Business 100 – 2018

Michele Cusack/Northwell Health

As Northwell Health’s Chief Financial Officer, Michele Cusack manages the health system’s day-to-day finance operations. As Senior Vice President, she manages various corporate financial operations, including financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, internal audit, tax management and other financial functions that collaborate with revenue cycle, managed care and operations teams across the organization.

Michele, a Certified Public Accountant, has an administrative role on the Finance and Audit Committees of Northwell’s Board of Trustees, and she is a member of Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board.

Prior to Northwell, Michele worked at Deloitte & Touche. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Michele resides in Long Island with her husband, James, and their four children. Her father is from County Limerick and her mother is from County Leitrim. She says, “Being Irish to me means being compassionate, spiritual, hardworking and loyal. It means never forgetting the importance of family (past, present and future) and the innate need to lead by example.” ♦