Vice President of External Affairs
Episcopal Health Services/St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
Renee Hastick-Motes has been serving as the Vice President of External Affairs at Episcopal Health Services/St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (SJEH). As a member of the executive team at Episcopal Health Services, Hastick-Motes has been responsible for creating and implementing the hospital’s legislative agenda, and external relations strategy. She has overseen marketing/communications, public affairs, pastoral care, philanthropic, and grant acquisition efforts.
She was pivotal in securing a $4.2M City grant for the renovation of SJEH’s Labor and Delivery Unit, and was instrumental in the creation of SJEH’s mobile health van program, bringing medical screening services across the rockaway peninsula. Recently, she led a team to complete the hospital’s community health needs assessment after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been leading an interdisciplinary team to develop and implement a marketing strategy for obstetric services.
Hastick-Motes also has been an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University, teaching in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications in the department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations.
She also served as the Special Assistant & Policy Analyst to the Deputy Borough President at the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President.
Hastick-Motes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Notre Dame College and a Master in Public Administration from Long Island University. She has been a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and The Healthcare Association of New York State Community Health Task Force.
She has continued to carry the legacy of her father, the late Dr. Roy A. Hastick, Sr. Like him she is a mentor, government strategist, and community leader. She has been married to her husband Davond for 14 years, and together they have three beautiful children—Denise, Nevaeh and Davond Jr.