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 2019-2020 MHA Program Advisory Board include:

Ernest Baptiste, MS, MPA
Vice President - Stony Brook Medicine 

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

Wendy Darwell, MBA
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Suburban Hospital Alliance of NYS, LLC, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, Inc.

Darren H.P. Deoraj, MHA
Director of Urology Services - Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, Mt. Sinai Health System

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

Kevin McGeachy, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances - Northwell Health

Eric Morley, MD, MHA, MS
Director, Department of Emergency Medicine - Stony Brook Medicine

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA
Former Vice President for Health Systems - Stony Brook Medicine

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

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

Dennis Sheridan, MBA, FACHE 
Vice President, Administration - Winthrop University Hospital 

Susan Somerville, RN, MA
Vice President - Clinical Transformation 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.