Helen Arteaga-Landaverde, MPH, PhD

Helen Arteaga-Landaverde, MPH, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Dr. Helen Arteaga-Landaverde has served as CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, a 545-bed Level 1 Trauma and Academic Medical Center with over a million patient visits a year, since February 2021. She is the first woman of color and the first Latina to lead the hospital’s executive team. Under Arteaga-Landaverde’s leadership, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has been recognized as one of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Regional Hospitals” and one of the nation’s “High Performing” hospitals in nine individual service areas, including heart failure, heart attack, stroke, hip fracture, kidney failure, orthopedics, pneumonia and COPD.

Arteaga-Landaverde also led Elmhurst Hospital’s efforts to improve clinical quality measures and patient satisfaction scores. In September 2023, The Joint Commission recognized Elmhurst as the first hospital in New York state to achieve a Health Equity Gold standard certification, based on the facility’s dedication to reducing disparities in healthcare access, outcomes and experiences. She also spearheaded the hospital’s efforts to obtain Planetree Silver Level Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care and has worked closely with the hospital’s healthcare providers as they reached major milestones such as recognition from the American Heart Association for providing outstanding care to patients with chronic disease conditions and the AACN’s Beacon Awards for excellence in providing nursing care within intensive care units.

Arteaga-Landaverde has proven to be a visionary leader in terms of planning for the hospital’s future, lobbying local elected officials to secure funds for major renovations such as improving the main entrance, operating suites, intensive care units, HIV clinic, labor and delivery suite and women’s pavilion. She has also strongly recognized the critical need to provide extra support to hospital healthcare workers by overseeing the implementation of NYC Health + Hospitals first comprehensive wellness program.

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 NYC-based community health centers. In partnership with Paloma Hernandez, the president and CEO of Urban Health Plan, she founded Plaza del Sol Family Health Center in June 2009.

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. In June 2023, she received her PhD from the City University of New York’s School of Public Health in community health and health policy. She completed a fellowship with the National Hispana Leadership Institute and Harvard Kennedy School of Government in September 2010. In 2021, 2022 and 2024, she was named as one of City and State’s Queens Power 100 and has been named one of Crain’s New York Business’ Notable Hispanic Leaders and Executives, a Crain’s Notable Leader in Healthcare and a Crain’s Women of Influence Finalist. In March 2024, she was recognized by New York state Gov. Kathy Hochul for her work with the state’s Latina mentoring initiative and for her accomplishments promoting health equity.

Cristina Freyre Batt,

Cristina Freyre Batt

Senior Vice President, Federal Policy


Cristina Batt serves as senior vice president, federal policy, in the Healthcare Association of New York State’s 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. She graduated from Hamilton College.

Alyssa Dahl,

Alyssa Dahl

Senior Director, Advanced Analytics

DataGen®, Inc.

Alyssa Dahl began working in healthcare quality and payment policy in 2012 at DataGen, 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 nationwide.

Before joining DataGen, she interned at the New York State Department of Health 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.

Andrew L. Davis, MBA

Andrew L. Davis, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Erie County Medical Center Corporation

With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration, financial management and quality care, Andrew Davis serves as chief operating officer of the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. Davis has served in a variety of senior management positions in healthcare organizations in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. and New York.

His strong background in healthcare financial and operations management, as well as his knowledge of the complexity of managing hospitals in an ever-changing landscape, plays a key role in ECMC’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care for the residents of Western New York. As COO, he is a significant contributor to the development and execution of strategic collaborations and various initiatives ECMC pursues jointly with healthcare partners Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo under the rubric of Great Lakes Health of Western New York.

Just prior to joining ECMC in August 2016, Davis served as interim chief executive officer at United Medical Center in Washington, D.C., a 354-bed acute care hospital and skilled nursing facility. Prior to that position, he was president of Steward Carney Hospital in Massachusetts.

Davis began his career in the early 1990’s as a staff accountant, rising to senior auditor for a CPA firm in Pensacola, FL, whose clients included healthcare facilities, nonprofit organizations that received federal funding and assisted living facilities. Over the next 18 years, Davis served six different healthcare facilities in various financial management capacities, including director of internal audit, assistant controller and chief financial officer, ascending eventually to chief operating officer at Franklin Regional Medical Center in North Carolina and chief executive officer at Sandhills Regional Medical Center and then Davis Regional Medical Center, both located in North Carolina.

Since moving to Buffalo, Davis has been instrumental in the continued development of new services for ECMC and Great Lakes Health. Davis serves on the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the HEALTHeLINK board, a regional health information technology entity and the board of trustees of Shea’s Performing Arts Center. He is chair of the board for Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo and was recognized by Buffalo Business First as a 2022 C-Level Executive Honoree. Davis serves on the board of the University at Buffalo’s Community Health Equity Research Institute and was a member of the 5/14 Survivors Fund — a group of more than two dozen community and business leaders named to the steering committee that determined how to divide up millions in donations to survivors of the May 14 racially motivated shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo.

He is known as an engaged leader with a reputation for developing strong cross-functional relationships with administrative and medical staff that encourage broad involvement in quality improvement and patient satisfaction.

Brian Donley, MD

Brian Donley, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Dr. Brian Donley is responsible for directing the strategy and operations of NewYork-Presbyterian, developing the healthcare system’s patient-centered culture and strategic vision along with achieving operating targets across the enterprise.

Donley, an orthopedic surgeon, has extensive expertise in clinical medicine and integrated healthcare delivery system operations. He is an experienced leader, guiding teams through uncertain and complex situations with a strong focus on empathy, culture, quality and innovation. Prior to joining NYP in 2023, he served for over 25 years in numerous leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic. As CEO of Cleveland Clinic London from 2018-2022, he led a team through the historic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together they developed and opened Cleveland Clinic’s first hospital in Europe, a state-of-the art, 184-bed inpatient and ambulatory facility.

Previously, Donley served as Cleveland Clinic’s chief of clinical enterprise, leading the 45,000 people responsible for all clinical operations throughout North America. Before that, he was president of Cleveland Clinic’s Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. He also served as vice chair of its orthopedic surgery department and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Donley attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan. He also attended Harvard Business School, completing the Advanced Management Program.

Michelle M. Duguid, PhD

Michelle M. Duguid, PhD

Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, and Associate Professor, Management and Organizations

SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, 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.

Jeffrey Gold, Esq.

Jeffrey Gold, Esq.

Special Counsel, Managed Care and Insurance


Jeff Gold works with the payer community, state and federal regulators and New York state government to address provider issues related to managed care. Gold has drafted, negotiated and helped secure major packages of managed care reform legislation that impact external appeals, administrative denials, claims processing and payer practices. He designed HANYS’ highly regarded Managed Care SWAT training program and coaches hospitals on claims denial management and contract negotiation strategies.

Before joining HANYS, Gold was special counsel for healthcare to the New York state Attorney General. He served four Attorneys General in New York and was the founding chief of New York’s Health Care Bureau in 1997. Gold joined the Attorney General’s office in 1987 and oversaw units of the Attorney General’s office at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw; Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo; and the three State University of New York medical centers in Brooklyn, Syracuse and Stony Brook. Before 1987, he worked at two private law firms in New York City, with a focus on civil litigation. He is a frequent lecturer at Bar Association meetings, healthcare conferences and Healthcare Financial Management Association events and has published several articles. He is vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section. Gold has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.

Steven I. Goldstein,

Steven I. Goldstein

Senior Vice President and President, Long-term Care

University of Rochester Medical Center

President and Chief Executive Officer
Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital

Steven Goldstein was recently appointed to the NIH Clinical Center Hospital Research Board. He was chosen by New York state Gov. Hochul as a member of the Independent Advisory Commission (Clinical Staffing). Goldstein currently serves as a member of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education International Board and recently completed six-year terms on the ACGME and AHA Committee on Clinical Leadership and the ACGME’s board executive committee, as well as a three-year term on the AHA board of directors. During his term on the AHA Board, he served as chairman of the AHA Regional Policy Board 2, was the board liaison to the Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation and served as a member of the AHA committee on health reform.

Goldstein received his master’s degree from the 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



As president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, Bea Grause is a passionate advocate for New York’s nonprofit and public hospitals, health systems and post-acute and continuing care providers. 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 and in discussions with state and federal healthcare stakeholders.

Throughout the tremendous challenges of the pandemic, Grause’s leadership ensured that New York’s hospitals and health systems have had resources, flexibility and government support needed to preserve care in communities across the state. Grause continues to advocate on behalf of New York’s hospitals and health systems as they face severe and escalating fiscal and workforce crises post-pandemic.

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, Digital Health Strategy


Thomas Hallisey formulates and executes HANYS’ state and federal health information technology 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, then 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 serves as a trustee on the board of directors of Columbia Memorial Health and is an adjunct assistant professor at Downstate Health Sciences University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut. He has an ITIL v.3 Foundation Certification and is an affiliate of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information Management Systems.

Cara Henley,

Cara Henley


Health Management Associates

Cara Henley provides leadership and guidance to Health Management Associates clients on strategy and the impact of Medicaid policy changes on operational decision-making. In addition to Medicaid policy and reimbursement, her areas of expertise include managed care models, behavioral health and value-based payment.

Henley joined Health Management Associates in 2016 from the Healthcare Association of New York State, where she held leadership positions, including senior director of insurance and managed care. She previously served as a legislative staffer for the New York State Senate.

She has worked extensively with healthcare stakeholders in New York state, including regulators, legislative staff, providers, health plans, associations and advocates. She has also led large-scale implementation projects with government leaders around the country. Most recently, Henley’s work focused on New York’s 1115 Demonstration Amendment and the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

Henley received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University at Albany. She earned a certificate in healthcare leadership and advancement from Cornell University and is certified in Lean and Continuous Improvement.

Vrinda Kadiyali, PhD

Vrinda Kadiyali, PhD

Director, Graduate Studies, Field of Management; Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management; and Professor, 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.

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. Elizabeth 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.

Colleen McVeigh,

Colleen McVeigh

Lead Strategist, 1115 Waiver


Colleen McVeigh currently leads HANYS’ activities surrounding the implementation and administration of the 1115 waiver. Her background is in healthcare data and analytics, as well as Medicaid reform. 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.

Amy Nickson,

Amy Nickson

Senior Vice President, State Policy


As senior vice president, state policy, Amy Nickson oversees HANYS’ state-level legislative, regulatory and administrative priorities and related analyses and programs. She joined HANYS in 2018 as vice president, governmental affairs. Nickson’s extensive experience in the government and legislative arena allows her to navigate the complexities of state government and work to advance New York’s hospitals and health systems’ state-level priorities.

Nickson previously served as vice president, policy and external affairs, at Community Health Care Association of New York State. Before that, Nickson spent 10 years at the Department of Health, most recently as assistant commissioner of the Office of Governmental and External Affairs. In that role, 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. Nickson 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, Nickson 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. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Richmond.

Drew David Pascarella,

Drew David Pascarella

Senior Lecturer, Finance

SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Drew Pascarella is a senior lecturer of 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 SC Johnson’s residential MBA programs.

Pascarella founded SC 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 SC 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, he 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 SC 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


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 of 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 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 several 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 U.S. Army.

Karen A. Scott, MS, HRD

Karen A. Scott, MS, HRD

Assistant Director, Learning and Development

University of Rochester Medical Center

Karen Scott is a human resources professional with over 20 years of experience. She currently serves as assistant 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 her 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

Interim Chief Executive Officer

One Brooklyn Health System

Dr. Sandra Scott is the Interim CEO of the One Brooklyn Health System, which encompasses Brookdale, Interfaith and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Centers. She previously served as the executive director of the Brookdale Hospital Campus — the first woman and African American to hold this position.

Scott is an esteemed physician, leader and educator who graduated from Louisiana State University and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center and previously held the positions of chief of service for emergency medicine at Rutgers’s New Jersey Medical School and chair of emergency medicine at Lincoln Medical Center in the South Bronx.

Her appointment to executive director of the Brookdale Hospital Center in May 2021 followed her previous role as chair of emergency medicine, which she has served as since 2018. In September 2020, she was promoted to chair for emergency medicine for One Brooklyn Health. Throughout her six-year tenure, Scott made significant contributions to expanding access, fostering exceptional talent and advancing programs of excellence to enhance healthcare outcomes, financial performance and operational efficiency.

With her extensive experience, compassion and fresh perspective, Scott is poised to drive improvements in healthcare services for the East and Central Brooklyn communities.

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

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

Senior Director, Learning and Development

University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Stephanie Von Bacho serves as senior director of learning and development for the University of Rochester, the University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine. In her 35 years with the organization, she has served in a number of leadership roles in nursing and workforce learning and development.

Von Bacho earned her AAS in nursing from Monroe Community College and a BSN from the University of Rochester School of Nursing while working as a registered nurse in the burn trauma unit. She went on to complete her MS from the University of Rochester School of Nursing using her capstone project to foster the creation of a burn camp. Our Special Camp was established in 1994 and still serves children who have suffered a burn injury under the name of Camp Courage. She later received a MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania and most recently, she earned her EdD from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Her dissertation and area of expertise is in employee development and organizational commitment.

As the senior director of learning and development, she has championed the establishment of the UR Career Pathways Program which focuses on creating and supporting career pathways for entry-level employees into high-demand positions. This innovative program, led by members of her talented team, has fostered numerous community outreach relationships and resulted in the development of new educational programs and graduates in the region. Collaborating with community partners to create opportunities for development and career mobility is meaningful work for Von Bacho.

She has been involved with several community organizations including serving on the executive board of the Monroe Community College Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America, the Genesee Valley Hunt Races and the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association. She is nationally certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has served as an appraiser for the ANCC International Nursing Excellence Magnet Program for 10 years.