William P. Harrington, Chairman of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced today that Marissa Brett has been named President of the Westchester County Association, effective June 1, 2014. For the past three years, Ms. Brett served as executive director of the WCA and director of the BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the WCA’s dynamic economic development initiative to drive innovation and attract and retain business in Westchester County and the region. William Mooney, Jr., will remain as CEO of the WCA.
Westchester County is one of the hottest healthcare growth sectors in the nation. Major providers like Montefiore Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and New York Presbyterian have expanded here, complementing Westchester’s already substantial healthcare network. And with a 4,500 square foot biotech incubator opening this spring at New York Medical College, tech giants like IBM and Regeneron expanding, plus a growing roster of biotech companies like Acorda Therapeutics and Histogenetics, Westchester County and its $15 billion healthcare industry have captured the nation’s eye.
Whether counting calories, monitoring heart rates, or finding doctors, consumers are using mobile devices to take charge of their health in ways we never dreamed of just a few years ago. New technologies are also transforming clinical settings, with doctors and other healthcare professionals using mobile devices to track, manage, and deliver healthcare. Mobile health is definitely something you should know more about. The Westchester County Association will offer an up-close and in-depth look at the latest in mobile health news at its exciting, upcoming Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester conference on May 8.
At the Westchester County Association’s upcoming conference, Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester, you will have an unparalleled chance to hear nationally-renowned speakers, as well as leaders of Westchester’s fastest growing biotechnology, pharma, and R&D companies highlight exciting breakthroughs and opportunities. All will be revealed during the showcase panel discussion, “Re-imagining Healthcare: Fueling Innovation in Westchester and Beyond,” when speakers discuss the newest therapeutics, research, medical treatments, rehabilitation, and product development.