Sue Ellen Wagner

Executive Director
(518) 431-7837

Sue Ellen Wagner is Executive Director of Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS), an organization dedicated to strengthening the governance of New York State’s voluntary and municipal healthcare facilities. As Executive Director, Ms. Wagner oversees the organization’s advocacy, communication, and educational programming, while serving as HTNYS’ spokesperson to state and national constituencies. Ms. Wagner also serves as Vice President, Community Health, at the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). HANYS represents the interests of New York’s nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other healthcare organizations. Ms. Wagner has been a member of HANYS’ policy staff for more than 20 years, serving in many leadership roles, including Vice President of the Association’s workforce and physician policy agendas.

Before joining HANYS, Ms. Wagner worked for three years as a Legislative Health Assistant for State Senator Michael J. Tully, Jr., Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, where she researched and drafted legislation pertaining to hospice, Alzheimer’s disease, home care, and other health-related issues. Ms. Wagner attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Program in June 2010. She holds a Master of Science degree in Health Administration from Russell Sage College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management from the State University of New York Institute of Technology.

Donna Evans

Director, Trustee Education and Development
(518) 431-7713

Donna Evans serves as Director, Education and Development, for Healthcare Trustees of New York State and HANYS’ Community Health Policy. Prior to this, Ms. Evans served as Communications Specialist for HANYS under the New York State Partnership for Patients initiative. She has more than 20 years of communications and leadership experience, including eight years at Ellis Medicine where she oversaw the development and coordination of Ellis’ corporate communications, including creating and executing Ellis’ strategic communications and marketing plans. Also in that role, she worked with key community stakeholders in numerous community outreach initiatives. She spent more than two decades as an award-winning news producer at WRGB-TV in Schenectady, and WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Political Science from Chatham University, Pittsburgh.

Sheila Taylor

Executive Assistant
(518) 431-7717

Sheila Taylor is the Executive Assistant to the Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS) Executive Director. She has been a member of the HTNYS staff for eight years, coordinating basic and complex administrative and operational functions. Before joining HANYS, Ms. Taylor worked as an Executive Assistant to the Associate Director for the Medical/Surgical Division at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

Ms. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, College at Brockport.