John Kastanis, former CEO Caritas Health
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John is an accomplished Health System Executive with significant experience leading teaching, acute/tertiary-care and specialty hospitals. His core expertise is in strategic planning, governance, fund development, and academic medicine. John has a proven record of success with financial turnarounds, mergers, corporate restructurings, integrated delivery network development, labor-management negotiations, and performance improvement. His demonstrated ability to deliver results, motivate staff and drive new growth has benefited several health organizations. For the past few years, John has been working as a consultant, while looking for a suitable permanent executive position. Since December 2008, he has served as Interim CEO for Caritas Health in Queens, New York, while the organization prepared, and ultimately filed, for bankruptcy and closure.