RIVERHEAD, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Demetrios Kadenas has joined the executive leadership team at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, New York, as Chief Development Officer, a new position for the medical center.

Prior to his arrival at PBMC, Demetrios served five years as a consultant and executive director with CCS Fundraising, following seven years as a production coordinator and manager in the film and television industry.

A respected consultant, advisor and mentor within the not-for-profit landscape, Demetrios has worked with healthcare, cultural, faith-based and social service institutions and organizations ranging from local to international in scope. His professional acumen in fundraising and organizational development includes directing capital campaigns; conducting feasibility studies; organizing assessments and providing strategic development, management and communication services.

While serving as a fundraising and development consultant for PBMC, Demetrios demonstrated strong execution skills, the ability to lead top performing fundraising teams and a track record in driving development activity and building momentum. Demetrios impresses an understanding of the role of culture in an organization's success and places emphasis on developing internal talent, while reaching outside to create a synergy between donors, board members, employees and executive leadership. "Demetrios' enthusiasm and unifying style has won the respect of PBMC's employees, board members and volunteers. His experience in healthcare philanthropy and strategic planning made him the outstanding choice to design and lead a comprehensive development program for PBMC's Foundation," said Andrew J. Mitchell, President and CEO.

"I am excited to have been selected for this new leadership role," said Kadenas. "The medical center is positively impacting the lives of so many by the compassionate and innovative care it delivers. The dedicated physicians and medical staff are driven to provide excellent care and make a difference in patients' lives, while we continue to expand our services to meet the growing health care needs of this region. I am excited about the opportunity to work more closely with our community friends and partners who support PBMC's mission and vision."

Located in Riverhead, NY, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a non-profit medical facility committed to providing exceptional care and improving the health of the communities it serves. Peconic Bay Medical Center offers wide-ranging, full-scope services and programs along with state-of-the-art technology. Home to the award-winning Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery and the da Vinci Surgical Robotics Program, Peconic Bay is also a designated Stroke Center and Bariatric Center of Excellence. Peconic Bay Medical Center is a member of the East End Health Alliance and affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Alyssa Nightingale
Nightingale & Nightingale, Inc.