Meet our Team
Robert W. CasazzaPresident, MHSDA
Robert W. Casazza is currently with Siemens Building Technologies where he works with the Healthcare and Higher Education team. Prior to his current role, he was the Senior Director of Security for NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn for 11+ years. His responsibilities at NYU Langone Health included all Brooklyn based security operations at the 450-bed hospital, a 240-bed extended-care and rehabilitation facility, several federally-subsidized housing companies that provide apartments for low income seniors and people with disabilities, and the largest federally-qualified Health Center in New York State. While directing operations at NYU, Bob became an expert in active shooter response and training in the healthcare environment. His prior 21 year career in the NYPD, in which he retired as the Commanding Officer of the Homicide Squad, positioned Bob to thoroughly understand the mind of an assailant and the most appropriate response protocols for healthcare professionals. Most recently, Bob spearheaded the development of a nationally recognized training video on effective active assailant event response for hospital staff and administrators. Bob currently serves as the President of the Metropolitan Healthcare Security Directors Association (MHSDA).
Joseph SweeneyVice President
Joseph Sweeney is a recognized expert in the field of Law Enforcement and Security. The foundation of this expertise is his 21 year career with the NYPD; highlighted by numerous accomplishments and celebrated by colleagues, NYPD leadership, and the city that he served. His talent as a detective was evident as he was tasked with solving many high profile cases with tremendous media scrutiny. His ability was not only recognized by the department with a promotion to 2nd Grade Detective, but also by Hollywood when he was asked to consult on NYPD Blue and Law and Order. He was also a first responder to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks that occurred on 9/11, an experience he shared with approximately 30 million people at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In February of 2010 he was asked to revamp the Hospital Police Department at NYC Health and Hospital’s historic Bellevue Hospital. As Director of the Hospital Police Academy, Mr. Sweeney demands that the training lead the future of policing in America by utilizing a wide variety of de-escalation training and specific techniques for handling situations with people suffering from mental illness. Because of his continued success and innovations in policing, he was named Chair of the Board of Directors of Hospital Police for all 26 NYC Health and Hospitals facilities. His unique experiences and passion for his work has led to requests for speaking engagements at national conventions in the healthcare industry.
Anthony Notaroberta, MPASecretary/Treasurer
Anthony Notaroberta is the NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Director of System-wide Security and Hospital Police. Anthony provides administrative oversight and is directly responsible for the comprehensive, enterprise standardization of H+H's security program. Anthony Chairs the NYC Hospital Police Directors Council, coordinates all aspects of enterprise security via plans, policies, and procedures, and oversees the systems Hospital Police Training Academy.
Prior to H+H, Anthony enjoyed a long career in state law enforcement culminating as Chief Investigator where he oversaw criminal investigations across New York State, receiving numerous accolades including three Commissioner Awards for outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. Towards the end of his career, Anthony oversaw counter-terrorism investigations including the supervision of an interstate task force made of up of federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel.
Anthony serves as MHSDA's Secretary/Treasurer and is a member of the Board of Directors for Rutgers University's Cybercrimes Advisory Board, and he is a former Board Member of the NY Police Chief's Benevolent Association. Anthony is a long-time member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, ASIS-International, and IAHSS. Anthony is a Professional Certified Investigator by ASIS-International and he has authored several published articles in the Journal of Urban Medicine, the Journal of Healthcare Security, and several industry trade magazines. Anthony is a recognized healthcare security expert and provides security management and investigation consulting services upon request.
Diego RodriguezBoard Member
Diego Rodriguez brings an extensive high-level security background. His most recent role the Vice President of Security and Emergency Management at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and the #1 Hospital in New York. Diego is in charge of enterprise wide security, which includes 11 hospitals. He is implementing excellence of protective services and striving for the ultimate secure hospital by continually improving challenges in the health care environment. Prior to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Global Security Officer at Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), Federal Bureau of Investigation for over 26 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office, the largest FBI Field Office in the country. He began his career as a school teacher for the New York Board of Education.
Diego received education and training at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, FBI National Executive Institute, Management of Serious Crime Program at the Australian Federal Police, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also received training in Critical Incident Management for Executives at FBI Headquarters and was a member of the FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT). Diego is a recipient of the 2017 National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the 2015 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive. Diego also holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Administration and a Master of Science in Education, both from St. John’s University.
Raymond Dean, CPPBoard Member
Raymond Dean, former President and founder of PEI - "The Security Engineers" - a New York based Systems Integration firm (Est. 1974) specializing in integrated security systems for the Fortune 500. Now owned by Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Ray retired from the organization in 2013. He is currently President of Security Oversight Group, LLC, an organization formed to provide advisory services to senior corporate management.
Ray is a long time member of ASIS and Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He has served as Secretary, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the NYC Chapter, and continues to serve as Chairman of the ASIS New York City Annual Trade Show. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association.
Ray is a two-time recipient of the Gene Casey Award from the NYC Chapter of ASIS. He is the recipient of the 2011 Presidential Award of Merit from ASIS International, and the SIA 2013 Lippert Award.
Kevin FrancisBoard Member
Kevin Francis is the Healthcare/Higher Education/Business Development Specialist for AlliedBarton Security Services. He began his career with the Aramark Corporation and was part of their General Manager training program. He has served academic medical centers for more than 9 years in various business development and training roles. He has worked with some of the major academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania including UPMC, Penn Presbyterian, and Geisinger Medical Center.
Kevin's BA in Communication is from Monmouth University and he attended the Harvard Business School's Leaders Edge Certification program.
Joseph JenkuskyBoard Member
Joseph Jenkusky is currently the Associate Director of Security at NYU Lutheran Medical in Brooklyn New York. Joe retired From the NYPD after 25 years of service. His last assignment was as Sergeant Supervisor of Detectives in the Brooklyn South Homicide Squad.
Allan Schwartz, CPP, CHS-IVBoard Member
Allan is president and CEO of Safeguards International, Inc., a security consulting firm that provides risk and vulnerability assessments, emergency planning and management, business continuity planning, disaster recovery and security system designs for the healthcare industry.
Allan is a 40-year veteran in the security industry and is an ASIS International, Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is Board Certified in Homeland Security, Level IV (CHS-IV) by the America College of Forensic Examiners International.
Earlier he was an aerospace engineer specializing in rocket science and technology where he developed numerous innovations in America's defense and space programs.
Allan is an adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from The City College of New York and an M.B.A. from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS).
Charles GaitoBoard Member
Charles Gaito is a Business Development Executive with Arrow Security, covering the New York City area. He consults with the company’s executive team in strategic planning to support Arrow’s growth initiatives. Formerly, he served as Vice President of Globe Investigations and Security Services. Charles calls on over thirty years of industry experience in serving clients throughout the metropolitan area.
Charles is also a Captain with the 56th Brigade of the New York Guard where he serves as S-1 Personnel Officer.
Kimberly MazzarinoBoard Member
Kimberly Mazzarino is Vice President of Operations for RTTG (Real-Time Technology Group), a company that specializes in uniting public/private partnerships for safety and security best practices. RTTG is the technical partner behind Secure Worker Access Consortium (SWAC), a unique personnel assurance program that helps protect the region’s highest-value terrorist targets and transportation infrastructure in a post-9/11 world. With over 25 years of experience managing web-based business intelligence systems, she is well versed in data security and integrity to deliver optimal efficiencies and collaboration for various stakeholders.
Kimberly holds a B.B.A. from Elon University, and is a certified Zenger-Miller Frontline Leader and Microsoft Business Intelligence Specialist. She is a member of ASIS International, Security Industry Association (SIA), InfraGard, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), and Airports Council International (ACI-NA)