Greening Mount Sinai Executive Committee

The Greening Mount Sinai Executive Committee is working to transform The Mount Sinai Hospital into a model of environmentally friendly health care – without compromising the care or safety of our patients, employees, and visitors. As one of the country’s leading medical centers, Mount Sinai has always been committed to promoting the health of the community through high quality patient care and teaching. Now, we are committed to fulfilling our mission in an environmentally sustainable manner that is consistent to Mount Sinai's long history of community service and deeply rooted commitment to social concern.

Mount Sinai has been a world leader in environmental medicine for 50 years. Mount Sinai researchers first recognized the links between asbestos and lung cancer. Mount Sinai physicians led the effort to remove lead from gasoline in the U.S. and around the world. Mount Sinai researchers have documented the effects of pesticides, phthalates, and other synthetic chemicals on children's health, and we have led the way in creating evidence-based programs for the prevention of exposures to these toxic chemicals.

Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to take a leadership role in creating safe and sustainable health care practices. We believe that a global, system-wide approach to Greening Mount Sinai will make this happen.

The Greening Mount Sinai Committee meets bi-monthly to discuss goals and share progress updates. By acting cohesively, The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will be able to reduce the demand on our planet’s resources.

Committee Co-Chairmen

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc
Dean for Global Health
Professor and Chairman of Preventive Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine

Committee Members

Caridad Alvarez-Figueroa
Associate Director, Perioperative Services

Alexander Charney
Medical Student

Tom Dooley
Director, Food and Nutrition Services

Bambi Fisher, LCSW
Social Work Manager, Department of Social Work Services
Teaching Assistant, Department of Preventive Medicine

Paul Killion
Senior Director
Housekeeping and Patient Transportation

AJ Mesiti
Energy Programs Manager

Anthony Schifano Jr.
Director of Environmental Initiatives

Phyllis Schnepf
Associate Dean, Education and Translational Research Operations

Eleonora Schapiro
Senior Clinical Director for Perioperative Services, Department of Nursing

Ron Sohn
Director, Marketing and Communications

Robert Taylor
Senior Director, Facilities Management

Salvatore Tranchina
Senior Director, Environmental Health & Safety