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
Chief Operating Officer

Amir Jaffer, MD, MBA
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 & Chief Nursing Officer
(718) 670-1344 

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

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

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

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

Andrew Castiglione
Vice President for Ancillary & Professional Services
(718) 670-2789

Nancy Demers
Director of Operational Initiatives
(718) 670-1723

Thomas B. Evans
Vice President for Physician Business Development
(718) 670-1903

Jed Golden, FACHE
Senior Director, Materials Management
(718) 718-670-2111

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

Mark Greaker
Vice President, IT Services
(718) 670-1601

Hanna Gungor
Administrative Director
(718) 670-1430

Caroline Keane, RN, MSN, ANP, CCM
Vice President for Care Coordination, Social Work
and Transitions of Care 

(718) 670-1305

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

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

Karen Nefores, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS
Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety
(718) 670-1761

Michael Tretola, FACHE
Senior Vice President for Continuum of Care Services
(718) 480-4030

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




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