CUNY Institute for Health Equity

Executive Committee

The role of the Executive Committee of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity is to ensure that the Institute's mission is accomplished and its goals and agenda are achieved. Specifically, the committee plays a role in the policy development that guides the growth of the Institute. Committee members help make possible collaboration with other sectors and ensure the Institute is abreast of policy issues and related factors to keep the work relevant and responsive.

Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Ph.D.

Board Chair
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lehman College/CUNY



Daria Boccher-Lattimore, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Clinical Socio-medical Sciences (in Psychiatry)
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
New York/New Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center



Andrea Boyar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Sciences Department
Lehman College



Joann Casado, J.D.

Legal Counsel
Urban Health Plan





Denise Davis, M.P.A., DrPH

Program Officer
Health Care Group
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation




William Ebenstein, Ph.D.

University Dean for Health and Human Services
City University of New York
Executive Director
JFK, Jr. Institute



Keville Frederickson, D.N.S.

Executive Officer
Director, Doctor of Nursing Science
CUNY Graduate Center/Lehman College



Edgar Figueroa, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Director, Student Health Service
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Physician
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell
Student Health Service


Andrew Goodman, M.D.

Deputy Commissioner
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene




Rick Martínez, M.D.

Medical Director
Corporate Donations
Johnson & Johnson, Inc.



Theo J. Oshiro

Director of Health Advocacy
Make the Road New York



Vita C. Rabinowitz, Ph.D.

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Hunter College/CUNY
Office of the Provost



William A. Tramontano, Ph.D.

Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs
Brooklyn College/CUNY




Joseph Tirella

Communications Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Media Relations Department
Lehman College/CUNY




Wilma Waithe, Ph.D.

Nutrition Consultant
Former: Director, Office of Minority Health
New York State Department of Health




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