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New York Proton Center Welcomes New Director of Information Technology and Vice President of Finance

New York, NY, February 10, 2020 – Today, the New York Proton Center announced the addition of two  new strategic partners to its  management team: leading data and clinical analytics expert, Felix Cirillo, will take on the role of Chief Information Officer, and senior finance executive, John Tsantakis, will join the center as Vice President of Finance.


“Both Felix and John bring extensive experience and strong health care backgrounds to their new roles,” said Allan Freeman, the Chief Executive Officer of the New York Proton Center. “Their expertise will be critical in helping guide the center on a path of continued growth and operational efficiency in 2020.”


Cirillo specializes in IT security and infrastructure management, clinical program design, data exchange, and clinical analytics; he takes a holistic, care-centric approach to IT that is informed by his bachelor’s degree in nursing and background as a critical care nurse at Winthrop University Hospital. Prior to joining the New York Proton Center, Cirillo was CIO of the Center for Human Development, a nonprofit that provides crucial social and mental health services in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He has extensive experience leading IT divisions for both payors and providers, including CIGNA and the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens, among many others.


“The IT software and infrastructure of a health care organization should reflect a deep understanding of patient-centered care and end-user needs,” said Felix Cirillo, the new Director of Information Technology of the New York Proton Center. “With my combined expertise in care delivery and information systems, I’m excited to join the New York Proton Center and look forward to helping the team deliver a seamless patient experience.”


Tsantakis will help ensure the center’s operational and financial success by streamlining business processes and proactively addressing risks. For the past decade, he led the internal audit and risk management areas and process improvement teams at Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center, and he has over 25 years of experience in health care operations and finance management for institutions including Columbia University and New York Life Insurance.


“I consider it a great opportunity to bring my skills to the excellent team here at the New York Proton Center in its first year of what I am sure will be a long history as a fixture of cancer care in the region,” said John Tsantakis, the new Vice President of Finance at the New York Proton Center.


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New York Proton Center is creating the gold standard for proton therapy, giving new hope to patients living with cancer. In partnership with leading academic medical centers—Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, Mount Sinai Health System, and ProHEALTH as manager—New York Proton Center brings together expert oncologists, clinical care teams, and researchers to improve cancer care and advance the clinical evidence for proton therapy.


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