Tarrytown, NY, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tarrytown, N.Y. (August 7, 2018) – ENT and Allergy Associates LLP (ENTA), the largest ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the nation, has announced changes to its senior leadership team effective September 1, 2018. The reorganization is aligned with the company’s priorities for future growth and will keep the organization on track for continued success. The group anticipates that their clinicians will serve over one million patient visits in calendar year 2019.
On the heels of renewing contracts for CEO Robert Glazer and CFO Arthur Schwacke, and with ENTA celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the practice will further strengthen its executive team by promoting two senior directors into new roles.
Drew Franklin, who has been with the practice since 2006 and who currently serves as Senior Director for Business Development, has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. In this new role, Franklin will oversee several divisions, including Marketing, Business Development, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Audiology, Managed Care Contracting and Clinical Research Affiliations. His team also assists the CEO with provider recruitment, physician onboarding, mergers and acquisitions. Franklin holds an MBA. from NYU Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College.
In addition, Aviah Cohen Pierson, ENTA’s General Counsel and Senior Director of Human Resources since 2013, has been promoted to Chief Legal Officer. Pierson will oversee and manage human resources, corporate governance, risk management, profit-sharing management and healthcare regulatory affairs. She will also have a larger role in the management of ENTA’s Medical Malpractice Risk Retention Group – OASIS, RRG. Pierson received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude.
With these two C-suite promotions, ENTA will have four senior officers reporting directly to Mr. Glazer. Mr. Schwacke will remain as CFO and Nicole Monti-Spaddacini, who has been with the practice since its founding, will remain as Chief Operating Officer. 
Beyond the C-suite, ENTA is also bolstering its senior management and mid-level management teams, with a majority of these changes involving promotions from within the company. Most changes will go into effect as of September 1.• Legal/Human Resources/Risk Management:o Eric Saidel, Director of Human Resources, will be promoted to Senior Director of Human Resources & Partner Retirement Benefitso Nicole Levy, Human Resources manager, will be promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources (effective January 1, 2019)o Sharon Poli, Credentialing and Medical Malpractice specialist, will be promoted to Assistant Manager of Malpractice and Risk Management
• Business Development / Marketing / Audiology:o Jason Campbell, Assistant Director of Marketing and Special Events, will be promoted to Director of Marketing and Business Developmento Michael Komendowski, Business Development analyst, will be promoted to Senior Business Development Analysto Eli Sobylak, Business Development analyst, will be promoted to Senior Business Intelligence Analysto Information Systems Developers Keith Napierski and Frank Russolello, currently part of the Information Technology team, will also join the Business Development/Business Intelligence teamo Sara Lerner, Audiology clinical manager, will be promoted to Assistant Director of Clinical Audiology and Speecho Marvalee Pottinger, Audiology operations manager, will be promoted to Assistant Director of Audiology Operations• Operations o John Monreal, PRRC director, will be promoted to Senior Director of PRRC and Purchasingo Joe Shannon, PRRC Senior Manager, will be promoted to Assistant Director of PRRCo Heather Lisa, Regional Operations Manager (New Jersey), will be promoted to Assistant Director of Operations• Finance / Information Technology:o Margaret Hargrove, Director of Central Billing Operations, will be promoted to Senior Director of Central Billing Operationso Anthony Venuto, IT Field Tech manager, will be promoted to Director of ITo George Hnatiw, IT manager, will be promoted to Assistant Director of IT
Robert Glazer, ENTA’s CEO, stated, “We are thrilled to announce that the ENTA Board of Trustees has approved a series of changes to the Management Team that will provide for continued growth and improvement for our practice in years to come.  These changes were made after a great deal of thought and consideration, and are geared towards improving our capabilities and efficiencies as an organization. Working together, our clinical and administrative teams have faced numerous challenges and seized important opportunities to advance the depth and breadth of our organization.  We have always tried to invest our resources in the right people, the right locations, the right systems, the right equipment and the success of these efforts is evident for all to see."
Robert Green, M.D., president, ENTA, added, “We believe that this new alignment of our corporate structure will not only benefit ENTA immediately, but will strengthen the foundation of our organization going forward. The healthcare industry is in a constant state of flux, and we believe that this streamlined corporate structure will allow us to continue our mission of providing the highest-quality medical care to the communities we serve.”
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About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLPENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) has more than 200 physicians practicing in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as New York City and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 80,000 patients per month. Each ENTA clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT and Allergy, Voice and Swallowing, Advanced Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has clinical alliances with Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Northwell Health, and a partnership with the American Cancer Society. To learn more, visit www.entandallergy.com.


Keith Arluna
ENT & Allergy Associates