Rosa M. Gil

Dr. Gil is the Founder, President and CEO of Comunilife, Inc. a non-profit organization founded in 1989 that assists New Yorkers in need, including persons living with HIV/AIDS and mental illness.

During her distinguished career she served as Health Policy Advisor to the Mayor and Health Administrator of NYC. She is the former Chairperson of the NYC Health + Hospitals System. She held positions within the NYC hospital system as Hospital Executive Director; Network SVP and SVP Mental Hygiene Services. Formerly, Dr. Gil was the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Families and Children Services at the NYC Human Resources Administration, and University Dean for Health Sciences at the City University of New York.

Dr. Gil is a member of the NYC Board of Health; NYS Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness and the President Carter Center Mental Health Task Force. Dr. Gil was appointed to multiple agencies including the NYS Governor’s Adult Home and the Mentally Ill Persons Task Force, and the Planning Board of the Surgeon General Report on Mental Health. She is one of the founders of the Urban Institute for Behavioral Health of NYC, Latino Commission on AIDS, the Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals and 100 Hispanic Women.