New York Medical College

2007 press releases



Valhalla, N.Y., October 31, 2007—New York Medical College has appointed seven new members to its Board of Trustees bringing the number of trustees to 27.

Henry J. Amoroso, J.D., of New York City, president and chief executive officer of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, has served as president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health and Human Services, an enterprise that manages Cathedral Healthcare System, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark and Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Health, as well as Trinity Management and Technology.

Regina M. Giuffrida, M.D. ’80, of Katonah, N.Y., is a partner at the Mount Kisco Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician group in Westchester County. A specialist in menopause, Dr. Giuffrida has been on the College Board of Governors of the Alumni Association since 2001 and the College admissions committee since 2003. She was named a best doctor in 2007 in New York Magazine.

Jane N. Haher, M.D. ’67, of New York City, associate professor of surgery, is chief of plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan and president-elect of the New York Regional Society for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Haher is also an accomplished artist, having trained at Art Students League and Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Michael D. Israel, M.P.H., of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., president and chief executive officer of Westchester Medical Center, brings 30 years of healthcare experience to the board. His experience includes serving as chief operating officer of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, chief executive officer of Duke University Hospital, and vice chancellor for health affairs as well as vice president of the Duke University Health System. He has also held leadership positions in operations and finance at hospitals and healthcare organizations in Texas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Eugene C. Rainis, M.B.A., of Mendham, N.J., and Palm City, Fla., is a limited partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., a wholly owned and managed private banking, securities brokerage and financial advisory firm. He directs the Robert Brunner Foundation and serves as treasurer and member of the board and executive committee of the Gregorian University Foundation. Mr. Rainis is a member of the board of directors, the executive and governance committees and chairman of the finance and investment committees of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

Gerard D. Robilotti, M.S., of Newtown, Conn., is the principal of Robilotti Consulting, LLC, in Newtown, Conn. He is the former president of Danbury Hospital Foundation and executive vice president of Danbury Health Systems, Inc. He previously served as senior associate dean at the College and director of medical education at Danbury Hospital.

William E. Whiston, M.B.A., of Rye, N.Y., has been the chief financial officer for the Archdiocese of New York since 2002. Prior to that, he worked with the Allied Irish Bank as executive vice president. He is also an adjunct professor of finance at Fordham University Graduate School, a trustee of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and a member of the finance committee at the New York Athletic Club.