Saint Francis - Hospital and Health Centers

(845) 483-5000
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A collection of great minds to lead us.


  • Arthur Nizza, DSW, President
  • J. Keith Festa, MD, Vice President, Medical Operations
  • Joline Frey, Vice President, Professional & Support Services
  • Joseph McCann, Director, Operations/Information Systems
  • Barbara Naru, RN, MA, CNAA, Vice President, Nursing
  • George Prisco, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Valley Staffco, LLC
  • Pamela J. Landolt, Director, Development
  • Barbara Lynch, Manager, Development
  • Arlette Porpiglia, Special Events
  • Lisa Caldwell-Moskowitz, Development Assistant
Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Angela F. Fulton, Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Philip Mandelbaum, Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • David Budd, Corporate Communications Associate
  • John Santangelo, Physician Liaison
  • Heather Scism, Coordinator, Community & Public Relations
Service Excellence
  • Latisha Balogh-Robinson, RN, MA, Director, Service Excellence
  • Margaret Greenly, Patient Representative
Medical Staff

Department of Medicine - Zubair Khan, MD, Associate Director

  • Stephen Shapiro, MD, Associate Chief, Addiction Medicine
  • Anthony Messina, MD, Associate Chief, Cardiology
  • Zubair Khan, MD, Associate Chief, Critical Care/Pulmonary 
  • Angelo DellaPietra, DO, MD, Associate Chief, Family Medicine
  • Tamer Sargios, MD Associate Chief, Gastroenterology
  • Ponciano Reyes, MD, Associate Chief, Hematology/Oncology
  • Stuart Feinstein, MD, Associate Chief, Infectious Disease
  • Asghar Anwar, MD, Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine
  • Rachna Sahityani, MD, Associate Chief, Nephrology
  • Charles Faverio, MD, Associate Chief, Occupational Medicine

Emergency Medicine - Gary Neifeld, MD, Associate Director

Pediatrics - Adrian Gruszko, MD, Associate Director

Physical Medicine - Mark Bodack, MD, Associate Director

Psychiatry - Sadaf Ahsan, MD, Associate Director

Radiology - J. Louis Solis, MD, Associate Director

Radiation Medicine - Lawrence Koutcher, MD, Associate Director


  • Ziad Abouezzi, MD, Associate Director/Associate Chief, General Surgery
  • Celestino Sepulveda, MD, Associate Chief, Plastic Surgery
  • Darren Rohan, MD, Associate Chief, Thoracic Surgery
  • Zubair Zuha, MD, Associate Chief, Trauma Surgery
  • Jayesh Modi, MD, Associate Chief, Vascular Surgery


  • Leon Basil, MD, Associate Director
  • Robert Tomkins, DO, Associate Chief, Pain Management

Gynecology - Cornelius Verhoest, MD, Associate Director

Neurosurgery - Michael Cho, MD, Associate Director

Ophthalmology - Hugh Sauer, MD, Associate Director

Orthopedics - William Colman, MD, Associate Director

Otolaryngology - Manoj Abraham, MD, Associate Director

Pathology - Daniel Cruser, MD, Associate Director

Urology - Scott Kahn, MD, Associate Director

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