Neely was elected at the board’s March 14 meeting.
“As a longtime supporter of the Conservancy, and an advocate for children’s education, she understands and embraces our mission wholeheartedly,” said Mark Baker, chairman of the board. “We’re delighted to welcome her to the board.”
Neely Doshi-Cather has lived in the borough for the past 17 years and is currently a director at Doshi Capital Partners, overseeing the management of her family’s investment and real estate portfolio.
She has been secretary of the board of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School for six years, while also chairing the board’s buildings and ground committee.
Past careers include advertising and management consulting. An active community member, Neely focuses her efforts on the environment, children’s health, and education.
“I am committed to the growth of this magnificent world-class waterfront park, fascinated by the private and public partnerships and truly honored to join the company of those who have paved the path before us,” she said.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy [334 Furman St. at Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 802–0603].
The Brooklyn Hospital Center has announced that Dr. Madhavi Reddy has been appointed chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She will also continue as the fellowship program director for the Division of Gastroenterology. Under Dr. Reddy’s leadership as the Fellowship Program Director, the division produced 45 peer-reviewed publications and presented 90 abstracts at national and international meetings.
Dr. Reddy received her medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. She completed her internal medicine residency at New York Methodist Hospital in 2000, and her gastroenterology fellowship training at The Brooklyn Hospital in 2003. She stepped into the role of Interim Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2017. One of her biggest passions is promotion of colon cancer screening and awareness.
Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
Dr. James Gasperino, chairman of the Department of Medicine, vice president for Critical Care, and associate chief medical officer at the hospital said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Reddy to her new role as chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.”
The Brooklyn Hospital Center [121 Dekalb Ave. at St. Felix Place in Fort Greene, (718) 250–8000].
Let’s put out the mat for Dr. Donald Boomgaarden, the new president at St. Joseph College in New York.
Dr. Boomgaarden was installed as the eighth president of St. Joseph College, which was founded 101 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph.
He is a musicologist and concert pianist, with many years of experience as an administrator in Catholic colleges. He was educated by the Jesuits and embodies a genuine love of the arts, and a love of learning.
Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, Dr. Boomgaarden served at the University of Scranton, and before that was dean of the college of music and fine arts at Loyola University in New Orleans. He received his bachelor of arts from Texas State University and his masters and PhD from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.
He is also a performing artist, both as a pianist and a country fiddler.
Dr. Boomgaarden will be performing a program of Chopin at the college on May 1.
St. Jospeh’s College New York [245 Clinton Ave. at DeKalb Avenue in Clinton Hill, (718) 940–5800].