Burke Rehabilitation announced on Monday that Rye resident Nancy Curtis Patota will serve as its new Chief Development and Marketing Officer. Patota arrives at Burke with leadership experience in the nonprofit, higher education, retail, marketing and human services sectors. Burke is a non-profit, 150-bed acute rehabilitation hospital located in White Plains.
“We are proud to welcome Nancy Patota, who brings notable expertise in resource development, including fundraising at all levels,” said Burke Rehabilitation’s Executive Director Scott Edelman, MBA, CPA, CFE. “She has a record of success that demonstrates her strength in global thinking, problem solving, collaboration and leading teams that exceed expectations.”
Prior to joining Burke, Patota served as The Arc Westchester Foundation Executive Director since 2014, where she was responsible for directing fundraising and development efforts. Her accomplishments included tripling the Foundation’s annual revenue and raising more than $20 million as well as recruiting seven new Board members with diverse talents and backgrounds. Patota’s prior positions include serving as Iona University’s Assistant VP, Advancement Services, Prospect Strategy & Budgets and human resource management roles at CMG Communications and Macy’s.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Burke Rehabilitation, which is such a renowned leader in providing the highest quality medical care and rehabilitation services,” said Nancy Patota. “Burke’s core values are ones I wholeheartedly share: compassion, respect, accountability and service excellence. Burke has embodied these qualities for more than a century—and I look forward to helping them continue to advance the field of rehabilitation and enhance the patient experience while increasing awareness and engagement.”
Patota was an Adjunct Professor in Iona University’s MBA program for 16 years and is a frequent guest lecturer at professional development programs. She holds an MBA from Iona University, where she was awarded the John G. Hagan Award for Academic Excellence. She was also the co-author of a cover story for The Journal of American Academy of Business on “Leveraging Generational Differences for Productivity Gains.”
Her many accolades include the 914Inc.’s Women in Business Award, Iona University’s Brother Loftus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award. She is a member of the Business Council of Westchester’s Non-Profit Council and United Way’s Non-Profit Summit Planning Committee. Patota is a resident of Rye, NY, where she served on the Board of Architectural Review.