Susan Katz, RN
President and CEO
Susan is first and foremost a Registered Nurse.
As the owner and CEO, Susan sets the tone for the company. She has extensive and comprehensive experience in home care. She was the Administrator of a Certified Home Health Agency in New York for 13 years prior to opening Summit.
Susan’s background in public health, her clinical experience and her commitment to improving the quality of life of her patients are the principles that form the foundation of Summit.
Susan is a graduate of State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Community Health.
Susan keeps her finger on the pulse of the healthcare industry and is respected in the home care community.
Vice President, Finance
Stephen has acquired expertise in strategic planning and forecasting, financial management and the effective use of technology.
Stephen built his first computer as a young boy and continued to follow a path to a career in technology, real estate finance and healthcare. His passion for creating workflows and operational efficiencies are his guiding principles.
Stephen is first and foremost a family man and truly understands the need to provide quality care. As the Vice President of Finance , Stephen effectively balances excellent service delivery with the financial solvency of the Agency.
Hindy Dreifus, RN
Vice President, Patient Services
For Hindy family values are her passion.
She is relentless in her demand for quality clinical care. As the Vice President of Patient Services, Hindy oversees a large staff of professionals and paraprofessionals, and she expects excellence from each individual she hires. For Hindy, compromising safety and patient care is never an option.
Hindy has a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Leadership. Her expertise in technology has helped her elevate the level and efficiency of the clinical operations of the Agency.
Melissa has always enjoyed working with the elderly in her community. She is energetic, upbeat and never misses an opportunity to offer a patient a relaxing spa treatment, including a trendy haircut and style.
Melissa’s experience in running a fast-paced organization and her strength in operations and compliance are what enable her to run the New Jersey office so effectively. Melissa’s solid interpersonal skills, her open communication style and her effective use of technology have been the catalyst for growth, employee and patient satisfaction and successful outcomes.
When Melissa is not working, she is spending time with her family. She loves the outdoors.
Debbie Steinberg, RN
Director, Quality Management and Branch Operations
Debbie has worked in home care management for over 20 years and is dedicated to providing quality care to clients and their families.
Debbie provides skill and expertise in managing the Valley Stream office. Her extensive experience in Quality Management has set the clinical caliber high for the entire agency. Previously, Debbie worked in Pediatrics, and Pediatric and Neonatal ICU.
She lives in New York and enjoys concerts, sports (as a spectator only) and being with her family. If she had time for a hobby it would probably be indoor gardening or bird watching.
Director, Human Resources
Arthur is the consummate professional with over 30 years of management experience. He utilizes his talent and expertise to manage and guide the Human Resources of Summit.
Arthur is fastidious in his approach to compliance and ensures he is always informed of changes in the industry.
Arthur comes to Summit with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brandeis University and a Master's in Business Administration from Baruch College.
He and his wife Carol enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Director, Patient Care Coordination
Michelle is a spiritual giant, whose mission in life is to improve herself and to make the world a better place. Whether it is instilling values in her children or her congregants, or giving her aides the tools to succeed, Michelle is selfless in her devotion, dedication, and loyalty.
In her role as Director of Patient Care Coordination, Michelle makes it her business to get to know every patient and every aide to ensure the best fit for every case.
Michelle is happiest when she is successful in giving patients peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are taken care of by qualified caregivers.
Director of Operations
Marc has a passion for helping people. His innate ability to translate this passion to operations is what makes him unique. It is no wonder that Marc has always been drawn to health care where he can make a difference in the lives of people in need. Marc approaches each task with tenacity, ensuring the desired quality is consistently achieved. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious.
In his role as Director of Operations, Marc utilizes his high energy and determination to improve operational efficiencies within the agency.
Leah is a consummate professional. She is soft spoken and gentle, and at the same time relentless in her desire to ensure that every patient receiving Private Duty Nursing has the highest possible level of nursing care. Her previous bedside experience has given Leah the sensitivity to personally understand the complex needs of her patients and to translate this into a formalized and extensive training program for nurses.
Leah personally evaluates every nurse and only hires nurses whose clinical competence meets her high standards.
In her role as Clinical Director of the PDN program, Leah constantly and consistently raises the bar of quality care, aligning the program perfectly with the Summit mission and vision.
Director of Intake
Ashley Chiu is an accomplished individual, skilled and proficient in intake and authorization processes. In addition to her strong knowledge of home care, she is a dynamic role model for her staff. Ashley is responsive, quick and an expert in communication. She leads her team masterfully.
In her role as Director of Intake, Ashley has streamlined the intake process and ensures that her team provides an empathetic ear to patients, care managers, social workers and referral sources.
Director of Finance and Operations
Quiet and unassuming, Shimshy is also deep and analytical. He is meticulous and consistently calm under pressure. He has an innate ability to focus on what is most important and to channel his energy and talents accordingly. He is an inclusive leader who is able to motivate his team, while commanding great respect. His insights about finance and operations are always spot-on. Shimshy has a great sense of humor and a calm disposition that is a stabilizing force in the organization.