Spring 2001

HHC Chair Rosa Gil Named Dean for Health Sciences



r. Rosa Maria Gil, chair of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, has been named University Dean for Health Sciences by the Board of Trustees. Announcing the appointment, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein noted that Gil comes to the University with "more than two decades of senior-level experience in health care policy and delivery. In our unique context as the largest public urban university in the country, health sciences is an area in which the city and the University must collaborate to understand and meet the needs of our diverse population."

Gil, who assumed her post on February 13, will provide leadership and broad vision in the area of health sciences, including serving as spokesperson, establishing internal and external linkages, and developing collaborative funding initiatives.

Prior to chairing HHC and serving Mayor Giuliani as a Special Advisor for Health Policy, Gil served as HHC's Senior Vice President for Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services and as Assistant Vice President and Deputy Director of Mental Hygiene Services. She has also served as Executive Director of Metropolitan Hospital and Woodhull Hospital and as Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Family and Children Services Agency of the Human Resources Administration.

Gil is the founder of two corporations: PHASE, which created innovative manpower development programs in the heath care field, and HIRE, which developed culturally appropriate housing and case management services for persons with mental illness. The new Dean holds a "Licendiada En Sociologia" from Oriente University in Cuba, a Fordham Master's in Social Work, and an Adelphi Doctor of Social Work.