of community health centers. Her passion for healthcare grew out of her own family’s difficulty accessing vital medical services while she was growing up in Queens. These obstacles propelled her towards realizing her dream of establishing a community health center that would provide quality healthcare to local residents. Following the death of her community activist father, she set out to build that health center in her beloved neighborhood. Working with Our Lady of Sorrows Church and other community leaders, she sought out Paloma Hernandez, the President and CEO of Urban Health Plan, Inc., to make her dream a reality. Together, they opened Plaza del Sol Family Health Center in Corona in June 2009. Last year, Plaza Del Sol provided care to more than 29,000 patients regardless of their ability to pay. The health center was dedicated in her father’s memory in 2014.

Arteaga-Landaverde has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She completed a fellowship with the National Hispana Leadership Institute and Harvard Kennedy School of Government in September 2010. In March 2016, she was appointed to the NYC Health + Hospitals board of directors and the NYU alumni board of directors. She is currently completing her doctoral degree at CUNY-School of Public Health. She was one of 31 women selected by the New York City Commission on Women’s Issues to be featured in “NYC Women: Make it Here, Make it Happen,” a series highlighting women who made a difference in their communities. Arteaga-Landaverde is a recipient of the Community Impact Award, Humanitarian Award and City of New York American Dreamer Award. In both 2021 and 2022, she was named as one of City and State’s Queens Power 100 and has been named one of Crain’s New York Business’s Notable Hispanic Leaders and Executives. She was also honored by Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz during Hispanic Heritage Month for her contributions to the community.

 
Elizabeth A. “Beta” Mannix, PhD

Elizabeth A. “Beta” Mannix, PhD

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management

SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Dr. Mannix’s research and teaching focuses on effective organizational performance and the factors that make individuals motivated, high-performing leaders and team members. Her work concentrates on principled leadership, creating environments of belonging and inclusion, leading high-performance teams and leading sustainable organizational change.

Mannix is the author of over 75 publications, including the 15-volume book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Her work has been recognized by organizations including the Academy of Management, Small Group Research and International Association for Conflict Management. Mannix served as the associate dean for executive MBA programs at Cornell University. She also directed the Institute for the Social Sciences, established to promote interdisciplinary research and to increase the university’s prominence in the social sciences. Mannix is the recipient of Johnson’s EMBA Globe teaching award and the Faculty Research Award. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, Society for Organizational Behavior and Academy of Management.

Mannix has worked with professionals across various industries including healthcare, consulting, government and the military, finance, education, engineering, consumer products and manufacturing. Mannix earned her PhD in social and organizational psychology from the University of Chicago.

 
John B. McCabe, MD

John B. McCabe, MD

Professor, Chair Emeritus

Upstate Medical University

Dr. John McCabe served as CEO of Upstate Medical University from 2009 to 2017. McCabe received his medical degree from Upstate Medical College of Medicine in 1979 and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Wright State University School of Medicine. He joined Wright as an assistant and then associate professor of emergency medicine, where he developed a research program and laboratory for emergency medicine.

In 1987, McCabe joined Upstate Medical University as the associate director of critical care and emergency medicine and went on to become the founding chair of the emergency medicine department. He was instrumental in developing the residency program in emergency medicine at Upstate.

McCabe served as vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs, and in 2009, after serving as emergency medicine department chair, he was appointed CEO for the Upstate Health System.

He served as president of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and held all offices in the national American Colleges of Emergency Physicians, including president. He served as a trustee of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and held all offices within the organization, including president of the board. He was elected to the board of directors and executive committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties and served as board chair.

 
Colleen McVeigh,

Colleen McVeigh

Senior Healthcare Informatics Analyst

HANYS

Colleen McVeigh works on the data informatics team at HANYS, producing analytics to support members and various divisions within the organization. She focuses on quality improvement and data analytics. She received her bachelor’s in business administration and technology management from the State University of New York at Cobleskill and her Master of Business Administration in healthcare administration from Union Graduate College.

 
Kristen Mucitelli-Heath,

Kristen Mucitelli-Heath

Senior Vice President, Population Health and Advocacy

St. Joseph’s Health and St. Peter’s Health Partners

Kristen Mucitelli-Heath’s responsibilities at St. Joseph’s Health include overseeing system population health management strategy and design, participation in value-based payment models and Medicaid value-based payment, and innovation and facilitation of regional system development and affiliations, including the startup of a multi-region upstate New York Super-CIN. She also leads government relations strategy and advocacy in New York state for St. Joseph’s Health and St. Peter’s Health Partners.

Before St. Joseph’s, Mucitelli-Heath led a policy caucus in the New York State Senate, served as chief of staff to two commissioners at Empire State Development Corporation and served two New York state governors in various roles. She also served as an executive on loan to develop the regional Performing Provider System under the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.

Mucitelli-Heath serves on the boards of the St. Joseph’s clinically integrated network, Rome Memorial Hospital, PACE of Central New York, the Concordia Healthcare Network Super CIN and the Plaza Corporation.

 
Amy Nickson,

Amy Nickson

Senior Vice President, State Policy

HANYS

Amy Nickson provides oversight and implements HANYS’ state governmental affairs and advocacy strategies. Through her career in government and advocacy, she has gained extensive experience in New York state health policy.

Before joining HANYS in 2018, she served as vice president, policy and external affairs at Community Health Care Association of New York State. For ten years prior to that Nickson worked for DOH, culminating the role of assistant commissioner of the Office of Governmental and External Affairs. She was responsible for advising the commissioner of health and senior officials in the governor’s office and the Division of the Budget on policy matters. She also served as a key representative in executive budget development and annual negotiations with the Legislature. Prior to this, she served as deputy director of DOH’s Office of Governmental Affairs. Before joining DOH, she spent a decade in the New York State Assembly, where she served as a legislative analyst working on a variety of human services-related issues. Nickson holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Richmond.

 
Drew David Pascarella,

Drew David Pascarella

Senior Lecturer of Finance

SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Drew Pascarella is a senior lecturer in finance at the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, where he leads the investment banking immersion. From 2019 to 2022, Pascarella served as associate dean for MBA programs, where he was responsible for curriculum, admissions, placement, student services, leadership programs and diversity and inclusion initiatives for Johnson’s residential MBA programs.

Pascarella founded Johnson’s Fintech Intensive, delivered at the Cornell Tech campus each spring. He has taught core finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking essentials and lectures in finance. He is also heavily involved with executive education initiatives, working with global corporate clients on finance hard skills and Fintech training. He was the 2014 and 2021 recipient of the Class of 1992 Apple Award for Teaching Excellence.

Prior to Johnson, Pascarella spent 15 years working at bulge bracket investment banks. He has advised clients on over $35 billion of merger and acquisition transactions and led equity, convertible and debt financing transactions totaling over $9 billion in proceeds. Most recently, Pascarella was a director in the technology investment banking group at Citi. While at Citi, Pascarella was an active participant in the Investment Banking Associate Training Program, developing and delivering hard and soft skills courses. Prior to joining Citi, he was a technology project manager at Goldman Sachs, where he led the design, development, implementation and support of global trading technology systems.

In addition to his duties at Johnson, Pascarella is managing director and head of east coast banking at Vista Point Advisors. Pascarella holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BBA in computer information systems from James Madison University. He was the class co-president and a Fried Fellow at Cornell.

 
Kathleen Rauch, RN, MSHQS, BSN, CPHQ

Kathleen Rauch, RN, MSHQS, BSN, CPHQ

Vice President, Quality Advocacy, Research and Innovation

HANYS

Kathleen Rauch has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare quality, patient safety and regulatory and accreditation compliance. Working in the acute care setting, she has served as a lead on initiatives for adopting the Just Culture methodology, achieving zero preventable harm and implementing strategies to improve performance on value-based payment programs. Rauch has been published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality and has served as a presenter at regional conferences where she has shared readmission reduction strategies.

As vice president of HANYS’ QARI division, Rauch provides strategic direction, planning, coordination and oversight for the development and execution of HANYS’ quality and patient safety agenda. She oversees numerous quality improvement grant projects, directs the formulation of advocacy and education strategies for HANYS’ quality agenda, collaborates with HANYS members, advocates on their behalf with regulators and policymakers and develops collaboratives and other educational resources. She holds a Master of Science in healthcare quality and safety from Thomas Jefferson University.

 
Stephen Sauer, PhD

Stephen Sauer, PhD

Senior Lecturer

SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Dr. Stephen Sauer’s research and teaching focus on leadership, team processes, entrepreneurship and status and diversity in management. His work has been published in a number of academic journals, including Leadership Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Resource Management. His research has also been featured in a variety of mainstream media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes and USA Today.

Sauer’s teaching experience includes courses in leadership, strategy, negotiations and organizational behavior at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has extensive experience leading executive education workshops and seminars for a number of major corporations. He is also an entrepreneur in residence at Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement and Rev: Ithaca Startup Works and is a member of the teaching team for the NSF Innovation Corps national program.

Sauer graduated with a doctorate in management and organizational behavior from Cornell University, where he also earned an MBA and a master’s in business and policy administration. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he worked as an organizational change consultant and plant manager, after serving for seven years as an armored cavalry officer in the US Army.

 
Karen A. Scott, MS, HRD

Karen A. Scott, MS, HRD

Associate Director, Learning and Development

University of Rochester Medical Center

Karen Scott is a human resources professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. She currently holds the position of associate director of learning and development at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her areas of focus have included employee relations, performance management and workplace learning and development. She currently oversees the leadership and staff development programs at URMC where she uses her training and career development experience to improve the performance of individuals, groups and the organization.

Scott holds a Master of science in human resources development and is a certified Crucial Conversations and DiSC instructor. She is a member of the Association of Talent Development.

 
Sandra R. Scott, MD

Sandra R. Scott, MD

Executive Director

Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Sandra Scott is the first woman and African American executive director at One Brooklyn Health-Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.

Scott is a recognized physician, leader, educator and graduate of Louisiana State University and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. Scott served as chief of service for EM at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and chair of EM at Lincoln Medical Center. For twelve years, Scott led medical missions to Haiti, India, Ghana, Jamaica and Cuba.

Prior to her appointment as executive director, Scott served as Brookdale’s chair of emergency medicine beginning in 2018. In September 2020, she was named chair of emergency medicine for One Brooklyn Health. She brings a fresh perspective to improving healthcare services for the communities in east and central Brooklyn.

Scott looks forward to expanding access, cultivating outstanding talent and advancing programs of excellence to improve healthcare outcomes, financial performance and operational efficiency.

 
Joseph M. Tasse, FACHE

Joseph M. Tasse, FACHE

Healthcare Consultant

Joseph Tasse specializes in hospital and nonprofit financial recovery and CEO assignments. During the height of the pandemic, he served as interim CEO of Southwest Solutions in Detroit, an integrated community services organization that provides housing, homelessness support, loans to entrepreneurs, veterans’ services, workforce development, job training and mental health counseling. He led the organization to the successful attainment of a CCBHC Award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and an 18-month recovery from a significant operating loss to profitability along with restructuring the governance of its four 501.c.3 corporations.

Before that he served in interim CEO roles for hospitals in Ohio and Colorado. He is also an executive consultant with Custom Learning Systems, helping healthcare providers improve patient and client satisfaction, employee engagement, HCAHPS scores and LEAN process improvement. He was executive-in-residence for the executive masters in health administration program at Cornell University and served in a two-year assignment as an executive-in-residence for the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell. He served as president of the Ambulatory Network for the Ascension St. John Providence Health System. His previous roles included president of Ascension St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, formed by the merger of two Michigan hospitals, which he led. Prior to that, he served as chief administrative officer of Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn and was senior associate administrator of clinical and professional services at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.

Tasse received his bachelor’s degree in finance from John Carroll University and his master’s degree in business administration from The Johnson School at Cornell University where he simultaneously completed the requirements for a certificate in hospital and health services administration from the Sloan Program in Health Administration. He completed a management fellowship program at New York University on a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with the National Association of Public Hospitals. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a past ACHE regent for Michigan.

Tasse has been a leader in acute, emergency, ambulatory care and nonprofit operations for over 35 years. He is past president of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

 
Stephanie Von Bacho, MScEd, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Stephanie Von Bacho, MScEd, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Director, Learning and Development

University of Rochester Medical Center

As senior director of learning and development for URMC, Stephanie Von Bacho oversees programs supporting the employee life cycle, including onboarding, competency development, staff and leadership development and performance management. She has been an educator and leader in workforce development for the past 25 years. Before moving into education and human resources, Von Bacho served as a registered nurse in the burn/trauma intensive care unit.

Von Bacho holds her Master of Science in education, Master of Science in nursing administration and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She serves as an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet appraiser and member of the Monroe Community College Foundation executive board.

Von Bacho is a certified Nurse Executive-Advanced and member of the Association of Talent Development, American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Leaders and Sigma Theta Tau.