Elant appoints Debra Zambito as its new CEO

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2016) – Debra E. Zambito has been appointed chief executive officer for Elant, Inc., the Hudson Valley comprehensive health care system that serves the needs of more than 3,500 individuals.


Debra Zambito

Zambito, a Newburgh resident, is an experienced health care executive with over 15 years experience driving successful and diverse publicly-held and privately-held organizations. Specializing in operations management and corporate finance, she has successfully implemented numerous innovative and cost-savings initiatives in other organizations.


“We are extremely delighted to welcome Debra Zambito to the helm of Elant as our new CEO,” said Donna Cornell, Elant Board of Directors chair.  “Her knowledge and experience in managing other multi-site organizations, coupled with her financial expertise in the health care industry will be a valued asset to Elant.  We are excited to have Debra lead our management team.”


Zambito reinforced Elant’s vital role of providing essential health care services to the Hudson Valley area.


“Elant has had a long history in providing quality healthcare services to the communities we serve,” she said.  “My goal is to continue this tradition and to guide Elant through the numerous transitions occurring within the healthcare industry today. This is a caring, compassionate organization with skilled employees and clinicians who continually strive to provide excellent services to those in our care.”


Zambito was Elant’s chief financial officer before taking on another opportunity in 2014. She was also the chief administrative officer and chief compliance officer for Kohl Asset Management and was the company’s CFO and director of operations for its Northern Services Group. This $500 million privately help asset management company specializes in the ownership, operation and management of health care facilities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.


Zambito is a member of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Board of Education, Habitat for Humanity and the Powelton Club of Newburgh.


Additionally, she is an adjunct professor with Marist College’s School of Management in Poughkeepsie, where she teaches business and finance courses.


Zambito is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in business administration from Pace University. She received her master’s degree in Business from Mount Saint Marry College and her bachelor’s degree in Business from Pace University.