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Government & Community Affairs at NYU Langone Health

At NYU Langone Health, we are on the front lines in creating a healthier New York. Our physicians, researchers, and staff are committed to bringing the highest-quality healthcare and services to communities across the New York metropolitan area. We engage with city, state, and federal officials, community boards, and community-based organizations to create partnerships and synergies that enhance the vibrancy of the communities our patients reside in. We collaborate with local organizations through partnerships to provide services, programs, and events to the community at large.

Government Affairs

NYU Langone’s Office of Government and Community Affairs serves as a primary liaison between government and elected officials at the city, state, and federal level. The office closely monitors and analyzes important legislation, regulations, and budget proposals and advocates on issues as they affect NYU Langone. We manage relationships with government officials in New York City; Albany, NY; and Washington, DC, and also secure available government funds for various programs and projects.

We coordinate visits to NYU Langone facilities for government officials to meet with our leadership and tour areas of interest, and ensure compliance with lobbying laws at the city, state, and federal level.

We also work with local elected officials and community leaders to address health issues of concern to the community, and maintain working relationships with local community boards.

Community Outreach

We focus on community outreach to share information and resources and to increase awareness of NYU Langone in neighborhoods throughout New York City.

NYU Langone sponsors numerous events supporting local nonprofits, community-based organizations, neighborhood associations, and local community groups. Events range from sponsorship and coordination of health fairs to support for annual events and participation in cultural and ethnic celebrations. We are proud to support and partner with these organizations, which are the bedrock of the communities we serve.

Other efforts in the community include coordinating and collaborating with internal departments to participate in community events such as health fairs, seminars and informational workshops lead by health experts, community family days, and more. Through the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone we partner with community-based organizations to provide a range of services to children and families in need.

Our office also works with NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center on community outreach efforts to increase awareness about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

NYU Langone Health in the Community Report

Our NYU Langone Health in the Community report highlights our activities and contributions to benefit the communities we serve and showcases how we deliver care and community programs to support health across the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Departments throughout NYU Langone work to improve all aspects of community health, from annual screenings, chronic disease management, mental and behavioral healthcare, and vaccination, to social determinants of health, such as housing and food security. We’re proud to share stories of community programs offered for people of all ages, from early childhood to seniors.

Read our NYU Langone Health in the Community report.

Contact Us

Members of the Office of Government and Community Affairs team include the following:

Joseph Lhota
Executive Vice President and Vice Dean, Chief of Staff
Phone: 212-263-3474

Gilda Ventresca-Ecroyd
Vice President, Government and Community Affairs
Phone: 212-404-4077

Ashley Morrissey
Senior Director, State Affairs
Phone: 212-404-4086

Sara Ostolaza
Manager, Community and City Affairs
Phone: 347-453-9780

Patricia Barraga
Senior Government Affairs Analyst
Phone: 347-213-1182

Rebecca Berger
Senior Government Affairs Analyst
Phone: 212-404-4082

James Toussaint
Policy Analyst
Phone: 212-404-4088

Jonathan Martinez
Community Affairs Coordinator
Phone: 929-453-0660

Elizabeth Roman
Executive Assistant
Phone: 212-404-4081

Myles Davis
Phone: 917-881-5963