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 2022-2023 MHA Program Advisory Board include:

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

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

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

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
Clinical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine – Stony Brook University Hospital; Chief Quality Officer, Stony Brook Medicine

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

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

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

Mike Vita, MHA
Integration Services Manager - Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

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.