The Mission & Vision of GNYMA Stroke Coordinators
The mission of the Stroke Coordinators in the New York Greater Metro Area is to apply the concept of community among each other and towards the practice of patient care.
The vision of the Stroke Coordinators in the New York Greater Metro Area is to focus on evidence based interventions for the purpose of achieving health equity in the diverse communities that we serve.
The GNYMASCC is made up of dedicated Stroke Coordinators from the greater New York metro area.
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Michele Gribko, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, SCRN is the past president of the Greater New York Metropolitan Stroke Coordinator Consortium. She is currently the Director of Quality for Neurosciences at Northwell Health.
Michele has over 35 years of experience as a nurse, having started her career in pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Following her work at MSKCC, Michele created an adverse event database for a pharmaceutical company, worked as a staff nurse in an ED and was a clinical manager for a hematology/oncology office.
As the Stroke Program Coordinator at North Shore University Hospital, the hospital received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2015.
Tara Roche, MSN, RN has worked in neuroscience nursing for over 20 years. Tara worked at SUNY Upstate and Beth Israel North in their neuroscience unit for over ten years. In 2003, Beth Israel North closed and Tara was promoted as Nurse Manager of the Neurology floor which included a stroke unit, epilepsy monitor and neurosurgical step down at Beth Israel Medical Center-Petrie Division. In 2014, Tara was recruited to become Stroke Coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens.
Tara has her masters in Healthcare Management and certifications in Neuroscience and Stroke. She looks forward to working with the GNYMASCC and contribute her expertise.
Holly Morhaim, NP, is a Clinical Program Manager at Mount Sinai Brooklyn who, in collaboration with the stroke director and stroke coordinator, oversees and provides care to stroke patients during stroke codes, hospital stays and in the stroke clinic.
Holly has over 16 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner on the stroke team. While working closely with the director of stroke center and stroke coordinator at Maimonides Medical Center from 2004-2019, Holly worked towards establishment and achievement of TJC Primary and then Comprehensive Stroke Center designations. She worked on designing and implementing a stroke-specific curriculum for newly hired APPs and provided stroke-specific education to nurses hospital wide.
Holly is passionate about the care of stroke patients and their families and leads a monthly stroke-support group. She organizes community lectures on stroke recognition and risk factors. She has extensive experience as a site coordinator for various stroke-specific clinical trials. She provides monthly educational stroke conferences for Mount Sinai Health System stroke NPs, serves as a preceptor to NP students and is an adjunct faculty at the NYU School of Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program.