Stamm Goes to DC for Official Farewell to Egyptian Ambassador Yasser Reda
President and CEO Joseph Stamm travelled to Washington, DC, on July 11 to attend the celebration of Egypt’s National Day and the official farewell to Yasser Reda, who is stepping down from his long tenure as the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States of America. The reception took place at the Egyptian Embassy and included a crowd of luminaries from the US government, Egypt and elsewhere. Among them was the Egyptian Minister of Tourism Rania al Mashaat, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and many other Arab and foreign diplomats.
Stamm was joined by MedReview’s NPR Director Maurice Bortz as well as by Ezra Friedlander of the Friedlander Group, who led the effort to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. As part of that effort, Stamm, Bortz and Friedlander have met with Ambassador Reda on several key occasions.
“I was honored to be there to celebrate the Ambassador’s important diplomatic efforts in the US and the Middle East,” Stamm said. “Through the course of our many meetings, he and I have developed a warm bond.”
CTO and CSO Daniel McNamara, renowned at NYCHSRO/MedReview as an IT management wiz, is now a published author as well—and the subject of his publication is as far away from binary language as communication gets. The paper, which is on the subject of his surname, is the product of a recent investigatory trip to Ireland, his ancestral birthplace. He presented the paper, entitled Son of the Hound of the Sea: Legend and History of the Name McNamara, to the annual meeting of the American Society of Geolinguistics at Baruch College last fall. The article is published in the journal Geolinguistics.
NYCHSRO/MedReview’s Chief Technology and Security Officer Dan McNamara is a featured guest of the global artificial intelligence company Darktrace at its Cyber AI Executive Forum in New York City on May 21. The forum, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan, will also feature Darktrace executives CEO Nicole Eagan, Director of Enterprise Cyber Security David Masson, and CTO of Americas Eloy Avila. Other featured speakers include Mary Roy, Director of Cyber Security at PBS, Dustin Goodwin, CIO of Icahn Enterprises, Philip Meyer, CISO at Brooks Brothers, and Florindo Gallicchio, SVP and CISO at PJT Partners. The forum will address cyber AI response, Cloud and SaaS security, spear phishing attacks, and offensive AI.
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It’s a little known secret about NYCHSRO/MedReview’s Vice President of Legal Affairs Bob Rosenbloom, that he was at one time a college basketball star. Indeed, in the 1970s, when he started for the Yeshiva University basketball team for all four years and was team captain in his senior year, he appeared on NBC News with Chuck Scarborough demonstrating his prowess on the YU court by scoring one of many baskets. In those days, his friends and fans knew him as “Rosey” Rosenbloom, the fourth all-time leading scorer at YU back then.
On May 23, NYCHSRO/MedReview’s own Hall of Famer will be honored at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner of the Yeshiva HS Alumni Basketball Association. Bob still plays basketball weekly, except in the recent weeks when he is recovering from an on-court injury.
Board Member Richard J. Bonforte, MD, FAAP, is receiving the Community Spirit Award at the LSA Family Health Service Gala on May 20. LSA is an organization that provides food assistance and health, education, and family support services in East Harlem and surroundings. Dr. Bonforte has been a board member since 1976 and served as Board Chair from 1989 to 1998.
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The news of the expansion of NYCHSRO/MedReview’s headquarters to two full floors made headlines in the real estate section of the New York Post on April 23.
“MedReview renews, expands lease at 199 Water Street,” the headline declared. The article continued: “MedReview, a subsidiary of the New York County Health Services Organization, signed a 72,439-square-foot renewal and expansion, including an additional 35, 454 square feet.”
The new 7th floor space, which is currently under construction, will house the organization’s Coding Department and others.
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On the morning of March 18, everyone at NYCHSRO/MedReview was on hand in the boardroom for a special breakfast to celebrate the most recent recipients of the company’s Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year awards. While the company had announced their names at the time of the vote count, the breakfast was these winners’ moment of public celebration as each one received a reward check and an engraved plaque in the presence of their peers. They were Employees of the Month Yuriy Kapelnik (October), Alex Kharzis (November), Rudolph “Rudy” Moise (December), Employee of the Year 2018 Winnie Yuen, and Employee of the Year 2017 Debra Rush-Murphy. CEO Joe Stamm and EVP Helen Mutchler made the presentations.
As a longtime friend and admirer of the organization, Joe Stamm and Maurice Bortz joined COJO Flatbush for its 40th Annual Breakfast on March 3 in Brooklyn. A nonsectarian, nonprofit organization that helps the less fortunate with food, sustenance, housing, health care, social support and financial security, COJO works with diverse ethnic and cultural communities in coordination with legislative offices, government and community agencies, and the public at large. Last year 25,000 clients received 58,000 services through the program.
“I am a proud supporter,” Stamm says.