North Shore University Hospital appoints new HR leader

North Shore University Hospital appoints new HR leader
Anwau Huffman, MHA, has been named associate executive director of human resources at North Shore University Hospital. Credit Northwell Health

North Shore University Hospital today announced the appointment of Anwau Huffman, MHA, as associate executive director of human resources (HR) at the hospital. He succeeds Donna Cice, who was promoted to a system role.

Cice spent the last six years as an HR leader at NSUH and in Northwell Health’s Central Region. Her new post will oversee business leader services at Northwell as vice president, enterprise HR officer.

Huffman has spent the last 12 years at Northwell, most recently as vice president of human resources at Huntington Hospital. Under his watch, Huntington achieved a 90.5% favorability rating for team member engagement. Prior to that, he served as director of operations at Northwell’s Center for Advanced Medicine in New Hyde Park.

“We are grateful for the extraordinary leadership provided by Donna Cice and excited to have Anwau Huffman join the North Shore University Hospital team,” said Jon Sendach, executive director of NSUH and deputy regional executive director of Northwell’s Central Region. “Anwau spent time in this building earlier in his Northwell career and grew up blocks from the hospital. We’re happy that he’s come home and expect him to continue the top-tier, employee-focused engagement we expect at one of the nation’s great hospitals.”

Huffman began his career in college athletics, first as assistant athletic director of facilities and event management at Fordham University in the Bronx and later associate director of athletics for facilities and operations at Willamette University in Salem, Ore.

Huffman holds a bachelor of science degree in business management and finance from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., along with a master’s degree in health care administration from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. He also is a graduate of Northwell’s 2021 High Potential Program.

“Words cannot express the level of gratitude that I feel to now work at the same hospital where my mother was a 20-year team member,” said MHuffman. “Unfortunately, she lost her battle with cancer in 2001, but I remember the way that the people at North Shore University Hospital took care of me. They saw me as one of their own. This opportunity is not only a dream come true but an attempt to repay that debt. We have great team members, and this is my opportunity to play a small part in our journey.”



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