Executive Team
Executive Team

Executive Team

Joan Cusack

Joan Cusack-McGuirk, Chief Executive Officer

Joan Cusack-McGuirk, a longtime resident of the community, has 40+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving more than 30 years at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall. She was instrumental in finalizing the partnership between SLCH and the Montefiore Health System (MHS) which was announced in early 2016. Since that time, Ms. Cusack-McGuirk has worked to integrate SLCH into the MHS, which is a robust academic health system and a national leader in transforming health care to improve access, quality and experience of care.

Earlier in her role as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, she was responsible for the successful integration of two divergent patient care cultures into a singular care model. Joan was promoted to Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and soon after was appointed to permanent President and Chief Executive Officer of MSLC. For the last several years, Joan led transformational changes related across the themes of rapid change which require necessary prioritization and impact on major roles to keep pace with the changing healthcare delivery system.

Under Ms. Cusack-McGuirk’s leadership, the organization has earned numerous awards and accreditations including designation as a Magnet organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center; MSLC is certified as a Great Place to Work since 2017 and identified by Fortune as one of the Best Workplaces in Healthcare in 2020. The organization has also received The Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” for Stroke for 12 years in a row; American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline – Stemi Receiving Center – Gold Award; Pulmonary Rehab Certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab; accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; and identified by Fortune as one of the Best Workplaces in Healthcare in 2020. Employee satisfaction and engagement has grown tremendously under Ms. Cusack-McGuirk’s leadership.

Ms. Cusack-McGuirk graduated as an RN from St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City, received her BS in Nursing from SUNY New Paltz, earned her graduate degree at NYU, and is a fellow from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton’s School of Business.

Ms. Cusack-McGuirk is an active member of the community participating in numerous local, regional and state organizations including Healthcare Association of NYS (HANYS), Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet), Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, Pattern for Progress, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Citizen’s Foundation, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC), Nora Cronin Academy, Newburgh Armory and Rotary Club of Greater Newburgh.

Ms. Cusack-McGuirk’s career spans more than 40 years, most of which has been in service to the community she has cared for and the hospital she has led since 2015.

Dan Maughan

Daniel J. Maughan, RN, BSN, MBA, MSN, FNP-C, President and Chief Operating Officer

Dan Maughan brings over 25 years of clinical and leadership experience to Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall. Beginning his career as a nursing assistant, Mr. Maughan went on to attain his Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Capitol Community Technical College in Hartford, CT, both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in nursing, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. He is also nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Mr. Maughan's experiences span both clinical and administrative roles including; staff ED RN in the Detroit Medical Center at their Level I Trauma Center, locally as a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner, additionally holding local healthcare leadership positions.

In 2014, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President of ED, Trauma, Surgical & Cancer Services and ultimately Vice President of Patient Care Operations later that year. As our healthcare landscape continued to transform, Mr. Maughan was promoted to Vice President of Transformation in December of 2015 to assist MSLC in shifting to a new healthcare paradigm. Today, his role continues to evolve, having been named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2020 and most recently, President of the organization.

Mr. Maughan has been instrumental in MSLC’s transformation in recent years. These transformations include leading the efforts that brought MSLC to its first ever Certification and Designation as a Level III Trauma Center, spearheading MSLC’s response to the Opioid Epidemic, ensuring that the community had access to Medication Assisted Treatment. Additionally, Mr. Maughan was responsible for securing grant funding for expansion on both the Newburgh and Cornwall campus from the NYSDOH as part of the Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Program. On the Newburgh campus, the MRI Suite and Emergency Department renovation project was completed late last year, and in the coming weeks, MSLC will soon be opening a 10-bed Observation Unit. An Expanded Primary Care site is set to open in early 2021 on the Cornwall campus, adding to the list of multispecialty practices already offered at MSLC’s outpatient campus.

Mr. Maughan’s nursing and leadership career spans more than 25 years, mostly within the hospital setting as a nurse, nurse practitioner and healthcare leader. Mr. Maughan and his family have resided in Newburgh for more than 20 years.

Tom gibneyTom Gibney, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gibney is responsible for the operation and management of all financial services for Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall and its affiliates, including Business Development, Revenue Cycle, Reimbursement, Decision Support, Accounting & Budget, Investment Oversight, Bond/Debt Compliance and Lender Relationships, Insurance, Capital Financing, Materials Management, Accounts Payable, and Payroll.

Mr. Gibney is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds an MBA in Finance from New York University, and a BS in Accounting from Seton Hall University. His career has spanned a number of different industries ranging from Retail to Financial Services to Healthcare, and includes significant stints with Deloitte, Prudential, and Barnabas Health in New Jersey. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Jill Barton

Jill Barton, Vice President, Finance

Ms. Barton oversees the departments of patient registration, general accounting, budget and reimbursement, and patient accounting. A graduate of Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, she brings 25 years of financial experience to her position. Prior to joining Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall, Ms. Barton was the Chief Financial Officer at Kingston Regional Health Care System. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Kate Dabroski

Kate Dabroski, Vice President, Marketing, Public and Community Relations

Ms. Dabroski joined the Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall team in 2010. Since that time, she served in many capacities within the Marketing, Public and Community Relations Department, beginning her career as a Marketing Coordinator, then Associate, Specialist, Manager, Director, Assistant Vice President and now Vice President.

Under Ms. Dabroski's leadership, the Marketing, Public and Community Relations Department has undergone significant transformation. In the last two years, MSLC's advertising efforts have increased significantly, including patient testimonial videos, radio presence, digital media and aggressive print campaigns​. She has worked to grow ​MSLC's presence in the community in all areas. Ms. Dabroski has a Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature from Central Connecticut State University and a Master's of Science in Journalism from Quinnipiac University.

Gina Del Savio

Gina Del Savio, MD, Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gina C. Del Savio is responsible for facilitating physician integration, development of service lines and providing clinical input for the development of organizational strategy. In addition, she is the director of the graduate student education programs working with Touro Medical College, NYCOM, Mt. St. Mary, Marist and others.

Dr. Del Savio joined the St. Luke's Cornwall community in 1996 as an orthopedic hand surgeon after completing the Robert E. Carroll Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian. She graduated from Brown University with a BA in Biology before attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine after which she was selected for the orthopedic residency program at New York Medical College. She has held many elected leadership positions on medical staff since 2000 including most recently the President of the Medical staff from 2011-2014. In 2015, Dr. Del Savio completed the American Association for Physician Leadership qualifying program, became a Certified Physician Executive and joined the administrative team at MSLC.

She is a founding partner of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in New Windsor, New York and continues her clinical responsibilities as an Attending Orthopedic Hand Surgeon at MSLC with board certification in both Hand and Orthopedic surgery.

Margaret Deyo-Allers

Margaret Deyo-Allers, RN, BSN, MSN, ANP, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services

Margaret Deyo-Allers began her nursing career in 1984 as a nurse at the bedside. Over the next several years she advanced as the charge nurse of a very busy medical surgical unit and in 1988 became the Clinical Nurse Manager of that unit. She always understood the importance of life-long learning. During this time frame she received a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York and became the Clinical Nurse Manager of Medical Surgical Services at The Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall, NY.

Soon after the merger between Cornwall Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, Ms. Deyo-Allers started up the cardiac catheterization program on the Newburgh Campus of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital and became the Clinical Nurse Manager of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Radiology. In 2006, she obtained her graduate degree in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a minor in Health Administration from Mount Saint Mary College. In 2009, she was promoted to Director of Clinical Practice and Cardiac Services overseeing inpatient services along with cardiac services within the organization. In 2014, Ms. Deyo-Allers was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Clinical Practice, Care Coordination and Service Line Development, and in 2015 was promoted to Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. She was also Co-Author of "Development of Care Transition Models" published in Nurse Leader's December 2014 Edition. She has repeatedly and continuously demonstrates commitment, compassion and dedication.

Mary Kelley

Mary Kelley, Vice President, Quality Management

Ms. Kelley received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management from the College of St. Scholastica, and received her Master's of Business Administration from Marist College. She has more than 25 years of experience in quality improvement and regulatory requirements in the health care sector. Currently her responsibilities include Quality Management/Performance Improvement, Peer Review Functions, Clinical Infection Control, Medical Staff Services, Health Information Management, Joint Commission and DOH compliance. Ms. Kelley is a Registered Health Information Administrator and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Joseph T. Surace

Joseph T. Surace, Vice President, Operations

Joseph T. Surace has more than 17 years of health care experience. He joined MSLC in September 2005 as Manager of Imaging Services. Since that time, he has worked diligently to improve the level of patient care in Imaging and was promoted to Director of Imaging Services in January 2009. His expertise in operations prompted Mr. Surace to be promoted to Director of Operations. After serving a year in that capacity he was promoted to Vice President of Operations. In this role, Mr. Surace has operational oversight for both campuses of MSLC. Mr. Surace received a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College and a Master's of Public Administration degree from Marist College. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jason MacDonald, Vice President, Healthcare Analytics

Mr. MacDonald has close to 25 years of healthcare experience, primarily in areas such as patient financial services, reimbursement, cost accounting and decision support. He joined Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall in 2005 as the Manager of Reimbursement and was promoted to positions that include Director of Reimbursement, Assistant Vice President of Reimbursement and Business Analytics and to his current role of Vice President of Healthcare Analytics. His primary responsibilities include developing analytics for hospital leadership that support and improve operations, service line reporting and revenue cycle analytics.

Mr. MacDoanld has a Master’s of Healthcare Administration degree from Seton Hall University and is a Certified Business Intelligence Specialist (CBSI) through the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Marlene Ripa, Vice President, Network, Strategy & Business Development

Marlene Ripa is a lifetime resident of the community, with a long-standing connection to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC), where three generations of her family were born.

Ms. Ripa began her career on the payer side, with a focus on network development and quality improvement. Her passion for data and delivering operational efficiencies guided her to her next role, at a not-for-profit technology organization, where she led business development, product design and implementation of custom IT solutions across the health care continuum.

In 2015, Ms. Ripa joined the Montefiore Health System, serving as a Senior leader in Network Integration, for the Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative (MHVC) Performing Provider Systems (PPS), one of two PPS’s leading the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) in the Hudson Valley. The five-year DSRIP program ended in 2020 with many best practices, innovative care delivery models and new service offerings established at MSLC. In her new role as Vice President of Business Development, Network & Strategy, Ms. Ripa will utilize her skill set to enhance MSLC’s existing business and create new service lines where gaps exist.

Ms. Ripa has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Manhattan College, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IONA College, and is a certified Change Management Practitioner. (PROSCI®)