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John R. McCarthy of White Plains Named New Chair of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees

Released June 14, 2018

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees elected John R. McCarthy its new Chair on May 17th. McCarthy will replace Donald E. Foley who retired after serving as Board Chair since 2009.

“After sitting on Burke’s Board of Trustees for several years, it is both an honor and a privilege to serve as the Board’s Chair,” McCarthy said. “Burke continues to be a cornerstone of this community and the gold standard in rehabilitative care for more than a century. I look forward to building upon that great tradition.”

McCarthy has served on Burke’s Board since 2008 and helped navigate Burke’s alignment with the Montefiore Health System in 2016. He is a lifelong White Plains resident with more than 40 years in the commercial real estate market. In 1990, he established the real estate firm McCarthy Associates and has handled transactions totaling more than 35 million square feet. During his tenure, McCarthy has represented major local, national and international companies. He is also a partner and founding member of Abbey Road Advisors, LLC, a real estate investment company based in Fairfield, Conn.

McCarthy is active in several community and business organizations. He is a member of the Board of Stewards of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County and a member of the White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. McCarthy is on the Loucks Track & Field Games Committee and a member of the Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame Committee. He is also a former member of the advisory boards of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Westchester County Business Journal and Hudson Valley Bank. He also served on the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity in Westchester and was President of the Archbishop Stepinac High School Crusader Men’s Club. He served on the Board of Governors at Winged Foot Golf Club, and was President of Orienta Beach Club, both in Mamaroneck, NY

McCarthy received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University in Florida. He and his wife, Cathy, have two sons, Kevin and Michael.

“I’m very excited to have John McCarthy take over as Chair of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Board of Trustees,” Burke President and CEO Jeffrey Menkes said. “John’s extensive corporate and advisory experience will be an invaluable asset as we work together to keep Burke at the forefront of rehabilitative medicine.”

Donald E. Foley, Mary Ann Morris and Marlene Alva all retired from Burke’s Board of Trustees in May. Richard Ahearn, Matthew Bartels, MD and Steven Kessler were elected as new Trustees.

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