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.