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Board Member Spotlight

Established in 1985, the Foundation is dedicated to building meaningful relationships between Hospital and the community, while also seeking philanthropic dollars that help Montefiore Nyack achieve and maintain the highest level of care for the patients and community members who count on us as their community hospital. The Foundation is guided by our incredible Board of Directors, and we couldn’t do this important work without them! Get to know the people who make this important work possible.

Vincent Abbatecola

What is your current profession? I work as a deputy sheriff in the civil enforcement division for the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office.  I just started about three months, but I’ve already learned so much and have a great group of people with whom to work.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a movie critic.  I’ve always loved going to the movies, and ever since I took some film classes in college, I’ve enjoyed dissecting what I watch and analyzing why filmmakers make the choices they make.

What is your pet’s name? I don’t have pet.

What is your favorite sports team? I was never into sports.

What is your go-to snack? Tostitos chips with guacamole dip.  

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why? Roger Ebert, former film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.  He was able to offer film criticism that was both fun and enlightening.  His passion for movies always shined through in his reviews.

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Cynthia Branca

What is your current profession? Independent Certified Financial Planner

What is your dream job? I love what I do! I also love fashion and trends.

What is your pet’s name? Todd

What is your favorite sports team?  I love tennis.

What is your go-to snack? Yogurt

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why? John Lennon because he was a Visionary living in a world of transition. He was unafraid to live life to the fullest. Ahead of his time. Spiritual. Came from a humble upbringing. Changed the world through his music.

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Kevin Francis, CPA

What is your current profession?  Certified Public Accountant

What is your dream job?  Certified Public Accountant

What is your pet’s name?  Duncan

What is your favorite sports team?  Bruins

 What is your go-to snack?  Fruit

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?  Chris Cornell. I find his voice and lyrics fascinating

 

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