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Winifred B. Mack/Northwell Health

Winifred Mack, RN, has served in a number of leadership roles within Northwell Health, such as Executive Director, Regional Executive Director and Senior Vice President. She is currently Senior Vice President of System Operations and serves as President and C.E.O. of N.U. Health, which encompasses Nassau University Medical Center, the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, and N.U. Health Family Health Centers. Winnie earned a B.S. in nursing and a master’s degree in public administration from LIU Post. Passionate about nursing and an accomplished nurse leader, Winnie’s career in healthcare spans more than 45 years. As the President and C.E.O. of N.U. Health, she oversees over 3,500 employees on multiple campuses throughout Nassau County. In fact, Winnie began her career as a nurse at Nassau County Medical Center shortly after the facility opened.

Before joining Northwell Health, Winnie held a number of high-level administrative and nursing positions at Continuum Health Partner’s Beth Israel- St. Luke’s Roosevelt Health System in Manhattan, Winthrop University Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Winnie is a board member of the YMCA of Long Island, the LIU School of Health Professions and Nursing Advisory Board and JMB Synergy Advisory Board at Northwell Health. She is also recognized as a Long Island trustee for the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College.

Winnie is a second-generation Irish American, with origins in counties Mayo and Leitram on her mother’s side and County Tyrone on her father’s side. She and her husband, Bill, who is a retired police force detective have one son, Patrick. They enjoy sharing their Irish traditions, which includes marching in the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day parade and hosting their annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. Winnie takes great pride in her Irish heritage and attributes her strong values and good sense of humor to her Irish upbringing. Winnie lives by a quote that her Irish grandmother taught her at a very young age: “If you’re going to help someone do it from your heart, and expect nothing in return. You will be surprised at the many blessings that come your way.” ♦