The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Community Advisory Board

The primary purpose of this Board, is to serve as a forum to assist and advise The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in fulfilling its service, educational, and research objectives in a way which is responsive to health care needs of consumers, with particular emphasis on the needs of the East Harlem community residents. The Board shall be responsible for hearing and presenting the needs and opinions of patients, and of the community, and provide community input on any projected plans and needs of Mount Sinai Hospital.

The Board consists of thirty (30) members, sixteen (16) “consumers” (East Harlem residents, community leaders, and those who receive health services through Mount Sinai Hospital) and fourteen (14) “providers” (clinical and nonclinical staff of Mount Sinai Hospital). “Consumer” members, who are nominated or apply, must make application for membership (an application can be found under the ‘Contact Info’ section of this page).

The Board meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday, at 5:30 PM, unless this date falls on a major holiday. All meetings are posted under the ‘Events’ section of this page, and are open to the public. Members of the public wishing to attend should contact staff to RSVP, so that security may be alerted and allow entrance to guests and visitors.

David C. Thomas, Chair 
Peggy Morales, Vice Chair

Standing Committees

Membership Committee – The Membership Committee reviews all nominations and applications for membership. It also assesses current membership and makes recommendations to the Board regarding any changes to membership. The Membership Committee meets as necessary.

Community Input and Project Review Committee

This new committee, formed in 2019, is a merging of two committees with similar goals. The committee is tasked with hearing from and meeting with members of the East Harlem community and advocates for the community, listening to their feedback regarding Mount Sinai, and any germane health issues. In addition, the committee will assess new projects and programs at the Hospital, and together with the community, provide feedback to hospital administration regarding any changes or update to these or to existing projects/projects. This committee meets monthly at 4:30, on the same day as the full board meeting.

Bylaws Committee – The Bylaws Committee reviews/revises the bylaws as necessary. This is an ad hoc committee, which meets only when the board decides that bylaw changes are necessary.