Joint Advisory Committee

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is governed by the Governing Body of Stony Brook University Hospital. A Joint Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from both Stony Brook Medicine and the Eastern Long Island Hospital Association Board of Directors consults with the community in the operation of Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital on strategic planning to ensure that clinical and administrative operations are operating to optimal standards. Committee members are:


Margaret M. McGovern
Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD/VP
Health System Clinical Programs & Strategy, Stony Brook Medicine
Gary E. Bie
Gary E. Bie CPA
Chief Financial Officer, VP Health System Finance & Strategy, Stony Brook Medicine
Paul Connor
Paul J. Connor III
Carole G. Donlin
Carole G. Donlin


Helen Fall
Helene V. Fall
Jim Preston
Carol A. Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer
Stony Brook University Hospital
 Micah Kaplan
Z. Micah Kaplan, MD
Thomas E. Murray
Thomas E. Murray, Jr.


Jim Preston
Jim Preston
Jay P. Quartararo
Jay P. Quartararo
>Paul Romanelli
Paul Romanelli
>Kai Sturmann
Kai Sturmann


Robert Syron
Robert Syron



Medical Staff Officers

Kai Sturmann, MD
Chair of the ELI Campus Leadership Coordinating Council

Jarid Pachter, DO
Vice Chair of the ELI Campus Leadership Council

Robert Walsh, MD
Secretary / Treasurer of the ELI Campus Leadership Council 

Melany Hughes, MD
Member at Large (SBELI LCC) 

Rajeev Fernando, MD
Member at Large (SBELI LCC) 

Jay Slotkin, MD
Vice Chair/ Service Chief of Medicine 

Fred Carter, MD
Vice Chair/ Service Chief of Surgery 



Senior Management Team

The day-to-day operations of Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is overseen by a senior management team which is responsible for evaluating, developing and implementing policies and practices to ensure that the Hospital is delivering appropriate high-quality healthcare to the communities of eastern Long Island in a financially prudent manner.

Paul J. Connor, III
Chief Administrative Officer 

D. Patricia Pispisa
Senior Vice President 
Patient Care Services and 
Chief Nursing Officer 

Susan Apicello
Vice President Administration 

Raymond F. Eble, CPMM 
Vice President 
Support Service Division 

Courtney Meringer
Medical Staff Affairs and Special Projects

William Messner
Vice President Finance/Controller 

Frank Dumont 
Assistant Vice President 
Human Resources and 
Corporate Compliance 

Linda S. Sweeney 
Vice President
Foundation/External Affairs