The WCA Continues to Attract the Best of the Best and Grow and Thrive into 2023
White Plains, New York – (December 8, 2022) Susan Fox, WCA Board Chair, President & CEO, White Plains Hospital, and Michael N. Romita, President, and CEO of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced this week that the WCA, the county’s premier business membership organization, will welcome eight new board members representing important industry sectors to bolster the WCA’s economic development and advocacy work.
“The WCA has done an exceptional job championing the issues and initiatives that matter to our members and the collective knowledge and expertise of our new board members will help to continue to propel our agenda forward,” says Ms. Fox. “With their added leadership, we are in a stronger position to take on the challenges that lie ahead in all of our priority areas, helping to facilitate opportunities that will drive impactful economic development in the region.”
Adds Mr. Romita, “The WCA continues to lead the way by attracting the best talent and expertise across every sector to its board of directors. In support of our focus on rapid economic recovery for Westchester in 2023, the addition of this distinguished group of industry leaders greatly enhances our efforts to shape Westchester’s future. The WCA remains committed to creating more opportunities for our businesses and our communities. This expansion of our board will help us in our mission.”
About the New Board Members:
Mary Amato, CPA, Partner, CohnReznick, has over three decades of experience as a tax advisor and currently serves as the partner-in-charge of the tax practice in White Plains, New York. Amato counsels middle-market entrepreneurs and closely held and public corporations in the analysis and creation of proper structures for business expansion and succession, and opportunities for tax savings. Her clients include companies in the construction industry, real estate developers and operators, manufacturers and vertically integrated cannabis businesses.
Scott Edelman, MBA, CPA, CFE, FHFMA, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, has over 30 years of experience in healthcare, and currently serves as the Interim Executive Director for the hospital in White Plains, New York. Edelman previously served as Burke’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where he promoted a patient-first approach, while extending the hospital’s care to more patients and additional communities in Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and the Bronx. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program of the SUNY educational system.
Jan Fisher, Executive Director, Nonprofit Westchester, has multiple decades of service to Westchester’s diverse nonprofit community, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Nonprofit Westchester in Mount Kisco, New York. Fisher has built strong relationships with government, foundation, and nonprofit partners—focusing on cultivating a deep understanding of the Westchester nonprofit landscape and advancing efforts to foster racial equity, diversity, and inclusion for both the populations served and the nonprofit workforce. She is a past president of the Westchester County Youth Board, a mentor for Her Honor Mentoring program, and a current board member of the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester.
Frank Forte, MBA, CEO, Anatomy_IT, has extensive experience in the technology and healthcare sectors, and currently serves as head of a healthcare IT services company in White Plains, New York. Forte previously served as Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager at Cloudmed Solutions, a provider of revenue integrity solutions for health systems, where he focused on commercial and automation strategy, scaling operations, and managing the integration of multiple acquisitions. He has also held executive roles in business development, operations, and strategy for multiple healthcare, services, and technology companies, including Emerson Electric Corporation.
Michael P. Goldrick, MBA, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, PCSB Bank has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, and currently oversees commercial lending, residential lending, and loan operations for 14 branches of PCSB Bank (f/k/a Putnam County Savings Bank) headquartered in Yorktown Heights, New York. Upon completion of a 2022 merger agreement with Brookline Bancorp, Inc., Goldrick will become PCSB Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this position, he was a Senior Vice President Team Leader Commercial Banking for Provident Bank and was responsible for its expansion into Westchester, Putnam, and Fairfield counties.
Luis Massiani, MBA, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Webster Bank, Webster Financial Corporation has a long career in banking and financial services, and currently manages the operating infrastructure for Webster Bank—a leading commercial bank with more than $60 billion in assets—headquartered in Waterbury, CT. Massiani oversees bank operations, technology, retail and digital banking, innovation, and corporate strategy activities. Prior to Webster Bank, he has held positions as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Bancorp, and as President of Sterling National Bank. He has also held investment banking director positions at Credit Suisse Securities, LLC and Citadel Securities, LLC.
Stacey Petrower, M.P.A., President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, has been a leader in healthcare with 30 years’ experience, and currently supervises the overall direction, management, and daily operations for the not-for-profit 128-bed hospital and its satellite locations in Cortlandt Manor, Croton, and Cold Spring, New York. From the beginning of her tenure in 2015, Petrower has championed operational performance and growth strategies, including major capital projects like the new Maternal & Newborn Care Unit in 2021, the creation of a Cardiac Catheterization Lab in 2022, and a growing NYP Medical Group. Petrower also serves as chair of the Pace University College of Health Professionals Advisory Board.
Tyré Robinson, Regional President, M&T Bank, has extensive experience advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and currently directs the building and managing of small business banking relationships in the Tarrytown, New York region. Robinson routinely brings together diverse stakeholders in the community to explore and address regional challenges in Westchester and Rockland Counties. She conceptualized and implemented the Brand Builder Program to help more than 1,500 M&T employees proactively manage their career development. Robinson is also a sponsor for the Equity One Sponsorship Program, an education and awareness campaign that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
About Westchester County Association
The Westchester County Association is the most influential organization of businesses and nonprofits in Westchester and the surrounding region. We unite and mobilize professional leaders to promote issues and lead initiatives that strengthen our regional economy. We are dedicated to smart business growth and advancing the well-being of the community. Our key objectives are to promote positive economic development in the region, foster business development, and provide our members with access to key public and private sector individuals, agencies, and organizations. For more information about the Westchester County Association, visit www.westchester.org. For a downloadable pdf, click here.