Carmel Academy has named veteran administrator and operations specialist Yael Slonim as its chief operating officer, a new leadership position created to support the school’s growth.
Slonim, who joined the school’s leadership team on November 6, comes to Carmel Academy after a 17-year career in hospital administration with expertise in operations, finance, human resources, regulatory compliance and program development. She was appointed after a nationwide search supported by a committee of Carmel Academy trustees, volunteer and staff leadership.
Slonim holds a master’s in public health from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in political science from Barnard College. Her career in hospital administration spans from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she held administrator, manager, supervisory and project administrator positions in an array of operations. She comes to Carmel Academy from Westmed Medical Group, where she was the site director in White Plains and Scarsdale, overseeing the operations of both practices, which encompass 20 medical specialties and more that 340 providers and staff.
“We are thrilled to welcome Yael to the Carmel Academy,” said Carmel Academy Head of School Nora Anderson. “This is an exciting year at Carmel Academy as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and this new leadership position signifies our continued growth and our commitment to the next generation of students and their families. Our staff and board look forward to working closely with Yael as she shares her deep knowledge and expertise in operations.”
“I am very excited to be joining Carmel Academy and to use my skills in operations management to support the mission of the school,” Slonim said. “Working in a mission-driven environment as passionate as Carmel’s and with a team as dedicated as its leadership is something I am thrilled to be doing.”
Slonim lives in White Plains with her husband and three children. Born in Israel, she grew up in Nashville, TN and Great Neck. An alumna of Jewish day and high schools, she is deeply committed to Jewish education, the greater Jewish community and Israel. She recently concluded a four-year term as a member of the Hebrew Institute of White Plains Board of Directors.