2020 SOAR! New York Awards Dinner
The SOAR! Board of Directors cordially invite you to the
New York Awards Dinner
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
About the Honorees
Gary S. Horan, FACHE
From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Horan served as president of Our Lady of Mercy Healthcare System, Bronx, New York. Previously, he served as vice president of Hospitals Operations for New York University Medical Center. In this post he was the chief administrative officer of the hospitals at NYU and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Prior to this he served as executive vice president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center of New York and senior vice president of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York.
Mr. Horan’s lifetime of achievement in healthcare inspired the board of Trinitas Health & Regional Medical Center to name the center’s newly-expanded Emergency Department after him. The Gary S. Horan Emergency Department at Trinitas was dedicated in September 2017.
He is married, has three children and two grandchildren.
Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D.
Dr. Nyre has served in a faculty capacity at many prominent institutions. He assumed the presidency of Seton Hall after serving for eight years as president of Iona College.
Dr. Nyre is naval veteran and a first-generation college graduate who obtained three advanced degrees and completed pre- and post-doctoral studies at the University of Missouri, University of Kansas and Harvard Medical School.
Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is the largest diocesan university in the United States and one of the oldest, serving more than 10,000 students across 10 schools and colleges. Accordingly, President Nyre often discusses the “power of the place to change destinations and transform lives” and the intersection of faith and higher education.
Dr. Nyre serves on the boards of many organizations, including the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. He and his wife have four children.
Sister Ann Marie Pierce, IHM
Sister Ann Marie has held numerous positions in her religious profession. She was a teacher, mentor and principal in numerous elementary schools in Pennsylvania.
After her successful years in the realm of school work, Sister Ann Marie, with her outgoing personality and love for life, began to listen to God’s call in another way ̶ to serve God’s people in the area of hospital ministry.
Over the years, she has come back to her native Long Island roots to serve God’s people at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York. Sister Ann Marie was a born and raised Long Island native, and, as in all her other ministries, she serves and meets the needs of the sick and suffering. She reaches out to the smallest children in need or crisis, to families struggling with illnesses or the loss of a loved one, and puts a smile on the face of the elderly persons who just need to be loved.