MAY 2, 2023
5:30 - 9 PM
NYIT DE SEVERSKY MANSION
Seven members of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine community will be honored for their roles in medicine and their impact on the school at the 2023 NYITCOM Alumni Awards Dinner Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the de Seversky Mansion on NYIT’s Old Westbury campus.
The evening includes a cocktail reception and sit-down dinner menu created by New York Tech Director of Dining Services Robert Rizzuto.
Dress code: Business attire.
This year’s awards include Distinguished Alumnus, Alumna of the Year, Excellence in Medicine, Young Alumna, Community Partner and Honorary Alumnus.
If you have any questions, please contact Esther Pagán at email@example.com.
Patrick O’Shaughnessy, D.O. (‘99)
Catholic Health President & CEO Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy is an innovative and inspirational leader who is transforming Catholic Health with an intense focus on quality and performance, while advocating prevention to bend the disease curve. He oversees a mission-driven $3.2 billion health system in Long Island, encompassing six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, home health services, hospice, a network of physician practices and more than 16,000 employees.
Dr. O’Shaughnessy is passionate about extending Catholic Health’s healing mission to help people live healthier lives. He believes population health management is the solution to many challenges facing health systems nationwide. One of his priorities is addressing social determinants of health with a focus on alleviating food insecurity.Read More
A native Long Islander, Dr. O’Shaughnessy is a former emergency physician and licensed pilot who has built his career applying the concepts of emergency triage and aviation safety to health care clinical operations. He previously served as the health system’s chief medical officer and chief clinical officer.
Dr. O’Shaughnessy earned his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master’s in business administration from Adelphi University, and a master’s degree in Population Health Management from Thomas Jefferson University.
Recognized as one of Crain’s New York Business’s Notable 2022 Health Care Leaders, Dr. O’Shaughnessy serves on the New York State Long Island Regional Economic Development Council as well as committees for the Healthcare Association of New York State, The Greater New York Hospital Association, Nassau Suffolk Hospital Association, and the New York Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and serves as a board member of the Long Island Association (LIA) where he co-chairs the Health, Education and Non-Profit Committee.
An active member of the American College of Physician Executives, he is board certified in emergency medicine and health care quality and management.
Alumna of the Year:
Hala Sabry, D.O. (‘07)
Dr. Hala Sabry is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, the founder of Physician Moms Group (PMG), and a super mom of five-with two sets of twins! Being a mother of five has given Hala a unique expertise and skill set to help other parents in the medical field. After years of infertility, she found that balancing motherhood and a career in medicine was challenging. She frequently fought through fear, negative self-talk, and a recurring desire to quit her job in medicine, and she knew other mothers and physicians must have experienced the same struggles. She attributes having a solid support system (PMG) and life coaching in helping her manage her thoughts and reaffirm her “why.”Read More
She created PMG six years ago to offer emotional availability and support to women like her. Although it has become the largest online support network for women physician mothers, with over 115,000 members, Hala is expanding her purpose and outreach by coaching other moms in high-demand professions, public speaking, and helping health organizations to improve their recruitment and engagement practices to include more women.
Hala is a tenacious advocate for ending sexism and promoting gender and racial equality in the medical field. She believes that as a community leader, she has a responsibility to forge a path for other women and to elevate her fellow physician mothers. She has collaborated with leading Fortune 500 companies and international organizations to further her work advocating for women physicians, patients, and children. Dr. Hala Sabry attended the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she completed a dual degree program (D.O./M.B.A.). She now lives in Washington State with her family, where she encourages and empowers her sisters in medicine to embrace joy, vulnerability, and abundance. She is passionate about creating her legacy to pass on to her children and community.
Raysha Crawford, D.O. (‘14)
Raysha J. Crawford, DO is originally from Webster, NY and now currently calls Long Island her home. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from State University of New York, in Brockport, NY where she graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Crawford then received her medical degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) and completed her residency training in Family and Community Medicine at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, NY, which she holds dual board certification through the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine.Read More
Right after residency, she was the Associate Medical Director for CareNow Urgent Care in Dallas, Texas. Returning to her home town of Webster,NY she was the Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at University of Rochester. After deciding to transition from Academic Medicine to now working a new role in Telehealth with Amwell Medical Group, she believes this new role allows her to provide access of care in some communities where access to a provider can be difficult. Along side of this, she is working to establish her own private practice, emphasizing prevention around optimal health, encouraging an individual’s inherent self healing process. When not working, known to her family and friends as an avid adventurer who loves to try new things, she enjoys meeting new people, mentoring, traveling and philanthropy.
Excellence in Medicine:
Ted Triana, D.O. (‘89)
A focal point of Dr. Ted Triana’s life work as a family physician has always been his commitment to caring for underserved communities. His notable career has seen him work with at-risk and underserved communities throughout New York State. Dr. Triana has worked in Medicaid clinics in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Nassau County and has been involved with the underserved communities in the upstate New York counties of Oswego and Onondaga Counties at the Fulton Health Center, St. Joseph’s Westside Clinic and the Syracuse Community Health Center.Read More
Dr. Triana has received numerous professional and community awards, including the 2015 Onondaga Medical Society “Award for Physician Service to the Community,” which recognizes excellence in care for the refugee and underserved population within the Syracuse area.
True to his passion for serving others, Dr. Triana established Compassionate Family Medicine in Syracuse, New York, in 2004 to continue to treat the underserved in a private practice setting. As the President and Owner, Dr. Triana oversees a practice of approximately 23,000 patients, mostly from underserved communities. In addition, Dr. Triana continues to serve as Medical Director for several school districts working to establish policies and procedures.
Dr. Ted J. Triana earned his medical degree at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internship and Residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Long Beach Hospital, and Nassau County Medical Center in Long Island, New York.
Andrew and Christina Berner
Andrew Berner, President of Jetton General Contracting, a wholly owned, independent contractor based in Jonesboro, Arkansas that specializes in construction projects across multiple industries, has been with the company since 2008. As president, Berner oversees and guides the company, whose clientele consists of companies such as Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, and Autozone and has completed jobs in over 25 states across the country, to maintain growth and success in the general contracting field.Read More
In addition to his work with Jetton, Andrew is the creator of University Lofts, a developer of a unique micro-loft concept with locations established in Jonesboro, Arkansas. In addition to the Jonesboro developments, construction for additional complexes in the Russellville, Conway, and Memphis area is underway.
As a resident of Northeast Arkansas, Berner takes pride in the continued development and growth in and around Jonesboro, Arkansas. He currently sits as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet of Arkansas State University, as well as the NYITCOM Arkansas State Advisory and Board of Trustee at NYIT. Additionally, he serves on the Downtown Jonesboro Business Improvement District Commission.
Christina Berner, residing in Jonesboro, Arkansas with her husband, Andrew, and family, serves as the President of the Gregory William Berner Foundation, created in honor of her husband’s late father. Through the foundation, Christina and her husband focus on the needs of underserved communities, families, and children whose lives can be positively impacted by the foundation’s efforts. One of its first initiatives was to establish an endowed scholarship at NYITCOM at Arkansas State to help fund the dreams of future physicians.
In addition to her work with the foundation, Christina is a passionate supporter of NYIT’s Project H.E.A.R.T, and maintains an active presence with CityYouth Ministries, a nonprofit organization based in Jonesboro, Arkansas that commits to supporting children of the area both academically and spiritually.
Martin Diamond, D.O.
Dr. Diamond is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Diamond served in the United States Navy from 1951 - 1955 as a Medical Corpsman. Dr. Diamond received certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in 1973 and re-certified in 1995. He practiced in the field of General Practice/ Family Practice for 35 years. In 2003 he became a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.Read More
Throughout his career, Dr. Diamond’s accomplishments include distinguished awards from the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society and the National Alumni Association College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In November 2009, Dr. Diamond was awarded the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Distinguished service certification; the highest award bestowed by the AOA. As past Chairman of the New York State Board of Medicine, he also served many years on the Board of Professional Medical Conduct for the State of New York and the Board of Directors of the National Alumni Association of the college of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Diamond served as both Director and President of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, as a Director of the Osteopathic Family Practice Residency program, DME, and the Director of Osteopathic Medical Services at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Presently, he is a member of the House of Delegates of the AOA, after many years as Chairman of the New York Delegation to AOA House, and the founding Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- Harlem.
Dr. Diamond was a recipient of the Riland Medal of Public Service by the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.