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30 Minutes with Dan

“30 Minutes with Dan” is a 30-minute video talk show hosted by VNSNY CEO Dan Savitt. It is designed to be watched in a single sitting or in bits and pieces — whichever works best for you. In each episode, Dan chats with different staff members on topics that are of interest to all of us, shares an interesting fact about VNSNY, gives someone a special “High-5” for a job well done, and takes viewers “Around with Dan” as he heads into the field to talk with staff.

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Catch the October Edition of “30 Minutes with Dan”— Our 10th Episode!

October 26, 2021–Fall is here, and so is our 10th installment of “30 Minutes with Dan”! In this episode, President and CEO Dan Savitt travels the city to chat with staff about what it takes to create an exceptional employee experience. You’ll hear engaging discussion with employees from throughout the organization, including VP of Strategy, Performance and Innovation Brent Flack-Davison, Partners in Care Customer Service Coach Alexandra Duma, and Education Manager Nanette Hernandez. You’ll also get to know two new faces to VNSNY, as EVP and Chief People Officer Tracy Dodd and Director and HR Business Partner Sandra-Smith Edwards along with Andrew Wise, VP of Talent Management and Organizational Development, all sit down for an HR roundtable with Dan. Click below to watch the latest episode! And here’s the “On the Go!” version of “30 Minutes with Dan.” We’ve broken out the October episode into short segments so you can watch it

Catch the September Episode of “30 Minutes with Dan”!

September 27, 2021–In this brand-new episode that’s just been posted, CEO Dan Savitt celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week and National Hispanic Heritage Month, and participates in an engaging roundtable discussion withChief Experience Officer Michael Bernstein, Vice President of Consumer Experience Chad Ghastin, and Physical Therapist Billy Campbell. Plus, Dan travels the city to meet and chat with staff, including Gil Esteban (Physical Therapist serving Washington Heights), Gigi Harris (Occupational Therapist serving the South Bronx), and Tara Hantman (Speech Language Pathologist who provides speech therapy to children in Manhattan). To view the September episode, click here below! And here’s the “On the Go!” version of “30 Minutes with Dan.” We’ve broken out the September episode into short segments so you can watch it on the go! That’s a Fact Around with Dan with PT Gil Esteban and OT Gigi Harris Roundtable Discussion on Consumer Experience High-5

“30 Minutes with Dan” Salutes the Exceptional Consumer Experience!

August 25, 2021–“Amazing!” “Outstanding!” “Above and beyond!” These are just some of the words our patients, members, and clients use when we exceed their expectations. In the August episode of “30 Minutes,” Dan interviews staff from across the organization about what it takes to create an exceptional consumer experience, including Elaine Gillard (Hospice), Mike Guglielmelli (CHHA), Jennifer Kaya (CMHS), Claudia Morrison (Partners in Care), Laura Mattos (Partners in Care), Christine Odom (CCSS), and Vidya Hosein-Anderson (Hospice). Click here below to watch this latest episode and hear what they say! And here’s the “On the Go!” version of “30 Minutes with Dan.” We’ve broken out the August episode into short segments so you can watch it on the go! That’s a Fact! Around with Dan in Astoria, Queens and Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx! Roundtable Discussion at Cloves Lake Park on Staten Island! High-5!

“30 Minutes with Dan” Celebrates Creativity and Innovation at VNSNY!

July 16, 2021–It’s summer and Dan is off to Brooklyn and Queens to talk to staff from across the organization about creativity and innovation — the seeds of growth.  In this brand new episode, Dan chats with Ali Bartolone, Prateek Arora, Amanda Weiner, Myra Cohen, Suzette Toussaint and Vony Rakotoarivelo. Click here below to watch July’s episode! And here’s the “On the Go!” version of “30 Minutes with Dan.” We’ve broken out the July episode — in which Dan celebrates creativity and innovation — into short segments so you can watch it on the go! That’s a Fact! Around with Dan in Brooklyn! Group Discussion at the Site of the 1964-65 World’s Fair! High-5!

“30 Minutes with Dan” Celebrates Pride Month and Juneteenth!

June 14, 2021–We’re pleased to bring you the June episode of “30 Minutes with Dan” — the video talk show hosted by VNSNY’s President and CEO Dan Savitt. This 30-minute monthly program is designed to be watched in one viewing or in multiple viewings — whichever works best for you. From the historic Stonewall Inn to the Bayard Rustin Residence in Chelsea, Dan travels the city to interview staff from around the organization, including Amery Moultry, Talia Vaughn, Arthur Fitting, Diana Simons, Sumayah Woodson-Gaines, and Isaac Lama. To view, click here below! To watch other episodes of 30 Minutes with Dan, click here. Introducing the “On the Go!” version of “30 Minutes with Dan”. We’ve broken out the June episode — in which Dan celebrates Pride Month and Juneteenth — into short segments so you can watch it on the go!   That’s a Fact    Around with Dan   Zoom Discussion     High-Five

“30 Minutes with Dan” Celebrates National Nurses Month!

May 24, 2021–We’re pleased to bring you the May episode of “30 Minutes with Dan” — the video talk show hosted by VNSNY’s President and CEO Dan Savitt. This 30-minute monthly program is designed to be watched in one viewing or in multiple viewings — whichever works best for you. In this special Nurses Month episode that you won’t want to miss, Dan interviews VNSNY nurses Carmite Maurice, Amashika DaCosta, Erika Cingel, David Heron, Tiffany Blakney, and Fredlya Urena. From Central Park to Roberto Clemente Park in the Bronx, Dan travels the city to celebrate our nursing staff. To view, click here below!   To watch more episodes of 30-minutes with Dan, click here.

“30 Minutes With Dan” Celebrates Diversity Month!

April 29, 2021–We’re pleased to bring you the April episode of “30 Minutes with Dan” — the video talk show hosted by VNSNY’s President and CEO Dan Savitt. This 30-minute monthly program is designed to be watched in one viewing or in multiple viewings — whichever works best for you. In this episode, Dan salutes National Celebrate Diversity Month with visits to VNSNY’s Chinatown Community Center and to Elmhurst, Queens, which was an epicenter early in the pandemic. Watch as staff from across the organization, including Cidric Trinidad, Orlando Tsang, Manisha Vijayaraghavan, Arcina Batista, Chaim Backman, Emelia Botchway and Sung Yoon, talk with Dan about what makes a community special and the importance of respecting a person’s cultural perspective when delivering care. To watch this special episode, click here below. To watch more episodes of 30-minutes with Dan, click here.

This Special Edition of “30 Minutes with Dan” Takes You to New Heights!

April 8, 2021–We’re pleased to bring you a special “30 Minutes with Dan” — the exciting 30-minute video talk show hosted by VNSNY’s President and CEO Dan Savitt. This 30-minute program is designed to be watched in a single sitting or in bits and pieces — whichever works best for you. What makes this episode special? This time, staff members from across the organization ask the questions! Watch as Patrina Copland, Anne Suddaby, Gladys Bayles-Panes, Teresa Lin, Mir Mahmood, Nicole Onorato, and Ulrica Eaddy ask Dan questions about VNSNY’s future. To watch this special episode, click here below. To watch more episodes of 30-minutes with Dan, click here.

Catch the latest episode of “30 Minutes with Dan” — An Exciting New Talk Show Hosted by CEO Dan Savitt and Featuring Your VNSNY Colleagues!

March 25, 2021–We’re pleased to bring you the latest episode of “30 Minutes with Dan” — an exciting new 30-minute video talk show hosted by VNSNY CEO Dan Savitt.  This 30-minute program is designed to be watched in a single sitting or in snatches — whichever works best for you. March is National Social Work Month, National Women’s History Month, and March 10 was Lillian Wald’s birthday. In this brand​-new episode, Dan discusses each of these March events with his featured guests, including VNSNY staff members Leslie Davis, Evita Borko, Ling-Wai Fung, Mary Kay King, and Maya Seidel. And as always, Dan also shares an interesting fact about VNSNY, gives a staffer a special “High-5” for a job well done, and takes viewers “Around with Dan” as he heads into the field to talk with staff. To watch this latest episode, click here below. To watch more episodes of 30-minutes with Dan, click here.