NYC Health + Hospitals Leaders Named to Crain’s List of Notable Black Leaders

Crain’s 2022 List of “Notable Black Leaders” Recognizes Leaders of NYC Health + Hospitals, Community Care, and MetroPlusHealth

Systemwide Leaders, Community Care and MetroPlus Leaders Honored in Black History Month

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that seven health system executives have been named to Crain’s 2022 List of “Notable Black Leaders and Executives”. Each leader is recognized for their professional achievements as well as their extensive community involvement.

Crain’s New York 2022 Notable Black Leaders and Leaders:

Machelle Allen, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

Gregory J. Calliste, FACHE
President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Natalia Cineas, DNP, IA, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals
Co-Chair, Equity and Access Council, NYC Health + Hospitals

Nicholas Davis, MD, MS
Vice President and Director of Population Health, NYC Health + Hospitals

Lesleigh Irish – Underwood
Head of Brand and External Relations, MetroPlusHealth

Nicole Jordan-Martin
President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care

Lewis D. Marshall, MS, MD, JD
Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

“I’m so proud of how NYC Health + Hospitals is represented on this year’s list of Notable Black Leaders and Executives. Our public healthcare system is committed to the values ​​of diversity and inclusion, which means having people at all levels of healthcare who look like our patients and visitors,” said President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals Mitchell Katz, MD. “My colleagues are exceptional not only for their leadership, but also for their dedicated service to New Yorkers of all backgrounds. They are true role models and NYC Health + Hospitals is lucky to have them.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by my peers here at NYC Health + Hospitals. I have had a wonderful career thanks to those who have mentored, taught, supported and encouraged me along the way,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Machelle Allen, MD. “The rewards H+H has given me include the joy of working with this great family of caregivers, the honor of caring for New Yorkers’ most vulnerable, and the privilege of being part of mentoring the next generation.”

“I am honored to be recognized by Crain’s New York as an outstanding black leader and leader based on my accomplishments and contributions to society. One of my main goals is to help the unfortunate, especially the poor, hungry and sick, and to help improve their quality of life and create opportunities for success,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull President and CEO Gregory J. Calliste, FACHE. “The healthcare profession has allowed me to make important contributions in this regard and I hope to accomplish even more in the future as I continue to pursue this goal.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award, representing our more than 9,600 frontline nurses who have played a vital role in the fight against the global pandemic,” said Natalia Cineas, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of NYC Health + Hospitals, DNP, IA, NEA-BC, FAAN. “As a system, we empower nurses to act on the social determinants of health and reduce devastating health disparities through professional practice, quality and safety initiatives. Together, we provide high quality healthcare services with compassion, dignity and respect for all.

“I am grateful to Crain’s for this honor and would like to congratulate my fellow winners. It is truly an honor to be nominated and recognized for work that I am passionate about. Leading population health for NYC Health + Hospitals has allowed me to impact health care, especially in diverse and low-income communities, in ways I never imagined” , said NYC Health + Hospitals Vice President and Head of Population Health Nichola Davis, MD, MS. “I share this recognition with my population health team who constantly challenge the status quo in health care, are ready to push boundaries, innovate and strive to ensure that we help all of our patients lead healthier lives. I am grateful for their dedication and support.

“I am truly honored to be recognized as a Notable Black Leader by Crain’s, as it confirms that I have been a good steward of the entire time, treasure and talent that my parents, siblings, sorores, sisters and community have invested in me throughout my life and career,” said MetroPlusHealth Director of Brand and External Relations Lesleigh “LIU” Irish-Underwood. “I hope this recognition inspires black women everywhere to take ownership of their authentic superpowers, pursue their goals, and always remember that to whom much is given, so much more is needed.”

“This honor from Crain fuels my continued commitment and service to ensure access to comprehensive, high-quality, affordable and equitable health care for our communities,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care Executive Director and CEO Nicole Jordan-Martin, MPA. “I am grateful for this recognition and proud to contribute to the mission, vision and legacy of our health system in this regard. I am also grateful for my network of family, friends, mentors and colleagues who inspire, challenge, encourage and support my passion to meet the health and wellness needs of our communities.

“Receiving this honor informs me that I have made a real difference contributing to the black community,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln Chief Medical Officer Lewis Marshall, MS, MD, JD. “My passion has been to improve the health of underserved communities of color and I have provided care and leadership in many areas of New York City. It is an honor and a pleasure for me to serve our communities of color .

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