Healthcare Trustees of New York State proudly supports New York’s hospital and health system trustees as a division of the Healthcare Association of New York State.

Our Mission

To assist voluntary healthcare trustees through education, communications, and advocacy to promote the delivery of quality healthcare to all communities in a cost effective manner.

Our Value Proposition: We’re Here to Support.

It’s critical that today’s healthcare trustees have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to guide their hospitals through rapid change and increasingly complex issues. We can help. HTNYS provides leadership, and continuous learning and growth for trustees of all experience levels. We offer the education, support, resources, and timely information trustees need to better understand and navigate the shifting healthcare landscape, advocate for their organizations, and fulfill their governance responsibilities:

  • Expertise— thought-provoking state and national experts share strategic insight on compelling topics and issues.
  • Education On-Demand— 30-minute recorded programs on must-know governance topics.
  • We Come to You— with regional briefings and customized board presentations


Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS) was established in 1981 to address a growing need for governance education for New York’s healthcare trustees and to provide them with new opportunities to participate in healthcare advocacy.

The 1970s was a challenging decade for healthcare due to New York State’s highly regulated environment. Trustees from hospitals across the state and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), then known as the Hospital Association of New York State, recognized that these challenges demanded knowledgeable and engaged healthcare trustees.



The HTNYS Board is composed of trustees representing hospitals, continuing care organizations and health systems from across New York state. They have a responsibility to provide guidance on and assist HTNYS activities and programs that aim to strengthen the voluntary healthcare system through improved leadership and increased involvement by healthcare trustees.

Board Members



Nicholas Henley

Executive Director, HTNYS
Vice President, External Affairs, HANYS
Treasurer, HANYS PAC

Kristen Phillips

Director, Trustee Education & Community Health Policy