Community Advisory Board

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Community Advisory Board (CAB) serves as a link between the hospital and the community, facilitating access to quality health care.

The CAB is committed to:

  • Providing a vital perspective on the development of facility plans and meaningful programs to meet the community’s needs,
  • Establishing and maintaining communications with all organizations within the service communities regarding NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan’s needs,
  • Obtaining information regarding NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan’s needs, service areas, and programs.

The CAB works closely with the NYC Health + Hospitals Office of Intergovernmental Relations. They consult and provide advice to the hospital’s administration as well as to the Community Relations Committee of NYC Health + Hospitals’ Board of Directors regarding the health needs of the community. The CAB also has the responsibility to help ensure that the community is kept informed of the goals, objectives, and significant issues of the Corporation and NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.

General Monthly Meetings

CAB members serve on various monthly committees and host a monthly general meeting on the first Thursday of each month with the hospital’s executive leadership and interested community residents and representatives. All meetings are open to the public.

All meetings are held at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, 1901 First Avenue at 97th Street, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Annual Public Meeting

Thursday, June 1, 6:00 PM
Metro East 99th Street Residence
301 E. 99th Street, First Floor
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Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 PM (Room 1B36)


Thursday, May 25, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Membership (Room 1B36)


Thursday, May 25, 6:00 PM (Room 1B36)

Please note dates and locations are subject to change.

Becoming a Member

Members of the hospital community who are interested in joining the CAB may submit an application to or mail to

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Community Advisory Board
1901 First Avenue, Room 1B30-1
New York, NY 10029

For more information, please contact 212-423-7222 or
Download an Application Form (in PDF)

Community Advisory Board Members (2016-2017)

J. Edward Shaw, Chair
Judith Aponte, 1st Vice Chair
Carmen Vasquez, 2nd Vice Chair
Robin Strashun, Secretary
John Brecevich, Treasurer
Carlos Diaz
Daniel Gardner, Chair, Patient Care Committee
David Giordano
Dozene Guishard
Laura Johnson, Chair, Program & Planning / Legislative Committee
Jacqueline Ludorf, Chair, Membership Committee
Charles Mighty, RN, Employee Representative
Margaret Stephens
Maria Zafra


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