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 2023-2024 MHA Program Advisory Board include:

Andrew Danziger, MHA
Ambulatory Office Manager, Stony Brook Medicine
MHA alumni

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

John Hutter, MBA, MS, FACHE, CMPE
ACO Executive – Stony Brook Medicine; Executive Director of the Stony Brook Medicine CIN

Gerald Kelly, DO
Chief Information Officer, Stony Brook Medicine

Cynthia Khan, MBA
Vice President, Strategic Planning - Northwell Health

Lauren Leace, PHR
Associate Executive Director, Human Resources - Peconic Bay Medical, 
Northwell Health

Maxine Legall, MBA, MSW, CPXP
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer - Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Kevin McGeachy, MBA, FACHE
Executive Director - Mather Memorial Hospital, Northwell Health

Randi Mednick, MHA
Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning - Catholic Health

Eric Morley, MD, MHA, MS, CPHQ
Chief Quality Officer, Stony Brook Medicine
MHA alumni

Lisa O'Connor, RN, BSN, MS
Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA
Senior Policy Advisor - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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

Mike Vita, MHA
Health System Interoperability Architect
 - Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
MHA alumni

If you are interested in becoming a member of the MHA Program Advisory Board, please contact Susan Somerville, Associate Director of Health Management Practice, Program in Public Health at for more information.