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CNYGEC Team

 

CNYGEC Team

CNYGEC Director

Judith L. Howe, PhD
Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Assoc. Director/Education & Evaluation, VISN 3 GRECC
Editor-in-Chief, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education

CNYGEC Co-Directors

Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director, The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Professor of Geriatric Nursing, NYU College of Nursing

     
 

Helen Fernandez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

     
 

Barry Gurland, MD
Sidney Katz Professor; Director of Columbia University Stroud Center
for Quality of Life

     
 

Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN
Associate Director of Education Initiatives, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Professor Emerita, Senior Research Scientist, NYU College of Nursing

     
 

John A. Toner, EdD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Stroud Center of Columbia University; Senior Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Senior Advisors

Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Education Gerald and Mary Ellen Ritter Professor of Geriatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH
Ellen and Howard C. Katz Professor and Chair Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Senior Faculty Associates

Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS
Associate Director/Research, VISN 3 GRECC, JJ Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx; Associate Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director of Clinical Studies Research Institute on Aging Jewish Home Lifecare

Matthew S. Maurer, MD
Herbert Irving Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine Columbia University, Stroud Center and Dept Of Med/Cardiology

       
 

Abraham Brody, PhD, RN, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor, New York University, College of Nursing

 

Carmen Morano, PhD
Associate Professor, Hunter College, School of Social Work

       
 

Robert Kennedy, MD, FACP, FRCPGlas.
Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Brooklyn, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing, New York University

 

Jennifer Reckrey, MD
Assistant Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Program Evaluation Leadership

Joann Reinhardt, PhD
Director of Research, Research Institute on Aging, Jewish Home Lifecare

Jeanne Teresi, EdD, PhD
Administrator and Director of Research, Research Division, Hebrew Home at Riverdale

CNYGEC Administrative and Clinical Staff

Jacob Deering, MPH
Program Manager, CNYGEC, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Eugenia Dorisca, BS
Program Coordinator, CNYGEC, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

       
 

Yamilée Bazile, BA
Senior Manager, Web, e-Learning and Social Media Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing New York University College of Nursing

Orah Burak, MA
Senior Research Associate, Research Institute on Aging, Jewish Home Lifecare

John Capalbo, BA
Grants Manager, The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU College of Nursing

Malvina Kluger, BA
Senior Administrator Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing College of Nursing New York University

Onofre Manzano, BSSM
Technical Support, Research Division, Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Mildred Ramirez, PhD
Associate Director, Research Division, Hebrew Home at Riverdale

 

Paula A. Salinas, BS
Center for Aging Research, Education and Services (CARES), Upstate Project Coordinator , The Research Foundation of SUNY - CARES Project Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton

Stephanie Silver, MPH
Project Coordinator, Research Division, Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Regina Sokal, RN
Director of Nursing,
Masonic Care Community
CNYGEC Site Coordinator-Utica Program

Nancy Trujillo
Data Entry Specialist, Research Division, Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Elizabeth Weingast, RN
Corporate Director of Clinical Excellence, Planning Department (Corporate), Jewish Home Lifecare

Jessica Yoos, MA
Research Assistant, Research Institute on Aging, Jewish Home Lifecare

Abbreviated Faculty List

The CNYGEC faculty presenters are clinical and academic leaders in various aspects of geriatrics and gerontology and represent numerous professions and disciplines.

Nursing

Robyn Anderson, RN, MS
Palliative Care Coordinator, JJ Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx

Abraham Brody, RN, PhD, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor, NYU College of Nursing

Catherine Brownell, RN, PhD
Director, Nursing Program Utica College

Cathy D'Amico, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, Hunter College School of Nursing

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, Ph.Dc, RN, MA-GNP
Assistant Professor

Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing
Wagner College

Ronald W. Goralewicz, M.S., R.N., C.S., N.P.P.
Nurse Practitioner,Geriatric Behavioral Health Specialist, Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Mental Health Consultant, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Adult Mental Health Program

Sherry Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU College of Nursing

Sarah Gueldner, RN, DSN, PhD, FAAN
Professor, Decker School of Nursing Binghamton University

Linda Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC
Adjunct Faculty, Georgian Court University

Sapina Kirpalani, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
Clinical Specialty Coordinator, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rose Knapp, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, ANP
Clinical Faculty and Course Coordinator; Fundamentals of Nursing, Adult Health Nursing and Pharmacology; New York University College of Nursing

James Paul Kowalski, GNP
Education Coordinator, Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Linda Lake-Morgan, PhD, RN, GNP
Assistant Professor, Decker School of Nursing

Madeleine Lloyd, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU College of Nursing

Carla Mariano, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAIM
New York University College of Nursing

Donna McCabe, DNP, APRN-BC, GNP
Clinical Instructor, NYU College of Nursing

Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN
Co-Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing, New York University

Emily Schaab, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, RN, CNRN
Stroke Center Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Laura Wagner, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, NYU College of Nursing

Sharon Wexler, PhD, RN
The New York Hospital Queens

Yael Zweig, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, NYU Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment

Social Sciences

Nancy Avitable, MSW, CMC
Professional Geriatric Care Manager
Urban Eldercare

Sheila Barton, LCSW
Social Worker, Coffey Geriatric, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Risa Sue Breckman, LCSW-R
Consultant on victim and aging issues, Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Louisa Daratos, LCSW, ACSW
Psychosocial Coordinator for Oncology, Brooklyn VA Medical Center

Deirdre Downes, LCSW
Director of Social Work, Jewish Home Lifecare System

Courtney Dunn, LMSW
Care Transition Coordinator, James J. Peters VAMC

Lisa Furst, LMSW
Director of Education
Center for Policy, Advocacy, and Education
Mental Health Association of New York City

John Genke, LCSW
Director of Clinical and Social Services
SAGE

Elaine Gould, MSW
Senior Advisor, Harford Institute for Geriatric Nursing; Geriatrics Awareness Initiatives, Consultant

Deborah Greenberg, CSW, MSW, PhD
Montefiore Medical Center

Judith L. Howe, PhD
Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Brookdale Department of Geriatrics; Associate Director/Education, Bronx-NY Harbor GRECC, Bronx VAMC

Nella Khenkin, CSW
Social Work Case Manager Maimonides Medical Center

Annie Kleinman, LMSW
Social Worker, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Patricia Kolb, PhD
Associate Professor, Lehman College, CUNY, Department of Social Work

Deborah Langosch, PhD, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator, The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI
Geriatric Social Worker; Freelance Author and former Associate Director of Social Work at the Masonic Home, New Rochelle, NY

Nancy Miller, LMSW
CEO/Executive Director, VISIONS services for the blind and visually impaired

Isaac Monserrate, LMSW, ACSW
Director, Human Resources Administration, Medical Insurance & Community Services, Administration, Adult Protective Services, Bronx Borough Office

Carmen Morano, PhD, LCSW
Director of Education and Associate Professor, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity

Nora O'Brien, MA
Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Victoria Rizzo, LCSW-R, PhD
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Binghamton University, SUNY, School of Social Work

Bobbie Sackman, LMSW
Director,
Public Policy Council of Senior Centers and Services

Emma Sollars, LCSW
Social Worker, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Alicia Tennenbaum, LCSW
Senior Social Worker
Dept. of Social Work
Beth Israel Medical Center

Judy Willig, MSW
Executive Director
Heights and Hill Community Council

David Yanofsky, LCSW
Clinical and Education Coordinator
Department For The Aging

Christina Zarcadoolas, PhD
Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Community and Preventive Medicine

Mary Zlotnick, LMSW

Medicine

Judith Aronheim, MD
Faculty, NY Medical College

Kenneth Boockvar, MD
Associate Director/Research, VISN 3 GRECC, JJ Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx; Associate Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Edward Bradley, MD
Member, Community Ethics Committees, Syracuse/Utica, NY

Jennifer Breznay, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, Maimonides Medical Center

Eileen Callahan, MD
Assistant Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Davangere Devanand, MD
Director,Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry; Professor, Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Jeffrey I. Farber, MD
Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Alex Federman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Helen Fernandez, MD
Associate Professor, Geriatrics; Associate Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Nutrition and Public Health Director of Clinical Operations, Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging Director, Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment Associate Director and Education Core Leader, New York University Langone School of Medicine

Hillel Grossman, MD
Assistant Professor, Bronx VAMC

Shikta Gupta, MD
Montefiore Medical Center, Division of Geriatrics

Neil Hall, MD
Director Emeritus, SUNY Clinical Campus CARES Project; Geriatrician, Raleigh, North Carolina

Wavell Hodge, MD

Robert Kennedy, MB, ChB
Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY Brooklyn, Associate Professor of Nursing, New York University

Charles Kim, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R., C.Ac.
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of Medical Acupuncture; Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine N.Y.S.; Certified Independent Medical Examiner

Fred Ko, MD
Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Adult Development, GRECC Clinical Faculty, Bronx-New York Harbor, GRECC, James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Lisa Littman, MD
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Community and Preventive Medicine and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Nadia Marsh, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine

Mark Nathanson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; Attending Psychiatrist, New York and Presbyterian Hospital; Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Elmhurst Hospital and Medical Center

Marcia Nelson, MD
Director, ACE Unit, Maimonides Medical Center

Karin-Elizabeth M. Ouchida, MD
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Full-time Attending Physician; Division of Geriatrics Clinical Instructor of Medicine; Department of Medicine Co-Director, Geriatrics Home Visiting Program; Montefiore Home Health Agency, Medical Director

Barbara Paris, MD, FACP
Vice Chair Medicine and Director Geriatrics, Maimonides Medical Center

Jennifer Reckrey, MD
Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Nisha Rughwani, MD
Assistant Professor
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fredrick Sherman, MD, MSc
Chief Medical Officer, Community and Managed Care Services, Archcare

Mark Swidler, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

David Zhang, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Clergy

Chaplain Sotar Alfonso-Lloyd,
JJ Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx

Father Daniel M. Degyansky, M Div, BCC
Chaplain, Bronx VAMC

Rabbi Edith Meyerson,
Palliative Care Chaplain, The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, CMSW
Director of the National Center for Jewish Healing

Pharmacy

Sharon Blum, PharmD
Infectious Diseases Specialist, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Rosina Stamati, RPh, MPA, CGP, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator; Director, Pharmacy Practice and Geriatrics Residency Programs; James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Maria Sulli, PharmD
Associate Clinical Professor; St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions; Wellness Coordinator, King Kullen Pharmacy Wellness Place

Mental Health

Edward Bradley, MD
Member, Community Ethics Committees, Syracuse/Utica, NY

C. Deborah Cross, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System, Montrose Campus

Christopher D'Amato, Psy.D
Clinical Neuropsychologist, VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System, Montrose Campus

Davengere Devanand, MD
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University; Co-Director of the Memory Disorders Center and Co-Director of the Late Life Depression Clinic

Nanette M. Dowling, DO, MHPA
Attending Physician, Cayuga Medical Center

Lisa McMurray, MD, FRCPC
Pierre Janet Hospital, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Barnett Meyers, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Medical College, Cornell University

Patricia Miller, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
Associate Research Scholar, Programs of Occupational Therapy, Columbia University Faculty of Medicine

Fred Moskovitz, PSYD
Eldercare Advocates, Inc.

Mark Nathanson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; Attending Psychiatrist, New York and Presbyterian Hospital; faculty member, Statewide Geriatric Psychiatry Residency/Fellowship Program, Stroud Center and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University; Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Elmhurst Hospital and Medical Center

Florin Olteanu, MD
Medical Director, Masonic Care Community

Douglas Sanders, PhD
Clinical Director, Rockland Psychiatric Center (Middletown Campus); Associate Professor, Orange County Community College

Indra Singh, MD
Director, Geriatric Inpatient Services

James Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor, Utica College

Ellyn Stein, PhD
Palliative Care Fellow

James J. Peters VAMC

Marc Swarttz, PhD
Private Practice

John Toner, EdD, PhD.
Associate Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry, Stroud Center of Columbia University; Faculty of Medicine and Senior Research Scientist, Department of Geriatrics Research at New York State Psychiatric Institute; Director of Geriatric Residency and Fellowship Programs; Co-Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Stanley Wainapel, MD, MPH
Clinical Director, Department Rehabilitation Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Brian White, DO, DPM
Medical Director, Home Based Primary Care, VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System

Kimberly Williams, LMSW
Director, Geriatric Mental Health Alliance

Rachel Yehuda, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Traumatic Stress Studies Division, Mount Sinai School of Medicine & Bronx VA Medical Center

Other Disciplines

Aaron Belisle, Esq.
Special Needs Outreach Coordinator, NYC office of Emergency Management

Mary Fern Breheney, Esq.
Attorney-at-Law, Glenn & Breheney, PLLC

Orah Burack, MA
Senior Research Associate, Jewish Home Lifecare System

Beverly Collier, MBA
Director, My Turn Program, Kingsborough Community College

Steven Bruce Cottler, Esq.
Private practice of law; Chairperson, Bronx County Bass Association, Elder Law Committee

Lisa Dellaro, MS, RD
Clinical Dietitian, James J. Peters VAMC

Betty Duggan,
Director of Volunteer and Community Programs, Medicare Rights Center, Manhattan

Robert Eckles, DPM, MPH
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Sciences New York College of Podiatric Medicine/Metropolitan Hospital

Samantha Fast, MS, RD, CDN
Dietitian, James J Peters Bronx VAMC

Ronald Fatoullah, Esq.
Fatoullah & Associates

Paula Fishman, MEd, EdD, RD
Nutritionist

Maureen Fitzpatrick, MS, OTR
Occupational Therapist, James J Peters Bronx VAMC

William Grant, EdD
Executive Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness, SUNY Upstate

Anthony Iorio, DPM, MPH
Assistant Dean of Continuing Education, New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Ellen Kolodney, BA
Elder Abuse Coordinator, Bronx District Attorney’s Office; Co-chair, Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Task Force

Winston Lawrence, EdD
Senior Professional Development Associate, Literacy Assistance Center

David C. Levin , JD
Executive Director, Compassion & Choices of NY

Jed Levine, MA
Director, Programs & Services, Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter

Richard Mandelbaum , RH (AHG)
Director, Clinical Herbalist Diploma Program, Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy

Patricia Miller, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
Associate Research Scholar, Programs in Occupational Therapy Columbia University Faculty of Medicine

Mary Beth Morrissey, Esq., MPH
Health Care Attorney/Health & Legislative Consultant, Fordham University

Virginia Oates, RN, BSN, MPS/GSA, C, CMC
Geriatric Care Manager, Consultant, SeniorBridge

Miriam Robbins, DDS, MS
Clinical Associate Professor, NYU College of Dentistry

Anne Sansevero, RN, MA, GNP, CCM
Geriatric Care Manager, HealthSense LLC

Janice Scott, BS
Administrative Director of Social Services, MII, Adult Protective Services

James Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor, Utica College

Joy Solomon, JD
Director & Managing Attorney, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale; Director, Elder Abuse Services and Director, Westchester Division, The Pace Women’s Justice Center

Natalie Sutcliffe, MS
Supervisory Speech Pathologist, James J. Peters VAMC

Anthony Tassi,
Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Adult Education, Manhattan

Lauren Taylor, LCSW
Adjunct Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work

Concetta Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, LCAT
Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Rhea Varadi, Aud.
Audiologist, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Linda Whitaker, MPA
Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging

 

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