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Past Star Employees

2017

Listed below are the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine employees who were named Star Performers during 2017. All Star Performers will be honored at the Employee Recognition Party hosted by the department in November.

Super Star Winners

Chelsie Burchett, Administrative Secretary (Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine)
Morgan Burrell, Clinical Nurse Practitioner (Cardiology)
Awilda Crespo, Clinical Technician (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Varnia Egalite, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Natividad Esparza-Casquete, Regulatory Specialist (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Lauren Meador, Senior Research Aide (Geriatrics)
Danielle Molina, Practice Specialist (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Arthur Perry, Physician Assistant II (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Marlene Santana, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Linda Tegnastam, Research Nurse Specialist (Hematology & Medical Oncology)

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Silver Star Performers

Jacqueline Graham, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Clarissa Rodriguez, Medical Technician (Cardiology)

Bronze Star Performers

Wanda Brown, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Varnia Egalite, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Anais Jiminez, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Erica Lopez, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)

Star Performer Medal Recipients

Janice Chia, Senior Medical Technician (Cardiology)
Sheelyn Dougan, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Jaheidi Fonseca, Clinical Technician (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Katherine Marte, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Eric Medalla, Clinical Practice Nurse (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Cynthia Obach, Patient Coordinator (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Erna Ramos, Practice Supervisor (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Sandra Stewart, Senior Patient Assistant (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Xinyue Zhao, Echocardiography Specialist (Cardiology)

2016

Listed below are the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine employees who were named Star Performers during 2016. All Star Performers were honored at the Employee Recognition Party hosted by the department in November.

Star Award Winners

Rising Star: Erica Lopez-Martinez (Cardiology)
Guiding Star: Varia Egalite (Cardiology)
Shining Star: Sonia Orona (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Shooting Star: Deidre Brown (Hematology & Medical Oncology)

Super Star Winners

Salisha Ali, Clinical Technician (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Deidre Brown, Administrative Aide II (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Wanda Brown, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Simon Cohen, Research Assistant (Geriatrics & Palliative Care Medicine)
Holly Dando, LCSW, Counselor (Public Health Programs)
Anthony Davis, Pulmonary Technician II (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Varnia Egalite, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Ariana Estrella, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Raquel Greenbaum, Data Control Assistant (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Janelle Harewood, Clinical Technician (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Edward Hernandez, Program Specialist (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)
Nydia Kappstatter, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)
Erica Lopez-Martinez, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Thomas Lorio, LCSW, Counselor (Public Health Programs)
Renee Maciejewski, Research Biostatistician (Geriatrics & Palliative Care Medicine)
Feruza Muhiddinova, Clinical Practice Nurse (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Sonia Orona, Senior Clinical Technician (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Laura Prescod, Practice Supervisor (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Dolores Reynolds, Research Nurse Coordinator (Cardiology)
Levi Schroen, Senior Patient Coordinator (Hematology & Medical Oncology)

Gold Star Performer

Tony Nepomuceno, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)

Silver Star Performers

Darren Birks, Medical Secretary (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Miosoty Rivera, Practice Specialist (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Clarissa Rodriguez, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)
Lisette Torres, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)

Bronze Star Performers

Michelle Dela Cruz, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Ariana Estrella, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Charlene Goodin, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Nydia Kappstatter, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)
Jacqueline Graham, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Sonia Orona, Senior Clinical Technician (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Janice Richards, Senior Clinical Technican (Cardiology)
Gladys Rodriguez, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)

Star Performer Medal Recipients

Orel Agami, Staff Associate in Medicine (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Jessica Carrion, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)
Danille Clarke, Patient Coordinator (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Johnette Daniels, Credentialing Coordinator (Administration)
Janet Fish, Echocardiography Specialist (Cardiology)
Patrycja Golinska, Medical Secretary (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Alexandra Gonzales, Practice Specialist (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Claudia Gonzalez, Clinical Technician (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Diane Hawkins Williams, Manager, Academic Support (Administration)
Sharain Juman, Patient Coordinator (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Quincy Leon, Residency Program Specialist (Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine)
Maria Macapinlac, Senior Data Control Coordinator (Hematology & Medical Oncology Clinical Trials)
Beata Mikluch, Clinical Practice Nurse (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Avital Mintz-Morgenthau, Data Control Assistant (Hematology & Medical Oncology Clinical Trials)
Ayshi Mufti-Santiago, Practice Specialist (Hematology & Medical Oncology)
Regina Pascale, Echocardiography Specialist (Cardiology)
Veronica Rodriguez, Practice Specialist (Cardiology)
Emery Taylor, Clinical Technician (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Cheryl Watson, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Dalia Williams, Administrative Specialist (Chair's Office)

2015

Listed below are the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine employees who were named Star Performers during 2015. All Star Performers were honored at the third annual Results, Rewards, and Recognition reception at the Griffis Faculty Club.

Star Award Winners

Rising Star: Sarah Ahmad (Hematology and Medical Oncology)
Guiding Star: Angie McNally (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Shining Star: Lisette Torres (Cardiology)
Shooting Star: Allison Lasky (Geriatric and Palliative Medicine)

Super Star Winners

Sarah Ahmad, Program Specialist (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Diane Alvarado, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Marivel Assad, Account Administrator (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Svetoslava Bardarova, Staff Associate (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Idelka Cruz, Registrar (Endocrinology)
Michelle Delacruz, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Anais Jiminez, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Allison Lasky, Administrative Coordinator (Geriatric and Palliative Medicine)
Angie McNally, Administrative Specialist (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Tasha Moore, Senior Medical Secretary (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Maritza Negron-Mercado, Senior Medical Secretary (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Gina Rodriguez, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Sarah Schneider, ANP-BC, Staff Associate/Nurse Practitioner (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Lisette Torres, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)

Silver Star Performers

Tony Nepomuceno, Senior Patient Coordinator (Endocrinology)

Bronze Star Performers

Darren Birks, Medical Secretary (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Miosoty Rivera, Practice Specialist (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)

Star Performer Medal Recipients

Carmen Checo, Administrative Secretary (Hospital Medicine)
Ariana Estrella, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Charlene Goodin, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Jacqueline Graham, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Danielle Guarneri, Data Control Assistant (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Natalie Jagsaran, Financial Coordinator (Infectious Diseases)
Nydia Kappstatter, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)
Lorinel Munoz, Senior Account Administrator (Cardiology)
Regina Pascale, Echocardiography Specialist (Cardiology)
Karen Pekle, NP, Staff Associate (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Whitney Reid, Data Control Coordinator (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Ilene Rivera, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Gladys Rodriguez, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)
Marina Smolensky, Senior Vascular Technologist (Cardiology)
Anita Washington, Senior Patient Coordinator (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Kathryn Zhu, Transition Coordinator (Hospital Medicine)

2014

Listed below are the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine employees who were named Star Performers during 2014. All Star Performers were honored at the 2014 Employee Recognition Party.

Star Award Winners

Rising Star: Jessica Martinez, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Guiding Star: Nadine Sylvain, Payroll Manager (Administration)
Shining Star: Tony Nepomuceno, Patient Coordinator (Weight Management and Metabolic Research Center)
Shooting Star: Susan Daniel, Clinical Technician, (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)

Super Star Winners

Lisa Brooks, Senior Administrative Specialist (Cardiology)
Sloane Carrico, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Donna Chambers, Credentialing Specialist (Division of Education)
Susan Daniel, Clinical Technician, (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Ericka Fong, Financial Coordinator (Division of Hospital Medicine)
Virginia Hernandez, Senior Clinical Technician (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Deanna Joa, Senior Administrative Secretary (Hospital Medicine - Lower Manhattan)
Jessica Martinez, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Ashley Miltenberger, Research Coordinator (Infectious Diseases)
Tony Nepomuceno, Patient Coordinator (Weight Management and Metabolic Research Center)
Sonia Orona, Senior Clinical Technician (Gastroenterology/Hepatology)
Anna Quinones, Senior Medical Secretary, (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Miosoty Rivera, Senior Medical Secretary (Pulmonary)
Clarissa Rodriguez, Medical Technician (Cardiology)
Nadine Sylvain, Payroll Manager (Administration)
Lisette Torres, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)

Bronze Star Performers

Bianca Kumar, Clinical Practice Nurse, (Gastroenterology & Hepatology/IBD)
Tony Nepomuceno, Patient Coordinator (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism/Weight Management and Metabolic Research Center)
Nadine Sylvain, Payroll Manager (Administration)
Anna Quinones, Senior Medical Secretary, (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

Star Performer Medal Recipients

Marilynn Acevedo, Medical Secretary (Gastroenterology and Hepatology-Transplant Hepatology)
Maria Baldo, PA Staff Associate (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Karen Burke, Senior Clinical Trials Administrator (Hematology/Medical Oncology-Clinical Trials)
Evelyn Cruz, Registrar (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism)
Jaheidi Fonesca, Clinical Technician, (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
June Greenberg, Research Nurse Coordinator (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Rose Laboy, Senior Patient Coordinator (Iris Cantor Women's Health Center)
Joy Miranda, Senior Medical Secretary (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Evan O'Donovan, Data Control Coordinator (Hematology/Medical Oncology-Clinical Trials)
Jihan Peters, Operations Assistant, (Education)
Jeannette Reyes, Administrative Secretary, (Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center)
Ilene Rivera, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Gina Rodriguez, Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)
Jaklien Samaan, Senior Administrative Secretary (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Michelle Sanchez, Senior Medical Secretary, (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Kaitlin Schroeder, Medical Secretary (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Gertrudis Soto, Laboratory Technician II (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Maria Spinelli, NP Staff Associate (Cardiology)
Glenn Sturge, Administrative Manager (Infectious Disease)
Jittaporn (June) Thumpituk, Administrative Aide II (Cardiology - MRI)
Jenny Torres, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)

2013

Listed below are the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine employees who were named Star Performers during 2013. All Star Performers were honored at the first Employee Recognition Party hosted by the department.

Super Star Winners

Darren Birks, Medical Secretary (Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care)
Margie Daly, Residency Program Manager (Education)
Nadine Miranda, Senior Patient Coordinator (Iris Cantor Women's Center)
Diana Pierre, Senior Medical Secretary (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Christina Rosa, Patient Coordinator (Division of Cardiology)

Star Award Winners

Rising Star: Tony Nepomuceno, Patient Coordinator (Weight Management & Metabolic Research Center)
Guiding Star: Rosemerie Marion, Nurse Practitioner (Nephrology & Hypertension)
Shining Star: Bianca Kumar, Clinical Practice Nurse (Gastroenterology & Heptaology)
Shooting Star: Yvette Soltren, Practice Supervisor (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)

Star Performer Medal Recipients

Ramsey Abdallah, Data Control Assistant (Hematology/Medical Oncology)
Monique Carasso, Nurse Practitioner (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Carolann DeRosa, Administrative Aide II (Lower Manhattan)
Thu Trang Du, Divisional Administrator (WCIMA)
Erika Florendo, Staff Associate (Hematology and Medical Oncology)
Fabiola Giron, Senior Patient Coordinator (Women's Health Center)
Odina Lewis, Senior Clerk (Hospital Medicine)
Lee Ann Lorejo, Clinical Technician (Cardiology)
Kandis Moragne, Senior Patient Coordinator (Women's Health Center)
Voula Papoutsis, Senior Administrative Aide (Cardiology)
Anna Quinones, Senior Medical Secretary (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Roseann Rentas, Account Coding Specialist (Geriatrics & Gerontology)
Lyudmila Shoykhet, Clinical Technician, (Womens Health Center)
Nadine Sylvain, Accountant I (Administration)
Cheryl Watson, Senior Patient Coordinator (Cardiology)