Harry Barrett

  • Bronxville US-NY
Harry Barrett

Updated Resume


81 Pondfield Road, #323 · Bronxville, NY 10708

(507) 993-5791 · hcbarrett2011@gmail.com


Healthcare | Higher Education | Academic Medicine | Public Health | Business Governance

Leader and precedent-setting fundraiserwith 20+ years’ medical/higher education experience, multiple advanced degrees, and formidable record of driving strategic business reengineering and expansion. Well-established abilities to assess/re-align organizational infrastructure, create business alliances, strengthen brand perception, and lead senior professionals and Operations to maximize the client experience. Excel in developing an empowered team grounded in vision, values and personal integrity.

Strategic Planning · Business Plans · Change Management · Fundraising

Partnerships & Alliances · Business Process Improvement · Infrastructure Design

Team Leadership · Recruiting, Training & Development

Numerous board roles, oversight committees, teaching appointments, and public speaking requests.

professional experience

New York Medical College Valhalla, NY · 1992-2007

A health sciences university with 3 schools (medical school, 750 students; graduate school, 225 students; and a public health school, 450 students). Full-time faculty of 800 and a staff of 1,200.

President & CEO

Transformed underfunded institution with inadequate infrastructure local-only presence into national top-tier medical education provider. Managed $185M budget and led 7 direct reports spanning Strategic Planning, Finance, Administration, Operations, and Academics to fulfill mission/operations of the university. Special emphasis on fundraising and strategic initiatives to enable growth.

Strategic Successes

·Implemented college’s 1st enterprise wide strategic plan, and established strong operational planning and business analysis functions.

·Achieved 10% cost-savings and headcount reductions in the 5-7% range through a series of reengineering initiatives that leveraged 800 faculty and 1,200 staff to realign the university’s mission, program planning, and resource allocation.

·Transitioned a sophisticated set of public health programs into an accredited School of Public Health.

·Refined the institution’s brand¾;doubling the number of student applications for 185 positions annually¾;by creating a true intellectual center, nationwide recruiting, and an improved quality of student residency matching.

·Led the creation of academic partnerships with 55+ biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies - revitalizing the college’s role in the corporate/business community of New York’s mid-Hudson region.

Fundraising Achievements

·Raised the university’s 1st $1M, $2M and $5M gifts, and more than $60M total over tenure.

·Increased research grants from $15M to more than $50M annually.

·Enabled a $33M building program for the medical school, an additional 18,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space, and a 50% increase in library space.

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NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE, Selected Accomplishments, continued:

Operational Advancements

·Secured 1st university wide accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Associations of Colleges and Schools (CHE/MSE) concurrent with the School of Medicine’s re-accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

·Built an accredited School of Public Health that became an internationally recognized center for disaster medicine and emerging infectious diseases. Recruited a nationally-known public health expert and collaborated with dean to create 1 of only 35 accredited schools nationwide featuring a full range of master’s-to-doctorate programs.

·Proactively responded to increasingly complex challenges in bioethics. Led transformation of existing ethics program into a Bioethics Center led by an internationally-recognized physician/ethicist. Center provides research, publications and consultation on medical, research and educational ethical issues.

St. Joseph’s Seminary & College Yonkers, NY · 1986-1992 Seminary of the Archdiocese of New York.

Professor of Psychology

Taught graduate-level courses in individual therapy, group therapy, diagnostic techniques, and developmental theories. Contributed to the academic, intellectual, human, pastoral, and spiritual development of professional/academic degree-track students. Concurrently, served as a member of the Admissions Committee, Curriculum Committee and Middle States Site Visit Accreditation Group.

Management & Counseling Experience Prior to 1986:

Associate Director, Department of Health & Hospitals, Catholic Healthcare System of New York.

Psychotherapist, Psychometrician & Clinical Supervisor, Family Consultation Service & Siena Counseling Center.


Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) in Pastoral Care New York Theological Seminary

Master of Public Health (MPH) Columbia University

Master of Science (MS) in Education, Counseling & Testing St. John’s University

Master of Divinity & Bachelor of Arts (MDiv & BA) in Psychology & Philosophy St. Joseph’s Seminary

Healthcare Executive Development Program

Cornell University


(Complete list available upon request.)

Board of Governors - Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (2003-2007)

Fellow - New York Academy of Medicine (1994-Present)

Fundraising Chair - American Red Cross – Boy Scouts of America

Board Member:

Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield (1986-1993)

American Heart Association

Work History

Work History
Aug 1992 - May 2007

President and CEO


New York Medical College was founded in 1860 and is currently a health sciences university. It is composed of three schools- a medical school, a school of basic medical sciences and a school of public health. The student body is 1500 and the faculty and staff number over 2000 people. The annual budget is approximately $184 million.


Sep 1984 - May 1986

Doctor of Ministry

New York Theological Seminary
Sep 1977 - May 1980

Masters in Public Health

Columbia School of Public Health