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City & State Names Nine NYC Health + Hospitals Employees to its Borough ‘Power 100’ Lists

Seven NYC Health + Hospital CEOs are among the influential people recognized for their leadership and service to New Yorkers in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx

Jul 27, 2022

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that nine employees from the health care system, including seven executives, have been named to City & State’s ‘Power 100’ lists in BrooklynQueens, and The Bronx. City & State is the premier media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy. Each person on the Power 100 list is recognized for their outstanding leadership, career accomplishments, and steadfast commitment to serving New Yorkers.

City & State’s Bronx Power 100 honorees:

Christopher Mastromano, MBA
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi | North Central Bronx

Christopher A. Roker, MBA
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

John Doyle
Assistant Director of Communications, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

City & State’s Brooklyn Power 100 honorees:

Gregory Calliste, FACHE
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Sheldon McLeod
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

Svetlana Lipyanskaya, MPA
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island

City & State’s Queens Power 100 honorees:

Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Luna Liu
AAPI Marketing and Community Relations Manager, MetroPlusHealth

Neil J. Moore, MBA, MPA, FACHE
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens

“This well-deserved recognition by City & State amplifies what we already know at NYC Health + Hospitals: Our employees are some of the most skilled, devoted, and selfless people you could ever meet,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “I want to thank my colleagues for their exceptional leadership and steadfast commitment to serving New Yorkers of all backgrounds.”

“While I appreciate the honor City & State have bestowed upon me, I accept this award on behalf of all of my colleagues at Jacobi and North Central Bronx,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi | North Central Bronx CEO Christopher Mastromano, MBA. “In the last few years, there have been many challenges, and the heroes who work here, medical professionals and administrative staff have risen to the occasion each time.”

“During this transformational period at Lincoln, I’m honored to be recognized and acknowledged by City & State,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln CEO Christopher A. Roker. “However, I’m as good as my team and I’d like to share this recognition with them, as we continue to work with integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.”

“Woodhull continues to innovate and progress despite the most recent challenging times. I am grateful to be the head of the Woodhull Team for their perseverance and drive to excel despite the hurdles and challenges we have endured these past few years,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO Gregory Calliste, FACHE. “We appreciate our Woodhull community for their engaging support. We also thank our patients who have reciprocated their respect by allowing our healthcare workers to treat them with care and empathy.”

“It’s a tremendous professional honor to be a part of telling the story of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi over these past ten years,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Assistant Director of Communications John Doyle. “The mission of our health system – to treat everyone regardless of who they are, where they come from, or their ability to pay, is a noble endeavor and I feel privileged to play a small role in sharing the stories of our healthcare heroes.”

“I am extremely honored to have received this recognition from City and State. I regard it as a great privilege to advocate for my community through my role at Health + Hospitals, a public health system that provides excellent care to everyone, regardless of their background, immigration status, or ability to afford treatment,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst CEO Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH. “I look forward to continuing to expand Elmhurst’s programs and services and to increasing access to healthcare so that our communities remain resilient, healthy and strong.”

“As a former journalist, I tend to ask for those who couldn’t ask. As a health care professional, I want to care for those who weren’t taken care of,” said MetroPlusHealth AAPI Marketing and Community Relations Manager Luna Liu. “Health care is not a privilege, and it is a basic right.”

“I am extremely humbled to have been named among City & State New York’s Power 100 leaders in healthcare,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens CEO Neil J. Moore, MBA, MPA, FACHE. “The work we are engaged in here at Queens every day for our community is an ongoing commitment and responsibility to ensure we continue to deliver high quality healthcare for people in need.  As our borough’s population continues to grow, our hospital assumes an increasingly important role in enabling our community to lead their healthiest lives.   I accept this recognition not only for myself, but on behalf of the entire staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.”

“I am honored to be recognized on City & State’s Brooklyn Power 100 list as a powerful leader and will continue to uphold our mission of providing quality healthcare to a culturally and linguistically diverse population, regardless of ability to pay,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County CEO Sheldon McLeod.

“I am thankful to be named once again to City & State NY’s Brooklyn Power 100 list,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island CEO Svetlana Lipyanskaya. “Providing state-of-the-art health care to the residents of South Brooklyn and the surrounding communities is an honor.  Here, at the future NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health and its Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital, excellent care for all is a right, not a privilege.”


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About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.