Tom Early, Executive Director
Tom Early is the Executive Director and Director of Finance of Nassau Queens Performing Provider System where he oversees the partnership between CHSLI, Nassau University Medical Center and Northwell Health. Prior to joining NQP Tom has had vast healthcare leadership experience on both the provider and managed care side. With 40+ years of experience Tom has been Senior VP of Value Based Contracting at Maimonides Medical Center, Senior Vice President of Plan Operations at Elderplan, CEO at Health Plus, Director of Finance at Lutheran Medical Center and Director of Finance and Financial Planning at St. Barnabas Hospital. Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Francis College, Brooklyn.
Ariel Hayes, Senior Director, Program Development, Northwell Health Solutions
Ariel Hayes is the Senior Director, Program Development at Northwell Health Solutions. In her role, Ms. Hayes coordinates the implementation of the DSRIP program across Northwell, and engages leadership from Northwell’s ambulatory network, service lines, and hospitals. She joined Northwell in 2011 as an Administrative Fellow, and worked at Zucker Hillside Hospital before joining Health Solutions—Northwell’s care management organization—in 2014. Ms. Hayes received her Master degree in Public Policy from Duke University and her Bachelor degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Wayne Ziemann, Executive Director – DSRIP, Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Wayne Ziemann is the Executive Director of Catholic Health Services of Long Island’s (CHSLI) DSRIP program where he oversees CHSLI’s participation in both NQP and the Suffolk Care Collaborative. Prior to joining CHSLI, Mr. Ziemann was a partner in Schumacher Clinical Partners and has held executive level positions in a number of prominent consulting firms. Mr. Ziemann has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Glenn Courounis, Director of Organizational Development
Glenn Courounis is NQP’s Director of Organizational Development and is responsible for overseeing DSRIP Workforce initiatives and providing human resources support. With more than 35 years of health care human resources experience, Mr. Courounis has held several leadership positions including Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Centerlight Health System; Vice President, People and Patient Experience at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital; Vice President of Human Resources at Lenox Hill Hospital; and Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bon Secours Health System. He also served as a union representative for the New York State Nurses Association, and was a human resources consultant at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). Mr. Courounis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Psychology from SUNY Albany and a Master of Science degreee in Industrial Relations from Rutgers University.