Advisory Board

MHA Program Advisory Board 

The MHA Program is guided by an Advisory Board, comprised of healthcare executives and managers from the Long Island and New York Metropolitan area. The Advisory Board meets twice annually to review critical issues in the health administration field and to identify areas of improvement in the MHA Program curriculum, further preparing MHA Program graduates to meet the changing demands of the health services industry.

The members of the 2021-2022 MHA Program Advisory Board include:

Robert Chaloner, MS, MBA, MPH, FACHE 
Chief Administrative Officer - Stony Brook Southampton Hospital 

Wendy Darwell, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer - Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, Inc. and Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association, Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State

Darren H.P. Deoraj, MHA
Director of Urology Services - Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Union Square, Mount Sinai Brooklyn - Mount Sinai Health System

Carol A. Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer - Stony Brook Medicine

Kevin McGeachy, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President Administration - Mather Memorial Hospital, Northwell Health

Eric Morley, MD, MHA, MS
Clinical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine - Stony Brook University Hospital;
Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer - Stony Brook University Hospital

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA
Co-Founder and Principal - Vector 8 Consulting, LLC;
Senior Advisor - National Risk Management Center/CISA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Alyeah E. Ramjit, MS, MHA
Associate Director and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Transformation Officer - Mount Sinai Health System

Fred Sganga, MPH, FACHE, LNHA
Executive Director - Long Island State Veterans Home

Dennis W. Sheridan, MBA, FACHE 
Vice President, Hospital Operations - NYU Winthrop Hospital 

Susan Somerville, RN, MA
Vice President of Clinical Transformation and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives - Peconic Bay Medical Center

If you are interested in becoming a member of the MHA Program Advisory Board, please contact the MHA Program Director,  Julie Agris, PhD, JD, LLM, FACHE at for more information.