Bio: Gary E. Bie, CPA
Chief Financial Officer for Stony Brook Hospital
Gary E. Bie, CPA joined Stony Brook University Hospital in February 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer. Bie had been with Nassau Health Care Corporation in East Meadow since 2001, most recently as Executive Vice President for Finance, where he led the team that achieved the first-ever operational surplus in 2009.
Prior to joining Nassau Health Care Corporation, Bie was Vice President of Finance and Chief Restructuring Officer for Episcopal Health Services, Inc. in Bethpage from 1999-2001. He prepared an extensive restructuring plan for the $350 million health care system, successfully spearheaded the execution of a financial and operational turnaround under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and managed the financial operations of the emerged entities - which posted consolidated profits of approximately $5-6 million per year.
Earlier Bie was Chief Financial Officer for Nova HealthCare Group in New York City from 1998 to 2000, and was Chief Financial Officer for Phymatrix Corporation in Valhalla, New York from 1996 to 1998, where he was responsible for all financial functions of the joint venture management service organization. He began his career at Ernst & Young in New York City, and later worked in finance for various organizations.
After earning a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Accounting from SUNY at Buffalo in 1983, Bie received his CPA from the State of New York in 1986. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Healthcare Financial Management Association. In addition, he is a member of the audit and investment committee for the National Association of Public Hospitals and is a board member and finance committee member for HealthFirst, Inc.
Gary Bie lives in Commack, New York, with his wife, Eileen, and their two daughters, Alexandra, 19, and Jessica, 16.