Mr. Leibler has 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. He began his career at Schulman
Realty Group in 1978 and became President and Chief Executive Officer in 1987, a position he held until
1992. Mr. Leibler joined Sony Corporation in 1993, where he led the development of new business
platforms for Sony operating groups. In 1997, Mr. Leibler was elected Chairman of White Plains Hospital,
where he had served as a director since 1988. He led a repositioning of the $350 million annual revenue
hospital by developing a cancer treatment center, expanding the maternity program to include a neonatal intensive care unit, creating an orthopedic institute, and laying the groundwork for a cardiac
center. He served as Chairman of the Board for five years and continues as a Chairman Emeritus. In
2001, Mr. Leibler was named president and Chief Operating Officer of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in
2001 making design excellence and project management the firm’s priority. He joined L&L Holding
Company as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer in 2004. The Manhattan based real estate
investment company focused on purchasing and repositioning office properties. Mr. Leibler graduated
from American University with a degree in political science and international affairs and received a
Master’s in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
As president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, Bea Grause is a passionate advocate for New York state nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations. She also oversees HANYS’ nationally-engaged for-profit business services. Throughout her five-year tenure, she has contributed her extensive clinical, political and legal know-how to the organization’s agenda, most recently helping guide the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by healthcare providers and state and federal policymakers.
Prior to HANYS, Grause served as president and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems for 14 years, successfully leading Vermont hospitals through a variety of reform initiatives, including the state’s single-payer debate, and building the hospitals’ brand as trusted, competent leaders.
Grause spent 10 years in Washington, D.C., in a variety of positions. She began her D.C. tenure as a legislative assistant, first in the office of Rep. Norman Y. Mineta and then for Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. After she left Capitol Hill, Grause simultaneously held senior governmental affairs positions with the Tennessee Hospital Association and Massachusetts Hospital Association. She spent three years working as counsel with the law firm of Foley, Hoag. In this role, she developed tailored legislative and regulatory strategies for many healthcare clients. Grause previously worked as a registered nurse, primarily in the emergency room and intensive care areas at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center of California.
She completed a three-year term (2012 to 2015) as an at-large member of the American Hospital Association board of trustees, including a 2015 term on the AHA Executive and AHA CEO Search Committees. As part of her AHA board responsibilities, she also served as chairman of the AHA Allied Advisory Committee on Medicaid.
Grause earned her Juris Doctorate in 1991. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Boston College in 1979 and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also a 2003 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute.
Joseph Tomaino is the Chief Executive Officer of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC and has
nearly 40 years of healthcare management experience working in the not-for-profit, for-profit
and government-sponsored segments. As a chief executive officer, chief nursing officer,
consultant, and educator, Joseph has worked with provider organizations and payers across the
U.S. as an architect of value based care — improving clinical effectiveness along with efficient
use of resources. Joseph uses data to analyze populations being served and organizational
effectiveness, then applies innovative structure and program designs to improve performance,
helping clients transform to successfully operate in managed care and accountable care
Joseph brings C-suite experience to his advisory engagements. Prior to joining Grassi, he
was Chief Executive Officer of the Continuing Care Division of a major multi-hospital health
system and was responsible for organizations with a total of $280 million a year in revenue.
His major accomplishments in this role included leading the system’s application and approval
as an awardee conveyer of Model 2 CMS Bundled Payment Initiative, development of a cross continuum care coordination platform, and restructuring and consolidation of duplicative and inefficient program components to achieve improved profitability.
Joseph has advised both payers and providers to re-design processes to be in alignment with
emerging value based payment methodologies, such as a recent year-long engagement with a
DSRIP PPS to integrate primary care and behavioral health, and a multi-year project to assist a
client develop a Behavioral Health Care Collaborative and IPA. He also serves as a Patient Care
Ombudsman for the Office of the United States Trustee, monitoring healthcare businesses as
they restructure under bankruptcy and has provided advisory services and interim management
to help struggling providers achieve improvement and sustainability.