October 4, 2008
Ones to Watch: Long Island Directors and Administrators
By Claude Solnik
Dr. Harold A. Fernandez
Director of Heart Failure Surgery
St. Francis Hospital
Dr. Fernandez joined Roslyn-based St. Francis Hospital in 2001, specializing in complex coronary artery bypass surgery, minimally invasive valve procedures, ventricular-assist devices and heart failure surgery. Dr. Fernandez has published extensively in the field of vascular molecular biology and gene therapy, and is at the forefront of exploring the cardiac applications of robotic surgery. He is writing an autobiography about how he was smuggled out of Columbia as a 13-year-old and went on to become an Ivy League- educated physician.
Dean of the School of Business
Farmingdale State College
Greenwald has been with Farmingdale since 1998, teaching courses in information systems and data communications both in the traditional classroom environment and via distance learning. She serves on the board of directors for both the Great Knights and ExecuLeaders, and is an active member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Association for Information Technology Professionals.
Senior Vice President, Facilities Services
North Shore-LIJ Health System
LaBonne is responsible for coordinating the physical planning, design and construction of facilities throughout the Great Neck- based health system. He also manages real estate operations for non- hospital facilities, including leasing, acquisition and management of system property. LaBonne has served on industry panels focused on facility planning, land use and economic development issues, as well as health care construction, and was the first chairman of the Bronx Empowerment Zone.
Dr. Thomas K. Lee
Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Dr. Lee was named to this position as part of the hospital's effort to expand services in trauma, cancer and infant care. A specialist in minimally invasive surgery in children and infants, Lee performs laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgeries, often resulting in better recovery times and less trauma to patients. Dr. Lee is also associate professor of surgery and pediatrics. He is active in the medical center electronic patient record project, where he is co-chair of the full-time academic practice committee.
Nassau University Medical Center
Quintero, a registered nurse in this East Meadow-based hospital's perioperative division, worked in Saudi Arabia for seven years as an operating room nurse and nurse manager for central supply and sterilization. Quintero immigrated to the United States in 1990 from the Philippines and joined Nassau University Medical Center in 2003 after 13 years at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.
Long Island Operations
The Estee Lauder Cos.
Based in the firm's main North American operations facility in Melville, Semon directs all manufacturing east of New York City. He joined the firm in 1980 as a financial analyst after working for Helena Rubenstein as an industrial engineer. He also served as director of international operations research in Bethpage and vice president of Canadian operations before becoming vice president of operations for four plants on the Island. He now oversees thousands of employees and tens of millions of dollars in operating budgets.
Vice President, Risk Management and Internal Controls
A certified public accountant, Srulowitz joined CA in 2004 at its Islandia headquarters, working on internal controls to support management's compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Since 2006, he has led internal controls and more recently expanded his role to include enterprise risk management. He was named a "Millstein Rising Star of Corporate Governance" by the Yale School of Management this year and is a finalist for the Corporate Secretary Magazine Award in the "Rising Star" category to be announced in November.
Originally published by Claude Solnik.
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