Executive board

Meet the 2018-2020 Executive Board...


Rosemary Sullivan, MA RN is currently the Director of Nurse Recruitment at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.


Annie Chan is currently the Assistant Director of HR Operation at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Baruch College and received her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. She has been a member of the GNYAHR since 2008.

"Being a member of the association is beneficial not only for networking but also an educational opportunity to stay current on issues relevant to healthcare/recruiting."




Jackie VanPelt is currently a Nurse Recruiter at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.


Mary Ann Radioli, RN  BSN, MA is currently the Director of Nurse Recruitment and Retention at Maimonides Medical Center. She has a BSN from Cornell University and a Masters in Nursing Administration from NYU. She has been an RN for over 40 years in a variety of different specialties at the following institutions - NYU, Bellevue and over 25 years at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn New York.

She joined the Brooklyn, Queens and Staten island Association of Nurse Recruiters when she first became the recruiter at Maimonides. She was totally new to recruiting and learned from the many seasoned recruiters in the organization at that time.  We developed friendships and became a source of support to each other during the many challenges we faced over the years.   When the New York Chapter and our BQSI chapter joined forces we became a stronger networking group.  The many programs and speakers over the years have provided a rich learning opportunity. She has been on the Board the entire time I have been recruiting and well as have served over the years as President and Vice President.




Ellen Heasley is currently the Nurse Recruiter Manager at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.

She worked at NYU Langone Medical Center as Director of Nurse Recruitment. She was responsible for all the recruiting and retention activities for the Department of Nursing which includes the School of Medicine.

Ellen earned her BSN at the University of Bridgeport in CT, and her MPA at the Wagner School of Public Administration at NYU, specializing in Health Policy and Management.  Her professional career began and continued for several years at New York Hospital, where her position as staff nurse in the Medical ICU, PACU and various medical-surgical units eventually led to her first leadership position as Night Nursing Supervisor in Emergency and Critical Care. Before she left, Ellen moved into the role of Staffing Coordinator.

Ellen then joined Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center as Nurse Recruiter / Coordinator of Information & Finance, where she was responsible for the recruitment and staffing of 800+ beds.  Leaving Kingsbrook, Ellen moved into an Education Coordinator position at Palisade General Hospital.

Ellen’s last position, before joining NYULMC, was the Associate Director of Nursing / Human Resources at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, where she was responsible for all human resource activities of the nursing staff.  She participated in NYSNA Labor Management meetings, maintained networking with staffing agencies and local educational programs, and chaired the Recruitment & Retention Council. 

Ellen holds a Certificate in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University, is a member of the National Health Care Recruiters, Past President of the Greater New York Association of Nurse Recruiters, a BLS Instructor, member of the Board of Directors in her Coop and the Treasurer of the Metropolitan Division of Fencing in NYC.


Lucille Bock was the Director Human Resources at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She started her career in the corporate world working for Hertz Corporation, Amerada Hess Oil Company, MCI Telecommunication to mention a few.   After the oil embargo in the late 70’s, she changed her career direction and accepted a position in human resources in a Medical Center.

She has been working in the health care industry for over 37 years. She has experience in various areas of Human Resources.  She has always worked in a unionized environment and have extensive experience in Labor Relations, contract negotiation, compensation management and recruitment.

Prior President of the Association of Health Care Recruiters for Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island and President for The Greater NY Association of Health Recruiters.





Geina Keller is currently the Director of Talent Acquisition at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She has been in recruiting for over 20 years in different sectors. She has been working at NYM for 16 years and watched the changes in recruitment for the passive approach of just posting positions to seeking aggressive applicants through the use of social media platforms. She enjoys collaborating with different Hiring Managers and Senior Leadership to learn about different aspects and positions in the healthcare arena.  She really enjoys recruiting in the healthcare industry. Recruitment is a rewarding career because you feel you are making a change.

Geina has been a member of GNYAHR for over 10 years. "Being a member of the association is beneficial because the educational sessions are very informative. She recommends other members to join this association for networking purposes and sharing of best practice and policies from other institutions."

Karen DeLorenzo RN, MSN, CHCR is currently the AVP Nursing Recruitment, Professional Practice, Quality at NYU Lutheran. She has been in working for 10 years in Nursing Recruitment and leadership experience within the organization. She has been a member of the recruiter association for 10 years. 

"It is beneficial to be a member of this association for networking opportunities, to share ideas and best practices, learn about new trends in the industry. She recommends membership in this organization for peer collegiality, support and to promote succession planning."