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State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC)

State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC) Meetings

All STAC Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public

Please contact Linda Tripoli, Trauma Program Coordinator at (518) 402-0996 for further information.

STAC Meeting Dates

Date Meeting Location
May 20, 2015 (Wednesday) Trauma Advisory Committee Hilton Garden Inn, Troy NY
October 1, 2015 (Thursday) Trauma Advisory Committee Hilton Garden Inn, Troy NY
January 7, 2016 (Friday) Trauma Advisory Committee Hilton Garden Inn, Troy NY

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

State Trauma Advisory Committee Members

The STAC advises the Department and the Commissioner regarding trauma and disaster care within the State. Its mission and purpose is to promote public health, safety and welfare by providing for the development, coordination and maintenance of systems for emergency medical, trauma, and disaster care, including the effective and expeditious transfer of patients in need of such care to facilities appropriately staffed and equipped to provide such care, towards the goal of decreasing morbidity and mortality from traumatic injuries arising from single incidents as well as mass-casualty events.

Dianne Abele, R.N., B.S.
Regional Trauma QA Coordinator
Lifestar Regional Trauma System of NE NY - Albany Medical Center
Albany, N.Y.
Steve Adkisson, R.N.
Pediatric Trauma Program Coordinator
Golisano Children’s Hospital
Upstate University Hospital
Syracuse, N.Y.
Tamer A. Ahmed, M.D.
Pediatric Trauma Medical Director
Golisano Children’s Hospital
Upstate University Hospital
Syracuse, N.Y.
L.D. George Angus, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Director of Trauma/Vice-Chairman Department of Surgery
Nassau University Medical Center
East Meadow, N.Y.
Kathy Aronow, R.N., M.S.N., B.C.
Trauma Program Manager
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, N.Y.
Matthew A. Bank, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Acting Director, Division of Trauma
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, N.Y.
Palmer Bessey, M.D.
Attending surgeon/critical care surgeon
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, N.Y.
Arthur Cooper, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Surgical Services
Harlem Hospital Center
New York, N.Y.
Janet Cucuzzo, M.S., R.N., C.E.N., A.N.P.
Trauma Program Manager
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, N.Y.
Michael Dailey, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Director of Prehospital Care and Education
Albany Medical College
Albany, N.Y.
Phyllis Ellis, R.N., F.A.C.H.E.
Director of Public Health
Oneida County Health Department
William J. Flynn, Jr., M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.
Mark L. Gestring, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Medical Director, Strong Regional Trauma Center
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, N.Y.
Michael D. Grossman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Acute Care Surgery
Southside Hospital
Bayshore, N.Y.
Lynn Kemp, R.N., M.A.
Administrator, Regional Trauma Services
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, N.Y.
Corrado Marini, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, N.Y.
William Marx, D.O., F.A.C.S. CHAIR
Professor of Surgery and Critical Care
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, N.Y.
Daniel J. Maughan, R.N., M.S.N, MBA, FNP-C
Asst VP of Emergency, Surgical, Trauma & Cancer Services
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
Newburgh, N.Y.
Patricia O'Neill, M.D., R.N., F.A.C.S.
Director of Trauma
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Brookdale University Hospital
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Louis H. Riina, M.D.
Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery
Nassau County Medical Center
East Meadow, N.Y.
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, N.Y.
Carl Rosati, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S.
Director, Section of Trauma - Division of General Surgery
Albany Medical Center
Albany, N.Y.
Jeanne Marie Rubsam, R.N., M.S., CPNP
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
New York, N.Y.
Linda Schwab, M.S., R.N.
Trauma Program Coordinator
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
Ronald J. Simon, M.D.
Director, Acute Care Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
Bronx, N.Y.
R. Bruce Simpson, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Attending surgeon
Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Syracuse, N.Y.
Krista M. Sokolowski, R.N., M.S.
Trauma Program Manager
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, N.Y.
Jamie Ullman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director of Neurotrauma
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, N.Y.
James A. Vosswinkel, M.D.
Chief, Section of Trauma & Critical Care
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Mary Ellen Zimmerman, B.S.N.
Trauma Program Manager
New York Hospital Medical Center, Queens
Flushing, N.Y.