Crouse Health Board of Directors Chairman Patrick A. Mannion has announced the appointment of Mike Haynie to the organization’s board. Haynie is currently vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation at Syracuse University and executive dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Haynie is responsible for a diverse portfolio of academic programs, centers and innovation initiatives that include the University’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), as well as the Office of Government and Community Relations.
In 2011, Haynie founded the IVMF, the nation’s first interdisciplinary training and research institute informing and advancing the policy, economic and wellness concerns of the America’s veterans and families. Today, the institute’s national training programs serve 20,000 transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses annually, and is widely acknowledged as the nation’s leading academic voice related to issues impacting veterans and military-connected families.
In 2018, Syracuse University named Haynie a university professor, the most senior rank awarded to faculty. Before beginning his academic career at Syracuse University, Haynie served for 14 years as an officer in the United States Air Force.
Haynie has received numerous awards for his scholarship, teaching and community engagement, and he routinely provides counsel to private and public sector leaders on issues related to small business, innovation and veterans.
“Mike Haynie is a nationally and internationally recognized and respected academic, scholar and community leader and we are honored to welcome him to the board of directors,” says Mannion. “His vast and impressive professional and far-ranging research, academic, military and community engagement experience will serve Crouse well as we continue to strategically position the organization as a major healthcare resource in the region.”
Mannion also announced that current board members Tim Kennedy and Barbara Ashkin will also serve as vice chairs. Kennedy currently serves as regional president, Advance Media. Ashkin is vice president and chief financial officer for Syracuse-based CXtec.