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Board of Trustees

New York College of Health Professions is a 501 C3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees oversees the organization to ensure movement toward the College's short and long range plans. It is responsible for selecting and evaluating the officers of the College. The Board is also involved in developing strategies to advance the mission of the school, and is actively involved in opening up new business and academic opportunities for the College.


  • Donald Spector, Chairman
    Chairman, Innovation Fund LLC
    Former Foreign Ambassador, Board of Trade,
    Henan Province, People's Republic of China
    Former Ambassador of Wyandotte Nation
    (Indian Tribes of Oklahoma)
  • Michael Deutsch, Treasurer
    Former Member, American Stock Exchange


  • Robert Duarte, M.D.
    Director, LIJ Pain & Headache Treatment Center
  • Harvey Kitay, Esq.
    Kolleeny, Kitay & Hort
    New York University, B.S.; Harvard University, LL.B.
    Treasurer & Legal Counsel, Board of Trustees
    SUNY College of Optometry
  • Robert Lesniewski, MBA
    Executive Director of Finance & Administration
    New York State United Teachers
    Member, Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee- American Red Cross of Northeastern New York
  • Jitsuro Terashima*
    Executive Managing Officer;
    President, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute Mitsui & Company
  • Lisa E. Pamintuan
    President, New York College of Health Professions

       * Emeritus

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