Our Administration

The leadership team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens is comprised of a diverse group of experienced individuals who are dedicated to the maintenance and continuing development of a health care facility which is second to none in its responsiveness to the community.


Board of Trustees                    

Management Team

Gary J. Zuar

William W. H. Chiang

Arthur D. Dawson, Ph.D

Kerry S. DeWitt

Joseph R. Ficalora

Laura L. Forese, MD

Phyllis R. Lantos

Jaclyn Mucaria

Michael Nochomovitz, MD

Cam Patterson, MD, MBA

Brian K. Regan, Ph.D

Karen Westervelt

Jaclyn Mucaria, MPA
(718) 670-2543

Robert Blenderman, PA, MBA
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
(718) 670-1022

Amir Jaffer, MD, MBA
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
(718) 670-1549

Stephen Rimar, MD, MBA
Vice President and Regional Executive Medical Director for the Physician Services Division
(718) 670-1549

Kevin J. Ward, CPA
Senior Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer
(718) 670-1476

Alan Levin, MSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
(718) 670-1344 

William P. Wissemann, Esq.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
(718) 670-1044

Willa Brody, MSW, JD
Director, External Affairs
(718) 670-1065

Maureen Buglino, RN
Vice President for Community Medicine
(718) 670-1981

Vito J. Cassata, RPh
Vice President for General Services and Facilities Planning
(718) 670-1073

Thomas B. Evans
Vice President for Physician Business Development
(718) 670-8714

Mary Godfrey, RN
Vice President for Patient Flow and Capacity Management
(718) 670-2877

Mark Greaker
Corporate Director, IT Services
(718) 670-2209

Caroline Keane, RN, MSN, ANP, CCM
Corporate Director of Care Coordination, Social Work
and Transitions of Care 

(718) 670-2615

Helen Lavas, MHA
Senior Director & Chief Patient Experience Officer
(718) 670-2278

Lorraine Orlando
Vice President for Human Resources
(718) 670-1694

Michele Ryga, CPA
Corporate Director of Finance
(718) 670-2497

Patricia Woods, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, CASAC, EAP, PCC
Director, Psych Consult - Liaison Service
(718) 670-1243




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