Wilhelmina Manzano
Adjunct Associate Professor of Public and Health Administration

As Senior Vice President & CNO for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and HealthCare System, Ms. Manzano is responsible for providing nursing leadership throughout the organization to ensure integration and implementation of initiatives that promote innovation and excellence in nursing practice. She works collaboratively with NYP's senior management team, physicians and leaders from other disciplines to enhance patient care and service delivery outcomes. She has responsibility for nursing education, quality and research.

As COO at the Allen Pavilion, Ms. Manzano is responsible for hospital operations at the Allen Pavilion, a 212-bed community teaching hospital which provides a full range of primary and secondary services in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Prior Experience:

Ms. Manzano was the CNO & Vice President for Patient Care Services at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center prior to becoming Senior VP & CNO for the Hospital and HealthCare System in 2004. In her previous role, she had administrative responsibility for nursing, social work, respiratory therapy, and the admitting, discharge, and billing departments.

Prior to joining NYP in 1998, Ms. Manzano held leadership positions at several New York area hospitals including The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Lawrence Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center.  She is outcomes-driven and her successful track record of building and maintaining strong, positive relationships with staff at all levels is well recognized. 

Education, Awards and Professional Affiliations:

Ms. Manzano earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Arts from New York University. She attended the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program for Nurse Executives at The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Manzano is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and is a member of various professional organizations.

She is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Columbia University School of Nursing and a Visiting Fellow at the NYU Wagner School. 

She has presented nationally on a variety of topics, such as nursing workforce strategies, organizational leadership, cultural transformation and leadership development.