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MPA/MBA Advisory Board

Mr. Kevin Dahill, President, NORMET
Mr. Ron Sylvestri, Senior Vice President, Hudson Valley Bank
Mr. Scott Brier. Partner, The Write Design Company
Mr. Kieth Safian, President Phelps Memorial Hospital
Ms. Joan Goodman, President, Emergency Beacon Corporation
Mr. Timothy Barney, Co-CEO and CFO of BCL Business Solutions, LLC
Dr. Kevin Nash, Program Director, MBA and MPA Programs
John Boyd

Kevin DahillMr. Kevin Dahill, President, NORMET

Kevin Dahill, President and CEO of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) and the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet). These two organizations comprise the Suburban Hospital Alliance. Kevin Dahill also serves as Executive Vice President of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS).

Kevin Dahill assumed the leadership post of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council in 2002. Under his direction, the association, which represents Long Island’s not-for-profit and public hospitals, has dramatically enhanced its presence among lawmakers, the media, and the public and is truly the collective voice of Long Island’s hospitals. Dahill is routinely sought for his expertise on a variety of health care issues such as: hospital economics and finance, health services planning, hospitals and community benefit, workforce issues, corporate compliance, quality and performance improvement issues, and managed care practices.

In July 2010, Dahill became president and CEO of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association located in Newburgh, New York. The conjoining of these two associations allows for more targeted and intense advocacy for the suburban hospitals on Long Island and in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley. Dahill now oversees these two metropolitan hospital associations, two of the largest in the state, and with his leadership and hospital policy expertise presents an even stronger, collective voice for all not-for-profit hospitals in these two regions.

He imparts his health care administrative knowledge to numerous organizations and sits on a variety of health care task forces, including Action Long Island, the Long Island Association, and the Hauppauge Industrial Association. In addition, he often serves in an advisory capacity to local, state, and federal elected officials on matters related to health care legislation and policy development.

Currently, he sits on the boards of the New York Organ Donor Network, the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, and the MBA Advisory Board at LIU Hudson. He is also a member of the New York State Regional Advisory Group – the task force charged with developing New York State’s Health Insurance Exchange framework pursuant to federal health care reform. As a bi-regional hospital association leader, he was asked to serve as an advisor to both the Hudson Valley group and the Long Island group.

Prior to his appointment at the NSHC, Dahill served as President and CEO of the New York United Hospital in Port Chester, New York. Previously, he held a variety of administrative positions that spanned 25 years at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, before departing as Senior Vice President and General Manager in 1994.

Dahill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health care management from St. Peter’s College (Jersey City, NJ) and a master’s in business administration from Fordham University (New York, NY). He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Administrators and the American Association of Association Executives. He serves as adjunct professor of management at St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and St. Joseph’s College on Long Island.

Dahill served as chairman for the National Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations (CMHA) in 2006.

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Mr. Ron Sylvestri, Senior Vice President, Hudson Valley Bank

Bio to come

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Scott BrierMr. Scott Brier. Partner, The Write Design Company

Scott Brier is a senior business communications consultant specializing in strategic planning, marketing and public relations.  A former Fortune 100 public affairs executive, partner for the past 12 years in a "boutique" agency, he has worked with clients in aerospace, chemicals, consumer products, direct mail advertising, finance, health care, pharmaceuticals and utilities.

Scott’s areas of expertise include employee engagement, senior leadership communication, organization culture change, and communication process/structure/implementation in process improvement initiatives.

Most recently, he has completed projects including an innovative mobile compliance app for pharmaceutical sales representatives, strategic marketing plans for corporate and non-profit clients in health care and nutrition, and videos on medical devices and health care cost containment.

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Mr. Kieth Safian, President Phelps Memorial Hospital

Bio to come

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Ms. Joan Goodman, President, Emergency Beacon Corporation

Bio to come

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Timothy BarneyMr. Timothy Barney, Co-CEO and CFO of BCL Business Solutions, LLC

Tim is Co-CEO of BCL Business Solutions and the Chief Financial Officer.  He has been a trusted advisor to and led global financial services companies through dynamic change.  He has lead best practice implementations, process efficiency and effectiveness programs, and established financial and operational businesses and teams.  Tim is the global process development lead for both BCL national and international market activities.

With over 25 years of experience in global financial services companies, leading re-engineering, IT implementation, and applying strong expertise in strategic planning and operational process efficiency, Tim is an executive who has both advised and lead successful transformations as a consultant and senior manager.  The comfort and can do attitude challenges the status quo and delivers significant economic benefits to BCL clients.

Prior to co-founding BCL, Tim started and matured multiple     entrepreneurial initiatives and was a Managing Director for Deutsche Bank, operating in both New York and London, UK, where he led financial transformation across regions, business lines and functional units.  In his eleven year tenure, he lead the global Sarbanes-Oxley program, outlined and executed on multiple cross functional IT and process re-engineering initiatives always eyeing tangible economic benefits and straight through processing results.

From 1998 through 2001, Tim was the Director and Global Product Controller for the Investment Banking and Private Equity divisions of Credit Suisse First Boston. Tim has extensive experience within Finance, Operations, Product and Financial Control and has lead and managed Target Operating Model development and implementation efforts, led the project valuation, due diligence, deal parameter, and negotiation processes.  He has also held various positions as Director or Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, NationsBank, Goldman, Sachs & Co and Coopers & Lybrand, executing on global basis.

Tim holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance & Investments from Baruch College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from King’s College.

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Dr. Kevin Nash, Program Director, MBA and MPA Programs

Bio to come

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LIU Hudson John BoydJohn Boyd

John Boyd has been practicing intellectual property law for over 20 years and is currently a partner at FisherBroyles, LLP. John has worked as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at private and publicly traded high-tech companies in the biotechnology industry (IGEN International, Inc. and Meso Scale Diagnostic, LLC) and in the semiconductor industry (ATMI, Inc.), advising on a myriad of intellectual property and corporate issues.

John also chaired a session at The Society for Biological Screening, 10th Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 2004, Orlando, Florida and delivered a presentation at The Society for Biological Screening, 8th Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 22-26, 2002, The Hague, Netherlands. John is also an inventor with several patents to his name and has negotiated IP transaction agreements resulting in the sale of two groups of patent assets to Apple, Inc. in 2010.

As advisor and equity owner, John directed and managed the development and commercialization of businesses for TTB Technologies, LLC.

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