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MPA/MBA Advisory Board

Mr. Kevin Dahill, President, NORMET
Mr. Ron Sylvestri, Senior Vice President, Hudson Valley Bank
Mr. Scott Brier. Partner, The Write Design Company
Ms. Joan Goodman, President, Emergency Beacon Corporation
Mr. Timothy Barney, Co-CEO and CFO of BCL Business Solutions, LLC
Dr. Kevin Nash, Program Director, MBA and MPA Programs
Mr.John Boyd
Mr. Rich Baron
Mr. Samuel Connor

Kevin DahillMr. Kevin Dahill, President, NORMET

Kevin Dahill, President and CEO of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) and the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet). These two organizations comprise the Suburban Hospital Alliance. Kevin Dahill also serves as Executive Vice President of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS).

Kevin Dahill assumed the leadership post of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council in 2002. Under his direction, the association, which represents Long Island’s not-for-profit and public hospitals, has dramatically enhanced its presence among lawmakers, the media, and the public and is truly the collective voice of Long Island’s hospitals. Dahill is routinely sought for his expertise on a variety of health care issues such as: hospital economics and finance, health services planning, hospitals and community benefit, workforce issues, corporate compliance, quality and performance improvement issues, and managed care practices.

In July 2010, Dahill became president and CEO of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association located in Newburgh, New York. The conjoining of these two associations allows for more targeted and intense advocacy for the suburban hospitals on Long Island and in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley. Dahill now oversees these two metropolitan hospital associations, two of the largest in the state, and with his leadership and hospital policy expertise presents an even stronger, collective voice for all not-for-profit hospitals in these two regions.

He imparts his health care administrative knowledge to numerous organizations and sits on a variety of health care task forces, including Action Long Island, the Long Island Association, and the Hauppauge Industrial Association. In addition, he often serves in an advisory capacity to local, state, and federal elected officials on matters related to health care legislation and policy development.

Currently, he sits on the boards of the New York Organ Donor Network, the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, and the MBA Advisory Board at LIU Hudson. He is also a member of the New York State Regional Advisory Group – the task force charged with developing New York State’s Health Insurance Exchange framework pursuant to federal health care reform. As a bi-regional hospital association leader, he was asked to serve as an advisor to both the Hudson Valley group and the Long Island group.

Prior to his appointment at the NSHC, Dahill served as President and CEO of the New York United Hospital in Port Chester, New York. Previously, he held a variety of administrative positions that spanned 25 years at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, before departing as Senior Vice President and General Manager in 1994.

Dahill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health care management from St. Peter’s College (Jersey City, NJ) and a master’s in business administration from Fordham University (New York, NY). He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Administrators and the American Association of Association Executives. He serves as adjunct professor of management at St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and St. Joseph’s College on Long Island.

Dahill served as chairman for the National Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations (CMHA) in 2006.

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Mr. Ron Sylvestri, Senior Vice President, Hudson Valley Bank

Bio to come

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Scott BrierMr. Scott Brier. Partner, The Write Design Company

Scott Brier is a senior business communications consultant specializing in strategic planning, marketing and public relations.  A former Fortune 100 public affairs executive, partner for the past 12 years in a "boutique" agency, he has worked with clients in aerospace, chemicals, consumer products, direct mail advertising, finance, health care, pharmaceuticals and utilities.

Scott’s areas of expertise include employee engagement, senior leadership communication, organization culture change, and communication process/structure/implementation in process improvement initiatives.

Most recently, he has completed projects including an innovative mobile compliance app for pharmaceutical sales representatives, strategic marketing plans for corporate and non-profit clients in health care and nutrition, and videos on medical devices and health care cost containment.

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Ms. Joan Goodman, President, Emergency Beacon Corporation

Bio to come

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Timothy BarneyMr. Timothy Barney, Co-CEO and CFO of BCL Business Solutions, LLC

Tim is Co-CEO of BCL Business Solutions and the Chief Financial Officer.  He has been a trusted advisor to and led global financial services companies through dynamic change.  He has lead best practice implementations, process efficiency and effectiveness programs, and established financial and operational businesses and teams.  Tim is the global process development lead for both BCL national and international market activities.

With over 25 years of experience in global financial services companies, leading re-engineering, IT implementation, and applying strong expertise in strategic planning and operational process efficiency, Tim is an executive who has both advised and lead successful transformations as a consultant and senior manager.  The comfort and can do attitude challenges the status quo and delivers significant economic benefits to BCL clients.

Prior to co-founding BCL, Tim started and matured multiple     entrepreneurial initiatives and was a Managing Director for Deutsche Bank, operating in both New York and London, UK, where he led financial transformation across regions, business lines and functional units.  In his eleven year tenure, he lead the global Sarbanes-Oxley program, outlined and executed on multiple cross functional IT and process re-engineering initiatives always eyeing tangible economic benefits and straight through processing results.

From 1998 through 2001, Tim was the Director and Global Product Controller for the Investment Banking and Private Equity divisions of Credit Suisse First Boston. Tim has extensive experience within Finance, Operations, Product and Financial Control and has lead and managed Target Operating Model development and implementation efforts, led the project valuation, due diligence, deal parameter, and negotiation processes.  He has also held various positions as Director or Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, NationsBank, Goldman, Sachs & Co and Coopers & Lybrand, executing on global basis.

Tim holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance & Investments from Baruch College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from King’s College.

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Kevin NashDr. Kevin Nash, Program Director, MBA and MPA Programs

Dr. Kevin Nash joined LIU Hudson in January 2014 as Director of the MBA and MPA Programs and Professor of Management. Prior to joining LIU Dr. Nash divided his time between teaching as an adjunct professor on the MBA and Leadership programs at Albertus Magnus College, Connecticut, and providing management consulting services to corporate clients.

Dr. Nash has worked with clients in a wide range of industries in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Asia. His areas of specialty are organizational change, employee assessment and training, and talent management.

From 1998 to 2006  Dr. Nash was Executive Director of Employee Development at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. with responsibility for employee training and development and succession planning for over 9.000 employees.

Dr. Nash has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University, an MA in Management from The University of Kent, UK, and a Diploma in Marketing from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and a Board Member of the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two grown children. 

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LIU Hudson John BoydJohn Boyd

John Boyd has been practicing intellectual property law for over 20 years and is currently a partner at FisherBroyles, LLP. John has worked as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at private and publicly traded high-tech companies in the biotechnology industry (IGEN International, Inc. and Meso Scale Diagnostic, LLC) and in the semiconductor industry (ATMI, Inc.), advising on a myriad of intellectual property and corporate issues.

John also chaired a session at The Society for Biological Screening, 10th Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 2004, Orlando, Florida and delivered a presentation at The Society for Biological Screening, 8th Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 22-26, 2002, The Hague, Netherlands. John is also an inventor with several patents to his name and has negotiated IP transaction agreements resulting in the sale of two groups of patent assets to Apple, Inc. in 2010.

As advisor and equity owner, John directed and managed the development and commercialization of businesses for TTB Technologies, LLC.

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Rich BaronRich Baron

Rich started his Pharmaceutical career with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in 1994 as a Professional Sales Representative in California before moving back to the US headquarters in Connecticut to take a position within Sales Training and Development. As a trainer, Rich had responsibility for product training for all sales representatives and developed the learning system and launch training for Micardis and Aggrenox.  In 1999 Rich was assigned as the training lead for the BI USA Corporate Implementation of SAP, where he led a team of trainers in developing and delivering courses to over 3000 end users across 5 different businesses within the US.  Upon completion of that initiative, Rich joined the Marketing Department in 2001 as a Product Manager, working on Mobic.  He was promoted to Product Director and moved into the therapeutic area of cardiovascular where he led the US brand lead teams for Micardis and Catapres TTS for over 5 years.  In 2007, Rich moved over to the therapeutic area of Urology to take the lead as Executive Director, Marketing for Flomax, where he and the team launched multiple creative TV commercials, raising consumer awareness of the brand to levels as high as 93%, making it a household name and the focus of many Jay Leno Tonight Show Monologues (as well as other comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Mohr and inclusion in movies such as “It’s Complicated” with Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep).  In 2009, In addition to leading Flomax, Rich took on a new role as Executive Director of Customer Development Marketing, which was a cross brand division that supported portfolio execution of Consumer Marketing, Healthcare Professional (HCP) Development and the design and implementation of MultiChannel Marketing for Boehringer.  In May of 2013, Rich returned back to the training side of the business as the Executive Director of Prescription Medicine Training and Development.  In his current role, he oversees the department responsible for development and delivery of product knowledge, selling skills and business acumen training to The Field Sales, Managed Markets and Marketing Departments.

Rich has a BA in Liberal Arts from Penn State University and a MA in Organizational Psychology from Antioch University in California.

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Samuel ConnorSamuel Connor

Sam hails from the United Kingdom, completed High School in India, and received his BA in history from Wesleyan University in the US.  Upon graduation Sam joined the US Peace Corps, where he co-organized the first National Conference on Appropriate Technology in Togo, West Africa, which included its integration into the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs for the Government of Togo.  Sam continued as a community organizer for leading non-profit agencies in international humanitarian development, focusing on partner relations by leveraging personal experience and creating value propositions that benefited both public and private sector participants.   Throughout his career he has created communications programs that have not only succeeded in their communications goals, but also raised significant funding for education, health, economic development, and emergency response to benefit children.  

Sam is a social marketer with deep roots in behavior change communications, informing experience creating and supporting commercial brands for public health in the developing world. This includes extensive professional experience in market analysis, design and execution of national marketing campaigns in a number of developing countries in Africa and Asia, while supporting over 30 commercial brands of essential reproductive health products, malaria diagnosis and test kits, TB treatment kits, and related tropical disease prevention and treatment products.

Sam returned to the US after Peace Corps and worked for the Connecticut Prison Association, where he built a prison arts program for the CT system, then founded Beyond Fear, an innovative HIV education and mentoring program for prison inmates in the US.  He worked closely with the Department of Correction, The Centers for Disease Control, the National Endowment for the Arts, and local nonprofit organizations to create sustainable programming based on creativity. After six  years at the CPA he resumed his calling back in Africa and Asia managing programs and country offices for Pact, a democracy building non-profit, and then Population Services International, most notably as a team leader and representative responsible for strategic use of multi-million dollar budgets guiding service delivery and general management.   This included Director of Communications in Malawi and Director or Marketing and Communications in Myanmar (Burma).

Returning to the US in 2008, Sam joined the Save the Children and built the Philanthropic Services Unit where he leveraged his unique skill set of communications expertise, management, and field work to creatively have positive impact on international humanitarian development.  His responsibilities included developing advisory relationships and strategic giving programs with philanthropic intermediaries and donors, building regional councils of donors, creating innovative communications and cause marketing programs such as Warner Brothers We Can Be Heroes, the first effort worldwide to use a global multi-player online gaming challenge to raise $1million in 100 days.  

Maintaining periodic deployment to the field, in 2010 Sam participated in the response to the humanitarian disaster in Haiti, adding value to donor relationships with timely personal experience.

In 2012 Sam was recruited to join the Anti-Defamation League as head of marketing and communications responsible for the branding and execution of the Centennial events of 2013 as well as creating all external communications products, campaigns, publications, direct mail and online fundraising, managing a staff of 20 internal and external creative communications professionals serving the head office and 27 affiliates.

Sam’s personal website with recorded testimony, graphics and original music is

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