Building the future

…of global public health

REACH Fellows

REACH fellows are problem solvers in public health preparedness. They are leaders who can find structure and set priorities amid chaos and uncertainty. They are innovators driven to find practical solutions to complex public health emergencies. They are collaborative yet decisive when humanity is faced with threats to health. And they are relentless in their pursuit of building resilient health systems.

Current Fellows

Juliette Vendryes
Juliette Vendryes

Administrative Director for Cardiology & Pulmonary Services

Juliette Vendryes, RT, RRT is the Administrative Director for Cardiology & Pulmonary Services at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing and managing all activities and operations of the Departments of Respiratory Care, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Center for Sleep Medicine. Prior to joining New York-Presbyterian in 2018, she was the Assistant Director for Respiratory Therapy at North Shore University Hospital.  Awarded the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars Award by the BCW in 2020 and the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2018 by her Alma Mater, Juliette has been recognized for her accomplishments in the field of Respiratory Care. Ms. Vendryes earned her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care from Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management.

Danielle Rossi
Danielle Rossi

Operations Manager

Danielle Rossi is the Operations Manager at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. In this role, she manages all administrative aspects of the Emergency Room, with a focus on operational efficiency, business strategy, and emergency preparedness. She joined NYP in 2016 as a Quality Fellow at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and has since held roles as Project Lead of Support Services and Business Administration Manager of Perioperative Services. Danielle served on the board of NYP’s Emerging Leadership Council in 2020-2021, currently manages BMH’s zero employee harm team, and is on the leadership committee of the BMH inclusion group.

Danielle received her Master of Health Administration from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Rutgers University. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt. She is excited to be back at Mailman for the opportunity to complete the REACH Fellowship and learn how to better serve the Brooklyn community.

Geeta Nastasi
Geeta Nastasi

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Geeta Nastasi, MSA, BS, RN, is the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer. Prior to this role, she served as Director of information systems for multiple clinical and business applications including Patient Safe Solutions, Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts, Athena, eCW, and 3M. Ms. Nastasi is also the Program Director for the IT Fellows Program which she developed in partnership with Human Resources for NYP in 2018. This is a two-year-long program to give minority students from Historically Black Colleges a pathway to become future leaders, strategists, and robust contributors in healthcare IT and administration.

Previously, Ms. Nastasi was a registered nurse at Northwell Health, then in nursing management at the New York-Presbyterian Queens campus. Earlier in her career, she worked with North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust as a registered general nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a Samuel H. and Maria Miller Scholar in the DNP Nurse Executive Track, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University.

Ms. Nastasi guest lectures at several forums. Most recently, she served as faculty at the Digital Health Leadership Academy for Nurses and Midwives in the United Kingdom, with CHIME International in partnership with the Florence Nightingale Foundation. She is ranked #19 among the Top 100 Women Leaders list in 2021 by Women We Admire and is listed as one of eleven women in 2022 making history and changing healthcare at New York-Presbyterian.

Marianne Grandusky
Marianne Grandusky

Chief Physician Assistant

Marianne Grandusky is the Chief Physician Assistant for the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the NYP Columbia campus. She attended PA school and received her Bachelors of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska.  Marianne has been a practicing physician assistant for over 22 years.  She has practiced in inpatient internal medicine, outpatient surgery, breast oncologic surgery, infectious disease, and epidemiology.  Since 2013 she has worked at NYP in the division of hematology/oncology with a focus on leukemia.  Additionally, she has worked as faculty at several PA schools throughout New York State.  Marianne has held several management positions over the years, leading teams of PAs.  In these leadership positions, she has specialized in workforce development and optimization of service operations.  She has been integral in developing a physician assistant career ladder for the enterprise and works to increase the breadth and scope of practice for PAs within NYP.  In addition to being a Chief PA, this past year she was asked to join NYP’s Administrator on-call team.  For 2022, Marianne was appointed to be a campus co-lead for the QPS initiative of reducing mortality.  In this role, she works closely with increasing hospice utilization and the growth of the palliative care services within the hospital.  She recently completed a certificate course in APP Executive Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she worked closely with other physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and certified nurse anesthetists from other medical institutions throughout the country. 

Graham Davies
Graham Davies

Healthcare Facility Planner

Graham Davies is a healthcare facility planner, working as a part of the Strategic Facilities Planning group at New York Presbyterian, he is based at the Weill Cornell campus. Graham’s responsibilities include developing programmatic requirements for various hospital services;  identifying campus and offsite locations suitable to accommodate those programs;  and developing floor plans and presentation material to communicate characteristics of each proposed design solution to hospital leadership. 

Before joining New York Presbyterian in 2018, Graham worked for several healthcare architecture and design firms, where he completed the planning of new healthcare facilities around the US, in the UK, Germany and Singapore.

It is Graham’s objective to contribute to the planning and design of healthcare facilities by being an advocate for the people and the processes that animate hospitals and other healthcare spaces. This involves meeting with a wide range of stakeholders including;  clinical staff, ancillary services, patients and their family members to assuring that environments are configured to provide a positive experience, safety and efficiency.  Graham also works to reflect the advances in medicine, science, technology and changes in regulatory requirements in design solutions that assure the long-term flexibility of buildings and that they support the needs of caregivers, patients and their families. 

Graham has a degree in Architecture (B-Arch) from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. 

For questions or further information, please contact Claire Raether, Training and Education Specialist and Fellowship coordinator at cr3144@cumc.columbia.edu.