PBMC Health Administration

A combination of competence and compassion is what drives the focus on continuous improvement in the day-to-day operations of the Medical Center and the other facilities and services of PBMC Health. Many of the leaders of the PBMC Health organization have deep roots in this part of Long Island; all have broad and deep experience in leading and supporting leading-edge quality healthcare organizations.

Andrew J. Mitchell, FACHE
President and CEO

  • Former Executive Director, North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills
  • Masters (MPH), Health Services Administration, Yale University
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center as President/CEO in 2001

A recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives' Regent's Award as well as a growing number of humanitarian and community awards, Andy is widely recognized as the driving force behind the transformation of Peconic Bay Medical Center from a small community hospital to, as PBMC Health, a leading-edge regional continuum of care.


Richard Kubiak, MD, CPE
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO

  • Board Certifications:
    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American College of Physician Executives
  • BS, Marist College, Bacteriology, Rutgers University; MD, Medical University of Wroctaw, Poland
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 1987

Responsible for supervising and guiding the development of all PBMC Health physicians and medical services, including providing leadership to all quality, safety and performance improvement initiatives. Also serves as Medical Director for the nonprofit Aid to the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.


Ronald R. McManus
Senior Vice President - Chief Business Development Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

  • ASCP-Certified Medical Technologist; NYS-Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  • MS, Healthcare Management, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 1992

Responsible for administrative and financial oversight of clinical services at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Peconic Bay Home Health Services, and the Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing Facility. Manages PBMC Health's real estate holdings and oversees all PBMC Health business development projects.


Michael F. O'Donnell, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Healthcare Financial Management Association.
  • MA, Drexel University; BS, Accounting, DeSales University
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 1995

Responsible for overseeing al PBMC Health financial affairs and other corporate operations including treasury, budget, financial planning, capital planning and access, investment and cash management services. Prior to joining PBMC Health, served as Senior Manager for KPMG Peat Marwick.


Gerry Zunno
Senior Vice President - Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer - Patient Care Services

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner; 30 years clinical and management experience
  • BSN, Wagner College; MSN, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 2003

Responsible for guiding, developing, delivering and continuously improving all PBMC Health's clinical care and nursing services as well as all operational support departments, including meeting regulatory and safety objectives and associated quality measures.


Arthur F. Crowe, Jr.
Vice President - Support Services & Chief Information Officer

  • Licensed Radiologic Technologist
  • BA, Healthcare Administration, St. Joseph's College
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 2002.

Serves a principle role in the day to day operations of the medical center, responsible for oversight and operations of Plant Operations, Information Technology, Environmental Services, Security, Nutritional Services, Transportation, the Radiology Department, and the School of Radiography.


Demetrios Kadenas
Vice President and Chief Development Officer

  • Former Executive Director of CCS Fundraising, a fundraising and management consulting firm
  • BS, San Francisco State University
  • Joined PBMC Health and the PBMC Health Foundation in January, 2012

Responsible for leading the PBMC Health Foundation, which includes building philanthropic partnerships with leading individuals, businesses and other organizations in support of PBMC Health and its affiliates. The Foundation also encompasses External Affairs, which focuses on marketing, communications and public relations outreach.


Cheryl Makoske
Vice President of Finance

  • Formerly Peconic Bay Medical Center Controller, Budget Manager and Managed Care Coordinator
  • BS, Accounting, Kings College
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 1995

Responsible for daily operations of the general accounting functions for PBMC Health, Peconic Bay Medical Center, the PBMC Health physician enterprise, and the PBMC Health Foundation, including oversight of general ledgers, accounts payable and payroll.


Monica Chestnut Rauls
Vice President of Human Resources

  • Nationally Certified Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR)
  • BA, Herbert H. Lehman College
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 2010

Responsible for staff recruitment and retention as well as staff development and management of PBMC Health benefits programs. Oversees internal communications and organizational culture initiatives, and collaborates with clinical departments on organization-wide performance improvement initiatives.


Maureen Ruga ANP-C
Assistant Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety Officer

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner-Adult Health
  • MS SUNY Stony Brook, BSN St. Jospeh's College
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 2006

Responsible for Quality Management, Case Management, Utilization Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement Departments.  Assists the Chief Medical Officer with Medical Staff performance improvement activities.  Ensures quality hospital compliance with State/Federal regulatory agencies.


Sharon Tietze
Vice President - Chief Administrative Officer of the PBMC Medical Group

  • 25+ years experience in physician relations
  • Formerly Assoc. Exec. Director Medical Staff and Ambulatory Dev. at North Shore/Forest Hills Hospital; and VP Medical Staff and Program Dev. for Brooklyn-Queens Healthcare
  • Joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 2010

Responsible for physician recruitment in support of PBMC Health's clinical expansions, as well as retention and professional development of the PBMC Health continuum of more than 240 affiliated physicians, including employed and voluntary medical staff, contracted providers, and resident physicians-in-training.