Welcome 2017! We would like to acknowledge the support of our 2016 Annual Healthcare Diversity Awards Partners listed below, which made the 2017 Mentorship Program possible. Find our work and information on interest to you highlighted in our monthly Healthcare Newsbrief.
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Executive Director, Commercial Business 
Northwell Health

Center Director - Bronx Health Center
Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc. 

Health Insurance Specialist (Recent Graduate)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)


AHHE is proud to introduce its 3rd cohort of student mentees in its flagship Mentorship Program. Orientation for mentees and mentors occurred on January 19th, thanks to our hosts NYC Health+Hospitals. To view more pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook. We also thank our mentors representing a variety of healthcare organizations across the tri-state area listed below. The Mentorship Program would not be possible without the work of its Director, Paul Bousquet, BBA, Associate Director, Geraldine Massuh, MPH, and Project Coordinators.

2017 Mentors

  • Rosa Agosto, Chief Talent and Learning Officer, Urban Health Plan
  • Julie Bencosme, RDH, MA,CHES, Associate Professor, Hostos Community College
  • Dan Brandsetter, Regional Sales Director, NY Metro, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Lyndon Chichester, Veteran Programs Specialist, Northwell Health
  • Patti Cuartas, PA, MBA, PMP, Senior Director of IT DSRIP, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Maria V. Espinal, MPH, Practice Administrator, NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia
  • Toni Field, MD, Internist, Harlem Health Center
  • Juan D. Garcia, MBA, Director, Central Laboratory Services, NYP Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Juan Meija, MPH, VP Operations, NYP Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Walid Michelen, MD, Chief Medical Officer-Ambulatory Care Service Line, Gotham Health
  • Syrine A. Reese, M.Sc., Head of Talent Acquisition, Healthfirst
  • Pedro A. Rivera, Esq., LL.M, Director of Labor Relations, Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Julia Rivera, Director of Communications, LiveOnNY
  • Manny Saez, Senior Director of Facilities Development, NYC H+H
  • Carlos Scholz Moreno, AVP, Organizational Effectiveness, NYC H+H
  • Caryn  Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens
  • Dario Solano, Therapeutic Business Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Theresa Soriano, MD/MPH, Senior VP, Care Transitions and Population Health, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Yvette Villanueva, Senior Assistant VP, NYC H+H
2017 Mentees

Congratulations to our Board Member and Mentor Liaison, Dr. Mirian Zavala, DNS, RN, for her newly published policy statement in Circulation, a publication from the American Heart Association (AHA). You can read "Recommendations for the Implementation of Telehealth in Cardiovascular and Stroke Care: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association" by clicking here.

AHHE had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Cocktails with the Chief Event, hosted by Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY) on January 25th at PwC. The theme of the event was " Lessons from the C-Suite."

Pictured (L - R): AHHE President & CEO, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero, AHHE Associate Mentorship Director, Geraldine Massuh, MPH, and Mount Sinai Downtown President, Dr. Jeremy Boal.

  • Did you know January is the National Month of Mentorship? Check out the written piece by Stephanie Benitez, AHHE Project Coordinator, on what mentorship means to her: read here.
  • Time is running out to sign up for health insurance! Make sure you're enrolled by January 31st to receive care by March 1st. Visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov to learn more.
  • AHHE is now on Instagram! Make sure to follow us @AHHEHEALTHCARE to stay updated on events and programs, using #AHHE.
  • Save the date for the 2017 AHHE Annual Diversity Awards on June 22nd at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) with the theme-Mentoring: The Path to the Healthcare Workforce Pipeline.


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George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero, President & CEO
Geraldine Massuh, MPH, Editor-in-Chief