AVP, Utilization Management
For the past thirty years, Vivian Torres-Suarez, MBA, BSN, RN has dedicated her professional life to community-based health care-serving as a clinician, an advocate, an innovator, a manager, and a top level executive. Ms. Torres-Suarez was the guiding force behind the development and implementation of the first pediatric long term home health care program in New York State. In her ongoing role as a strong advocate for community based health care, Ms. Torres-Suarez has served as a Board member of the Home Care Association of New York State. She has also served on the Home Care Association as member of the Executive, Policy, Education and Nominating Committees, and is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Currently she is a member of the Education Committee for the Home Care Association of NYS. Ms. Torres-Suarez has been recognized with a number of honors, including an award for outstanding service to the people of Queens and recognition from the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare. Ms. Torres-Suarez was honored with the 2010 Homero Rosado Leadership Award from Raices and the 2007 Excellence in Health Care Award from the Home Care Association of New York State. Ms. Torres-Suarez is a Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellowship Program 2008 Cohort. Currently, Ms. Torres-Suarez is the VP, Children and Family Services at Visiting Nurse Service Of NY. She is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating Children’s and Family Services service operations. Develops and implements strategic goals and objectives for the division that are supportive of the programs and consistent with the agency’s overall strategic plan, policies standards and procedures. Ms. Torres-Suarez has developed the National Association of Hispanic Nurses Mentorship Academy to encourage and support Hispanic Nurses to pursue career and education advancement through a formal mentoring process. Ms. Torres-Suarez is the current NY Chapter President for the National Assoication of Hispanic Nurses.