Who We Are

Leadership

The leadership team at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York strives to continuously improve the health and well-being of the patients, members and families across all of the communities we serve.

Focusing on the organization’s core mission of caring for vulnerable individuals and families, our leadership advocates for health care policies that support beneficial home- and community-based services, promotes the development of innovative services, and maintains a tradition of charitable and compassionate care.

Marki Flannery - President and Chief Executive Officer


As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Marki Flannery oversees the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States. With annual revenues of approximately $2 billion and over 13,000 employees serving the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties, and parts of upstate New York, VNSNY offers a comprehensive array of programs and health plans designed to meet the diverse health care needs of their patients and members. On any given day, VNSNY has over 48,500 patients and members in its care.



Ms. Flannery joined VNSNY in 1982 and transferred to Partners in Care, VNSNY’s licensed home care agency, in 1983. In 1996, she was appointed President of Partners in Care. Under her guidance, Partners in Care became the largest agency of its kind in the greater New York City area, expanding staffing, service geography and growth in its different product lines. Ms. Flannery went on to serve as VNSNY’s Executive Vice President and Chief of Provider Operations from 2015 to 2017. After five months away from the organization, she returned in April 2018 in her current position as President and CEO.


With over 35 years of home health care experience, Ms. Flannery is a frequent presenter at statewide and national conferences, and has held leadership positions in a number of industry associations. In addition to being published in various home care journals, she has been a featured blogger on the Huffington Post. Ms. Flannery holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees from New York University.

Hany Abdelaal, DO - President, VNSNY CHOICE


hany_abdelaalDr. Hany Abdelaal, president of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, has devoted his professional training and medical career to improving the quality and coordination of health care for older Americans. A firm believer in a strong, person-centric primary care system that embodies a holistic approach and is built upon a strong “medical home” foundation, Dr. Abdelaal and his colleagues work to develop and implement innovative managed care solutions designed to ensure that those who are most vulnerable among us do not fall through the cracks in our ever-evolving health care system.



VNSNY CHOICE is an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, our nation’s largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization. Dr. Abdelaal has been a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and also contributes to Medium.

Kerry Parker - Executive Vice President and General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer


kerry_parkerAs Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer of Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Kerry Parker is responsible for directing and overseeing the Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Human Resources, Board Governance, Government Affairs, and Internal Audit functions for VNSNY and its subsidiaries and affiliates. He also oversees VNSNY’s Provider and Corporate Compliance and Privacy functions led by the V.P. of Compliance. He joined VNSNY in July, 2012.



Prior to joining VNSNY, Mr. Parker practiced health care law, labor and employment law and litigation as a partner with the law firms of Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. and Gibbons, P.C. He has served in various leadership roles in other non-profit organizations, including as a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Springpoint Senior Living, Inc., the leading New Jersey provider of senior living and care. Mr. Parker received his Juris Doctor with honors from Seton Hall University Law School and served a judicial clerkship in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Lester Schindel - Executive Vice President and Chief of Provider Services


As VNSNY’s Executive Vice President and Chief of Provider Services, Lester P. Schindel oversees the organization’s CHHA (Certified Home Health Agency), Hospice and Palliative Care, and private pay division Partners in Care, as well as the work of the VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy & Research. He is responsible for ensuring that the care delivered by VNSNY meets the highest standards of quality, patient satisfaction and safety, operational efficiency, and cost effectiveness.



Mr. Schindel has more than three decades of executive-level experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit health care sectors. He has been recognized as a leader in the post-acute care sphere, with expertise in operational transformation; strategic business planning and growth; physician recruitment and integration; quality performance; development of new models of care delivery and payment, including Accountable Care Organizations; integration of regional acute care hospitals and physician networks; and building and maintaining successful medical staff relationships.



Immediately before joining VNSNY in September, 2017, Mr. Schindel worked for Prospect Medical Holdings, where he was CEO at the 357-bed Waterbury Hospital, as well as the Prospect New England Region Chief Strategy, Growth and Development Officer. Mr. Schindel has also served as CEO and President of Charter Care Health Partners in Providence, RI, and served as President and CEO of the New England Sinai Hospital, New England’s leading post-acute care facility.



Mr. Schindel is a Fellow in The American College of Healthcare Executives. He has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous organizations, among them the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and the Massachusetts Hospital Association; and was President and Chairman of the Board of Metrowest Jewish Family Services, an organization dedicated to assisting families, the elderly, and immigrants in the greater Boston area to live useful and productive lives.

Daniel Savitt - Executive Vice President and Chief Finanical Officer


In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Daniel Savitt is responsible for providing overall financial and strategic direction and guidance to Visiting Nurse Service of New York. In addition to the Finance and Corporate Supply Services Department, Mr. Savitt oversees the VNSNY CHOICE Finance Department, Information Technology, and Data Science and Strategic Analytics.



Mr. Savitt, who joined VNSNY in January, 2018, came to VNSNY with extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer. His most recent role was at US Acute Care Solutions, where he was accountable for all financial functions, as well as payer contracting and managed care services. Prior to US Acute Care Systems, Mr. Savitt was CFO and EVP of Technology and Co-founder at Landmark Health, LLC, a California-based organization that provides home-based, physician-lead primary care focused on the most chronically ill and frail in the managed care environment. In addition, he has an extensive background in finance and operations with such organizations as UnitedHealth Group, Inc., Northwest Airlines, Inc., and Textron, Inc.



Mr. Savitt holds a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan.

Board of Directors of Visiting Nurse Service of New York


John P. Rafferty – Chairman of the Board
john_raffertyJohn P. Rafferty has served as one of our directors since 2006 and as the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee since January 2014. Previously, Mr. Rafferty served as an audit partner at Ernst & Young, LLP from 1974 to 2006, working primarily with U.S. and international financial institutions, both public and private. Mr. Rafferty has also held leadership positions with several philanthropic organizations including president, board member, chairman of the Charities committee and ad hoc member of the Audits and Records Committee for Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., treasurer of American Friends of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia, trustee of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, as well as treasurer and Board member of several organizations in the Beaverkill Valley. Mr. Rafferty graduated with a BA in economics from Princeton University and an MS in accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Board Members

  • Margaret A. Bancroft
  • Douglas D. Broadwater
  • Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
  • Robert C. Daum
  • E. Mary Davidson
  • Jose M. de Lasa
  • Eugenie Doyle, MD
  • Edith M. Dupuy
  • Sarah L. Eames
  • Anne B. Ehrenkranz, PhD
  • Peter H. Gleason
  • Betsy F. Gotbaum
  • John R. Gunn
  • Mary R. (Nina) Henderson
  • Peter L. Hutchings
  • Robert M. Kaufman
  • Arthur Lindenauer
  • Kwan Lan (Tom) Mao
  • Joseph D. Mark
  • Phyllis J. Mills, BSN, RN
  • Carl H. Pforzheimer III
  • Corinne H. Rieder, EdD
  • Andrew N. Schiff, MD, Vice Chair, Secretary & Treasurer
  • Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH
  • Frank S. Vigilante
  • Raymond Falci

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