Promotions, Announcements & Appointments

Burgess joins board of Child Center of NY

The Child Center of NY Board of Directors announced that Giselle Burgess of Ozone Park was unanimously elected as its newest member.

Burgess is program manager of Girl Scouts of Greater NY’s Troop 6000TM, a Girl Scout program specially designed to serve girls in the New York City Shelter System. 

After becoming homeless herself and living in a shelter with her five children several years ago, Burgess saw there was a great need for such a program for girls and women living in the shelter system. She and her children were clients of The Child Center of NY for about a year.

“I am thrilled and honored to be a part of The Child Center of NY family and grateful to all the board members for their support and trust,” Burgess said. “As a former client myself, I do not take this position lightly and look forward to an opportunity to give something back for the help I received during a dark period.”

The Child Center of NY’s Board of Directors is made up of individuals from the corporate, academic, health, and non-profit sectors who share a passion for building a gateway to a successful future for children and families.

“We are in awe of Giselle’s resilience and courage,” said Richard Jay, president of The Child Center’s Board of Directors. “As survivors of domestic violence and abuse, Giselle and her children know firsthand the importance of the support provided by The Child Center of NY.”

SterlingRisk taps Rosu for Underwriting Dept.

Woodside resident Taryn Rosu has been hired as senior program underwriter at SterlingRisk Insurance, one of the nation’s top independently owned insurance brokerages.

An experienced insurance professional, Rosu will handle new business and renewals for the Combined Real Estate Purchasing Enterprise (CREPE), a risk purchasing group that leverages the combined buying power of a large group of real estate interests. 

She will also help improve and enhance the program’s infrastructure and mentor team members with a focus on underwriting. 

“Taryn brings to SterlingRisk more than two decades of experience managing large books of business with expertise in reviewing and rating risks,” said SterlingRisk CEO David Sterling. “Her strong analytical talents and business acumen are welcome additions, as is her ability to foster positive client relationships.”

Rosu comes to SterlingRisk from Distinguished Programs in New York City, which she joined in 1999 after serving for two years as Technical Associate at DeWitt Stern Group.

Among her responsibilities, she evaluated new and renewal submissions according to risk, hazard, and exposure guidelines while driving revenues and maximizing profitability.

A Licensed New York Property and Casualty Broker, Rosu graduated from Hofstra University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – International Business Administration.

Dowling named a top CEO by Glassdoor

Northwell Health CEO Michael J. Dowling has been named to the Top CEOs in 2019 list by the job and recruiting site Glassdoor, which compiled voluntary employee feedback from thousands of companies to rank America’s 100 best leaders. 

Dowling earned a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award with a 95 percent employee approval rating, which placed him 44th among large company CEOs in the United States.

Dowling was the nation’s top-ranking health care/hospital CEO on Glassdoor’s list, and placed fifth among all New York CEOs. Glassdoor also ranked Mr. Dowling among the nation’s Top CEOs in 2017, placing 67th overall.

“I’m humbled by the honor, especially so proud because of who the judges are: the 69,000 employees who power Northwell Health,” Dowling said. “While I’m gratified to receive such overwhelming praise, the truth is that strong leadership is a reflection of the whole organization, not just one individual.

“The ranks of this health system are filled with dedicated and passionate leaders at every level,” he added. “For that, I’m most proud.”

Dowling joined Northwell in 1995 as COO after 12 years in New York State government overseeing health and human services in the administration of former governor Mario Cuomo, including serving as commissioner of the state Department of Social Services.

In 2002, he was named president and CEO of Northwell, which has since grown to become a clinical, academic and research enterprise that includes 23 hospitals, more than 750 outpatient facilities, medical and nursing schools, a nationally recognized research institute and more than 69,000 employees – the state’s largest private-sector workforce. 

Immediately after becoming CEO, Dowling developed the country’s largest corporate university in the health care industry, the Center for Learning and Innovation.

“Today’s job seekers are looking for leaders who share their values and will empower them to bring their full selves to work,” said Glassdoor COO Christian Sutherland-Wong. “More and more, we’re seeing Top CEOs make decisions to shape the culture of their organizations to help recruit and retain quality talent.” 

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